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4 Volunteer Management Trends for 2020

The very nature of volunteerism has changed over the years. Decades ago, event coordinators would post hundreds of flyers to see how many people would show up. Then volunteers often stood around until they were needed. In the digital age, however, a volunteer's time and skills are highly valuable commodities -- and volunteerism has become an essential means for a company to achieve a high ROI. So if you're managing an event this year, we've gathered four volunteer management trends for 2020 that you'll want to pay attention to.  

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Topics: Volunteer Management


6 Negative Reviews That Affect Your Event's Reputation -- And How To Prevent Them

Running a successful event means keeping an eye on your online and offline reputation. So it's important to address negative reviews before they hit today's multiple communication channels. Here are six negative reviews that affect your event's reputation, as well as tips on how to prevent them in the first place.

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Topics: Event Management


Creating An Effective Volunteer Survey

Volunteer surveys are essential to nonprofits and organizations that rely on volunteerism. Volunteer feedback is valuable to help improve everything from operational planning to company culture. Receiving insight from your volunteer and staff can help you understand their needs and wants, which ultimately helps retention. Here are the steps to creating an effective volunteer survey.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


Event Production: 5 things To Consider When Planning And Managing Your Event

 

Event production is exceptionally hectic for even the most experienced professionals. There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you don’t put a good plan in place. Any little step you can take to make things more efficient goes a long way to making your event a success and creating memorable experiences for your guests. Here are 5 things to help you plan and manage your event successfully. 

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5 Volunteer Retention Strategies for Nonprofits

If you're a nonprofit organization, you know that you need dedicated volunteers to make your event a success. But skilled, reliable volunteers don't appear magically. Every time you hold an event or program, you need to make sure you have strategies in place that will attract and retain top-quality, trainable volunteers that you can count on. Read on to learn about five retention strategies for nonprofits.  

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Non-Profit Events


5 Ways That Volunteers Directly Impact the Quality of Your Event

Using volunteers for an event may have been a luxury in the past, but today it's essential. Not only do companies look to volunteers to save time and money on staff resources, but volunteer staff also play an integral part of the event's success. Here's a list of 5 ways in which volunteers directly impact the quality of your event. 

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The Volunteer Screening Checklist

Every volunteer coordinator knows that recruiting top volunteers is vital for having a successful program or event. To ensure that you get a great return on your volunteer investment, you need a carefully-defined screening process in place. And it's more than just matching volunteers with roles. Public Safety Canada defines screening as a multi-step process that begins before you start recruiting and continues well after you've selected all your volunteers. So read on to find out everything you need to know about making the event volunteer screening checklist. 

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


Gen-Z: Your Attention-Getting Event Planning Guide

 Generation Z, that group of about 97 million people who arrived after millennials, are defined as those born in 1997 or later, represent a section of society that accepts digital technology early in life, lives by its rules and creates new ones that provide a fast-paced, well-connected life conducted mostly on small, handheld devices operating 24/7. Everything Gen-Z does, from their social lives, education and communication to their shopping integrates daily with their smartphones, smart watches and tablets.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Promotion


A Guide To Measuring Volunteer Impact For Nonprofits

Volunteers form the backbone of most events, especially when it comes to non-profit organizations. In the US alone, about one in three people do volunteering service annually. This amounts to a high number of hours of service with time. In fact, research shows that in the past 15 years, Americans have volunteered for over 120 billion hours worth about $28 trillion.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Non-Profit Events


4 Factors In Effective Volunteer Coordination

Coordinating your volunteers doesn't have to be like herding cats—there's a better way! If you want to be an effective volunteer coordinator (and you do, both for the sake of your job and your sanity), there are a few skills and characteristics you'll want to develop:

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


8 Tips To Onboard Your Event Volunteers

A major contributing factor to the success of any event is its volunteers. In fact, according to research, volunteers are the most fundamental aspect of big events like the Commonwealth Games and World Cups. It is thus safe to say that having the right set of people volunteering for your event is crucial for it to be fruitful.

However, the effectiveness of the process does not end with just recruiting volunteers for your event. On the contrary, onboarding of the volunteers is a major factor that influences the outcomes of your event. In this post, we discuss eight ways in which you can create an effective onboarding experience for your volunteers.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


Event Activation- What is It And Why You Should Do It?

One of the most important aspects of a successful event is the marketing strategy involved. Event Activation is the latest and highly effective way to create a positive and long-lasting impact on your event attendees through marketing and brand promotion. Not sure about how Event Activation works? Read on to learn more about this modern and experiential approach to marketing and how it can be beneficial for your audience and sponsors.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Promotion


2020 Festival Planning: Outside Influences, Not Outside Your Control

No matter how you slice or dice it, we know that as a festival owner or operator there are things outside of your control that have the potential to impact the success or failure of your event. These outside influences come in many different shapes and sizes, from politics to technical advancements, to environmental change, human rights, safety, and security etc. These are things that are going to happen regardless of what we do within our business but how we respond to them, is what is going to determine how they impact our success or failure.  

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Topics: Festival Management


Conference Planning - A look Into The Logistics

Whether you are new to conference management or just starting out, as you prepare for your next conference it's always a good idea to step outside your box and explore what's changed. As with any industry or segment, technology is constantly evolving and it’s important to understand what's changing and how it can impact your events success or failure. To help prepare for your next conference we thought the time was right to take a step back and look at how we manage logistics at our next conference and ask ourselves is there a better way?

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Topics: Event Planning, Conference Event Management


Get Your Share Of The 2020 Festival Market

The festival market is significant, it is estimated that the live music industry alone will be worth $31 Billion by 2022, with a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3%. There is a lot of potential revenue on the table, the question is, will you get your share? Will you be able to successfully scale your festival and capture the growing interest in buying  an experience vs a thing? 

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Topics: Festival Management


7 Indicators to Measure the Success of Your Event

Planning and hosting an event requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Hence, it is very important to gauge the success of your event to understand what went right and what can be improved in future events. According to research, about 91% of times, businesses measure the success of their events by the number of attendees present. However, there are so many indicators of a successful event beyond just the attendee number. Here are 7 KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of a successful event that you can look out for.

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Topics: Event Technology, Event Management


Event Cancellation- The Complete Guide

Sometimes, even after the most extensive planning and preparation, events get canceled due to unavoidable circumstances. It can happen due to several reasons like a sudden natural calamity or the venue becoming unavailable at the last moment or the main performer bowing out with no time to find a replacement. Whatever the reason be, once it is decided that the event is canceled, there are certain things that you, as an organizer, can do to make the process graceful. 

Read on to know more about what to do in the unlikely scenario that your event gets canceled.

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Topics: Event Safety, Event Management


Millennials- The Key To Scale Up Your Festival

Millennials- the young and full-of-promise group of people who seem to have taken over the world. Millennials make up a larger percentage of festival-goers, and they are spending more than previous generations. From the current workforce to the consumer markets, millennials are everywhere. In fact, as per the New York Post, they are to constitute about half of America's workforce by 2020. And with an annual purchasing command of $1.3 trillion, it is natural that millennials are the key to the success of scaling up a festival event. 

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Topics: Festivals, Event Management


How to Increase Attendance at Your Festival Event

No matter the time of year people are always looking for activities to fill their weekends Research shows that about 91% of organizers gauge the success of their events by the number of participants. Increasing your attendance rate year over year is vital to the continued success of your festival. So here are a few ways in which you can increase the attendance at your festival event.

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Topics: Event Planning, Festival Management


7 Safety and Security Considerations While Scaling Up Your Festival

When planning for a festival, one of the foremost things to consider is how to make your event safe and secure. It is imperative that the attendees do not face any trouble while enjoying a festival. Additionally, as an organizer, you must also be prepared for emergencies that can pose a threat if not handled timely.

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Topics: Festivals, Festival Management


5 Ways to Manage Volunteers During an Event

When it comes to managing your event volunteers, communication is key. In today's fast-paced digital world, you need to manage your volunteers efficiently during an event with up-to-date technology. Here are five ways to manage volunteers during an event which are both efficient and cost-effective.

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Six Benefits of Staffing Your Event with Volunteers

If you have an event coming up, consider using volunteers to supplement your day-to-day staff. Using volunteers is a win-win-win solution for you, your attendees, and the volunteers themselves. Check out the six reasons below to find out why staffing your event with volunteers is an no-brainer. 

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The Complete Festival Planning Check List

As a festival director, thinking and planning in advance helps you to stay organized and provide your patrons with a memorable experience. From securing WiFi and vendors to contingency planning and staffing, you need to arrange every detail to get your festival event off the ground.The more detailed your planning, the more successful your festival goes off without a glitch. Use this checklist to ensure you're well-prepared and have everything you need ready.

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Topics: Festivals, Event Planning, Festival Management


The Ultimate Conference Planning Checklist

Conferences, both corporate and otherwise, are an important component in promoting the cause of an organization. In fact, according to a survey, about 98% of US Federal employees agree that conferences are an effective way to communicate their respective agency's missions.

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Topics: Event Planning, Conference Event Management


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