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How Technology is Changing Event Teams
Event Team

Apr 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

How Technology is Changing Event Teams

As a planner, you know that coordinating an event team is one of your biggest challenges. Your teams not only include volunteers but also include your paid crews and security - adding yet another layer of complexity. Staying organized can be challenging when you’re spending hours recruiting...

How to Use LinkedIn to Source Volunteers
Volunteer Management

Mar 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How to Use LinkedIn to Source Volunteers

When it comes to recruiting volunteers through social media, the LinkedIn platform is often underestimated and overlooked. Many people on LinkedIn are willing to donate both their time and their expertise to your cause. Here are five steps to follow to find these people:

How to Prepare for Last-Minute Schedule Changes
Volunteer Management

Mar 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How to Prepare for Last-Minute Schedule Changes

If there is one thing that Event Managers know how to do it’s problem-solve on the fly! Nothing ever seems to be set in stone, even if you’ve already sent out your final event schedule. Since it can be stressful dealing with last-minute schedule changes, here are 5 tips to help you prepare for them!

Why You Should Embrace Mobile for Events
Events gone Mobile, Event Tech

Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Why You Should Embrace Mobile for Events

Connectivity. It’s a big deal. In fact, it’s a huge driving force behind the development and adoption of mobile technology. We all want to have that feeling of ease that we’re only a touch of a button away from calling a loved one, texting a friend, emailing a boss, or tweeting about how crazy the...

Top 3 Reasons for No-Show Volunteers
Volunteer Management

Feb 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Top 3 Reasons for No-Show Volunteers

It happens to everyone. You spend hours setting up a detailed schedule for your event. You assign your volunteers roles, accounting for all of their specific requests and interests. Then, you send them a carefully crafted email indicating the days and times they are supposed to show up. On the day...

How to Boost the Safety of Your Event
Event Safety

Feb 11, 2016 1:00:00 PM

How to Boost the Safety of Your Event

For your upcoming event, you want complete confidence that all volunteers, staff, and attendees will be safe - particularly with the increasing threat of terrorism. Here are 5 simple steps to help you plan for a safer event.

5 Tips on Event Staff Scheduling
Volunteer/Staff Recruitment

Feb 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM

5 Tips on Event Staff Scheduling

The not-so-fun event jobs are the ones that usually get left to the last minute. Scheduling staff and volunteers is a task that many event planners procrastinate on. However, to do it successfully, it needs to be planned out well ahead of time. We've prepared 5 tips to help you stop procrastinating...

Are You Ready to Make Your Event Team Go Mobile?
Millennials, Event Tech

Feb 3, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Are You Ready to Make Your Event Team Go Mobile?

As planners, we are always seeking out new technology & innovation to make our events run smoother for the attendees & to keep them engaged. When it comes to finding technology that benefits your event, we often overlook one critical component; our team on the ground, the people that help make our...

5 Ways to Motivate Your Volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation

Jan 27, 2016 3:05:43 PM

5 Ways to Motivate Your Volunteers

With event budgets getting cut, more and more event planners are turning to use volunteers to help run their events. Since these resources do not get paid for doing the work, what is the best way to motivate them to do a good job and stay focused when working? We've come up with 5 great ways!

5 Ways to Manage No-Show Volunteers
Volunteer Management

Jan 20, 2016 4:53:55 PM

5 Ways to Manage No-Show Volunteers

We’ve all spent time and energy minimizing the number of no-show volunteers on event days. We sen d carefully crafted e-mail r eminders, we give our volunteers choice when selecting shifts and roles and we might even give each volunteer a personal call to make sure they know when and where to be...

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