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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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