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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. Millennial 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


5 Steps to Secure Sponsorship for Your Next Event

One of the most crucial aspects of planning a major event is securing sponsorship. Sponsors collaborate with you, spread awareness of your event through their own social reach, help raise money, and get your message out there. It's a big role to fill and you need to make sure you find the right sponsors whose goals match your own. How do you do that?

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Topics: Event Management, Event Promotion


The Complete Guide- How to Recruit Volunteers for an Event

Great volunteers are the secret to a successful event. They give first and last impressions, so they make or break the event for which you've been planning all this time. So there's nothing's more important than a well-managed recruitment process. Read on to discover the complete guide for successful volunteer recruitment process.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Management


Mastering the Art of Conference Planning in 5 Easy Steps

Conferences are some of the best places to meet like-minded colleagues within the same industry or creative individuals who share similar interests. In an increasingly interconnected world where relationship is key for business, conferences are a must-have for proper networking. And the company that organizes the conference will have the most prestige and visibility at the event.

But, you already know all that. You also know that planning a conference can be tricky— how do you create a dream conference that will go smoothly and benefit you, the organizer, and all attendees? Try these five tips:

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Topics: Event Management


2019 ACM Awards Weekend: How to Make a Polished Volunteer Management Program

We've all heard of the Academy of Country Music Awards Weekend -- but not everyone knows that it's run primarily by volunteers. For its April 2019 event, a small ACM events management team, comprised of 75 volunteers and about 25 staff, supervisors, and administrators, covered over 415 shifts and worked 2000 to produce one of its most successful events ever. Their secret? ACM event managers used the mobile event app InitLive to create a polished volunteer management program. 


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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management, Festival Management


The Shift Change Shuffle: Volunteer Placement Done Right

You've planned your festival to the last detail: every seat's arranged, every ticket booked, each artist knows their start time and every goody bag is filled, tissue paper-fluffed and labeled. And your volunteers are signed in, assigned and accounted for.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Management, Festival Management


Push and Pull Approaches for Successful Volunteer Recruitment and Scheduling

Adopted from push and pull marketing, push and pull methods of recruitment and scheduling are two very different but valid ways of going about managing your volunteer teams for your event. Read on to learn more about push versus pull approaches to volunteer recruitment and scheduling. 

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Planning, Event Management


5 Ways Volunteers Have a Direct Impact on Your Event's Reputation

 

You plan for months for the big day. But the real payoff comes afterwards, when your event receives rave reviews, word of your successful event spreads, and everyone looks forward to next year. But whether or not your event gets a positive reputation depends on your volunteers. If you have any doubts, here are five ways volunteers have a direct impact on your event's reputation: 

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management, Event Promotion


Why it's Essential for Volunteer Management Technology to be Intuitive

You might take a deep breath before you pick up a new piece of technology, bracing for the whirlwind of information that will try to engulf you throughout the learning process. True, there will be a learning curve to anything new, but when you seek out an volunteer management solution with an intuitive user interface (UI), the learning process goes more quickly than you might imagine. It's not just more convenient to have an intuitive UI, it's essential. Here's why:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


Planning a Sporting Event: A Step-By-Step Guide

Organizing any event can be tricky and time-consuming, but scale that up to a sporting event and you’ll really come to appreciate the power and importance of planning. From sourcing a venue and enlisting a suitable number of volunteers, to arranging all-weather preparations and on-the-day logistics, there are potential pitfalls at every turn. With this in mind, in today’s post by the experts from Start Fitness, you’ll be treated to a step-by-step guide to planning a sporting event.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management, Sporting Event Management


Event Planning 101: Why Every Stage of Your Event Counts

On the face of it, much of the success of any event hinges on the execution of the event itself, but on closer inspection, the reality is that every stage of your event matters - from the conception and pre-planning stages, through to the post-event follow ups.

With this in mind, in today’s post, the packaging experts at R+R Packaging have put together an event planning 101 guide that covers all aspects of organizing an event to ensure it runs without a glitch - leaving you with happy attendees and vendors, and glowing reviews.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


Post-Event Reporting: Drawing Conclusions From Volunteer Data (Part 3)

As a professional event producer, you know how important it is to gather information about your staff and volunteers -- throughout the recruitment processes, and during the events themselves. But what about drawing conclusions from that data? When you understand where your volunteers are coming from, how they engaged, and how efficiently they used your event communication tool, you can better tailor your marketing efforts, efficiencies, and protocol to put on the best event possible.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


Post-Event Reporting: Key Metrics on Staff & Volunteers (Part 2)

Event volunteers shouldn't be an afterthought. But, unless you're tracking and reporting on your staff and volunteer data, you're missing out big time!

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


Post-Event Reporting: How to Collect Staff & Volunteer Data (Part 1)

How do you create a better events and grow your operations? By learning from your last one. What worked? What didn't? But, how do you know if you're not tracking data throughout the event?

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


Consistent Records Matter: Why CRMs Are Crucial For Events

No matter the size of your organization and number of events you organize, the details involved in planning, managing, setting up, running and analyzing the results are time-consuming and easily lost or forgotten. If one person tries to track everything, or a committee shares information, miscommunication and losing key elements in the process happens. Here are seven reasons you need software that includes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as a full-time organizing partner:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


How to Assemble Your Event Volunteers into a Dream Team

Events should be organized around an infrastructure of focused management, with a clear chain of command and communication, poised to organize chaos and deliver maximized efficiency. An event manager who wants to have control over each facet of the event, without being overwhelmed, must develop a specific operation structure similar to the following.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management


How to Convert Your Volunteers to Donors

Volunteers are a major part of your organization, but it takes more than your volunteers to make everything run smoothly: you need that good ol' fashioned money! When you're looking for donors, don't overlook your event volunteers. Here are a few ideas to help you convert your volunteers into some of your biggest supporters.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer Appreciation, Event Management


Event Data Best Practices When Managing Staff & Volunteers 

Whether you organize small or large events, today's event planning industry requires that event managers have access to all sorts of data on their volunteers. But there's specific functions your volunteer management tool should have that allow you to access information quickly and make important changes at any time. When choosing a tool that will manage your event data efficiently, you'll want to make sure its functions include the following:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Technology, Event Management, Event Management Software


How to Keep Volunteers Engaged and Motivated Throughout Event Day

Today's volunteers under 40 are tech-savvy, educated, and looking for experiences that will help them in their career paths. And they're ready to find other ways to volunteer if they don't feel appreciated for their efforts. Here are some great ways to motivate volunteers and keep them engaged throughout event day.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer Appreciation, Event Management


Roadshow Events: Staying Organized When You're on the Move

As the world of modern marketing continues to evolve, event planners eager to make an impact are often looking to outside-the-box tactics. While mobile events certainly aren’t a new concept - having been around since the days of horse and carriage - this unique way of reaching consumers has seen an exponential rise in popularity in recent years.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Management, Event Promotion


Flexible Software: A Must-Have for Event Professionals

And we're talking 'touch your toes' flexibility! Events as a whole are widespread, unique, and each has different requirements of its professionals. In such a dynamic and complex industry, each new day requires different processes and workflows. The technological tools used need to suit every need, or at the very minimum, 90% of them. Is the tool you plan to use sufficient? Will it cover all contingencies? The product in question should be, not only flexible, but robust enough to handle varied and intricate workflows.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Management, Event Management Software


Exceeding Expectations: 4 Tips for a Successful Outdoor Event

Any event manager will know that outdoor event planning comes with its own unique complications and demands - which can make it difficult to manage the expectations of attendees, vendors and onsite staff, while also ensuring your event goes off without a hitch.

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Topics: Event Design, Event Planning, Event Management


Are You Asking Too Much of Your Volunteers?

Your volunteers are ready to go! It's tempting to pass out assignments like candy until you get it all off your plate. Before you add that "Would you also...?", keep this question in mind: if you're not paying these people, what's an appropriate workload? Your event volunteers are there to help, out of the goodness of their hearts, and that's not something anybody wants to ignore. Find a balance and make sure you don't ask too much of the people who are helping you make your event run smoothly with these helpful tips.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Team, Event Planning, Event Management


Event Volunteer Check-Ins: Where the Puzzle Pieces Fit

Whether your event is a massive production with hundreds or thousands of volunteers, or a more intimate event, the most important thing to an event manager is simple: peace of mind. While this applies to everything under their command, one of the most work-intensive aspects is the managing of volunteers. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing, in real-time, that your volunteers are on-site, in place, and doing the jobs that they've been assigned with efficiency and professionalism. The biggest part of this knowledge begins as the volunteers arrive: with volunteer check-in. While it seems a daunting task, regardless of the number, with InitLive, it becomes a simple, two-step process.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Technology, Event Management


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