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5 Ways to Cope with Heat, Rain, Mud & Snow During Your Outdoor Event

Mother Nature may seem like the great equalizer when it comes to outdoor event planning. No matter how good you are as a planner, a rain storm might sweep in and ruin everything, and there's nothing you can do about that, right? Wrong...thank goodness, you have options!

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First Time Planners Beware! 11 Event Planning Mistakes That Will Make You Cringe

When planning an event, there are always things that can go wrong. That's why it's important to keep your head in the game and stay focused on your priorities for the event. It's also important to learn from others so you can avoid rookie mistakes. To help you make sure your event is up to par, we've assembled a list of 11 event planning mistakes that will make you cringe. 

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Uh Oh! How to Improvise When Your Event Doesn't Go According to Plan

For every event, there are problems that arise - the inevitable consequence of managing countless details and bringing large groups of people together. Thankfully, though, for every problem, there are dozens of solutions. With so much at stake, it is the duty of an event planner to come prepared with an array of answers about what to do when things don't pan out as expected. Here are 5 tips to help you think quickly on your feet. 

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3 Simple Steps to Improve Event Emergency Response

If you’re planning an event, especially a large scale outdoor event, you need to have an emergency preparedness plan. Your municipality, your insurance provider and your vendors/entertainment would all agree. But it’s not enough to just have a plan. Take these 3 simple steps to make sure that your event emergency response will be coordinated, quick and effective!

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6 Common Risk Exposures at Events & How to Prevent Them

“What could possibly go wrong?”

That is the threshold question of risk management, whether for a special event or for day-to-day operations. To answer it, begin by discussing what your staff and volunteers do, or will be doing if you have an event coming up, against the history of injuries and liability incidents affecting different organizations. That will help you identify the most common risk exposures at events:

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Considerations when serving Alcohol at your Event

One sure-fire way to boost interest and attendance at your event is to offer alcohol service. But as the event organizer, you must prepare for the challenges of serving alcohol at your event, and they are many.

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Practical Ways to Pave the way For Road Event Safety

When you're planning an event that utilizes roads for the majority of the scheduled activities (i.e. parades, processions, street festivals, runs / walks, etc.), there can be an overwhelming number of safety considerations to be made and permits to be obtained. 

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors: How to Prepare for Lightning-Related Threats for Your Outdoor Event

You've spent months planning for your event. Finally, the big day is here but Mother Nature is not cooperating. Thunderstorms are in the area, and you've got thousands of people outdoors.

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Beat the Heat! Heat Exposure Considerations for Your Outdoor Event

An outdoor event should be fun, something that you and your attendees will enjoy. The last thing you want at an outdoor event is having to call an ambulance because someone had heat stroke. Here are some heat exposure considerations for your outdoor event to help you avoid problems.

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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.

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