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In it for Event Success
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

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

How to Convince Your Boss to Use Event Technology

Maybe your boss comes from a different generation. There's nothing wrong with that, he or she just has certain ideas about how things are done based on what has been working for years. But life (and event planning) is different today than it was 10 or 20 years ago. It's different than it was one year ago... 

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Topics: Event Technology

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

Why Collecting Data From Staff & Volunteers Is Valuable

Event technology is always providing us with invaluable long term insights on how we plan and run events. Collecting event data on your staff and volunteers, through an event management tool like InitLive, allows you to fully understand the pool of people working at your events. This can lead you to make informed decisions in all areas of the planning process, and who doesn't love that?! Here are different types of event staff and volunteer data which will help you make more meaningful decisions and add value to your event planning:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Technology, Event Management Software

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

How to Promote Your Event Using Instagram

Instagram is a fantastic tool for spreading the word about your event. By incorporating the use of Instagram into your event planning, you can create excitement before, during, and after the big day. Here are a few tips for making the most of this free platform to boost your event marketing capabilities.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Promotion

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

How to Onboard Your Staff and Volunteers with Event Technology

Let's face it: Technology can be intimidating. And when unpaid event volunteers are told they have to use it, it can be difficult for them to recognize the technology's real worth. Read on to find out how to get your event staff and volunteers onboard with the event technology you're asking them to use -- and how to get them to love it. 

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Topics: Event Technology, Event Management