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Tips To Successfully Plan Your Next Conference Event

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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.

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4 Strategies to Boost Fundraising at Your Non-Profit Event

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If you have ever organized a fundraiser for a non-profit organization or even participated in one as a volunteer, you will then be well aware of the actual struggles of raising money.

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5 Simple Things You Can Implement Now to Get More Volunteers Later

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Having enough volunteers can mean the difference between a nice event and a wildly successful one. Though, they're not always easy to find and the last thing you want to do is rush around recruiting at the last minute.

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7 Safety and Security Considerations While Scaling Up Your Festival

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When planning for a festival, one of the foremost things to consider is how to make your event safe and secure. It is imperative that the attendees do not face any trouble while enjoying a festival.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

5 Ways to Manage Volunteers During an Event

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When it comes to managing your event volunteers, communication is key. In today's fast-paced digital world, you need to manage your volunteers efficiently during an event with up-to-date technology. Here are five ways to manage volunteers during an event which are both efficient and cost-effective.

5 Common Festival Event Fails and How to Avoid Them

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The disaster of Fyre Festival is still fresh on everyone's mind. There's value in learning from the failures of others. That said, proper event planning and management can make your's a hit and the talk of the town for all the right reasons—not the wrong ones.

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Six Benefits of Staffing Your Event with Volunteers

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If you have an event coming up, consider using volunteers to supplement your day-to-day staff. Using volunteers is a win-win- win solution for you, your attendees, and the volunteers themselves. Check out the six reasons below to find out why staffing your event with volunteers is an no-brainer.

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3 Ways Build a Strong Volunteer Management Program for Your Sports Tournament

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Anyone who plans a sports tournament knows that the strengths and weaknesses of its volunteer staff can make or break the event. So investing in your volunteers' training and tools is key. We've taken some important tips from an interview with Ruth Nicholson, founder of GO!,

The Complete Festival Planning Check List

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As a festival director, thinking and planning in advance helps you to stay organized and provide your patrons with a memorable experience.

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How to Create An Amazing Volunteer Program For your Fandom Convention

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The success of conventions nowadays depend upon your top-notch volunteer program. Fandom conventions in particular can present a management challenge due to the potential scale of the event and the high expectations of fans.

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4 Ways to Promote Your Conference Event on LinkedIn

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In 2019, LinkedIn has 630 million users , with 303 million monthly active users. In the USA alone, there are 177 million LinkedIn users. When it comes to channel B2B marketing, LinkedIn is the number 1 platform for content distribution.

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The Ultimate Conference Planning Checklist

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Conferences, both corporate and otherwise, are an important component in promoting the cause of an organization. In fact, according to a survey , about 98% of US Federal employees agree that conferences are an effective way to communicate their respective agency's missions.

Improving Event Staff Communications by 100% at the Academy of Country Music Awards

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How do you manage over 95 staff members, over 415 shifts, and over 2000 working hours for an event? Sheri Piecuch Vyfvinkel, Volunteer Manager for the Academy of Country Music, had this very question for organizing the ACM Awards in 2019.

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6 Strategies for Retaining Your Best Volunteers

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Not all event volunteers are the same. The very best volunteers for your event are reliable, tech-savvy, eager to learn, and wonderfully adaptive to the public and to an environment with swiftly changing priorities.

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5 Steps to Secure Sponsorship for Your Next Event

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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.

Going The Distance: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Endurance Race Volunteers

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An endurance event is an investment of time, talent and financial resources, and represents the combined effort of excited athletes, willing sponsors and generous donors — but it all starts with your volunteers. Your endurance event won't endure past the first year without their help.

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The Complete Guide- How to Recruit Volunteers for an Event

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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.

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The Ultimate Non-Profit Event Planning Checklist

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Event planning at times can be tedious, time consuming, and stressful. With everything going on it's really important to stay on track and keep organized. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but help make sure your goals for the event are executed.

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

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We've all heard of the Academy of Country Music Awards Weekend -- but not everyone knows that it's run primarily by volunteers.

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Your Complete Guide to Planning an Endurance Race Event

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Planning an endurance race event is hard work, but rewarding. Race events have a lot of moving parts from registration to spectator entertainment, in order to organize a successful event you need a reliable plan to get started.

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10 Amazing Theme Ideas for Endurance Events

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People love races and other endurance events, but there are a lot of them. Besides, anyone can step out their front door and run 10 kilometers. Why should they pay an entrance fee to run with you? Themes bring excitement to your race and make someone say, "Oh, this one sounds like fun!"

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Learn How Indy Premier Soccer Club Tournament Saved 88% of Time Managing Volunteers With InitLive

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If you're an event planner, you know how important it is to keep in direct contact with your volunteers -- and how much time you lose when you don't.

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5 Tips For Better Entry Management At Festival Events

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The entry is the first impression participants get when they arrive at an festival. A seamless and streamlined entry can be the difference between a good first impression and a negative one. First impressions are very important because they are built upon.

Volunteer Management Guide For Endurance Race Events

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Volunteers are a vital part of any successful event. It is not enough to just appreciate the efforts of a volunteer, rather an event organizer needs to plan the volunteers' roles very carefully.

5 Tips For Promoting Your Fandom Convention

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This year was San Diego Comic-Con's 50th annual event and brought in an estimated 135,000 attendees. As the most popular fandom convention, that growth may seem like an impossible scenario, but it's not alone.

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

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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.

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Social Media Examiner Invests in Its SMMW Conference Volunteer Program

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Every year, thousands of attendees from all over the world come to the Social Media Examiner's three-day mega-conference, Social Media Marketing World (SMMW). But the event had become so popular, event staff found, old methods of volunteer management were no longer as effective.

A Quick Guide to Marketing Your Event Using Social Media

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In today's climate, the best way to attract attention and attendance to any event is through social media.

Promoting Your Festival Event Hashtag: The Ultimate Guide

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You probably know that Twitter was the first to use hashtags to promote a topic or event. And now, they're being used throughout all the major social media channels by companies and individuals alike to promote special events.

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7 Signs of a Successful Sports Tournament

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As you know, sports tournaments take a lot of planning and well-focused execution to be a success. Logistics, safety, cleanliness, and customer service are just a few of the areas you need to cover to ensure that the public is saying great things about your event -- both online and offline.

Four Ways to Promote Your Sporting Event Using Facebook

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So you are going to hold a sporting event? Running, swimming, biking, climbing, baseball, football, soccer.whatever your event, chances are there are Facebook users out there who want to know about it. Statista reports , "As of the first quarter of 2019 Facebook had over 2.38

4 Risks of Using Spreadsheets to Store Your Volunteer Data

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Using a spreadsheet software program can serve its purpose in some capacities, but managing and storing your volunteer data is not one of them! Below we'll discuss the inherent risks of using spreadsheets to store your volunteer data. Duplicate copies.

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4 Steps to Recruit Volunteers for a Successful Non-Profit Event

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When you plan an event for a non-profit organization, having a recruitment strategy to get the best volunteers available is essential. Your volunteers are integral to your event's success, and a well-managed recruitment program helps ensure a high return on your event investments.

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4 Reasons Why Collecting Availability From Your Volunteers Is Crucial

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Any organizer knows how important it is to keep volunteer availabilities updated. Because of the role the volunteer workforce plays in calculating a business's ROI, it's essential to keep up with schedules and other important volunteer information every step of the way.

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Tips for Planning a Sports Tournament

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There are many moving parts that go into planning a sports tournament, from the perfect venue to ensuring you have correct number of water stations.

The Shift Change Shuffle: Volunteer Placement Done Right

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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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12 Essential Volunteer Roles for your Next Tournament

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If you're planning a tournament, you know that winging the prep just doesn't work. Rather than waiting to see who shows up before designating duties, it's important to assign and schedule all volunteers beforehand so that nothing is left undone.

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5 Fun Activities For Spectators At Your Next Endurance Event

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Sporting events are one of the best ways to bring together athletes and spectators alike for a day of light-hearted entertainment. A good endurance event should not only provide a safe, appropriate venue for the participants but engaging activities for the spectators to engage in as well.