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10 Tips For Planning a Successful Volunteer Program For Your Sports Tournament

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Volunteers are no longer a extra convenience in running successful tournament events. Nowadays, they're essential. If your volunteer staff is not fully engaged, trained, and organized, you run the risk of producing a chaotic event that can put off both present and future attendees.

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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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!,

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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 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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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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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

The Ultimate Festival Event Planning Guide

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Every event planner knows that festivals take a lot of work. But regardless of the scale of your event, there are basic steps involved which apply to most festival planning stages. So use this ultimate festival planning guide to make your next festival your most successful one yet.

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.

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.

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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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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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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Top 4 Sports Tournament Event Planning Fails (and how to fix them)

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Organizing a sporting event or tournament can be a great way to bring people together to enjoy some competition, but the logistics can become overwhelming pretty quickly. Make sure you're planning for success by avoiding these 4 common pitfalls when organizing your next sports tournament.

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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The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Value that Volunteers Bring to Events

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Most volunteers aren't in it for the recognition; they just want to help. Volunteering can be a thankless role (which is exactly why you should make your volunteers feel appreciated ). The tasks that volunteers commonly handle may seem minor, but the assistance of volunteers is vital to any event.

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How to Reduce Risk at Your Event Using Volunteers

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No matter how much you prepare for your event, the unexpected always happens. But by providing safety procedures, well-trained volunteers, emergency planning, and direct communication, you'll easily reduce risk of an emergency. So, here are five ways to reduce risk at your event using volunteers: 1.

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7 Ways to Persuade People to Volunteer for Your Event

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Today's volunteers look for great experiences and meaningful engagement when they give away their time. So make it clear from the moment you launch your online recruiting campaigns that those are precisely the benefits your volunteers will find.

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How to Organize a Low-Risk Event

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Planning an event is an incredibly complicated process that involves making hundreds or even thousands of decisions, each of which has to be right if you don’t want to risk your event falling apart.

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Getting To Know You: 5 Essentials For Your Volunteer Handbook

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Even with our busy, digitally-driven lives, we still find the time to volunteer, according to The Corporation for National Community Service : more than a quarter of Americans, nearly 63 million people, give their time to a cause.

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5 Ways to Get Volunteers Settled on Event Day

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Your event is all set. The vendors are on time, and the public will be arriving in just a few hours. Suddenly a horrifying thought pierces your brain: What if the volunteers don't show up? Well, if you've made all the key information available to your volunteers, you have nothing to worry about.

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Push and Pull Approaches for Successful Volunteer Recruitment and Scheduling

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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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Volunteer Qualifications to Look For & How to Use Them

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Every volunteer brings a unique background of skills and experience that you can leverage when assigning roles. To fully utilize everyone's skills, it's important that you ask about more than their work experience.

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6 Ways to Make Event Check-in Convenient for Your Volunteers

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First impressions for any event are important, especially when it comes to onboarding volunteers. The first time volunteers step onto your event site, you'll want to make it as easy as possible for them to check in, find out where they need to go, and become a fully-engaged part of your event team.

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Top Tech Trends for Event Planning in 2019

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As technology continues to develop and evolve over time, its impact continues to reach numerous different industries, from manufacturing, fashion, music and everywhere in between. The event planning industry is no exception.

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The 9 Essentials of a Great Volunteer Orientation Meeting (Part 2)

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As you gear up to help get your volunteers in order, here are 4 more important elements to include in your volunteer orientation meeting! If you haven't read part 1 yet, be sure to check it out here ! Policies and Dress Code. Let your volunteers be your brand ambassadors!

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