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What Happens When You Don’t Ask for Volunteer Help

What Happens When You Don’t Ask for Volunteer Help

So what happens when the guy who is overseeing your event’s site (city park or venue), doesn’t make the time to meet with the volunteer coordinator? The worse case scenario is all the volunteer floaters are shifted to his needs. Volunteers can potentially be pulled...

Surprising Statistics

  According to comScore, although 60% of all browsing happens on mobile devices only 15% of online purchases are made on mobile. Think shopping versus buying. According to the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School's marketing professor emeritus Stephen...

Best Social Media Practices for Festivals & Events

Best Social Media Practices for Festivals & Events

Geared toward festival organizers, these "Best Social Media Practices for Festivals and Events" were designed to illustrate when and how event planners could use social media to communicate news about their festival, sponsors, entertainment, ticket sales, merchandise,...

The Secret to Finding Good Event Volunteers is

...providing them a detailed roadmap of their responsibilities. In this way, they'll know exactly what it is you as the festival or event chairman or sub-committee chairman expect. It's easier to commit to do something if you know what is required.
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Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

To better understand what your customers are experiencing, put yourself in their shoes during the event. The event organizer should ask team members to: → Walk the perimeter of the venue or stand in the back of the park → Walk through the crowd at different times →...

Get Connected with a Fans Page

A fan of an event or a festival often creates a Facebook public group fans page. This provides a way for him or her to feel more connected to the event. Many group pages invite others to join and contribute their favorite experiences, memories, artists, foods, photos,...

Don’t Forget the Mosquito Repellent + Marshmallows

Don’t Forget the Mosquito Repellent + Marshmallows

This blog further explains how the basics of camping are similar to organizing an outdoor event. Water Is the campground water drinkable? Otherwise bring some gallon jugs from home. Bring some extra containers to transfer water from the community spigot so you can...

Delivering on Promises Made to Your Sponsors

Your event chairman is likely to be one of the people involved in soliciting sponsors. However, as chairman, she has much to do to orchestrate an event. A smart chairman delegates the responsibility of handholding sponsors soon after they’ve sign on the dotted...

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