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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

          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...

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...

Devine Wine & Chocolate

While Hersey is known for its chocolates, travel several hours north to Montrose, Penn., to discover Chocolates by Leopold. The chocolatier creates gourmet treats, some flavored by wines from local wineries. The annual Chocolate & Wine Festival will held mid-May...

Lessons from a Bad Date Also Apply to Social Media

Lessons from a Bad Date Also Apply to Social Media

I think we’ve all lived this experience at one time or another. If not on a dinner date, then being caught at a party. You know when that little cartoon bubble over your head reads, “Someone save me.”  You’re polite. You nod your head. You smile. Underneath you’re...

Need Volunteers for Your Event or Festival?

Need Volunteers for Your Event or Festival?

There are usually two levels of volunteers needed for an event or festival - those who play an integral part in the overall planning and those who are involved only during the event. Let’s focus on those needed during the event. If you’re lucky, your year-round...

What About Overnight Security?

What About Overnight Security?

If you are like many events on a shoestring budget, paying for overnight security can be a luxury, as well as a necessity. A concession vendor’s contract should clearly state their equipment (especially those items left overnight) is brought onto the premises “at...

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