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New Sponsorship Ideas

So last week we spoke about sponsorship, if you have been an ED or DD for a few years most of that information was probably not so new. So here are new ideas that you may not have seen/heard about to help you find a niche for your next influx of money.

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Sponsors:How to get what you need/want

event sponsorsAre you looking to approach sponsors for your event? Are you doing it in a professional manner or are you just blind emailing and hoping it works? The most impactful way to get your point across is to make a customizable Sponsorship Prospectus.

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Décor and more…(we are talking centerpieces)


Everyone thinks they are an expert when it comes to décor and the feel of an event. Just because someone planned their wedding or Holiday Party it all of a sudden seems like they are an expert. Just remember that you have to put as much planning into how your event will look as you do to the marketing,

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Soliciting Items- How To Tips & Tricks


In a previous post, we addressed how hosting a raffle or auction could generate ancillary income for your event. That being said a lot of people do not know how to go about getting items for these events. It seems like a daunting task that scares even the most hardened of Sponsorship Chairs.

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Food Everywhere, But What Can I Eat?

What these menu items really mean!

Regardless of whether your event is a small board meeting, a black tie Gala or the closing reception for your Annual Conference you will probably be confused when it comes to menu planning. While it might seem straightforward once you receive the 55-page menu from your venue you recognize you might be in a little over your head!

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Thinking about a Raffle or Silent Auction?

Thinking about a Raffle or Silent Auction?

Most galas and large special events have either a Raffle or Silent Auction component attached to it. Let’s be honest it is a wonderful way to add ancillary income to your event while not spending a ton of money on it!

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Request for Proposals… what you should really include!

RFP (Request for Proposals)….what is it?

If you have ever planned an event and submitted an RFP you know it can be confusing. An RFP is nothing more than a Request for a Proposal from a hotel, CVB (Convention and Visitor Bureau), event space, or other vendors.

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4 Basic Steps to Venue Selection

How To Select Your Venue 

Where you have your event can be one of the most important aspects of the event planning process. When looking at venue selection you have to look at a number of different aspects in order to make your event a success.

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Social Media and your Events

What’s  the buzz about…..

Social Media

There is no getting around it social media is here to stay! Not only is it part of our everyday lives but now it is ingrained in our events as well. In order to make your event a success,

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7 Steps To Maintain Relationships with Donors

Have you ever donated to an organization, and then received an influx of mail from the organization? The mass communications make many donors wonder if their entire donation went to printing and postage. There is a balance between maintaining the relationship with a donor, and driving them to an alternative organization.

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