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Disasters and how to recover from them

Did that just happen?oh my god

We have all heard the horror stories of epic disasters that happen at events. Everything from having a hurricane take off a roof at a convention center to having a flood in the ballroom that destroys everything. Just remember these things when you are stressing about your appetizers not coming out on time or having issues with the rooming list.

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Emergency Event Plans (EEP)

Emergency Event Plan

Emergency Event Plan

Today’s blog topic is a serious one and a topic that you would probably prefer to avoid. Unfortunately, in today’s world, we can’t avoid the need to have an Event Emergency Plan (EEP). You and your staff must know what to do if a fire breaks out,

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Contracts Can Be Scary

scary ghostBOO

 

 

Contracts

contracts, legal contracts, fundraising contracts

Protection

Let’s be honest none of us are lawyers and most of us don’t have legal departments to review all of our contracts. Contracts (aka agreements) can be daunting, confusing,

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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)

Décor

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

Soliciting

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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