Organizations and businesses plan corporate events to reorient business goals, reinforce corporate values, foster relationships, and strengthen teamwork. No matter how small the event is, there are a lot of details that need to be considered during corporate event planning. To break down how to successfully plan a corporate event, let’s first define what corporate events are. (more…)
Hybrid events are the most common trend in today’s event industry. In fact, statistics show that “73 percent of event planners now think hybrid events will continue to be more common in the future.”
While most are in the hype with hybrid set-ups, some are still hesitant, and uncertain about the transition. If you are still venturing out the new waters of hybrid events, then this guide is perfect for you. Find out everything you need to know about hybrid events. Let’s keep the ball rolling. (more…)
If you have experienced selling something before, you know how important it is to survey customers on the reasons for their purchase. You want to know what they like about the product/services you are offering. Knowing this valuable data will help you improve your business.
In the same manner, knowing the primary motivations of donors in giving is important for a variety of reasons. First, it helps you maximize your marketing efforts. Knowing how and where they’ve heard of your cause directs you to where you need to focus your marketing strategy. Another thing is that it will help you to understand your personal donors better. (more…)
Are you preparing for your next fundraising event? If so, then you’re making the right choice. Qgiv reports that 35% of the overall donation happens during the last three months of the year. Furthermore, 12% of global donations happen during the last three days of the year. Without a doubt, this is the best time to advance your fundraising causes.
So get your pens and papers ready, because today we will teach you how to proceed with your event planning without a hitch– by making a fundraising event planning template. (more…)
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Events are one of the more effective marketing methods for businesses and organizations. For non-profit organizations like churches, events are utilized to generate funds, empower their congregation, teach and inspire, and serve communities.
For businesses, it generates sales, increases brand credibility and awareness, and allows you to know your customers. A Bizzabo marketing report suggested that 60% of business leaders believe that events are the most crucial marketing channels for attaining business goals.
Whether you are preparing for your company’s internal event or for a client, starting event planning with a pre-event consultation is vital. And to get the best out of it, you’ll be needing this essential tool: your event planning questionnaire.
This article will teach you the practical steps to construct your event planning questionnaire and the essential questions you need to include in it. (more…)
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Last year’s youth conference was a bomb! All the tickets were sold out. The preachings were great and you saw lives touched and changed. You even saw Gary “The Black Sheep” cry! The same boy who was often dragged by her mother to Church is now a regular at Sunday service. He even volunteered to teach children about God. And if that’s not a success for you, I don’t know what is.
Everything was great not until you went through the evaluation. You found out that a lot of things were overlooked. There was a shortage of food. The banner was not put up. The decorations were a little bit off. And to make matters worse, a set of speakers malfunctioned during the event and many participants didn’t hear the message well enough.
You looked at the faces of the volunteers, especially the leaders and you saw how exhausted they were. One of the things they said was: “Thank God it went fine. We were panicking the whole time. We thought that we had it all figured out but it turns out that we forgot to bring a lot of things. Great to hear that the youth enjoyed it because we were definitely stressed. I didn’t even have the time to drink coffee.”
As the event organizer, you feel that you failed. You want to motivate them but you can’t because you feel the same way. All you feel is being burnt out. And you just found out that the couple’s retreat will be next month! (more…)