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How to Host A Gala Fundraiser

Host a gala fundraiser

An easy way of raising funds for a nonprofit or charity is to host a gala fundraiser. A gala is a dinner that raises funds through sponsorships, table purchases, and individual ticket sales. A gala sometimes is referred to as an annual fundraising gala benefit dinner, the organization dinner or gala, or a black-tie gala.

It’s a simple way for charities and non-profit organizations to generate some funds for future or upcoming projects. It might seem like a challenge at first but once you have the right tools in hand, it’s really easy to host a gala fundraiser.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can host a gala fundraiser event for your business or organization in five simple steps. (more…)

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5 Tips for Creating an Engaging Event Registration Website


As a business owner, it’s important for you to generate engagement on your event site. This might involve prospective attendees checking out videos from past events, reading blog posts written by speakers, or filling out an event registration form. This way, you can gain new members, subscribers, or customers. Engagement is also important for promoting new, upcoming events and making your event website profitable.

The good news is that, with a few small changes to your event registration website, you can make a huge impact.

You want to make it easier for attendees to register for your event and boost engagement on your event website. In this article, we’ll go through some actionable tips that can help you create an engaging event registration website. (more…)

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How to Host an Online Charity Auction

As a business owner, you want to promote your products or services to a wider audience whenever possible. This ensures a better place for your business in the future. One effective way of promoting your brand is by hosting an online charity auction on your event website.

This is also a great way to provide back to the community and help make a name for yourself in the industry. You can also host an online charity auction if you’re thinking about launching a new idea or a product.

It can seem quite intimidating to host an online charity auction, especially if this is your first time. However, it’s really easy to do if you have the right tools in your tech arsenal. In this article, we’ll explain step-by-step how to host a successful online charity auction on your site.

Step #1: Set up the non-profit auction

The first thing you need to do is come up with a non-profit auction idea.

Let’s take a look at some different types of charity auctions you might want to set up on your event website: (more…)

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How Do I Create an Event with WordPress?

If you’re thinking of organizing events for your business or non-profit, you might consider building a website and publishing an event with WordPress. It’s the most popular CMS in the world and powers nearly 42% of all websites.

You can use an event registration and ticketing plugin to create an event on your own website with WordPress in a few simple steps. We’ll cover everything including your event website’s design, tickets, registration, and payments. We’ll also explain how you can promote your event to get the word out about your event.

In this article, we’ll explain how to create an event with WordPress using the Event Espresso plugin.

Why create an event with WordPress?

Now, you might be wondering why you should create an event with WordPress?

First, let’s take a look at the other options that are available to you – social media platforms and third-party event tools.

Social media platforms (like Facebook) make it easy for users to set up event pages. They’re great for people that want a simple event page that lets other Facebook users learn about the event, RSVP, and register online.

However, if you’re looking for something more professional, you might come across third-party event tools like Eventbrite. The problem with Eventbrite is that they charge you fees for each ticket you sell. So, for paid events, tools like Eventbrite aren’t cost-effective. (more…)

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How do I use a WordPress Event Manager plugin?

How do I use an Event Manager Plugin

Events can be a primary part of your business, or perhaps events only support your business. But, as an event organizer, you can use your WordPress website to accept registrations, sell tickets, offer customer support, and run email marketing campaigns. You can organize in-person events, virtual events, or a hybrid of both.

WordPress event manager plugins help businesses and organizations manage events and simplify and automate day-to-day event-related tasks like accepting registrations, selling tickets, reaching out to attendees, and tracking attendee metrics. 

But how do you select the right WordPress event manager plugin for your website to help you to achieve all that?

In this post, we’ll talk about some of the key features you should look for in an event manager plugin for your WordPress site. These include creating event pages with ticket options, setting up event calendars, managing attendees, and sending event emails.

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Boost Attendance with Facebook

boost event attendance with facebook

Once you’ve planned and set up your event, you need to attract people to register for the event and attend. To make your event successful and profitable, you need to focus on boosting attendance. 

A great way of doing this is with the help of one of the most popular social media platforms, Facebook.

Facebook has over 2.7 billion users and is the perfect platform for getting the word out about your event. With so many users on the platform, you have a higher chance of getting people to register for and attend your event.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll go over some of the best ways to boost attendance with Facebook. 

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The Top 5 Virtual Event Ideas to Replace Live Events

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With virtual events becoming a more popular option for companies, you need to come up with virtual event ideas that can help boost attendee engagement with your brand.

Many real-life events make for great virtual event ideas but this isn’t always the case. Some great event ideas (such as hands-on workshops or trade shows) still cannot be implemented as virtual events.

Since virtual events are more popular now than ever before, you need to think of ways to deliver a good user experience with the tools and digital environment you’re working with.

For this reason, you need to think of popular, trendy event ideas that can make for good virtual events that attendees will enjoy. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best event ideas that make for great virtual events. 

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Event Registration Tools: What Features Do You Need?

Event registration and marketing are tough. There are tons of small details in the event registration process that you have to work out and get right. Plus, the event registration data you collect from prospective attendees can get overwhelming really quickly.

The good news is that, with the right event registration tool, you can make the entire process much less complex. You just need to make sure you’re investing in the right tools for the job.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the features you should look for in an event registration tool.

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How to Start an Online Cooking Class

how to start an online cooking class

If you’re a chef or someone that loves to cook, you have a great opportunity to take advantage of the rising popularity of online classes, also known as virtual learning. Starting an online cooking class is the perfect opportunity for you to launch your side business and generate an income from your side hustle. The best part is that you can reach a much wider audience since you are not constrained by geographic limitations. Anyone who has an interest in your offerings or style of cooking can join your classes right from the convenience of their own kitchen, no matter where they are located in the world! 

While all of this may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually pretty easy to start an online cooking class. In this article, we’ll go over what you need to start an online cooking class.

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10 Side Businesses To Consider Starting in 2021

Just about everyone – whether they’re business owners, employees, or currently unemployed – is experiencing the negative impacts of COVID-19, especially financially. One way to open up an additional income stream is by starting a side business, also known as a “side hustle”. This way, you can supplement your income while keeping your day job.

While it may seem like a daunting task to start up a new side business, it doesn’t have to be complicated. You already have skills and talents that other people will pay you to teach them. You can also combine your skills with other people to create a new side hustle with a great team.

With online tools like Event Espresso to help you to get paid for your ticketing and access to the services that you offer, you can get up and running with your web registration in as little as one day!

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