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Options for your events during a crisis: postpone, cancel, or reschedule

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Activities like events bring us closer together by creating a connection. We create new memories during these shared experiences. During challenging times, your events may be affected. So what can you do if you find yourself unable to host in-person events for a while?

Here are three ways to overcome moments of uncertainty and take action with your events. We’ll begin with how to postpone an event below. Then we’ll cover how to cancel an event and how to reschedule an event.

1. Postpone an event

How does the thought of postponing an event make you feel? You’ve invested lots of energy and time with your team, and now you are forced to make a decision. It can feel frustrating.

I understand and want to share another perspective to consider.

Try thinking of postponing an event as “now is not the right time, and I know I can host my event in the future.” In doing so, you are 1) showing your attendees that you care about them and their wellbeing enough to say “this is not the right time for us to hold this event,” 2) giving yourself some space, and 3) allowing an opportunity for your event in the future. This change in how you think about delaying your event can instantly brighten your outlook.

One of my roommates from college had to delay his wedding because of coronavirus. Here is part of the conversation that we had:

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7 Ways Nonprofit Web Design Can Drive Donor Engagement

Your nonprofit’s website serves a wide array of purposes. From accepting online donations to promoting current campaigns and upcoming projects and events, your website is an important resource for your supporters.

Many nonprofits view their website one-dimensionally— simply as a one-stop-shop to convert visitors into donors. While it definitely serves that purpose, failing to see your website as a greater resource leaves much of its potential behind.

Your website provides an ongoing means of communication and connection with your audience.   And that’s why you need to focus on a strategic website plan that can help you engage donors over time.

A strategic plan for non-profit web design includes the following:

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Event Espresso vs Gravity Forms for Event Registration and Ticketing

The right event registration and ticketing solution can help you accept registration information from attendees while delivering a near-perfect online event registration experience for your prospective attendees.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at two of the most popular online event registration solutions – Event Espresso and Gravity Forms – that can help you accept registrations, sell tickets, and collect information from your attendees.
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Making Your Haunted House a Success with Event Ticketing

Halloween is a holiday that people of all ages can enjoy. So it’s no wonder many businesses and individuals host Halloween-related events each year. There are many benefits to starting a spooky attraction such as a haunted house. However, there will be some planning and preparation needed to make it a success.

Paying particular attention to detail and taking a guided approach to promotions can help make your event both fun and profitable. With the right strategy and management tools, your haunted house can be a booming attraction.

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of properly managing and promoting your Halloween event(s). Then we’ll walk you through three ways you can make your haunted house a success. Let’s get started!

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Use These 9 Simple Tips & Tricks to Take Your Event Page to the Next Level

If you want to make a good first impression on attendees, you need to have an engaging, informative, and visually appealing event page. Savvy event organizers follow tried-and-tested strategies to plan events that meet their attendees’ expectations from the very start and a helpful event page is a great place to start.

In this article, we’ll share nine great tips and tricks, plus a few bonus tips that you can use to take your event page to the next level and potentially increase registrations and bring in more event revenue.
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Automating Your Follow Up Marketing with Infusionsoft

Choosing the right sales and automation software to replace your manual email marketing efforts is a great way to stay on top of potential leads, convert prospective attendees into registrants, and boost sales.

Considering the benefits of using a marketing automation solution like, Infusionsoft, you’ll never want to manually create confirmation and reminder emails again. In fact, by using marketing automation software, you’ll get access to all sorts of useful features like scheduling and sending marketing emails, managing registrant information, and using it to send personalized emails to your attendees.

In this article, we’ll share some actionable tips on how to automate follow up marketing for events with Infusionsoft. Before we begin, let’s quickly take a look at what Infusionsoft is and why you might consider adding it to your event marketing tech stack. (more…)

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8 Reasons to Include Event Ticketing Technology While Planning a Conference

The event management industry has stepped into a highly tech-driven age with many useful innovations already on their way to becoming the norm. Adoption of new technologies is simplifying major event related tasks for all kinds of event management, including corporate event management

Corporate conference organizers and hosts are keen on transforming the whole event management process into a technology controlled system. 

One important aspect of corporate event management is ticketing and registrations. The days of traditional paper-based ticketing are long gone. Event technology has streamlined the process of managing conference registrations. For instance, online ticketing systems have eliminated the load of manual recording, processing, and arranging data.

Here are 8 reasons why you must invest in event ticketing technology when planning your next business conference. (more…)

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Marketing Your Event: 10 Tech-Savvy Tips to Bring in a Crowd

Guest Post provided by:

Carl Diesing, Managing Director and co-founder DNL OmniMedia.

 

Organizations, whether they’re nonprofits, businesses, community groups, or churches, host events for all kinds of reasons. Reaching new audiences, raising money for your mission, or just giving your community a good time are all great goals for your organization’s events.

Regardless of why you’re planning an event, though, one thing remains constant – the need to promote it. If you’re unable to attract guests to your event, all of your team’s planning efforts may go to waste. For nonprofits that rely on events to raise funds that support their operations, it’s absolutely crucial that their events provide a return on investment. (more…)

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How To Setup Online Registrations For Your Summer Camp in One Day

If you’re thinking of running a summer camp, you’ll want to make your sign up process as easy as possible by offering online event registrations. This makes it easy for parents to learn more about the event, register their kids, and purchase tickets in a matter of minutes.

In this post, we’ll explain what you need to do to setup an online registration system for your summer camp. We’ll also explain how you can do this using the Event Espresso plugin for WordPress – an event registration solution that can help you streamline summer camp registration. (more…)

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Celebrating 10 Years of Event Espresso!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since we released our original Event Registration plugin for WordPress! A lot has changed in that time, both for the plugin itself and for the WordPress community as a whole.

Now is the perfect time to look back over the past decade, and see how a little events registration plugin grew up into the powerhouse it is today. Join us as we dive into some history, in celebration of Event Espresso’s 10th anniversary! (more…)

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