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Use This Easy Tool To Plan Your Next Event ~ Just Like the Pros Do!

If you are an event planner or event organizer, you know that it’s a tough job to keep track of all of the various event management tasks and to stay organized and on track.

The good news is that you can use event planning tools – like Gantt charts – to plan out events, assign tasks to team members, get a high-level view of the different event planning activities, and so much more.

That’s why we’ve created a template and put together this handy guide to help you create your own personal event Gantt chart. And, in this article, we’ll show you exactly how to use the event Gantt chart template to plan out your next event. Before we begin, let’s quickly take a look at what a Gantt chart is and what you can do with it. (more…)

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Choosing the Right WordPress Event Calendar For Your Website

If you are a business owner or perhaps a marketing professional, you may organize and hold events throughout the year to attract prospective customers and engage them with your brand. Having an event calendar on your site can help you let visitors know your event schedule and allow you to display important event details.

In this article, we’ll start off by discussing what an events calendar is and why it’s important to have one. We’ll also introduce you to the Event Espresso WordPress event calendar. (more…)

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Using Open Source Software for Conference Event Registration and Ticketing

Deciding between open source software and proprietary software for conference event registration and ticketing can be a daunting task. As an event organizer, there are a number of factors you need to consider.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the main reasons why you should use open source conference management software to organize conferences for your business. We’ll also introduce you to an open source conference management solution for WordPress and highlight the key features it offers.

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Event Smart vs Event Espresso: Which Event Registration Solution Is Right for You?

While there are plenty of free event registration platforms available, most of them include only basic management features. If you run a lot of events through your WordPress site, you might need the additional options that are available through certain premium solutions.

Premium event registration tools typically offer additional payment options, event calendars, and even attendee management and communication features. With a a small upfront investment, these platforms can save you a lot of time and energy over the long term.
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Event Espresso: A WooCommerce Alternative for Event Ticketing

Finding the right event ticketing solution can be a challenging and time-consuming task. This is perhaps why many familiar with the popular e-commerce solution WooCommerce will resort to using this platform as a possible solution for selling event tickets.

However, WooCommerce is not designed as an event registration solution and that can impact your bottom line and your events in the long run. As an event organizer, you need a solution that offers features specific to selling tickets and managing your event registrations – like Event Espresso.
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On Their Calendars…On Their Mind

If you are an event organizer then your goal is to get on the calendar of anyone who is interested in your type of event.  To help with that goal, you can make your online event[s] accessible for people to add your event to their own digital planners, their calendars!  This will help you stand out among other events and stay top of mind as your potential guests make their plans.

Adding iCal download links to your event registration confirmation emails or making them available as .ics file downloads makes it easy for attendees to save the event’s details directly to their personal calendar applications. And, if attendees put your upcoming event on their calendar they’re more likely to attend.
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Case Study: Using Meetup.com, WordPress, & Event Espresso

I want to share what tools I’ve found useful for managing my events. First, I’ll introduce Meetup.com for those who are unfamiliar with it, and describe how it helps me to publicize my events. Then, I’ll describe why I also have a self-hosted WordPress website using Event Espresso. Lastly, I’ll share some other plugins I’ve found helpful. I hope sharing my experience will be useful to anyone who is looking to explore more ways to manage their own events using some of today’s innovative event registration and networking tools.

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Why Do Events Require “Personal” Information From Attendees?

Why Do Events Require “Personal” Information From Attendees?

There are four main reasons why an event registration and ticketing website might collect personal information from attendees:

  • Providing better service or offering a more personalized event experience.
  • Getting an idea of what generates interest.
  • Sharing attendee lists with event sponsors and other attendees.
  • Contacting attendees after the event with marketing offers and related events.

Most event websites require attendees to provide personal information (such as contact information and billing information) to complete their event registration or purchase a ticket.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what personal information is and explore some of the reasons why event websites require personal information from attendees. (more…)

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14 Recommended WordPress Tools for the Non-Profit Event Planner

As a non-profit organization, event planning can be pretty difficult. While the limited availability of funds doesn’t help the problem, a website with the right plugins can be the perfect, cost-effective workaround.

The good news is that with WordPress you can supercharge your non-profit website to organize events, accept donations, and manage volunteers. With this in mind, in this post, we’ll share some of the best WordPress plugins you’ll need on your website to plan, organize, and manage events. (more…)

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How to Set the Right Ticket Price and Maximize Revenue for Your Event

Products need to have the right price to appeal to buyers. It’s equally important that the pricing options, or the ticket options, you offer to your audience are attractive to your audience.

While setting your ticket prices may seem like a simple matter of dividing the cost of your event by the number of tickets and charging a small overhead to make a profit, there are additional factors that you need to consider.

So, how do you come up with ticket options and the prices that prospective attendees can’t refuse?

In this article, we’ll show you how you can land on the perfect ticket price for your next event. We’ll talk about different pricing strategies and explain how to set the initial price of your ticket and then adjust the price of the ticket later on to maximize profits.

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