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Tonight’s my Board meeting – I need Event stats ASAP – HELP!

Tonight’s my Board meeting – I need Event stats ASAP – HELP! The dread of most event organizers is having to compile event stats in time for the monthly meeting of the Board or for the weekly Event Team meeting. Invariably we hear the same old messages: “I wish I could trust my event reports […]

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Ensure your sanity by avoiding “11th-hour” tasks

Ensure your sanity by avoiding “11th-hour” tasks The day of the event is fast approaching – you have successfully sold 750 seats for the Annual Gala Dinner which promises to be a fantastic evening. Only one problem – three-quarters of the registrations have incomplete guest information. Your spreadsheets indicate a seat is sold but you […]

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Touchless-registration processes

A “touchless-registration” process can eliminate 95% of work for your event team! So often when a donor enters a donation on many non-profit websites sites, depending on the sophistication of the system being used, a donation of say $100.00 will be “touched” by the non-profit organization’s staff anything from 1 – 8 times. The “touches” […]

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Why are 3rd-party Event Registration apps such a pain?

Why are 3rd-party Event Registration apps such a pain? A number of non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations use popular apps like EventBrite and Constant Contact for the registration of guests attending paid and free events. The functionality of such apps normally allow for the customization of registration forms and the definition of various ticket levels […]

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The Price of Event Management Inefficiency

The Price of Event Management Inefficiency I was privileged to attend a fundraising event in my community. The organization used a commonly used app to “manage” the event registrations. Surprisingly, registrants for the event were given the option of paying on-line via PayPal or “paying at the door”. Well, need I describe the pandemonium at […]

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