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Event Burn-Out Can Be Avoided
Events are fun. Relaxed guests enjoy food, entertainment, and interesting activities. It all feels so easy.
On the inside? Not so much. Over the last 25 years I’ve learned that events are inherently messy – with multiple stakeholders and partners, conflicting deadlines and timelines, and volunteers who may have limited experience with their roles. In self-defense, I’ve developed strategies to simplify and deal with the more stressful and overwhelming anxieties of nonprofit event planning and sponsorship.
Now I’d like to show you
• easier ways to manage people, time (your own and volunteers’ time), and priorities
• tricks to deal with internal and external politics
• strategies for delegating to volunteer leadership,
• training ideas for volunteering executives who ‘don’t need’ training,
• how to ask for an investment in your event (aka sponsorship development and sales)
I can provide
• short-term consulting on a single issue
• coaching through a new or updated program
• training or presentation for you, or you and your board/volunteers
• assistance in developing realistic sponsorship programs
Services can be in person, by phone, or via webinar and Internet.
Meanwhile – check out the blog posts here for information you can use right now, and sign up for the monthly newsletter.
I did a short presentation on time management tips for a group of nonprofit volunteer managers last week. The tip most commented on, during and after, follows. In nonprofit work, with all our varied stakeholders, there are days when we arrive to a well-organized list of items To Do Today, and discover very shortly into the morning that none of … [Read More...]