November already! As we move toward producing holiday and year-end events for our communities, organizations, and stakeholders, it’s also an important time to look to the future. There are two tasks event organizations, or departments, can do this month that will make next year more profitable. Send Thanksgiving Cards. Send … [Read More...]
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.
You feel great! The prospective sponsor had time to meet with you, was responsive, said they want to be involved, but they couldn’t sign an agreement today for any of a range of reasons. Three weeks later it appears they have dropped off the face of the earth. We do have options at this point. Those options are Closing Tools. Closing Tools … [Read More...]