Event planning 101

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Sharing things learned from the school of hard knocks. Having no event planning background, organized the Phoenix Twestival events over the past few years.

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Event planning 101

  1. 1. from the school of hard knocks
  2. 2. • who - who is your audience• what - what kind of event• where - this is big• why - what’s the point• how - what are the details
  3. 3. • definitely no event planner• twestival - 3 events in the bag• podcampaz - on the organizing team with 3 events• will give a look at what goes into planning twestival phoenix
  4. 4. • subject to whims of global• date not flexible• infrastructure determined• timing not up to us
  5. 5. • who is your audience • drives decisions - format, venue, etc.• who is your sponsor audience • positioning of event will depend on this• where will you get volunteers
  6. 6. • advisors • a/v• registration • design• volunteer coordinator • development• event director • social media• raffle / silent auction• documentarian
  7. 7. • purpose behind the event?• event type? • social / educational? • provide food/drink? • entertainment? activities?• size / scope? event day• recurring?
  8. 8. • venue is key• venue is key• venue is key
  9. 9. • cost - space, services, service charge• location• insurance• services provided (food, drink, tables, chairs, wifi, etc.)• allowance of outside goods/services • licenses required / fees
  10. 10. • what is the purpose? • social / educational /charitable?
  11. 11. • meetings• basecamp• email• im• google docs / forms
  12. 12. • nominations - uservoice, blog post• research • twitter profile - followers, # tweets, stream • charity navigator / guidestar • website • facebook• charity
  13. 13. • blog - wp please?• twitter - tweets, w/link to blog posts• cotweet / hootsuite / tweetdeck (sched)• facebook• yelp• press releases• brand > username
  14. 14. • blog• facebook• upcoming• yelp• twitvite
  15. 15. • platforms • amiando / eventbrite • firstgiving / charity sites • blog• pif• sponsors• donors
  16. 16. • with twestival, big social payback• see what companies want to engage in sm• what value can we provide to them • attendee demographics • social media exposure• sponsorship levels• row feeder
  17. 17. • what value can we provide to them • social media exposure• beat the street • keep going no matter what• resources • one sheet w/event & charity info
  18. 18. • registration / payment • laptops > platforms• silent auction • bid sheets / tally / announce / collect• sponsors / donors • keep contact / document
  19. 19. • volunteers • coordinator / schedule• food / beverage• entertainment
  20. 20. • sponsor thank you’s • continued social media exposure • donation receipts • follow up• wrap up• media - flickr / youtube / etc.
  21. 21. • recurring • use the same platforms • strengthen the relationships • make it easier every year

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