Often times, an organization is born out of an immediate need. Such was the case with Sewing for Angels-Today’s Rosie The Riveters. Founders Becky Auer and Mary Beth Kratsas tell us the story of the creation of a network of volunteers that have taken the sewing of masks during Covid-19, to an entirely new level. As of June of 2020, they have created nearly 18,000 masks for distribution to organizations and individuals that request them. Talk about inspiration…
How many board members do you really need? Have your large donors traditionally been given board positions? As you can imagine, Non-profit boards can find themselves in major trouble simply because they have not managed the composition of their board. There is nothing wrong with a slightly larger board however there can also be considerably more issues. Have a listen to find out more…
Ashley Moss-Kurkiewicz, owner of Hello Productions, LLC, works in multiple cities across the United States, while calling Raleigh, North Carolina home. Like many event people, she works across a wide variety of organizations and events. While Nonprofits are her favorites, weddings and corporate events are close to her heart. We felt lucky to catch up with this busy mom as she is non stop motion and an absolutely delightful person.
Ginny Fujino, Owner of Blacktie-SouthFlorida, is one of the most dynamic people we have ever spoken to. Her background of planning top notch events for the NFL (National Football League), the USTA (United States Tennis Association) in particular the Lipton Open in South Florida, make her someone to know. Event planning led her to create Blacktie-SouthFlorida, a comprehensive event management system geared towards Nonprofit organizations. Listen along as we explore some of the many creative events she has participated in.
Paulette Zanotti shares her experiences in both the For Profit event planning business and the Non profit event business. Although somewhat different, each entity requires a certain set of skills that are called into use at the drop of a hat. We chat about larger events, 2000+ people, smaller, more intimate events and even weddings! Talk about a wide variety of stresses. Please join us as we welcome this most talented of Event Planners.
Adriane has been on the cutting edge of Event Management for more than 20 years. Her company, Wish, Hope, Dreams handles Non-profit events, weddings, grant writing and so much more across the United States. We sat down to chat about how she has guided her company, what she has told her clients and what’s next for this dynamic event planner. Please enjoy!
Tonya Edinger’s foray into the event planning business is interesting, to say the least. She could easily be called “The Reluctant Event Planner.” Fast forward 20 years and that woman who was sure she would be eating cat food has advanced to become one of the premier event planners in Western Pennsylvania. Hear her remarkable story, her wildest events and so much more in this very special interview.
“Somebody always knows somebody in the media.” Not the best strategy to get coverage for your events, right? Yet so many organizations handle their event promotions in that fashion. Seems crazy. Here are some great tips to get your media program under control.
How you and your organization handles ticketing for your event can make or break the bank. What do you do with your VIP guests? Your general admission guests? And all of those are before you handle your sponsors, media and your complimentary attendees. It’s enough to make even the most seasoned event planner crazy unless you have a plan. Here’s some awesome ideas to keep everyone happy and moving through the registration for your event.
Three of the worst words to hear from a potential sponsor are, “send me something.” At that moment, many event coordinators are paralyzed. They have nothing prepared, no real plan and subsequently agree to send over packages that they know are incomplete. Happens more than most will admit…