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The Event Technique/A Chat with Crowned Free founder Heidi VanderWal



When you think about fashion, one of your first thoughts is not about human trafficking. Heidi VanderWal, founder of Crowned Free, saw fashion as a way to bring awareness to an epidemic issue that no one wants to talk about. With the help of Pittsburgher Andrea Krueger, they have set out to create a marvelous clothing line with portions of the proceeds going to fund organizations that fight human and sexual trafficking. Listen in as we discuss this enormous issue and some beautiful, fun clothes!


The Event Technique/A Chat with Sewing for Angels-Today’s Rosie The Riveters



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…


The Event Technique/Lean Your Board



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…


The Event Technique/A Chat with Ashley Moss-Kurkiewicz



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.


The Event Technique/A Chat with Paulette Zanotti



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.


The Event Technique/Send Me Something



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…


The Event Technique/The Big 3



We are living in interesting times, to say the least. As people make the transition from a “work” environment to the “home” environment for work, there are a number of important things to remember. Let’s call them “The Big Three.” Relaxing any one of these can derail the best and most crafted image.


The Event Technique/Should we add a Jr. Board?



To have a Junior Board. To not have a Junior Board. So many questions that come up regarding Junior Boards and their operations. Many organizations overlook this most important addition to their structures cited that they need to be managed, how do we handle them and so on. Here’s a few reasons why the addition of a Jr. Board to your structure is awesome!


The Event Technique/1,2,3,4…We’re looking for sponsors to come through the door!



Sponsors are vital to a non profit organization. We all know that. The quest to find the right fit between sponsor and cause is on going. Here are some great tips to improve your reach when searching for that perfect match. It can be done…


The Event Technique/New Year’s Resolution: Organize Yourself Before Your Organization



You know the feeling when you have everything firing on all cylinders and your events are cruising along. It’s awesome. I am also sure that you have experienced days where absolutely nothing goes right and your event is headed for a disaster. The former is obviously the desired outcome. Here’s some easy ways to ensure that you have your act together… You will feel so much better!