This book chronicles and champions the development, changes, and challenges faced by the global celebrations industry for event planners. New interviews are included with experienced event leaders to give a better understanding of the field. New chapters are included on green events, corporate social responsibility, and theoretical case studies. Event measurement, evaluation, and assessment topics are integrated throughout a number of the chapters. Over 200 new Web resources and appendices show how to save money, time, and improve the overall quality of an event. Event planners will also learn how technology may be harnessed to help them improve their events’ financial, quality, environmental and other strategic outcomes.
As the philosopher Martin Buber wrote, "All real living is meeting." People like to get together. That?s why special events can often work so much better for nonprofit organizations than other, less social types of fundraising programs. From red-carpet galas to Saturday afternoon street fairs, special events offer nonprofits an unparalleled opportunity to both raise money and make friends. Yet for all the benefits—and they are great—inexperience and bad planning can make these events more trouble—and a greater financial drain—than they are worth. Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising, Second Edition is the complete guide to making your next nonprofit event the r...
Special events can be the backbone of a nonprofit fund-raising program; they're also very hard work. A successful and cost-effective event t akes a great deal of planning, coordination, and effort. Successful Sp ecial Events: Planning, Hosting and Evaluating provides the guidance n ecessary to efficiently plan, implement, and evaluate such an event. Y ou'll discover how to establish your primary goal, the importance of m arket identification, special event opportunity ratings, setting goals, and the barriers to planning a successful special event.
"Festivals, Special Events, and Tourism examines what makes some festivals and events truly special, and how their unique ambience can powerfully motivate travel, animate otherwise static attractions, create positive images of destinations, act as a catalyst for development, and mobilize community tourism planning." -page 1.
There's no dearth of books on the logistics of event planning, but not much has been published to address the legal and business issues that concern the thousands of companies that make up this industry. This book covers all the legal and business issues that special events professionals need to understand -- from contractual considerations to little-known governmental regulations with heavy ramifications. Ignorance of the law can prove very costly in an industry in which expectations must be met the first time, and in our ever-more litigious society, the need for this niche title is clear.
This book is intended to serve as a practical reference tool for advancement services professionals, illustrating the importance of special events as a way to communicate with and personalize contact between the higher education institution and donors, community leaders, students, elected officials, and others. Each chapter offers comprehensive checklists, useful hints, and cautionary warnings that help sponsors create well-planned events that support the institutional mission, help achieve specific goals, showcase unique resources, find friends or raise funds, build goodwill, support institutional image, and match available resources. Following a brief introduction, the 11 chapters cover planning ahead; spreading the word-invitations, tickets, and publicity; finding a facility for the event and making sure necessary equipment and adequate parking are available; using food and beverages; welcoming guests; providing entertainment and coordinating the program; working with volunteers; budgeting; having follow-up publicity; using checklists and planning a timeline; and learning basic formats for standard events such as recognition ceremonies, retirements, ribbon cuttings, etc. (CH)
Providing a comprehensive guide to understanding, planning, promoting, and producing special events, this seventh edition of Special Events describes the theory and practice of all aspects of event management. Written for current and future event leaders, the text continues to expand its emphasis on the growing globalization of the profession, taking into account the skills leaders need to deal with other cultures, societies, and business practices to plan and deliver successful events. New coverage includes sustainability, technology, security/risk management, and the impact of social media on events and event marketing. 15 all-new case studies have been included, as well as a brief glossary of terms at the end of each chapter to further define the terms used in the chapter.
More than 400 creative events for community building, outreach, and fun! - Food Events . . . If there's one thing kids know and appreciate, it's food. Here's everything from elegant fetes to slobfests galore. - Games and Sports Events . . . You don't have to be a jock to have fun playing these sporting events. - Outings and Overnighters . . . If you're crazed enough to take a group of adolescents on the road -- whether across town or across the state -- here are plenty of trip ideas. - Races and Rallies . . . Your group have a need for speed? Whether it's cars, bikes, buses, or toilets -- if it can be raced, you'll find an idea for it here. - Special Events with a Purpose . . . More than fun. These events carry significant spiritual, moral, or community value. And more -- hunts and parties and theme events of all kinds! Whether you're a youth worker or recreation director in a church, school, club, or camp -- Special Events is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.
From staffing to set-up, Special Events Medical Services (SEMS) prepares EMS personnel to properly plan for and manage medical response at any type of special event in their community. This concise, highly interactive continuing education course consists of the SEMS textbook and online course. Since no two special events are alike; SEMS covers the basic principles to apply when planning for and working at any type of special event, including: Preplanning First aid station planning and set-up Communications Safety concerns Mass-casualty considerations Chapters on specific types of events include weather and outdoor events, stadium and mega-events, equestrian events and rodeos, and extreme and...