Category: Event Focus

5 Tips for Finding Dedicated Volunteers for your Event

5 Tips for Finding Dedicated Volunteers for your Event

Good, reliable volunteers are a crucial part of putting on a successful event of any kind. It can be a challenge to find great volunteers that are willing to dedicate their time on the day of your event. When you do find your volunteers, you’ll want to secure them for future events, too, and even rely on them for word of mouth referrals.

5 Tips for Building Better Online Registration Forms

SignMeUp’s Support Department has helped hundreds of clients create countless online event registration forms.  Some clients easily create terrific forms while others feel stressed about the whole process.   To help make the experience painless, here is some advice on successful form building. 1. Save time. Copy your forms. If you have published a similar form, … Continue reading 5 Tips for Building Better Online Registration Forms

5 Race Director Mistakes That Hurt Participants

One of the favorite parts of my job as the IT director of the Chicago Marathon was being at the finish line. I helped certify three world marathon records during the time I worked on the event (1997–2003). I also was there as the last finishers crossed the line. "Harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of … Continue reading 5 Race Director Mistakes That Hurt Participants

Registration Resolutions

Now that it’s January, I thought it appropriate to suggest some New Year’s “online registration” resolutions.  I promise these aren’t nearly as difficult as losing 20 pounds.  Plus, implementing them just might get more registrations for your event. Promote your event on social media, and motivate registrants to do the same.  You can post your … Continue reading Registration Resolutions

Event Sponsorship: The Inside Scoop

Several of my SignMeUp colleagues and I recently attended The Running Event in Austin, TX.  The three days were packed full of workshops and presentations, as well as a huge product expo and a particularly intimidating 5K run (the winning time was 14:23 – a 4:38 pace – and the top 11 finishers  were all … Continue reading Event Sponsorship: The Inside Scoop