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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.

Event Success: Finding & Keeping the Right Sponsors

Event Success: Finding & Keeping the Right Sponsors

Finding sponsors for an event, no matter how small or large, can seem like a daunting task. Sponsorships are a step toward success though, as events with sponsors benefit from the extra exposure, support, and funding they wouldn’t have on their own. A long-lasting sponsorship with the right business can have a tremendous impact on … Continue reading Event Success: Finding & Keeping the Right Sponsors

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

Emergency Planning for Race Directors

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012, one of my first thoughts after checking on my New Jersey family and friends was, “what is the New York Marathon going to do?”  Seeing photos of the debris in the streets made it difficult to imagine anyone running a marathon in those conditions. Ultimately, however, the marathon would “go … Continue reading Emergency Planning for Race Directors