Friday, February 19, 2010

How Do the Online Event Management Tools Compare?

I've been busy with a few projects and I started a new class that I'm very excited about - Grant Proposal Writing! Right now, I am stealing a few minutes for a quick blog post while hanging out with friends at Think Coffee on Mercer Street. Great place! It reminds me of being in San Francisco a bit. They also have rental meeting space in their basement

Check out this
great article
from that breaks down a number of different online event management/promotion tools (mostly registration-oriented). They even have a few comparison charts! An event planners' dream. :)
If you are looking for a service for registering people for your events, I suggest you check out these affordable options!

Live Event Promotion, Management And Marketing: Guide To The Best Web-Based Tools And Services

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fundraiser Piggy-Back

I started my 6-week course on Grant Proposal Writing last Thursday and I think it's going to be a good one. I'm excited to learn the art of grant writing and help some great causes get some cash (which will hopefully go to fund community projects, and maybe a great event, too!).

I love when fundraisers piggy-back on an event on a local or national level that is already in play. People are already looking for a chance to socialize during the Super Bowl, the Grammys, or the Oscars (I'm sure most of us have been invited to at least one of these types of parties), so why not use the chance to raise some money for a great cause? These people did:

Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer co-host a Super Bowl party to raise funds for "The Giving Back Fund":