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ORGANIZING SPECIAL EVENTS
Here is help for anyone who has to produce a public event—from a church social or school fundraiser to a national conference. This comprehensive and practical handbook is the first to reveal all the tricks and techniques of the professional event organizer. An indispensable guide for volunteers and paid staff alike, packed with step-by-step instructions, checklists, schedules, and lists of organizations, addresses, and publications. Helpful hints and anecdotes from professionals and volunteers working at all types of organizations supplement the author's clear organization and lively presentation.
Organizing Special Events lays out a practical, step-by-step approach to sucessful event management, including finding a site; developing a theme; attracting media attention; scheduling activities; and entertainment; developing—and sticking to—a budget; organizing and motivating event committees; planning and serving meals—from picnics to formal banquets; and evaluating your success.
"A lot of information in a well laid out package . . . Any person who reads this book and uses it will be able to do an excellect job of planning and executing an event."—Bill Brimmer, Executive Vice President, The United States Jaycees
"Full of information . . .of value to someone faced with heading up a special event who doesn't have much experience. It basically primes you with information that will help you to make the most informed decisions you can." —Elissa Matulis Myers, Publisher, American Society of Association Executives
"A practical guide, full of solid advice and useful details. The countdown schedules, sample forms, checklists, and worksheets will be especially helpful. And the advice from those who have 'been there' is invaluable for the beginning events planner." —Jill Muehrcke, Vice President of Women in Communications, Inc., and Editor of Nonprofit World.
Size: 8.5 x 11
A BIT OF THE BOOK
A Practical Guide for Busy Volunteers and Staff