Category Archives: Event Recaps

Worthy Events, Well-Worth the Effort!

I am just now coming down off my “event-high” after two weekends of Light The Night Walks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While I worked at Light The Night Walks in Verona and Princeton in 2011, the Walks this year in Morristown and Camden were my first opportunities to be lead planner on the…

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A Year of Event Planning 101: What Have I Learned?

I cannot believe that I have been working for Events with Ginger & Co. for a full year. Where did the time go? Well, I know where it went – I have spent the past year learning an unbelievable amount: an extensive course in event planning 101. I’ve seen so much: massive outdoor events attended by…

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Upcoming Fall Events

Ice cream. Beach towels. Lightening bugs. All the signs of summer are here. So why can’t I stop thinking about spreadsheets and follow-up phone calls? Oh, that’s right, because it’s August – prep time for fall events! This autumn we’re involved in seven large-scale events within a five-week period: September 20: Autism Speaks Metro New…

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Spring Events Round-Up

For some, the hot, hot heat of July can be oppressive, but for me, summer means the workload of spring events is lifted, fresh air is breathed and the head is clear to look towards the fall event season. Before the spring events are archived, it’s important to me to review our work, debrief with…

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A First Event from Inception

I’ve seen my share of events in my short tenure with Events with Ginger & Co. I started work here in the middle of registration for a convening, finished making volunteer contact calls for an annual nonprofit walk, and helped with guest registration for an enormous fundraising gala celebrity dinner. But now that I’m here…

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What Slow Event Season?

When I joined Events with Ginger & Co. in the summer, I was quickly dropped into the thick of “event season.” I had to hit the ground running: learn new systems and procedures and event-planning language and immediately start working on existing events. It was crazy-busy in a good way. When I came on board, several events…

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Confessions of a Dinearound Newbie

Recently, I went to Baltimore to help out with the second half of the Elev8 Fall Learning Institute, which was taking place at the Hotel Monaco. Specifically, one of my tasks was to work at the dinearound Tuesday evening. The group of 125 attendees at the convening was going to be broken down into five groups,…

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Autumn Events Ending

This season was our busiest yet with seven single-day autumn events in New York and New Jersey and three multiple-day conferences in Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. We started the autumn event season by helping a law firm with a client conference at the Harvard Club in NYC when they were short-staffed. Ten days later we moved…

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Inspiration at a Human Rights Conference

Last night I returned from handling the logistics for a human rights conference – the U.S. Human Rights Fund’s (USHRF) convening in Philadelphia. For the past three years, this event has brought together funders and advocates working towards common goals such as criminal justice reform, racial equity and developing youth leadership for social justice causes. Much…

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