Category Archives: Galas

Last Minute vs. Longer-Term Event Planning Services

We’re on the cusp of our busiest month of the year with six large events, while at the same time planning for an annual conference next month and two first-time galas 4-5 months later. All of these events in different stages has me thinking about our long-term event planning services (9-12 months out) versus the last…

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June is the New Black: Events in June

Has June really come and gone already? It was a blur for us as we executed events that we’d be working on for months, including the Kidsbridge Walk2Stop Bullying, StreetWise Partners’ 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macy’s 5K Run/Walk. I remember a decade ago, when the spring conference and fundraising event season lasted from March to May, avoiding Father’s Day…

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Event Security Ever a Priority

As event planners, we are often called upon to play the role of moving company, director, emcee, server, among many, many other roles, including security personnel. Now event planners should, by no means, take the place of a professional, hired, security team, but when we’ve worked on an event for months and months and know…

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A Tasty Menu Tasting

For some upcoming events, Amy and I have had the pleasure to participate in one of the best perks of being an event planner – menu tastings. Not every client has the time or wherewithal to hold a menu tasting for every gala dinner they are planning and we’re no different. Unless a client or…

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New Year, New Exciting Events

Hello new year! There is nothing like a fresh, crisp day planner to welcome the new year and make me feel like anything is possible, and this year is no different. I’m especially invigorated to return to work after a three-month maternity leave and get started on some really exciting events this year: Foundation Fighting Blindness…

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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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The Best Online Event Registration Site on a Budget

A while back, I shared some event registration site options for organizations planning a first-time event and in need of a quick solution. We recently did some comparison shopping to make sure our clients – a non-profit organization planning their fifth annual conference and one organizing their first fundraising walk – were using the ideal and most…

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