Category Archives: Corporate

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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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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Ginger Donnan Events is Now Events with Ginger & Co.

As announced last month, today our event company name changed from Ginger Donnan Events to Events with Ginger & Co. to better reflect our team approach to planning events. Along with the change comes a new logo, refreshed website, new email addresses for the team, and an updated look for the Master Event Plans we…

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Ginger Donnan Events Company Name Change

Dear blog readers, While I hope you all receive our quarterly e-newsletter, I realize that some of you may come here new to us and I’d like you to know what was shared in this past month’s newsletter. Since I formed the Ginger Donnan Events in the summer of 2007, a lot has changed. I…

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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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