Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Whether you are a seasoned event planner or simply plan an event here and there for your church or organization, there are many online resources you can utilize to enhance your event planning. As an event leader, it can be very beneficial to learn what others are doing that works (or doesn’t work), stay current with tips and trends and find encouragement from others in the industry.
Here are a few websites you can follow to learn more about event planning. Not all have a religious affiliation, but they offer many tips and ideas on creating an even bigger and better event.
- Connect Association – This website offers “how-to” articles, leadership notes, videos, a blog, and galleries of photos from various events around the country.
- Connect Faith – This website offers similar content as Connect Association. The main difference is Connect Faith writes from a religious perspective and highlights faith-based events.
- Connect Corporate – This website is another one in the family of Connect Association tools, but it is designed more for the corporate meeting professional.
- Planning Helper – This website offers free articles and information on event planning topics ranging from budgeting and site selection to registration and etiquette. It is a great site for new event planners and a great refresher for seasoned ones.
- Event MB – The Event Manager Blog keeps you up-to-date on the latest trends in event planning and marketing. They release an annual report of “10 Event Trends” for the upcoming year.
- Social Tables – Though Social Tables is known for event planning software, they also maintain a blog keeping you up-to-date on meeting and event trends.
- Meetings Imagined – This site offers expert tips and trends for meetings and events. Their posts are quick to read and have great pictures.
Regardless of the purpose or size of your event, you can find tips and tricks to incorporate in your planning as you learn from others in the industry.
What event websites do you frequent? Share in the Comments Section below.