Expert Snapshots for April

Expert SnapshotsAt VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Check back every month for snapshots of what experts in the field are talking about.

This month, in honor of National Volunteer Week and the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we are focusing on events.

Young Event Participants and Volunteers | Event 360

The experts over at Event 360 provide great advice on engaging youth in your events. It’s a winning strategy to secure future support, they say, but be sure to take into consideration additional logistics like parental consent…

Building Event Attendance and Inspiring Event Volunteers | Wild Apricot

This is actually two great articles in one. The Wild Apricot Membership Knowledge Hub has one post that talks about the challenges of getting people to pay to come to events during a down economy (especially young people). The second post addresses how smaller organizations can engage event volunteers despite the need to tackle a million other details at the same time (with far fewer resources than larger organizations).

Maximize the Social Media Presence at Your Next Event | Social Media Examiner

Social media is a disproportionately valuable tool when it comes to event planning and management. This is often overlooked, however, in favor of more traditional ways of using online platforms. Social Media Examiner provides four simple, easy tips for using social media at your events.

Calendar of Nonprofit Conferences: April 2013 | Socialbrite

Since no round-up is complete without linking to another round-up, here’s the April edition of Socialbrite’s excellent list of nonprofit-themed events. There’s a lot going on this month, and hopefully our team will run into yours at one or more of these great conferences!