From monthly luncheons to multi-day conferences, our meeting professionals have the resources and knowledge to produce events of all sizes seamlessly.
Event and meeting planners go to great lengths to ensure their events are not the same cookie-cutter gatherings that everyone is used to attending. They want their event to stand out and be a truly enjoyable experience for guests. This is especially important for non-profit associations, who might be using the event as an opportunity to attain new members and raise money for the organization. If people are engaged and having fun they are more likely to support the organization. One of the most important aspects of planning a successful event is selecting the right venue. Here are a few things to consider when looking for an event venue. […]
Conferences, meetings, and symposia are the hub of an organization, the value-added benefit that lures members in and keeps them coming back for more. SBI supports over 250 events a year, so we turned to some of our staff for their best advice on how to make the most of your association’s event:
Define and […]
Networking is undoubtedly one of the top reasons people join professional associations, and live events are irreplaceable opportunities for members to connect and learn from each other. One of our association clients, CREW Seattle & Sound really delivers on this member benefit through their hugely successful monthly luncheons which regularly attract more than 150 attendees. CREW strategically […]
Ask any association Board member about their association’s mission, and you’ll inevitably hear things like:
“to provide high quality education and training to members”;
“to provide networking opportunities to members”;
“to advocate for our members and their profession”.
In the end, it’s all about members, many of whom are long-time and passionate volunteers, and of course, a primary supporting […]
SBI plans more than 200 meetings and events annually for our nonprofit association clients – from Board meetings to monthly business luncheons to multi-day national conferences and tradeshows.
One measure of success for these meetings is the quality of face-to-face interactions – that magical energy and buzz that is in the air when you are together […]
When Terry Onustack started at SBI, he never could have guessed how quickly the earth would begin to move under his feet. 28 clients and 25 major events later, it’s safe to say that his hands and his Outlook calendars are full. Like 11,000 emails coming through his inbox kind of full.
The Event Team is […]
One of the many objectives associations want to accomplish by hosting events is increased revenue. This is a no-brainer, really. Because if you are not increasing your revenue through hosting the event, then you will not be able to sustain hosting that event for very long.
Recently, I attended an MPI Washington State Chapter training about […]