Event Planning Made Simple
Retire your project notebook once and for all! From chili cook-offs to charity races, fall carnivals to benefit auctions, holiday performances to food festivals – most annual events begin with a binder full of action plans, check lists, ideas and resources from the past event chair.
“It was ridiculous,” said J. Knowles of Austin, TX, “when I became the school carnival chair I was presented with a notebook that had my MOM’s name on action items from when she was in the PTA and I was a student here!”
No matter what you're planning, no matter how big or small, these free tech tools will help you loose that binder once and for all:
Dropbox: File sharing is a breeze with loads of free storage space from dropbox. Literally create and save documents that can be shared with your event planning team; store and share print collaterals, forms, contracts, job descriptions and more.
Google Drive: With your Google account, your team can collaborate on planning documents, edit/update shared spread sheets, generate simple forms, and more. All saved in the cloud, you won't lost another important document again!
Trello: The simplest project management software on the web, Trello is the free and easy solution to piles of papers. Create project boards and task out what your group is do, doing, and done with. It includes easy to follow steps, checklists, the ability to assign people to certain tasks and a reset for next year!
Join.me: Wish you could show a fellow organizer something on your computer screen during your conference call? It's easy (and free) with Join.me - collaborate even when your miles apart and make the important decisions faster without having to wait to show them in person or hear back via email.
VolunteerSpot: Large events come with loads of volunteers and free event signup sheets from VolunteerSpot are the fastest, easiest (free!) way to coordinate all the people and supplies you need for your event. 24/7 access from computers and mobile devices encourage more volunteers to sign up, and automated reminders keep everyone on track. More HERE