This past week myself and other staff members met with our wonderful Education Foundation group for planning of the annual Spring Stampede 5k Fun Run. I always enjoy working with parent and community groups that help raise monies for the many educational programs we offer to students. During our meeting we were trying to brainstorm ways to communicate information, streamline the registration process, and leverage the power of social media for promotional purposes. I shared with the group a number of resources that have been successfully used by various education event organizers. Here is the list......
10. Hashtag: Very important to have a simple yet catchy hashtag for your event so that participants can stay on top of what is happening in an organized fashion through social media. A very useful tool to follow a particular hashtag across multiple social media platforms is Tagboard.
14. Google Hangout provides event planners a free way to connect and see each other virtually from all parts if the world. Looking for another service that can handle larger groups of people to plan virtually? Check out BigMarker.
15. Guidebook: Provide event participants with a mobile app experience that they will never forget. Guidebook is not free but well worth the cost.
As you can see there are so many ways for event planners and participants to leverage the power of available web tools to ensure a positive experience that will last a lifetime.