More Program, Less Stuff

Your annual gala is one of the best opportunities your organization has to share stories that detail your mission, your goals, and your recent successes. It’s also a time to thank and acknowledge supporters and continue to build your community. Do you really want to use two or more hours of your guests’ time selling them goods and services that tell them nothing about who you are? Do guests really need or want one more “Night...

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Let us Run the Show

What can be our greatest value to our clients? Quite simply, we’ll run the show. Armed with a minute-by-minute Run of Show (ROS) with more cues than a pool hall, we relish the opportunity to be fully responsible for the successful management of our client’s program. We understand much time, effort, and resources have been invested in creating their event. When the day arrives, we know it’s critical for our clients to fully focus on their...

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5 Questions for the Executive Director of HERO House Bellevue

Meet Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, Executive Director of HERO House Bellevue, and our first client featured in 5 Questions from Well Done Events.  HERO House is accredited by Clubhouse International and is a place where members recovering from mental illness come to reclaim their lives and rejoin their community. HERO House uses a psychiatric rehabilitation model that focuses on socialization and community engagement to bring every participant, known...

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Happy & Healthy 2018

Greetings! We truly appreciate you: our clients, our peers, our vendors, and the magnificent Seattle community. We wish you peace and joy and love in the New Year. Thank you for supporting Well Done Events. Carol & Rebecca Ps. Let’s begin 2018, on the right foot, with a little poetry. Enjoy! New Year’s Day– everything is in blossom! I feel about average. by Kobayashi...

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1 camper, 2 women, and a week on the road

We spent a good portion of 2016 working as event managers for SBI Association Management. This nine-month consulting gig allowed us to expand our reach both professionally and geographically, as we traveled to Asheville, Atlanta, Orlando, and New Orleans managing professional conferences and site surveys. After wrapping up our SBI contract this past January in Orlando, we decided to endeavor on a “business retreat,” in a ‘79 VW Camper Van, and...

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Volunteer Management 101

Training and managing volunteers can sometimes feel like herding cats, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We have discovered a simple four-step solution for successful volunteer management: define volunteer jobs clearly, find the right person for each job, dedicate time to training your volunteers, and thank your volunteers a lot. Defining Volunteer Jobs Telling a check-in volunteer that they will be “checking in guests and welcoming them to...

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