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Learn How to Organize a Successful Special Event

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, March 19, 2018

Please join us for "Let’s Have a Ball! Special Event Strategies for Success," a workshop offered through our GetSmART! learning series. Kelly Ford Fleming, director of development for the Arkansas Arts Center, will lead this informative workshop.

For better or worse, special events seem to be part of a nonprofit’s DNA. How do you survive the craziness that inevitably ensues? From galas to golf tournaments, there are strategies for success that are applicable to all. First, let’s discuss WHY you are having the event because that dictates the rest of the process. Then we can discuss strategies for defining success, maximizing revenue, minimizing expenses, establishing a timeline and org chart and how to wrap it all up with a bow (and thank you notes) at the end. What’s realistic? What is not? Come prepared to share your stories of success -- and failure. No judgment here! We will learn from each other and all return to the office with some new tools and rules of engagement.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10 a.m. – Noon
Department of Arkansas Heritage – Diamond Room
1100 North Street Little Rock, AR 72201

Registration fee is $10. Coffee and pastries will be served. Reservations are required; deadline to register is April 6. For more information contact Janet Perkins at (501) 324-9775 or email [email protected] Click HERE to register online.