Event Planning Guide

Event Planning Guide by Wild Apricot

Event Planning Guide Table of Contents

  1. How to Plan an Event
  2. Event Checklist

About this Guide

This Event Planning Guide was created by Wild Apricot, providers of membership management software for associations, nonprofits and clubs. It is designed to help the staff and volunteers of small non-profit and membership organizations that are just getting started with event planning and management. 


Many small non-profits and membership organizations host events that may range from local chapter gatherings to large fundraising affairs. Since many of your staff and/or volunteers may be new to event planning and management, we created this guide to offer an introduction to, and broad-strokes overview for those just getting started with event management.

Since event planning, hosting, promotion and evaluation are all very dependent on the type of event you hold, we’ve had to keep the information in this Guide at a very high-level (e.g., not too much detail).

However, we hope that you can review the chapters and use the Event Checklist as a starting point in your event planning journey.

Creative Commons Licence

Wild Apricot Event Planning Guide by Wild Apricot is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.wildapricot.com.

Please include a link to https://www.wildapricot.com/event-planning-guide if you copy, distribute or re-transmit any of the documents that make up this guide. 
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