Guest post: 5 risks every event planner should take

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Risk aversion will never shift the ingenuity needle forward, evolve your event or the industry. But breaking free of complacency requires a sincere commitment. Below are some irreverent yet calculated risks that every event planner should dare to attempt – and they are tame enough to tackle all at once.
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BriteDFW's 'Art Party' offers lessons in event creativity

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Last Thursday was another normal night in Dallas. But in Deep Ellum, it was an entirely different story. For one night, art, music, fashion, and culture came together and gave every attendee an experience they had probably never imagined. Art Party- Life as Canvas took DFW by storm!
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Vivanista webinar recording: 'Fundraising Best Practices' with Julia Hartz

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Last Thursday, our co-founder and president, Julia Hartz, joined our friends at Vivanista for an ultra-helpful webinar on fundraising best practices. Julia, Vivanista founder Layne Gray, and SF fundraiser extraordinaire Mary Poland chatted about everything from event promotion strategies to getting corporate sponsorships. We’re now posting the video of their discussion below.
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Social media buttons added for private events

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At Eventbrite, we talk a lot about the power of social media for spreading the word about your events. And with good reason. As our recent social commerce report showed, event sharing through Facebook, Twitter and the rest really works—and has a tangible effect on the success of your gatherings. Until now, Eventbrite’s “social sharing” buttons have only been open to eventholders who choose to list their events publicly.
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October is for fests: World Series, Halloween, Election Day and more

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Here in San Francisco, the buzz right now is all about the Giants’ playoff run. For a great weekend plan, check out these fun SF World Series parties and watch the team battle the Rangers, dyed beards and all. Of course, hardball is hardly the only game this week.
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