A successful event in five steps.

In the past few years, many companies, associations, and non-profits have closed their event planning departments and transferred this responsibility to employee teams or volunteer committees. It sounds efficient and cost-effective in theory, and may work well when...

Come Together

Fall is upon us. The nights are crisp, the leaves are changing, and children are back to school.  Historically, communities would celebrate this season with an event. For years, dedicated volunteers have been engaged in public events in order to strengthen a sense of...

Passion pays: Illustrator strikes a chord with fans.

The Decemberists. The Black Keys. Phish. They all have one thing in common: Nate Duval. A former ad guy, Duval left Madison Ave. to focus on what he loves: music. Knowing he’d never be a rock star didn’t discourage Duval from joining the community as a “gigposter”...

Community has no end. Only beginnings.

And from those communities, emerge leaders. The trailblazers. The people others want to follow. Often, these leaders create new communities. People gravitate toward them and embrace the mission as their own. A mission as lofty as promoting green technology or as easy...

Forged in whispers (or cheers).

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of a community being formed. A chance meeting. A handshake. An email. A comment on a blog. Or, simply a glance. It’s the connection made between like-minded individuals whether they’re colleagues, friends, or strangers. And it’s often...