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How to Put on Cost-Effective Events for Alumni, Donors and Other Constituencies

Advancement Talk features audio conversations on the latest trends, tips and best practices in advancement from leading professionals in the field.

Richard Williams
Director of Special Events
Loyola University Chicago

This podcast interview is less than nine minutes long.

  • At 0:45, Williams talks about how planners should start thinking about the planning process when colleagues first approach them about putting on an event.
  • At 2:25, he discusses how planners can repurpose equipment they already have when putting on events.
  • At 4:01, Williams lists some new technologies that are available for planners to use at their events and the kind of efficiencies they can create.
  • At 7:13, he shares how events professionals can convince advancement leaders to invest in the kind of new technologies that can improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the long run.


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