Event Planning

 

Tools for Event Planning

 

Meetup.com

Meetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests.

Trello.com

Trello is an online collaboration program that allows groups to coordinate and communicate for projects and events.  It keeps track of chats, calendars, tasks, and other collaboration actions to help keep people on point. It’s free to use, and from my experience with helping to plan a Clean Energy Summit for Sustainable Sandhills, it’s a lot easier than it seems at first.

 

Interactive Event Map

For large, decentralized events (such as Ferguson action days, MLK Day National marches, Pro-life rally days, Worldwide Pride marches, etc.), it can be difficult to keep track of each event being planned and/or encourage others to plan their own event independently from the organizers. A great way to do this is to use a combination of a Google form and a Google map. The result is an easy way for anyone to find and join their local event, and results in much less headaches for national organizers trying to keep track of each action.