If you aren’t an event organizer, this is not the most exciting piece of the week. But if you are, then you’ll appreciate this comprehensive “Event Organizing Checklist” shared by the wonderful Mandi Gould. Mandi knows a thing of two about organizing, as one of the Frankie100 instigators and a professional marketing manager.
So whether you are organizing a fundraiser dance, a workshop weekend, a dance competition or a jazz festival, there’s probably some tips in there you will find helpful. For example, here’s Mandi’s advice on budget:
Get serious about your event budget. Remember that every event is scalable. If your event is in its infancy, be conservative. Start out small. Make modest projections of how many guests you might realistically expect to attend your event. It’s advisable to under-budget on attendance while over-budgeting on costs to ensure that you have a safe buffer zone for unexpected expenses.
There are always unexpected costs, and even with extensive experience, you can never anticipate what they’ll be. Set aside some extra cash in your budget for emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. I recommend a buffer of at least 10%-15% as a safe zone.
Thanks for sharing this, Mandi!
Other Stuff We Liked This Week:
Yoyo Lu is a waacker and lindy hopper out of Shanghai. Here she is dancing with Jason Huang in this sweet video on Instagram: If you like my Lindy 😳 with @yuexing00jason .
And for comparison, here’s Yoyo waacking during one of her regular classes.
Check out Pamela Gaizutyte & Martynas Stonys of What a Jazz dancing in Lithuania.
We don’t know all the details of this. But check out this sweet flashmob by Naughty Swing held at the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan.
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