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Giving Spotlight: Supporting Parents Through Tough Times

The parent road is a long one with a lot of twists, turns, spilled sippy cups, crushed Goldfish crackers, and yes, amazing scenery along the way. But life obstacles can send even the sturdiest station wagon spinning. That’s when parents turn to their “village” of family members and friends. But what about those who don’t
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Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Tells Us How It’s Done

Everett may not have Seattle’s skyscrapers and big city appeal, but it does have a down-to-earth vibe, a primo spot next to the Puget Sound and (much) cheaper drinks. It also has the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, a multi-day festival going on its sixth year and making waves. It was just featured in this Seattle
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3 Ways to Get Guests Talking at Networking Events

You’re hosting the mixer to end all mixers. Everything is perfect—the venue, the weather, and you’ve even managed to sell out. But the attendees are standing on opposite sides of the wall with their faces buried in their phones. No one is talking. It’s more awkward than a jr. high dance. The success of industry
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5 Secrets to a Successful Community Arts Event

Here’s the scenario: someone delegates you the enormous responsibility of planning a community arts festival. It needs to be wildly successful, but you have little-to-no budget and a short time. You nod and say alright (there’s a reason they asked you after all), but your mind is telling you to run screaming. You can pull
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How Arts Corps is Revolutionizing Arts Education

The arts foster great change, which is why Brown Paper Tickets selected Seattle-based Arts Corps for our latest Giving Program donation. Their mission is so inspiring, thoughtful, and necessary: “Arts Corps revolutionizes arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences.” Arts Corps started a variety of cool programs
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The Stress-Free Guide to Making Event Promo Videos

It’s 2019 and time to get real. Video content is no longer a “nice-to-have”; it’s a “must-have.” According to OptinMonster, video marketers get 66% more qualified leads per year. Imagine what a good video campaign can do for your ticket sales. Here’s a guide to creating a promo video for your event. Start with Solid
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12 Hottest Event Trends of 2019

Don’t you love the new year? 2019 will be the year of the pig, the year of living coral, the year of amazing events and big moments. Kick it off right with our annual trends list. 1. Fika Hygge made our 2017 event trends list and we’re happy to report the phenomenon of knits, candles,
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Adopt One, Save Two: Animal Ark, a No-Kill Shelter

Animals deserve comfort, love, soft blankets, whatever treats make them happy, families—and at the very least, life. Thankfully, Animal Ark and similar organizations work to help companion animals neglected, lost or left behind. Our latest Giving Program recipient works to rescue and re-home Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals. Why Adopt from a No-Kill Shelter
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A Partridge and a Parody: 12 Twists on Classic Holiday Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for holiday events. Bust out the ugly sweaters or the pretty ones, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and celebrate the holiday season with 12 unique takes on classic holiday events: 1. Brassy Baroque Christmas The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet plays holiday classics mixed in with
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Don’t Ghost: 5 Best Practices for Canceling an Event

Fall and winter events are all sorts of magical. There’s the lighting, the warmth, the comfort food. But the season also brings the chance of inclement weather, the flu, and frustrating travel delays. If you have to cancel your event, let your attendees down easy. Here’s how to do it right: 1. Contact us immediately
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