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How Families First Changed One Life Forever

Not everyone has family or friends to turn to when times get rough. That’s why community service organizations are essential—they are the “village” for people to lean on when dealing with tough times. Families First, our latest Giving Program donation recipient strengthens communities with individual and family mental health counseling, support groups, education and training,
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Q&A: Jordan Lyon Took a Bold Step. The Rest is History…

It can be lonely in the city. If you don’t watch out, the daily grind of traffic-work-traffic-home can turn into a major rut. Jordan Lyon spotted this phenomenon in himself and his neighbors. Then he took a bold step. He quit his well-paying sales job to start Foundation Community, a Seattle-based organization with a mission
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5 Fantastic Reasons to Offer Physical Tickets at Your Next Event

There’s something special about a physical ticket. Holding one in your hand as you wait excitedly to see your favorite band…attending a show with it tucked safely in your pocket, putting the stub into a scrapbook, finding it years later and feeling that flood of oh-what-a-show nostalgia. Physical tickets have a powerful effect, which is
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5 Promotion Secrets to a Packed Holiday Event

Tick(et) tock. The holidays are coming up and so is your event. Holiday events require special love because there is a lot of competition (we’re looking at you Nutcracker), but you can use the season to your advantage. Here are 5 holiday promotion strategies that will get your attendees lining up to buy those tickets.
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One of the Best Marketing Tools that You’re Not Using

We get it. We understand your pain. You worked so hard to organize an amazing event, but no one told you how hard it would be to promote it. You’ve posted the event to Facebook, you tweeted, you posted flyers and then… crickets. You may not realize it, but we have a one-of-a-kind solution. We
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13 Frightening AF Halloween Events

The air is honey crisp. The nights are getting chilly. It’s time to eat (pumpkin-flavored everything), drink (cider please) and be SCARY. We combed through all of our Halloween events to find zombie 5ks, ghost walks, and so many other haunts across the country. Here are our 13 top picks for Halloween events, ranging from
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Tech Savvy? You’ll Love Our Latest Giving Program Donation

Tech geeks and coders will be especially excited about the latest recipient of our Giving Program donation – a nonprofit named TeamsCode. TeamsCode started in 2016 when two passionate Mercer Island high schoolers organized a coding competition at their school. The students, Alan Bi and Chris Elliott, were both participants in other programming contests. They
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How to Turn Your Empty Space into an Event Venue

Your perfect event venue awaits … but you might have to use your imagination to see it. Warehouses, restaurants, community centers, hair salons and even old farmhouses and barns can be transformed into beautiful concert halls, theaters, and meeting spaces. If you own a space like this, you have to pay utilities and other expenses
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Q & A with Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation

Brown Paper Tickets has some really fantastic decades-long relationships with event organizers. For example, we’ve partnered with the Phoenix Film Festival for more than 13 years now! Today we sat down with Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation to pick his brain about the Phoenix Film Festival. Briefly describe your business. JC:
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Your Complete Guide to School Event Ticketing

Homecoming or the big game, assembly or the drama club’s production of Romeo and Juliet, it’s almost time to set up fall and winter school events.  With school soon in session, your to-do list is miles long, but getting your school event ticketing in order now will save you time later on. Our guide will teach you
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