How To Plan For Successful Events

How To Plan For Successful Events

Is your NFP, Community Organisation or Club planning an event, but you don't know where to start?

This half day online workshop will explore the initial stages in event planning and management and give you the skills and tools to create Event Budgets and Critical Path Plans to get your event underway.

Online Workshop

Friday, 13 November 2020, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Spaces are Limited so book your place today

How To Plan For A Successful Event

Planning an event can be a daunting task especially if you have never done it before and you really don't know where to start. 

Regardless of the size of your event, if it's a corporate function, a club fundraiser, a large public event, a wedding, or Marae gathering, there are some basic tools and tricks to creating your event plan which will help ensure its success.

This webinar will explore the initial stages of event planning and management with the following topics covered:

  • The 3 phases of event planning
  • The key steps in creating a successful event
  • Identifying target audiences and stakeholders
  • How to critically examine event ideas
  • How to create an uncomplicated Event Budget in Excel and establish a breakeven point
  • How to create a Critical Path Plan to evaluate if an event is feasible.

Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training, including an excel template. 

Spaces are Limited

Who should attend

Anyone who is new to event planning and event management including: managers, Board or Committee members, team leaders, staff and volunteers of:

  • Not-For-Profit Community organisations
  • Community Clubs
  • Associations
  • Sports groups 
  • Schools and education groups
  • Anyone at all wanting to plan an event - large or small.

About Faye Johnson

Faye has over 25 years experience in creating and organising large and small events for industry sectors, corporate organisations, not-for-profit community groups and individuals. The events have ranged from the National NFP Sector Conference, professional development training workshops and webinars, SPCA fundraising events, large public attended events for other community groups, corporate product launches, school balls, weddings, and everything in-between.  

With leading both large and small teams of volunteers at events, and raising over $900,000 for a Taupo community project, she is passionate about using events as a means to lift a community-groups profile, provide a platform for learning, raise funds, and create an opportunity for engagement.

Many will know Faye as part of the team at Grow organising their conferences, workshops, webinars and professional development training sessions. 

Zoom Date & Time - Friday, 13 November 2020

9.00am - 12.00pm

Once you register you will be sent the link and password for the Zoom meeting. 

All you need is a computer with internet connection, and prior to the webinar you will be emailed the Excel template and other resources.

 Faye will share her slides with you after the training.

​Price & Registration

3 hour Webinar

Recognising the challenges faced by most clubs and organisations, we are offering this webinar for only $20.00 inc gst.

The price stated is per person.

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye on 027 607 3000 or email

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $5.00 inc GST per attendee service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd also reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum. 

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at
Phone: 027 607 3000