• GLCVB Website Wins MSAE Diamond Award

     
    POSTED October 12, 2016
     

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau received the Diamond Award from the Michigan Society of Association Executives at the 15th Annual Awards Banquet held in Plymouth.

for the CVB won Best Website for an organization with an annual operating budget at or above $1 million. The GLCVB competed with close to 60 other entries for the award.

“We at the Greater Lansing CVB are extremely proud of the success of our newly redeveloped and mobile-friendly website,” says Jack Schripsema, president and CEO, GLCVB. “To receive this honor from our partners at MSAE, in front of our peers within the meetings industry, is a true honor.”

The MSAE has more than 1,000 members and 400 international, national, state, regional and local branches. It provides members with networking opportunities, a platform to exchange ideas and other benefits. 

The goal of most charity events is to generate as much money and awareness for the cause as possible. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially with countless galas, walks and campaigns vying for donor attention. 

So how can organizers ensure their fundraisers stand out and stay fresh year after year? What are the best ways to build relationships with donors and maximize their contributions? Fundraising experts from six Michigan nonprofits shared what works for them.

Designate an honorary chair (or two) to headline your event.

 

After they completed voting earlier this year on the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees that appeared in the Summer 2019 issue, we asked several members of the Michigan Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board what works best for them.

Here’s a look inside their planning bag.

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.