Evaluate Your Event for Future Programmers

Items to Evaluate

As most event planners know, the event doesn’t end when the last guest leaves. Post-event analysis is a key step to better understanding if you met your goals and how you might improve the event for the future. Here are some things to consider.

  • Review your initial event goals. Were they met? Did you meet your fundraising goal, attendance goal, target the correct audience, etc.? 
  • Was your key message, theme or purpose clearly communicated to your audience? 
  • From a logistical standpoint, mentally walk through the event from start to finish. What worked? What didn’t work? Why? Could it have been done differently? 
  • Did your vendors provide the agreed upon services? Are there any services that they could have performed better? Were prior issues resolved before the event? 
  • Get feedback from the vendors as to what worked and didn’t work from their perspective so that changes might be incorporated the next time. 
  • Ask your attendees for their feedback on what was effective and what can be improved for future events by your organization.

Funding Boards and Required Evaluations

Certain funding boards require that you submit a post-event evaluation as part of receipt of the funds. Check with your Student Organizations Leadership and Engagement advisor about such requirements. 

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