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bigBANG! Planning Team

What makes an event great? Planning!

Who are they and what do they do? 

The bigBANG! Planning Team ensures that SVP’s showcase on social innovation goes without a hitch. In years past, bigBANG! has convened speakers like Peter Senge and Dan Pallotta who’ve spoken to crowds of approximately 250 folks from across Greater Cleveland and beyond. Sharing the stage and inspiring the audience are the Fast Pitch presenters — executive directors from local nonprofits who share their innovative approaches to challenging social problems.

What do I need to know in order to join the bigBANG! Planning Team?

The bigBANG! Planning Team begins to meet approximately eight months before the event. Initially, the team only meets about once a month in order to pick a venue and a keynote speaker. About six months out, the team confirms key logistics: caterer and menu, budget of expenses, audio visual requirements, emcee, Partner who will provide a testimonial, marketing materials, media opportunities, volunteer roles, registration and parking details, sponsors, program/prospectuses, etc. In the final weeks before the event, volunteers are confirmed and trained, additional attendees are sought, and Fast Pitch presenters practice on site.

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