Top 20 digital tools to help you plan spectacular events

Are you hosting a community event this Summer? We can help you find digital tools that can help take the heat out of managing your events, from the early planning stages right through to your monitoring and evaluation.  All of these tools have been rated by Community How To members.   

Plan your events using...

  1. Mindjet | 4 Stars 
    A collaborative work management software for brainstorming ideas, organising information as-well-as managing projects and tasks, great for organising events.

  2. Trello  | 4 Stars 
    A free management tool that organises your projects around a digital board. Collaborate ideas with your event team in a simple, visual and interactive way.

  3. Doodle | 4 .5 Stars
    A free and easy way to schedule meetings, invite attendees and co-ordinate diaries.

Recruit event volunteers using...

  1. #WeWillGather | 5 Stars
    A Twitter powered tool that helps you find volunteers to help out at your events.

  2. VolunteerSpot | 2.5 Stars
    A simple way to help manage event volunteers. There’s sign-up sheets, volunteer scheduling software, and management tools to send out reminders and reports.

Send invitations and manage bookings using...

  1. Eventbrite | 5 Stars 
    All the options you need to plan an event, promote it via social media, and sell your tickets.

  2. You Can Book Me | 4 Stars 
    Allows your customers to book online taking the admin of event bookings off your hands.

  3. Booking Bug | 3 Stars
    A simple scheduling and event booking service, allowing users to book online.

Promote your events using...

  1. Facebook | 3.5 Stars  
    A hugely popular free social networking site that allows you to create an event profile and invite your followers.

  2. Twitter | 5 Stars 
    A real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Send your event update to all your twitter followers.

  3. Mail Chimp | 3.5 Stars
    Design email newsletters to share your event new articles with your contacts.

  4. Wordpress | 4 Stars 
    A free blogging tool that allows you to share information about your events through your blog.   

Raise funds for your events using...

  1. Local Giving | 5 Stars
    A not-for-profit organisation helping small, local charities and community groups to reach more supporters, raise more money and help more people.

  2. Golden Giving | 5 Stars   
    A donation and fundraising website that is free to use for both charities and fundraisers.

Hold presentations at your events using...

  1. Zoom It | 5 Stars
    Annotate or draw on the presentation screen in real time, and even turn your screen instantly into a whiteboard.

  2. Prezi | 5 Stars 
    An online presentation tool that's really simple to setup and use.

  3. Pointerstick | 3.5 Stars 
    A large virtual pointer on your presentation screen, pointing to where the mouse is located so that everyone in the room can see exactly what you're talking about.

Measure your events success using...

  1. Survey Monkey | 4 Stars
    Create online surveys quickly and easily, making the process of collecting feedback incredibly simple.

  2. Storify | 4 Stars 
    Pool and present content from around the web (including tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube videos, news articles) about your event.

  3. QuickTapSurvey for iPad & Android Tablet | 4 Stars 
    A user friendly mobile survey that lets you create surveys for your tablet quickly and easily.

We hope that you can find the right tools for you to improve the way you plan your events. Good luck, and let us know how you get on with the tools you choose. Login or register to add or rate your favorite event management tool on our website