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How to make your next event stand out!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, In : halls for hire 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with a massive Grand Final weekend across all states! What Grand Final means to me is that it is spring and Party Season is upon us! It’s time to turn our attention to racing season, Christmas season, Annual General Meetings (AGM)’s and Conference season – whatever it is that you are involved in, chances are that you have an event coming up real soon! 

Some venues leave all the event management up the the hirer, others like to get more involved. He...


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How to get Volunteers!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Thursday, September 6, 2018, In : halls for hire 

Following on from our newsletter last month about how valuable volunteers are. I wanted to share a great tip from one of our members, Cathy Rees from the Wilson Botanic Park Berwick who suggested an amazing service called Volunteer Matcher for anyone needing more volunteers.

 

This got me thinking of other ways to get more volunteers!


 

We all need volunteers to help run our venue or help run an event – so what can we do to attract more volunteers?

 

1.         Go to where the people ...


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The Importance of Volunteers

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, July 31, 2018,

A huge thank you to all those that have got in contact with me with questions and comments over the past month, I’m always happy to help, so please keep the comments coming!

This month let’s talk about volunteers! Volunteers carry out almost 80% of the administration functions within the sport and recreation sector, probably more within worship groups, making volunteers an integral part of the success of ANY community organisation.

So, we know we need volunteers but what do volunteers n...


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EOFY On-Off Insurance & Victorian Grants

Posted by Deborah Langley on Friday, June 8, 2018, In : halls for hire 

Here in Melbourne the start of June always looks cold and miserable and is a dreary reminder that the end of the financial year is getting close! Here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we would like to give you some tips and tricks to help balance the books this EOFY and have relied on some of our members to help out with this information

 

The secretary of Woombye School of Arts Hall wanted to share with all our members about a new insurance company she has found. They have been struggling to fin...


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Keep your Contact Details Current!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Friday, May 4, 2018, In : halls for hire 

May the 4th be with you! A wonderful way to start a new month, here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we hope that Star Wars Day has brought you some laughs and good fortune.


Something that we have been noticing more and more of recently is that contact details have been going through a change; we are doing a lot of searching for new contact details and trying to get people to update their contact details and listings so as not to miss out on any inquiries!

We know that many of your organisations ...


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Happy Chinese New Year!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Friday, February 16, 2018, In : halls for hire 

Today marks the start of the Luna Festival or Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog. I thought this would be the perfect day to send out our latest newsletter.


Being involved with community halls and venues allows me to get a glimpse into many different cultures and I personally love that we live in a place that we all get to choose which celebrations we want to be involved in and which we choose not to.

For me, a new year celebration (regardless of the calendar) allows me reflect on my life...


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Larger Spaces v Smaller Spaces

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : halls for hire 

Happy New Year!

I’m sure, like many of us, you are in full swing again for 2018 and the holidays (if you got any) seem like a distant memory. If you are lucky enough to be on holidays now or STILL! Good on you! And I hope you are having a wonderful time. If you are back to work like us, I hope you are planning for a wonder 2018 full of exciting new developments and opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer our question last year, which was – Do you find your smal...


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Happy Holidays!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : halls for hire 

I can’t believe we are just a few days from Christmas. This year has sped past with lightning speed!


With the holidays upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being part of this little family. We have had an amazing year with more and more people turning to community venues.With this trend, we have a question for those of you that have both smaller and larger rooms:

Do you find your smaller rooms get booked more than your larger spaces?

We like to look at trends, an...


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Not-for-Profit Finance Week

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, In : halls for hire 

These months are just going far too quickly! We are already in September; time for another newsletter and time for the annual Not-for-Profit Finance week.

Not-for-Profit Finance Week 2017 (September 18 to 22) is a celebration of ideas, knowledge and financial capacity-building for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector.


This year, Commonwealth Bank and Our Community are pleased to host an information packed series of webinars and presentations where you can hear from experts on some of the ho...


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How do you share information?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, In : halls for hire 

As someone who hates the cold, I love to see the sight of Cherry Blossoms on a winter day because it means that Spring is just around the corner and I’m so please to say I saw my first blooms of Cherry Blossoms over the weekend. YAY!


With the buds of new blossoms also comes that clearing away of the winter fog (in our minds) and hopefully the inspiration to start to think of how we can blossom ourselves!

This month I wanted to talk to you about ways to share ideas and work together to de...


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How to set fees & charges for your hall hire

Posted by Deborah Langley on Friday, May 19, 2017, In : halls for hire 

It’s hard to imagine that the year is getting away from us already, but as the leaves finish falling outside my window here in rainy Melbourne it sure is starting to feel a lot like winter! I hope you are all coping well with the change in seasons and aren’t full of colds and coughs like we are here at HQ!

As promised, this month let’s talk about fees and charges.

Almost always, the first question someone will ask when looking to book a hall is how much will it cost. You can save yourself...


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Easter Cleaning

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, In : halls for hire 

Chag Sameach and Happy Easter for all that are celebrating a holiday this week. I can’t believe it is already Autumn, feels like the year just started! As always its’ been busy here at Halls for Hire HQ; loads of inquires coming through and our busiest month last month topping 25,000 hits = incredible!

As promised, this month I wanted to talk to you about how you manager your hirers and what can be expected from someone who hires your venue. Firstly, yes you’re right, it is you venue s...


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Festival of Small Halls

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : halls for hire 

So sorry I haven't sent a newsletter this month. Between festival season and dealing with our ever expanding usage on the website (we reached 25,000 hits over the last month!) and the hiccups that come along with that, it's been a busy month.



I am preparing a newsletter for next month to talk about what you charge your users: cleaning fees, bond etc etc. And what you expect from them: leave the place clean, remove rubbish etc

Anyone that would like to share their experiences and what has been w...


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How to protect yourself in the New Year

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, In : halls for hire 

Happy New Year! By now I’m sure you are well into the swing of 2017 and starting to lose some of that holiday fog. I hope you all have a wonderful festive season and looking forward to a year full of great times and wonderful memories!

Last year, I sent out a newsletter about contracts and paperwork from a company called Eaziwaiver and I have had a few people ask me for a bit more information about them and what they do. Eaziwaiver provide electronic forms for all uses, but they specialize...


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Happy Holidays!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : halls for hire 

As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for being a part of our little community of halls for hire!

It's been a huge year for us! We are consistently ranked number 1 on google and getting approx. 20,000 hits per month plus we have well over 600 halls listed for hire!

We are getting great inquiries to; from helping people out for those last minute needs when the weather has been less than ideal, through to managing weekly bookings fo...


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Could your hall do with some repairs?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, In : halls for hire 

On the week of Melbourne Cup what better time to talk about money for nothing!

I hope you all have had a great week so far and maybe even won a little extra cash with a flutter on the races. But unfortunately we all know that gambling normally costs us more money rather than it makes it (I know I lost the small few pennies I put up on Tuesday).

What if I told you I could help with a little cash injection?

Here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we know that it costs a lot of money to maintain a h...


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What a difference some details can make!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, In : halls for hire 

What a crazy month it has been down here at www.hallsforhire.com.au HQ

Firstly, on a very personal note; I welcomed the arrival of my first child into the world on the 26.6.2016, little baby Charlotte (named after my 94 year old grandmother who is a constant inspiration).


This means that I’ll be a little quiet for a few weeks while we adjust to life with a baby but we still have people in the background doing some amazing things to increase the traffic to our website, make sure we stay at...


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Valuing Your Volunteers

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : halls for hire 

Hope you are all coping with the wild weather across the country at the moment; that you are staying safe and your loved ones are protected. One thing we could not do without at these times of crisis are the amazing volunteers that work tirelessly to support communities, businesses and our environment.

Volunteers and their important work form a strong part of the social service fiber of our society. Fortunately many view volunteering as part of a well-rounded life; giving back to communities, ...


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Have you got your paperwork in order?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, In : halls for hire 

May the 4th be with you! A wonderful way to start a new month, here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we hope that Star Wars Day has brought you some laughs and good fortune.

One thing that can destroy even the most wondrous day is not having all your paperwork in order. This month we had the opportunity to talk to John Anderson from Eaziwaiver who understands better than just about anyone that contacts and waivers are absolutely worth the paper they are written on!


What do your contracts look lik...


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How to Market Your Venue in Your Community

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : halls for hire 

Hope you have had an amazing month enjoying some time off with school holidays and Easter breaks. As always here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we have been busy getting your venues noticed, working on web updates and fixing bugs as they come up (which they always do with the internet changing so quickly!!)

With things changing in cyber space we thought it would be a great time to talk about changing the way we look at marketing our venues. So this month we are talking about all things marketing...


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Lessons from Top Venue Managers

Posted by Deborah Langley on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : halls for hire 

Here at www.hallsforhire.com.au we know that for many of you being a venue manager (managing venue bookings) is just one part of your role. We know that many of you are volunteers working just a few hours a week on this role, while others are just about the only person running you’re entire organisation! There are lots of reasons why managing bookings and inquiries can sometimes falls low on the priority list.

So we thought we would look at some tips from Top Venue Managers around the world ...


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Engaging the next generation to support your hall:

Posted by Deborah Langley & Kerry Grace on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : halls for hire 

After a slow start to the year we are up and running and raring to go at www.hallsforhire.com.au! We have started on our long list of upgrades, some of them you will start to notice in the next month, most of them you won’t (but we do!), and we are super excited that these upgrades will make the site easier to use, run faster, get your listings seen more and work better for everyone!

As we move forward, we know that many of you are also looking forward to how you can engage the next genera...


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Happy New Year!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, In : halls for hire 

Woooah...how time flies! As another amazing and productive year closes and a new exciting year begins, we hope you had a fun, merry and safe holiday period and are ready to start 2016 with a bang!


In 2015 we've had the privilege to work on some incredible events, work with amazing communities and get some incredible spaces used by more people, more often!

When we reflect on the big things that made 2015 great, it's our amazing members, great relationships, dedicated team and brilliant outcomes ...


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Are you properly insured?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Thursday, December 3, 2015, In : halls for hire 

It’s been a bumper month here at www.hallsforhire.com.au with loads of inquiries coming through!

This month we promised to talk about all things insurance and put the call out to a number of insurance experts to get the best advice on how to deal with hirers and how to make sure all events are insured adequately. Here is what a few of them said:

“I would think Property Insurance and General Liability would be the two key products a Community Hall should invest in,” said Paula Cruden f...


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Can you safely hire your venue for teen or large events?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Thursday, November 5, 2015, In : halls for hire 

This month I have been asked about insurance, how to deal with hirers that don’t have it and how to make sure all events are insured adequately. I’ve put this question out to social media and a few insurance brokers that I know and will talk about all things insurance next month. If you have any ideas that you would like to share on insurance matters, please email me and I will include your comments with a link to your listing on social media and in our next newsletter.

The other question ...


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How to find and keep good volunteers

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, In : halls for hire 

As promised this month I want to talk about volunteers. Volunteers carry out almost 80% of the administration functions within the sport and recreation sector, probably more within worship groups, making volunteers an integral part of the success of ANY community organisation.

WHY DO WE NEED VOLUNTEERS?

Volunteers offer a fresh perspective with new ideas on how clubs operate and function, new skills, abilities, energy and enthusiasm. It is with their help that we are able to sustain clubs a...


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Numbers, Figures & Getting your venue hired

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : halls for hire 

I promised you a halls for hire newsletter full of information about getting volunteers involved and keeping them interested, but we have had so many inquiries and questions come through that I thought I would address these this month and save our volunteer discussion until next month. If you really need help with volunteers now, drop me a line and I’ll happily help you out :)


Firstly - Inquires

As always we are stoked to tell you that we have had another bumper month of hits throughout the s...


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Keeping Track & Passing on the Baton

Posted by Deborah Langley on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : halls for hire 

We have had a busy month at www.hallsforhire.com.au with marketing opportunities a plenty to spruke all your amazing spaces! Now a month in, we feel like we’ve got the hang of our new Instagram account and have been enjoying sharing some amazing hall photos, so please keep photos coming!


Other than promotional work, the other thing keeping us busy this month has been updating accounts. We love getting a call from someone to update their account because we know there is someone looking afte...


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Make your venue listing work hard for its money!

Posted by Deborah Langley on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : halls for hire 

As always, thank you for being part of the www.hallsforhire.com.au family.

This month’s exciting news is that we have joined the wonderful world of Instagram. So we are not only posting out information about your venue on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest you will now be getting exposure on our new Instagram account (we love a good Instragram filter!).


Facebook is still our leading method of getting your information out with just over 900 people following us but it has been announced that I...


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How to use photos to best show off your venue.

Posted by Deborah Langley on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : halls for hire 

At www.hallsforhire.com.au we are so excited to be edging towards 20,000 impressions a month with a database that is growing daily that we have decided to start a regular blog!

To make sure that our members (and potential members) you are getting the most out of their listing we would like to start to send out regular hints and tips for you to think about. This will include things like how to improve your listing, how to get more qualified leads out of your listing and will also extend to th...


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New Look for www.hallsforhire.com.au

Posted by Deborah Langley on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : halls for hire 
We here at Eventism are pretty proud of the new look at feel for www.hallsforhire.com.au

It's a little community project that we have put a lot of time and effort into and is now slowly starting to become what we had hoped. There is still a long way to go, but we are excited about the possibilities!

With over 300 halls listed and a massive 15,000 hits per month, now that the crazy summer festival period is over, we are ready to spend some time getting more halls listed and even more hits for ou...
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Who will use Halls for Hire?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : halls for hire 
Halls for Hire, the website has now been open for venues in Victoria for a week. And I often ask, what sort of venues are going to get really excited about using a site like this... churches, scout groups, council run halls, community centres.... there are so many great venues out there that don't have a voice. Very soon we will open up the website to NSW, and then QLD and the rest of Australia before pressing activate on our search functionality and opening up the website for uses to search....
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Have you got a hall for hire?

Posted by Deborah Langley on Monday, May 30, 2011,
With so many community halls and small venues standing empty and so many people ALWAYS looking for a space for their birthday parties, business meeting, adult classes, play groups and so many other functions - the two now have a place to come together.

www.hallsforhire.com.au is an easy website to use; for organisations to list their venues and people to find them.

If your not very tech savvy, check out these easy tutorials to learn how to list your venue and start bringing in more people into ...
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Venue Finding - Halls for Hire

Posted by Deborah Langley on Friday, April 15, 2011, In : Event News 
Things don’t really start taking shape until you book and confirm the venue for your event. Although this is the obvious starting point, it is not always the easiest of decisions to make, especially here in Australia where we are spoiled for choice with some amazing venues. We have venues that inspire themes, intimacy, romance, productivity and many blank canvases to do with what we choose! We have venue spaces that cater specifically for small intimate gatherings of 10 to 60 people right u...
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