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By: | Dec, 16 2021

10 Days of Holiday Baking with Event Garde - Day 5: Better-than-Buckeyes Peanut Butter Balls

On the fifth day of holiday baking Event Garde team member Kate Pojeta shares with us her family’s (better-than-Buckeyes) Peanut Butter Balls recipe for sweet treat to share at the holidays! 


  • 1 cup margarine - melted
  • 4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 7 cups rice crispies
  • 1# powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 blocks wax - or shortening (about 1/3 cup)


  1. In large mixing bowl, melt butter, stir in PB (can heat a bit to melt)
  2. Add powdered sugar and rice crispies
  3. Separate into 2-3 bowls and chill (easier to roll when chillded & hardened)
  4. Roll into small balls - can chill again to make dipping easier too
  5. Slowly melt chocolate chips and wax/shortening in deep bowl
  6. Use toothpick or skewer to dip balls into chocolate
  7. Use mini cupcake cups or just place on wax paper to cool
  8. Keep refrigerated
By: Allison Laux | Aug, 12 2022

Findings of 2022 Non-Profit Survey on Value Proposition

Halmyre has released their latest report: Growing Value: Findings of Halmyre's Non-Profit Value Proposition Survey. This is based on the 2022 survey of Non-Profit Executives about value proposition, member engagement, pricing strategy, and data intelligence. Here are two highlights from the learning.

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Developing a Site Visit Itinerary

With sky high flight prices, travel delays, and lost luggage, it’s more important than ever to ensure every site visit is productive, efficient, and flexible. Here are 5 steps to guarantee that you are crafting a worthwhile itinerary for your group.

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By: Kara Nacarato | Jul, 29 2022

Flexibility and Creativity: The Key to Event Planning

As we prepare to kick off the busy fall conference season, we are continuously reminded that despite the resurgence of in-person events, the way we plan and execute events continues to require more flexibility…with a side of creativity.

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Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

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Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Luke Whalin is our Gardian of the Month! He shares his favorite part of learning something new, his go-to networking tip, the tools that help him retain knowledge and shares which animal's life he would like to live! 

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15 Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits

In partnership with ConferenceDirect, I recently began exploring and conducting virtual site visits. Based upon our recent experiences sourcing a number of venues for national events, following are 15 best practices for making the most of your virtual site visits.

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