Six Things to Look for When Hiring a Meeting Planner | Thursday, October 4, 2018

As United Methodists, we hold meetings and events to support our ministries and to fellowship with one another. We often rely on faithful volunteers or add these additional responsibilities to our staff. For meetings of forty or less, this arrangement may be the right course of action. However, for larger events, GCFA’s Director of Travel and Meeting Planning Cheryl Akey recommends hiring a meeting planning professional to save money and time. Here are six things to look for in any meeting planning professional.

Understanding Internet-Based Phones | Friday, September 14, 2018

Here at GCFA, we are really excited to discuss technology that is already saving money for ministries - Voice Over Internet Protocol Phone Systems (VoIP).

7 Steps To Improve Data Security | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fire and natural disaster – two ways a church’s data could be compromised.  Unfortunately, identity theft, ransomware, and digital breaches are also ways a church’s sensitive assets can be stolen or burglarized. However, there are steps a church can take to minimize the occurrence of digital poaching within its IT systems.

Pre-Event Checklist | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pre-planning is one of the most critical parts of meeting planning. Why? Defining the objectives and goals of an event is the key to hosting a successful one. Use this pre-event checklist to prepare for your next big event.

Top 10 A/V Questions Answered | Thursday, September 6, 2018

As our certified Audio Visual (A/V) staff have traveled to annual conferences and local churches, several common questions have arisen regarding A/V equipment and services. Digital Event Specialist Corey Wills answers questions he is most commonly asked.