How to get more applicants for your online award, competition, grant, or call for entry
Company News|John Haverkamp|February 15, 2016

One of the most frustrating difficulties anyone will encounter running an awards program is not having enough applicants. It can be difficult to figure out how to maximize the number of applicants you will receive. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to maximize your application count.

Why you need submission/application management software
Company News|John Haverkamp|January 18, 2016

Putting your entire process in one tool will have amazing benefits for your application or submission management project such as awards, competitions, grants, call for papers, etc. By using a single platform your team will increase efficiency, reduce the chance for errors and data loss, and streamline your process from beginning to end. A single platform will let your whole team collaborate on a single toolset. The applications, evaluations, and all administrative task can be united in a single intuitive platform that will allow your team to focus on their daily tasks, and they can leave the headaches caused by manually running your submission or application process.

What to look for in an online application management software
Competition Tips|John Haverkamp|December 14, 2015

You have made the decision to ditch the old paper applications that you have been using for years. Now that you are ready to bring your application process into the cloud you need to look at all of the different options you have. There are a host of options out there to help you move your application online. With so many choices out there you need to think about what your process really needs. This is a list of things to keep in mind as you start to test out different software and processes for your application.

8 mistakes made when running award programs
Competition Tips|John Haverkamp|December 14, 2015

After all of that work and time you still find yourself here. Sitting on your laptop at midnight. Staring at a full inbox and way too many excel sheets… without enough coffee. It happens to all of us. The big deadline is coming up and we forgot one little thing. That little tiny mistake can spin out of control. These are 8 things to watch out for in prepping for your next big award program.

Types of Events Your Organization May Want to Run
Reviewr|John Haverkamp|June 18, 2015

Every organization specializes in something unique. Therefore, it is necessary that they run an event that is just as specialized as they are. These events are run as a way to highlight organizations, along with their product and goals, by showcasing others and pulling at the heart strings. When an organization is thinking about running an event, there are a few things that they should consider considering:

How to Keep People in Your Program Year-Round

Let's be honest, events take a lot of work. Whether they are competitions, contests, or award programs, there are a lot of processes involved in making an event happen. And guess what? Events don't just last for 3-6 months! Most events are, and should be, a year-round commitment. They take year-round dedication if you want to get the most out of it. So once you have finished the event for this year, you need to jump right back in to prepare for the next upcoming event. At PitchBurner, we have a few different ways to aid your year long process, from planning and the initial set up, to finishing out with judging and giving feedback & awards.

Why YOU Aren't That Important to Your Event
Reviewr|John Haverkamp|June 8, 2015

Running an event is exciting. As the administrator, you get the opportunity to share something you are passionate about with others. Plus, your event gets a lot of attention (and so do you). However, as much as we love our clients, running an event is not all about the administrators.  Even though the administrators are a large part, they are far from the main focus. There must be applicants to make your event a success, and you need quality reviewers to provide beneficial feedback that will aid the applicants.

4 Ways Contests Help Your Institution Recruit

Contests are beneficial for a multitude of reasons. Contests help your business to flourish and stand out from the competitors. By creating and holding contests, you can show the strengths of your business and get help with your weaknesses, showcase your booming business's growth, engage current clients, and find ways to generally work smarter (not harder) for your company.