Don’t feel that your event planning committee needs to be expert at every stage of the planning process. No one is! Your globally connected community is wonderfully diverse. Ask for guidance. Do research. Include knowledgeable individuals in your process. Hire an Event Planner or Event Director.
The work involved in planning, organizing and conducting a major event can be sufficiently great to require the recruitment of a large team of people. Members of the team may be involved on a full-time, part-time, casual and voluntary basis. At the head of the team is YOU or the Event Director whose job it is to keep everyone working together for a considerable period of time.
Having project management skills is key. It is important to know how to delegate, manage a team and manage team leaders. Your event planning committee will not necessarily be the event planning team or the team that works your event. For example: one of your planning committee members may suggest you incorporate a Silent Auction. That committee team member may not be the one to conduct the Silent Auction. That requires, confirming product/service sponsors, creating the auction tab sheets, your Event Planning Team may be more versed in completing this task.