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Special Events and Community Partnership plays a crucial role in orchestrating University events by providing event planning, budget proposals, timelines and the overall execution of every detail required for success.

Special Events and Community Partnerships feel there is no substitute for perfection. All Nova Southeastern University events deserve the highest level of attention to detail. From 400-person gala in the Arena to intimate donor cultivation events, we specialize in creating special events your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Our primary goal is to continue providing proper research, communication and implementation, so that all University Events are the most effective, creative, and enjoyable components of a comprehensive university advancement plan. Special Events and Community Partnerships is a client service department which provides a centralized standard of excellence, quality, and protocol to the NSU family - including the Office of the President, the Senior Vice Presidents, University Relations, Alumni Affairs, NSU Associates, Deans and Development Officers. All student organizations and student related activities are required to work with the Office of Student Affairs (https://www.nova.edu/studentaffairs/index.html) when coordinating and planning University Events.

Special Events and Community Partnerships work with other university/campus departments in the execution and completion of its assignments, including, but not limited too, Physical Plant, Public Safety, Catering Services, Media Services, and outside vendors.

Special Events and Community Partnerships can provide tools and resources to guide and assist you through the steps to create a successful event at event internal form.

If an event falls under our division we ensure success through the following steps:

  • CONCEPT - at the first meeting, Special Events and Community Partnerships will conceptualize your event by offering creative ideas and visualizations while staying within your parameters for the overall “look” and budget of the event. We will discuss desired outcomes and goals to achieve a positive Return on Event (ROE).
  • IMPLEMENTATION - to bring the ideas discussed above to fruition by preparing an event checklist that serves as an event responsibility agreement, outlining our responsibilities to you and an initial budget for your approval.
  • PRODUCTION - to produce the event including sourcing and hiring vendors (internal and external), facilitating design of your event including coordination between your senior business officer and our event manager(s) to track and facilitate all billing.
  • MANAGEMENT - to provide on-site event management that will ensure high quality, effective and efficient client service and most importantly, client satisfaction by guiding the clients on all aspects of the event from floor plans and table schematics, décor, signage and visual displays, show production, staging, on campus publicity, sound and lighting.
  • POST-EVENT - to conduct follow-up activities as necessary including budget closure, sending post-event surveys, and providing the client with an event summary report.
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