3 customisable OKR examples for Event Planner

What are Event Planner OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Event Planner to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Event Planner OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Event Planner Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to successfully raise $2M at an upcoming fundraising event

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully raise $2M at an upcoming fundraising event
  • Key ResultObtain corporate sponsorships adding to $750K
  • TaskIdentify potential corporations interested in sponsoring your organization
  • TaskCraft a dynamic, tailored sponsorship proposal for each corporation
  • TaskArrange meetings to pitch sponsorship opportunities and benefits
  • Key ResultSecure pledges from 10 major donors contributing $500K collectively
  • TaskIdentify and list potential major donors
  • TaskFacilitate meetings to discuss pledges
  • TaskDevelop personalized proposals for each donor
  • Key ResultAttract 1,000 event attendees at $500 donation per ticket
  • TaskLeverage partnerships for greater visibility and reach
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing strategies to reach potential donors
  • TaskOrganize high-value perks and incentives for attendees

2. OKR to cultivate a resilient, long-lasting community culture

  • ObjectiveCultivate a resilient, long-lasting community culture
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive feedback on the community culture from member surveys
  • TaskRespond to feedback constructively and promptly
  • TaskEstablish initiatives to promote positive community culture
  • TaskImplement regular surveys to gather member feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease community engagement through events and workshops by 40%
  • TaskPlan and organize monthly community events and workshops
  • TaskCollaborate with local businesses for sponsorship
  • TaskPromote events through social media and flyers
  • Key ResultImplement 2 community bonding initiatives successfully with higher than 80% participation
  • TaskIdentify two initiatives that would be popular in the community
  • TaskFacilitate and monitor the initiatives’ successful implementation
  • TaskDesign and execute a powerful promotional campaign

3. OKR to develop an engaging and results-driven events strategy

  • ObjectiveDevelop an engaging and results-driven events strategy
  • Key ResultMeasure and increase participant satisfaction by 25% post-event via surveys
  • TaskCreate a post-event satisfaction survey for participants
  • TaskImplement feedback to improve future events by 25%
  • TaskDistribute the survey to all event participants
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with at least 5 industry influencers for event exposure
  • TaskIdentify relevant industry influencers for partnership
  • TaskDraft compelling proposal for potential influencer partnerships
  • TaskFollow-up proposal with individual discussions and negotiation
  • Key ResultBoost event engagement by 30% through interactive and engaging execution strategies
  • TaskUse visual storytelling to captivate attendees' interest
  • TaskAdopt gamification methods for interactive participant involvement
  • TaskImplement live polls/quizzes to encourage audience participation

Best practices for managing your Event Planner OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Event Planner OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Event Planner OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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