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Check back frequently for miscellaneous resources we feel our members would find useful.

Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program Application Period is Open

National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation would like to apprise you about the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program.

In its 12th year, the initiative is designed to increase access to recycling in community public spaces across America. The grant application will be available online through Dec. 30 (11:59 p.m. EST), 2018. Applicants may visit BinGrant.org for more information and to apply.

Eligible recipients for the 2018 Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program include municipal and government agencies, colleges and universities, civic organizations, and local nonprofit groups. Keep America Beautiful will award the grants in mid-January 2019 and make arrangements with suppliers to deliver recycling bins directly to the recipients in the first quarter of 2019.

Verified Volunteers

Verified Volunteers helps nonprofit organizations gain confidence in the volunteers working with those they serve by delivering thorough, compliant background checks. By enabling volunteers to order, manage and share their background checks via a secure online platform, we create a community of vetted volunteers and help nonprofit organizations save time and money.

Our extensive expertise in screening and compliance best practices help clients recruit the best volunteers in order to maintain a safe environment and positive reputation. Verified Volunteers is backed by Sterling Talent Solutions the world’s largest background screening company and partnered with Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

For more information, visit www.verifiedvolunteers.com/resources/IAFE.

Disability Awareness & Training

The IAFE has entered into a partnership with Disability Awareness Training (DAT) to provide education, resources, and training to all association members.

DAT has provided the Disability Awareness Training Tool Kit. To access the Kit, click here.

Interested in consulting or in training services for your own event? IAFE has arranged a group discount. DAT will come to your location and provide a day of training or consulting for $2,000 plus travel expenses.

Click here to fill out a form and send to Matt Combes in the IAFE office at receptionist@fairsandexpos.com.

Free Video on Ride Safety

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association has produced a video on carnival ride safety. The video provides easy tips on safety for kids and adults visiting fairs. This video is free and open for any fair, show, or exhibition to post on their website or social media pages.

Click here for the video.

OABA Circle of Excellence

Look for the Circle of Excellence Certification for Carnivals and Concessionaires. The Outdoor Amusement Business Association’s “Circle of Excellence” recipients are recognized each year at the IAFE Annual Convention. Click here for more information and great video on this important program.

Public Space Recycling at Fairs - Tools and Templates

Click the below link for reports, tools, and templates that were developed as part of Keep America Beautiful's Clinton Global Initiative commitment to work on improving recycling at state and county fairs. The project was funded by Alcoa Foundation.


Volunteer Sign-up

Volunteer Sign-up is a free website that allows you to easily create sign-up sheets for volunteers to fill certain time slots or general positions as needed. The IAFE uses this for its events!


Brand Folder

A site to store all your branding materials, including logos, theme colors, mission statements, and more. Free accounts are available.


Amplifier Event Marketing Podcast


The Amplifier Event Marketing Podcast is a free, educational on­ demand radio program that has just been released. The Amplifier gives you the chance to listen in on a "no holds barred" conversation about marketing events and venues from the best in the business.

There are three ways to listen:

The Amplifier is brought to you by Saffire Events in cooperation with IAFE, IFEA, IAVM, and WFA. It will be released twice monthly. For more information or feedback, please contact or visit www.saffireevents.com/podcast.