Why willGather Got Started: Everything in One Location

A wish that everything was in one locationA typical day of an Activity Director is very busy. It’s filled with spending time with our senior population, planning for the future and then executing what we’ve already planned! In the midst of all of that, it’s managing the daily life of providing great programs (that are new and exciting), returning LOTS of phone calls from eager Event Providers, and of course the daily administrative tasks that we all have.

I found myself dreaming of a resource (that did not exist yet) that I would be able to find all my favorite’s, and then some, in one location AND be given some new ideas of events to provide.

My idea started with asking some of my Activity Director friends “hey, would you ever use something like this?” and “so, what do you think?” The response was amazing. We have all been wishing for the same things.  So, the hard work began of getting all those ideas onto paper and then creating the product that you see today. We spent time researching, studying and working hard to make it a valuable resource that was easy to use, would save us time in our job and most of all inspire us.  I found I spent so much time returning phone calls and trying to find new ideas. Finally, a ray of hope.

More Variety

Create a more fulfilling environment for your seniors by sharing new experiences from a variety of event providers based on the experiences of your peers.

Minimize Risk

Finding an activity event provider used to be risky. No longer. Now you can have the tools to make an informed decision and see what other event planners have to say about their experiences from reviews by other professionals like you, ensuring more value for your money. Ensure added value by adding reviews to assisted your fellow Activity Directors in making informed decisions!

Save Time

Quickly search for new ideas and find event provider details and contact information in one place. Save time returning Event Provider cold calls, by referring them to update their own willGather profiles.

That was my dream. Simple and hopefully very helpful for all of you. Thank you for the good work you do everyday. I’m hopeful that as a community we can build this resource by sending us your favorite providers (we’ll get them added!) and reviewing our current Event Providers.  We thank you in advance. Happy planning!