With everyone so busy, it’s difficult to coordinate a meeting with your auction team.
We’ve all been the victim (or unwilling participant) of one of those nightmarish scheduling sessions. Someone suggests a time for your 4-person committee to meet, but one of the women can’t make that hour. Another time is set-up, and someone else is unable to come. When (finally!) a date and time is found to be all-clear for everyone, someone realizes they forgot a commitment (or a last-minute emergency arises) and the entire scheduling exercise needs to be repeated to find a new meeting time.
All of your volunteers have such full schedules.
Even scheduling teleconferences — which eliminates the need for everyone to drive to the meeting — can be tough to arrange.
That’s why when it comes to tricks and other benefit auction secrets, this is one of the most useful.
To eliminate the pain of scheduling, use the online tool Doodle. It simplifies the process of coordinating schedules so even the busiest of your committee members can participate.
It’s free and simple to use.
It also works equally well when managing multiple time zones. If your members are traveling and/or dialing in from different cities, the tool will reflect their specific location.
The video below gives you a peek inside the tool.
The only possible drawback to this tool is that your committee members need to check email. If your committee has members who don’t use (or rarely look at) email, they’ll still need to be called. In that case, it’s back to square one for you.
Love Doodle – super helpful for finding a time to meet.
Kivi Leroux Miller says
I’m a big fan of Doodle!
Here’s another free tool I can’t live without: a personal page at Alltop where you can get all the headlines from your favorite bloggers on one page:
Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE says
I just scheduled a meeting this morning with Doodle. Love it. Sometimes we forget to share the simplest tools. Thanks for doing that.
Bunnie Riedel says
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Betsy Baker says
Anything that makes life easier and is FREE should be taken advantage of, definitely! Thanks for sharing this resource – I’ll be sure to check it out.