Happy Valentine's Day!Want to show some love to your volunteers? Those team members sitting on your benefit auction committees would love it if you respected their time. Here are seven tips for running meetings that people WANT to attend.Listen to the podcast below.
Happy Valentine's Day! Want to show love to your volunteers? Those team members sitting on your benefit auction committees would love it if you respected their time! To that end, here are some tips to keep your meetings running smoothly. Before the meeting ... 1. Ask each committee chair for a time estimate of her remarks. Ask how long she'll need to update the group on her respective responsibilities, whether that's invitations, sponsorships, or baskets. Depending on where you are in
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
Hectic schedules being what they are, it's not uncommon for non-profit or school auction committees to meet via teleconference. And if you've got a group larger than 3 people, your phone's conference call option might not be an option. Consider these tips for meeting via phone. Use a free teleconference service With free teleconference services available, why not use them? Having the same number to dial into for each auction committee meeting adds professionalism and order to your planning.
It's mid-August, which means the kids living in my home state of Kansas are returning to school. Here on the East coast, the school year starts a bit later in September. What does that mean for your school auction committee? Time to get busy. For those of you volunteers overseeing school auctions, start your "to do" list. Here are three activities to put on it. Plan Auction Committee Introductions If you've been recruiting for key auction committee positions through the summer, now is a