Parents Voice in Government School Education

Boosting numbers at your AGM

This article comes from our friends at the Fundraising Directory.

It’s AGM season and you may be busy looking for a new executive or trying to boost numbers on your committee. Many parents may even be scampering off into the distance at the very sight of you! What can be done to make people realise that meetings (and committee roles!) aren’t as scary as they thought?

Lucky Door Prize

One of our followers recently asked: “I was wondering if anyone has organised a lucky door prize for their AGM? If so, what did they include in the prize? We’ve got wine, chocolate, a leave early pass and a pair of glasses that look like you’re awake (for a bit of fun)… What else could we include?”

We (and lots of other readers) thought this was a top idea! Especially the glasses! And a lucky door prize is a brilliant incentive to get more potential committee members along to the meeting. After all, who doesn’t love the chance to win a prize? There were some great prize ideas suggested too:

  • Coffee vouchers
  • Chocolate
  • Books
  • Movie tickets
  • Wine
  • Restaurant vouchers
  • Themed prizes – for example, if your meeting is near Easter, have an Easter-themed prize

And the booby prize for the last person to arrive at the meeting: A note to say ‘Congratulations, you are our president for this year!’

My handy hint: don’t be the last to arrive! Haha! You’ll also know if you’ve seen our “How to Not be a B*&% to Volunteers” series, that you shouldn’t go to the bathroom while the nominations for the new executive are taking place, or ever really, you never know what you’ll end up doing! 😉
If you want to see our other suggestions for volunteer prizes/raffles (trust me, you really want to ;-), read the full article here.