We’ve all had that cringe-able moment when you actually put up your hand and volunteer to organise and collect money for something: the farewell gift for a colleague, fundraising for new instruments for the band , the parents dinner at school or the Class Reunion. You end up coordinating (endless!) discussions on what, where and when; asking for money; reminding everyone to chip in; sending reminders about your reminders; paying with your credit card before all the payments are in; and then the awkward begging and grovelling to get your money back! Been there, done that…and you vow to never do it again.
But inevitably, because you’re that kind of person (crazy? insane? too nice to say no?), you find yourself volunteering again. That’s why we thought we would share the collective wisdom of the uber-organisers who use GroupTogether. They too are suckers for punishment (not!) and have developed these sanity saving tips to to stop you losing weeks of your life when collecting money.
Our uber-organisers are the fount of organisational wisdom, and we hope their tips will take the hassle and awkwardness out of your next collection (because we know you’ll volunteer again).
Julie + Ali
Flying with the greatest of ease, on that scary trapeze!
It was an insane way to start off the New Year. Crazy but fun, we hoped, as we schlepped our family to