When organising a kick-arse event it can sometimes feel like there are more boxes to tick than a bingo card, which is why we always recommend delegating responsibilities to a few mates who aren’t complete f**k-ups.
The kind of people who keep spare ink cartridges for their printer, and will stay sober enough to sell the last of your raffle tickets on the night.
Here are a few things you might want to delegate this week to get momentum for your night well underway. Over the last 11 years, we’ve found that the earlier our clients start organising advertising and ticket sales, the larger the crowd they’ve been able to wrangle. I’m not talking about waist size.
Grab some beers for your ‘business meeting’ and work out who’s doing what:
1: Printing and posters – give a helper with a good printer your unique promo code and get them to sort out Bogan Bingo posters to hang in the local IGA, pubs, telephone poles… whatever places you won’t get arrested for it, really.
(Paid your deposit but don’t have your promo code? Email your state rep!)
2: Advertising your gig on Facebook – Seems like everyone’s got Facebook these days. Even my nanna ‘liked’ a photo of me passed out in Bali last year. So get a helper to make a Facebook event and start inviting your mates and old work colleagues that you always wanted to hook up with. Make sure they know how to buy tickets!
3: Getting sponsors to donate prizes – Doing your gig for a good cause? You’ll be surprised how many local businesses will be happy to chip in gift cards or stuff to fill a hamper. Hang a poster in their shop too. Just remember to get the business name for a shout out (or a sponsor list on the table) on the night.
4: Selling tickets – It’s really easy to do this online, so have someone else manage it. Check out the blog here for some recommendations on how to do it.
Right-o. Now about the only thing you have to do is check in with your team after 2 weeks to see that they’ve done the hard work.