Best Practices - Events
|Salt Valley Longbeards - Lincoln NE
Partnerships with other organizations and government agencies - At our last event which attracted +450 participants we partnered with the United States Coast Guard Auxillary to be our water and boating safety instructors, the local fly fishing club to teach youth/adults how to tie/cast fishing flys, and the new Wal-Mart in town printed up our flyers at no cost and also promoted our event to their customers. We also made sure that we coordinated our event on the free fishing day in our state which allowed everybody access to activities without having have a fishing license or vehicle entry permit.
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF
Women in the Outdoors
Almost 1/2 of the memberships sold at our annual WITO event in August were brand new to a WITO event. We created a line on the registration form asking if they if was their first time, if so who referred them. We offered $5 in raffle tickets to the person that referred them. Only cost us paper tickets, we have new members, new committee members and new members planning to bring others with them next year.
Best Practices - Banquets
Great freindship with members, don\'t be pushey when selling tickets, I personaly let members or to be members in on what is going to be auctioned at the banquets. If one does not have any idea what they may be trying to bid on they may have no interest to come. A lure but showing them the items that are gonna be there. Good to share how the money is for the NWTF is helping out the state and all of NWTF itself.
|Northeast Nebraska Beards & Spurs
A 5 minute video has helped elevate us to the number one banquet in the state. A lot of folks come to NWTF (and other) wildlife banquets but have no real idea what or where the money we generates goes. We also highlight our turkey releases, annual JAKES events, women in the outdoors events, etc... Set to music, an informative video helps people realize what we are actually doing. I think this is fairly unique & makes a big difference. We get a lot of comments that people enjoy our banquets more than others put on by PF, DU etc... our video may be one of the main reasons.
Being local. With local involvement of local people. It must be a grassroots effort to build value for what the local chapter and national\'s mission is. That mission should be built around the value our hunting heritage gives to the family. Then the family will give for that value. You will have sucess. You have to involve people, for a cause strong enough to support, with all the competition. People will freely give to a cause they believe is giving them value and have fun doing it.
|Long Hollow Long Beards
New Idea- Print where our money is spent on the back of each banquet ticket so when someone ask \"why should I come\" a volunteer may turn ticket over and show them why.