►Voting with Dollars – Genius Quick Tip!March 14, 2013 - Author: Jenelle Taylor, CAI BAS
Does your event have a contest component where guests “vote with dollars” such as a costume contest or dance contest?
Typically, guests purchase lengths or bundles of tickets, and then they “vote” by putting tickets into containers (paper bags, glass bowls) for their favorite contestants. As the night goes on, they can purchase tickets again and again to help a particular candidate win with the largest number of tickets.
(As a side note, the same process works for the Bucket Chance to Win, previously called Chinese Raffle.)
So, hundreds of people have been piling tickets into containers for hours, and now you have to quickly count them up to announce the winner. What if you have a bunch of contestants and tons of tickets? How can you count all that super fast, you ask?
Thanks to seasoned Orlando fundraiser and Femmes de Coeur President Judy Conrad for the solution: Borrow a super-sensitive and perfectly calibrated gold measuring scale from a local jeweler…and simply compare ticket weights to find the winner, no counting necessary!
GENIUS! Thanks, Judy 🙂