Archive | October, 2011

Best Boo Wins!

24 Oct

Halloween is all about treats (and tricks) and we at Popcorn Palace want to share some of our treats with you. Share your best Halloween pics (costumes, houses, Jack-O-Lanterns, etc.) with us on our Facebook wall and you could win ourPopcorn Palace 6-Flavor Gift Box!

The winner will be the photo with the most Facebook “Likes.” So, post your photo and get your friends and family, ghosts and ghouls to visit our Facebook page and click on the “Like” associated with your photo.

Good luck!
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RULES:

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • You may only enter once.
  • Photos must be posted by midnight (CST) on Nov. 7, 2011.
  • Voting (liking) will close at 5 pm (CST) on Nov. 8, 2011.
  • Winner will be announced on Facebook on Nov. 9, 2011.
  • Winner will be contact via Facebook.
  • Once notified, winner is responsible for responding with their postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers (for our shipper).
  • Postal addresses must be submitted within one week (seven days) of notification.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Blogger or Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Popcorn Palace and not to Facebook, Twitter or Blogger.
  • Employees, interns, contractors and vendors, as well as their immediate families, of Popcorn Palace, its affiliates, and any representatives or agencies of Popcorn Palace or other persons professionally connected to the Contest are not eligible to participate.
  • Judges’ decision is final.

"Pictures are Worth a Thou$and Dollars" Contest

14 Oct

Does your organization have a compelling story to tell? If so, enter in our “Pictures are Worth a Thou$and Dollars” Contest.
We will be selecting a winner for the month of October, November and December! Monthly winners will receive a check made out to the organization for $250. Then it will be up to the Popcorn Palace fans to vote on which organization will receive the grand prize of an additional $250!

To enter, fill out this online survey at http://bit.ly/pkTcovAND send an organization picture to patty@popcornpalace.com.

If we do not receive a picture, your entry will be null and void.

As a token of our appreciation, every complete entry will receive a gift!
We look forward to reading your stories!

Rules
Your entry is not complete until a picture is sent to patty@popcornpalace.com
Only fundraisers that completed a fundraiser during 2011 are eligible
All submissions become the property of Popcorn Palace
You may only enter once
October entries are due on the 31st. October winner will be announced Nov. 7th
November entries are due on the 30th. November winner will be announced Dec. 7th
December entries are due on the 31st. December winner will be announced Jan. 9th
Voting for Grand Prize winner ends January 31st, 2012. Winner will be announced Feb. 4th
Prize is non-transferable
Winner will be contacted via email
Once notified, winners are responsible for responding with their postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers (for our shipper)
Postal addresses must be submitted within one week of (seven days) of notification
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Blogger nor Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Popcorn Palace and not to Facebook, Twitter nor Blogger
Employees, interns, contractors, vendors, as well as their immediate families, of Popcorn Palace, its affiliates, and any representatives or agencies of Popcorn Palace or other persons professionally connected to the Contest are not eligible to participate
Judges’ decision is final

Passing the Torch

6 Oct

It’s a common occurrence. One day you have a key point person in your organization and the next day he/she is gone and the organization is left scrambling trying to pick up the pieces. If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to take the helm of a group or its fundraiser with no preparation, no records, and no help, you know how important smooth leadership transitions are.

Find Your Replacement

• Recruit potentials actively! This will give you time to test the
waters to see how much the person can handle and quickly learn

• If your organization does not have a structured team in place, make sure you have a back-up in place even if it’s a family member

Train Your Replacement

• Invite successor to attend any ‘wrap-up’ meetings for current fundraisers. This allows the person to be involved in discussions pertaining to successes, improvements, and issues

• Assign a task that is important, such as recording and tallying sales or distributing orders to get their feet wet. Ideally go through a dry run so they are prepared for their upcoming role

Keep Good Records

• Include essential information and responsibilities which can serve as a check off list. Items can include an event calendar, guideline outlining each step of the fundraising process from beginning to end, and past fundraising sales figures

• Keep an address book of contacts that the new coordinator can use as resource

Be Courteous

• Alert your preferred vendors of the coordinator change

• Introduce the incoming coordinator to key contacts as often as you can, even if it’s via email or phone