My sister recently attended a conference in Austin and sent me the following picture:

A suggestion boot.  What a great way to leverage the theme of the conference and provide an incentive to get feedback from participants.

In what other ways can you use a non-traditional collection vehicle?  Firemen collect funds for Muscular Dystrophy in their Fill the Boot campaign by encouraging motorists to toss coins into their boots.  Sam’s Club customers could toss coins over a net into the center of a trampoline.  Ushers pass a giant Dr. Seuss-like hat to collect donations at an outdoor concert.  Raffle tickets can be placed in a piggy bank.  

The next time you are tempted to use a standard ballot box or collection basket, pause to consider what else you could use to make the experience more memorable.  The details make all the difference.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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