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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Some suggestions:

Add all volunteers that show up to the reserve tickets list for the next event (they still have to pay for their ticket). Since volunteers are the life blood of the events, improving the ease of their entry is to the events advantage. This should improve the number of volunteers and more importantly the number who actually show up for their shift.

The downside is more work for the team leads to verify someone showed up (a clipboard for each shift supervisor should cover it.) The reserve ticket system will get a bit more use, but it should not require major changes. Being able to raise the tickets cap if the plan works should outweigh the inconvenience of losing the tickets lottery due to extra people on the reserve list. In any case, the events should run smoother when more fully 'staffed'.
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Change the max number of tickets available for purchase in the lottery from six to four and possibly even two (start with four and see how it goes.) More people who try to get tickets will have a chance to buy them. The aftermarket for tickets will be reduced.

There are not enough tickets to go around. Letting the few able to get tickets control more than they personally need shifts the tickets from the control of the event to the control of the lottery winners.
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Raise the cost of tickets by five dollars per event. All funds raised in this manner to be used for purchasing land for the event when possible.

This effectively favours those who can afford higher tickets prices with the payout being a larger event down the road. If tickets sales take a long time to sell out, the price can be capped at the current level for a while.

Those who get priced out of the event can take some pleasure in knowing that larger events will be possible sooner in the future.

The hard part is giving up the income stream once the event land is purchased.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Derth wrote:
The hard part is giving up the income stream once the event land is purchased.


Erm... The cost of maintaining property (gotta pay the mortgage 12 months, even if we're only having events during two) is a lot higher than renting (someone else's) property. Ticket prices are probably not going to drop significantly if PDF gets its own land. (Hopefully, PDF will be able to rent to other groups to partially offset the costs of ownership, but assuming this will happen is probably a mistake.)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:43 pm 
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By 'purchased', I meant when the land is fully owned and payed for. You do not own it if you are still paying off the mortgage.

Butter Bean brought up that the income stream could also be used for land improvements, permanent buildings, utilities, maintenance, etc..

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