Fact: People are 100% more excited to go to meetings with door prizes.* Add that to the excitement of going to a meeting for something awesome (like changing students’ lives through educational travel), and you have a winning combination! Include a raffle ticket with every invitation, or just let parents know you’ll hand them out at the door. Then, get creative with your prizes. You could give away something travel-related (like portable chargers, passport holders, or travel pillows) or choose something that’s more unique to your school—like a reserved student parking spot.
*Source: EF co-workers who go to lots of meetings with little to no door prizes.