Sometimes it may feel like committee members are sitting at home deliberately thinking up the craziest things imaginable for you to do for your event. I assure you they are not. I have found that the committee members who come up with what seems like the craziest ideas are typically the ones most dedicated to your cause. Most likely, they are trying to come up with ways to set you apart from what they see their friends doing with other non-profit organizations.
If your organization does any fundraising, then you do too. Most non-profit organizations have fundraising events, usually including a signature event that requires an extensive amount of work. Large events are often more than your employees alone can manage and occasionally, as in a golf tournament, can be outside an employee’s realm of knowledge. Words like scramble, tee markers, and handicap may mean nothing to your employee, but your volunteer, who is an avid golfer, will derive great pleasure from assisting your employees with what is needed. Volunteer committee members are an integral part of creating a successful event, and I would say they are probably your most valuable asset.