How many events do you host in your school’s facilities? Smaller schools, despite their size, are a prime location for after-hours events, such as non-profit groups, Boy Scouts, and much more. Opening up your facilities is a big part of the school and community relationship, but did you know it costs $70 per student annually to host events at school facilities? That’s a major budget impact!
Cost awareness, along with recovering costs for after-hours events, is critical; however, you can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. Last week, we discussed how you can use your own data strategically in the eBook, Putting Ops Management Data to Work for You. The first step in solid reporting is tracking your facilities data. The same goes for your event management processes. Without a tracking system in place, it is nearly impossible to establish benchmarks on your event management and cost recovery efforts. An automated event management solution makes it possible to better manage the event scheduling process and, more importantly, track the necessary information to develop an efficient cost recovery program.
We know getting started can be tough – but don’t fear. This new eBook, Using After-Hours Events to Your Advantage, can help guide you through developing an effective cost recovery program, with 7 steps to follow plus feedback from small school peers who went through the process. After all, why re-invent the wheel?
“We were losing money on after-hours events particularly due to inefficient scheduling and billing. By implementing SchoolDude….we save time on revenue collection, are able to clearly define the process for renters, and increase the event revenue we are collecting.” – Kreg Wesley, Sycamore Community School District #427