Q&A: Money and Dealing with the Financial Aspects of Planning

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How do you share the costs of the reunion among family?

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How do you split room/bed/facility costs? 
What is the best way to split and share the cost of rooms, beds and the facility?

How we handle the financial situation at our family reunion 
We always had trouble with people paying their share of money before leaving the reunion. We came up with a great idea of a "White Elephant" auction. …

Who pays? 
Who pays for the invitations and other costs of reunion planning? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - It's included in our dues - Normally the 'host …

What if people RSVP but don't pay? 
How do you handle people who RSVP'd and made hotel reservations, but did not pay the registration fee? They also want to show up to the catered functions …

How do you split costs? Especially if someone can't afford it. 
What do you do when just one family branch doesn't want to participate in a particular reunion activity because of associated cost? Split the total cost …

What fundraisers do you do? 
Anyone know of some good fundraisers for next year’s reunion? We’ve already done t-shirts, CDs, baskets. COMMENTS FROM READERS: - I like to …

How do you balance the costs of family vacations vs family reunions? 
How do you balance the family vacations with the family reunions. Aka: your own individual vacations vs. extended family? COMMENTS FROM READERS: …

How do you offset reunion costs? 
Does anyone have a work it off program that they have used for family members who cannot afford the reunion cost? That they would be to work off the …

What about PayPal? 
What is a good way to collect funds or money owed? Does anyone use PayPal? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - PayPal is good. You can also ask people to …

Collecting Money 
How do I get people to donate money to help with rental fees?

Donations 
This is my family's first actual family reunion. I am part of the planning committee, and we are asking family members to make a donation towards the upfront …

Last Minute Registrants Want to Pay Less 
Why do the same family members wait until the last minute (July 16 and event is July 21)to say they are going and want to pay less because they won't …

Budgeting for the Moore Family Reunion 
I am planning my first family reunion. How do I budget for this reunion? Do I ask each family member for seed money to cover immediate cost and how much …

Family Reunion Finances 
Should we set up a bank account specifically for the family reunion expenses? Can there be such an account? Who should the checks be made out to? …

Money Jar 
Is it okay to have a donation jar at a family reunion to offset cost of building, postage, paper products, etc.?

Online reunion payment 
Hello family reunion friends. I am in the process of organizing the 2012 Seward/Seaward Family Reunion which will be held on Atlanta, GA. I am seeking …

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