The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) came under fire yesterday for the amount of money spent on a recent in person gathering. Specifically, they spent nearly $100,000 on a hardware based clicker system “multi media presentation!”
We applaud NYCHA for gathering their entire 12,000 person team together and having the courage to ask some really hard, engaging questions. (Even if, gulp, the answers were not always overwhelmingly positive). That’s because there are lots of benefits to having in person meetings, and lots of scientifically proven reasons to poll those audiences and get real time feedback.
Say Goodbye To Clickers
But….If they had done all that with Poll Everywhere, their cost would have been $1400. Plus the JumboTrons–let’s say they cost another $5,000 to rent and install. Together that’s a total cost of $6500. That’s a 93+% reduction in cost–a savings of $93,500!!
What else could they have done with that $93k? We have some ideas:
- Hired Lionel Richie to serenade the team and improve morale
- Hired The Black Eyed Peas ($45k), Kevin Federline ($7k), plus a comic to heckle both of them ($41,000)
- Provided a modest boxed lunch ($7.79 x 12,000 attendees)
What else could NYCHA have done with $93k? What could your organization have done with the $93k you’d save on clickers by using Poll Everywhere? Give us your best answer to either or both questions in the comments below; or on our Facebook Page. We’ll give away one month of a free presenter plan, worth $65, and a Poll Everywhere T-Shirt to the ones we like the best.