I would like to propose a few things that could potentially help out the guild.
Leadership Restructuring in Game
I would like to present the idea of a putting in place a triumvirate. Basically with this, we would have 3 equally powerful guild leaders. This will ensure things keep running like a well-oiled machine when one or more of the leaders are gone (we can still function properly with only 1/3 leaders there). There may also be the need to get someone to be our treasurer for some of the things I mention below.
Weekly or Monthly (or even both) Raffle
We select a prize, set a solid price per ticket and hopefully bring in some cash to the guild. The funds we raise will go towards buying things for the guild only, and not in anyone’s pocket. I would be willing to put up the first prize of Rockweed Spire; it’s worth a bit over 2g. We could start each ticket off at around 40s. Or whatever number you all think is fair. With the numbers I suggested we would need to sell 5 tickets to break even. So with a system like this we could easily start making some gold for the guild bank. We could also put it out there that if anyone else wants to donate a prize they can, this could either be used to sweeten the pot, or be saved for the next raffle.
Public Rep. Events
Something we came with in the old guild was created public rep. events, or as we often called them guild parties. Basically what we did is drop guild flags, a guild banquette, drop boxes of fun and other interactive things such as those, launch fireworks, and announce it chat. We’d also try to get as many guild mates as possible to come out. Basically we tried to get noticed by being interactive with people around us while giving them some buffs. Often times we’d also mention that after the event, we were going to do a guild event such a guild jump puzzle. This gives us good PR, people see us having fun, and inviting others in on the fun.
This one will only be possible once we have everything setup in the guild hall, though it might be a way to have some fun, raise money for the guild, and much more. We could set up a bracket, include a betting system, entry fees, and have a prize pool for the top three. If we do this right, it will also be a good way to make the guild some money to spend on things we need for the guild, while still rewarding those competed. Of course we can remove the betting part if no one likes that, maybe charge an entry fee and give out a few prizes instead. Or just have brackets for fun of it.
We can challenge our guild members to recruit as many people as possible to the guild, the top recruiter every month gets some sort of prize, even if that prize is having their name up somewhere fancy.