Actually they have more staff dedicated to solely raising money than we do. It boils down to people pushing themselves to get that money to the event, and TIME, which is something that most of us do not have to donate. I had more time in the past to grab that attention, and now with 13 interviews a day, I do not. If we had a dedicated staff person to solely raise $$ it would be better.
Alas we all have our "day job" to contend with in the area, and thus the way our purse has slipped over the past few years. However if you are interested in helping with raising money, I still feel the best method is a tee sign for the Wide Open, and parlay that into the Worlds for next year. Feel free to call me with moer information.