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Topic: Fundraiser question
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Feb 6, 2011 03:00PM)
My daughter is going on a mission trip to Honduras, I have offerd to do a free show to help her & the group raise the funds they need.

My question is this: Is it better to sell tickets or do a free will offering? I would like them to get the most they can from this show. The church will also be selling "goodies" during intermission.

Which is the best way to go?

Thanks for your input.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 6, 2011 03:03PM)
Jim Snack is the man to ask that question to.
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Feb 6, 2011 03:03PM)
I've never done this type of show but I have several friends that do. They all say that a set ticket price is the way to go.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 6, 2011 03:06PM)
IMHO
The best thing to do is sell tickets on the way in, pass the hat on the way out, and be sure to have pretty girls passing the hats.

Have you considered having a BOR?
Message: Posted by: Close.Up.Dave (Feb 6, 2011 03:41PM)
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On 2011-02-06 16:06, Al Angello wrote:
IMHO
The best thing to do is sell tickets on the way in, pass the hat on the way out, and be sure to have pretty girls passing the hats.

Have you considered having a BOR?
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Definitely great advice. I recently did one of these for my fiance because she's going to New Orleans to build schools. We promoted a ton, had tickets at the door to buy, and then passed the hat at the end. My only regret is not having something to sell also.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Feb 6, 2011 09:41PM)
Mark,

Not only sell tickets but make ticket sales competitive. (You may even have some success getting some business to buy them and give them away in connection with some other promotion.)

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: scottds80 (Feb 7, 2011 01:14AM)
Great advice of doing both. Set the ticket prices for entry, then do a presentation of the mission trip, and ask for further donations as a free will.
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Feb 8, 2011 08:22PM)
Thanks for the input guys. We will presenting these ideas in our next meeting on Thursday.

I'll let you know what we decide.

Mark