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Wayne Brockway
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I'm considering taking a job in a couple of months. It is for a non-profit organization. The event is going to be advertised to the public. The event is a marathon run-race open to anyone wanting to run. They are going to sell tickets for a magic show (possibly me). If I recall, the group runs for cancer research. What should I charge? My regular fee, work with them based on the ticket sale percentage, and/or I was thinking about them paying and including my show information with all their advertising. I appreciate any help from the experts with this type of gig!

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Wayne, this has been batted about ad nauseum. If you use the search function, you will find lots of arguments and points on the subject.
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Jim Snack
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Just split the door with them. If you can draw a good sized crowd, you will earn what you are worth and everybody wins. If you can't draw a crowd, you can use it as a learning experience and do something to draw a crowd. Search this forum and you will find lots of ideas for promoting a show. If you don't want to do the work to promote the show, don't take the booking. If you do, there is a good chance that everybody will lose!

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I've always felt that to have a successful fund raiser you should insist that tickets be sold in advance, as well as at the door. I used to number tickets, making the sponsor responsible for any missing tickets. Since I was doing school shows, I would ask the PTA/PTO to give a ticket to any child who couldn't afford one and keep an accounting of it. (No kid should ever miss a magic show under those circumstances.)
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Charge whatever fee you think would work best for you, and give them something extra for their money. But first, negotiate your fee.
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