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Counting: ONE, TWO, THREE

by Doug Nash


Here's a fund-raising idea to raise money and to keep people guessing. It's simple, inexpensive, easy to do and is adaptable to almost any hub event.

What you do is fill a vessel with some kind of a filler that can be counted, then you charge a set amount for a person to enter a guess of how many individual fillers the vessel contains to win a prize. People can enter as many times as they like, the more they enter the more you make.

An example of this is to fill a bottle with jelly beans and the entries closest to the exact number win a prize. The vessel and the filler can whatever suits your needs, they can be big or small, the whole activity can be whatever size suits your organisation.

On the large scale if you are hosting a golf day and you can get a car dealership to sponsor the event you could try to fill a car with golf balls, the closest entry wins either the car or a basket full of auto related goodies. Alternatively it could be a golf bag filled with golf balls to win the golf bag of a years' free membership to the golf club.

On a smaller scale you simply fill a valuable vase with jelly beans, the winner getting both the vase and the jelly beans. The point is this fund-raiser is as variable as your imagination can make it.

Like all fund-raisers, the more you are donated the better your efforts will be rewarded. This is a simple and if you want, an inexpensive way to hold a fun and hub related money raiser.

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About the Author:

Doug Nash lives in Logan City in Queensland, Australia. He has graciously consented to share a fundraising idea with us every month. Although many of the ideas aren't new, each of them has a unique flair that comes from being developed and refined half a world away from ours. Visit his web site at http://www.home.gil.com.au/~dnash/ for more fundraising ideas.



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