Fundraising Idea of the Month:
by Doug Nash
At first read you may consider this a fund-raiser for those in the
country areas only
but maybe on reflection this is a fun event for almost anywhere. This is
a simple and low
cost fund-raiser with heaps of fun and suspense.
Mark out an area into fifty or 100 squares by tape, chalk lines or
whatever is cheapest
for you. Mark the squares to match the tickets either by using numbers
or letters and
numbers i.e. 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, or A1, A2, A3, etc. The table shows you how
the marking works.
The size will depend on the animal you use and the area you have
available. Animals can
be as small as chickens or as large as cows. (Try to get an animal that
You then sell tickets to the squares for a dollar or several dollars.
The winner is
determined by which square the animal poops in. Make sure the markings
are wide enough
that the animal cannot poop in two squares in the one go. A ruling on
"poops on the
line" situations should be made and displayed before the animal is
placed on the
squares to save arguments later.
Place the animal on the squares watch the suspense build in the
ticket holders waiting
for the winner to be chosen. Once you clean up you can then do it all
again if you so
The prize can be donated goods or be a percentage of money raised
from sold tickets.
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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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