Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Raising Money and Having Fun

Corey Pudhorodsky from the 501c3cast sent me a great New York Times article called Having a Blast for a Good Cause. The article profiles groups who are appealing to donors, particularly young ones, with events that are fun AND raise money such as the Society for Mature Adults Seeking to Help Entertain and Donate who raise money with social events like Amazing Race Scavenger Hunts, Rec Room Olympics and the Idiotarod (pictured above).

The Iditarod is a famous long-distance race in which big burly yapping dogs tow a sled and driver across Alaska. The Idiotarod is kind of the same thing, but no sled and no dogs. Instead of a sled, teams pull a shopping cart (or carriage for you Southerners). And instead of dogs, it’s people pulling the cart.
The article also mentions Mustaches for Kids (where men get donations from friends for growing mustaches between Thanksgiving and Christmas), and Dodge for a Cause (a dodgeball tournament to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Union Broadcasting Foundation).

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to raise money with cupcakes!

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