[Sca-cooks] kingdom fundraising

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Sun Feb 24 13:42:59 PST 2008

aldyth at aol.com wrote:

>Fundraising by padding event budgets is one of my hot button areas.? When I was Kingdom Exchequer I was astounded to see that the groups in my kingdom (Outlands) customarily made their money via events instead of specific fundraisers.? When I asked why, almost to a person the answer was that since we were a non profit corporation we were unable to make a profit.? The only way they could see to fund their activities was to inflate the feast ticket cost.? I didn't say it made any sense at all.? I had a very difficult time making the right turn of not able to make a profit and then making one on the event.

Well, for one thing "not-for-profit" has nothing to do with making 
money.  It has to do with restrictions on how you distribute it.  But I 
don't see anything wrong with making money on events, within reason. Our 
biggest chunk of income comes from profit made on Canterbury Faire.  
Personally, I'd rather have events budgeted/priced to make a modest 
profit and keep the group going than constant fundraising. We do do some 
fundraising, but mostly for specific projects rather than general 
operating expenses. 

Antonia Calvo 
(formerly known as Adele de Maisieres)

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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