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    Anyone got any ideas for a way the Blue could raise some money? We have several things this season such as tailgating and more paint we need to get and I really don't won't to have to pay all of this out of pocket all season.

    Our tailgating we are trying to get up where it should be. Last season we were fairly weak turnout with most people showing up just to paint. This year we want to have a better experience that will attract more people.

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    Re: Fundraising

    Dues...
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    Re: Fundraising

    carwash, mow lawns.

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    Re: Fundraising

    what JL said.

    Frat style.

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    Re: Fundraising

    Quote Originally Posted by Luminaire View Post
    what JL said.

    Frat style.
    Well unfortunately we didn't collect any dues last year. The year before that we didn't collect dues from everyone. This year there will be more of an iron fist.

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    Re: Fundraising

    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    Well unfortunately we didn't collect any dues last year. The year before that we didn't collect dues from everyone. This year there will be more of an iron fist.

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    Re: Fundraising

    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    Anyone got any ideas for a way the Blue could raise some money? We have several things this season such as tailgating and more paint we need to get and I really don't won't to have to pay all of this out of pocket all season.

    Our tailgating we are trying to get up where it should be. Last season we were fairly weak turnout with most people showing up just to paint. This year we want to have a better experience that will attract more people.
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    Re: Fundraising

    Quote Originally Posted by DAWG DUDE View Post
    Pretend its your birthday and wear a pin on your shirt for a few days.
    Ha that is a new one. You think that would make us enough money to keep the Blue around until you come here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    Ha that is a new one. You think that would make us enough money to keep the Blue around until you come here?
    I'll think up some stuff.

    How much cash are we looking at here? I can help fund raise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAWG DUDE View Post
    I'll think up some stuff.

    How much cash are we looking at here? I can help fund raise.
    Well all it really depends on is having the money to do all the things we want to do. I want to have atleast $500 in a bank account for us to rely on. That means if we set dues at $25 then we need 20 members (to actually pay). $500 won't really last too far through football season but if we had that I might be able to scrounge through my own money to cover the extra costs.

    It all depends. If we don't get $500 then we will be having hamburgers and hotdogs at the tailgate (or hoping guisslapp is coming in town and might make us something nice). I might spend a little bit more money around homecoming and make some of my dad's famous gumbo.

    I got some ideas for other fund raisers. Some of them might be a little hard to pull off. Some of them might not make any money. Our biggest asset is our relationship to current and previous players so I am trying to find ways we could use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    Well all it really depends on is having the money to do all the things we want to do. I want to have atleast $500 in a bank account for us to rely on. That means if we set dues at $25 then we need 20 members (to actually pay). $500 won't really last too far through football season but if we had that I might be able to scrounge through my own money to cover the extra costs.

    It all depends. If we don't get $500 then we will be having hamburgers and hotdogs at the tailgate (or hoping guisslapp is coming in town and might make us something nice). I might spend a little bit more money around homecoming and make some of my dad's famous gumbo.

    I got some ideas for other fund raisers. Some of them might be a little hard to pull off. Some of them might not make any money. Our biggest asset is our relationship to current and previous players so I am trying to find ways we could use that.
    I think dues should be our plan C. Try two fund raisers (plans A and B) first. If those don't raise the $500 or so dollars then we could charge like $10 per person. No one would have a problem with that at all I don't believe.

    By the way I've got my friend that's a high school senior coming to the MSU game to paint. His older brother is going to Tech in the winter. I'm trying to get him to go to the game but that $40 isn't very easily paid when you don't have another job yet.

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    Ask for donations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guisslapp View Post
    Ask for donations.
    Ok Mr. Big City Lawyer, how much can I put you and your engineer brother down for?

    Actually that leads me to a question. (Not to pad his ego) but it appears DFM was right a few years ago when he said it isn't worth it to be an NPO. We would have had to pay (I believe) $500 just to keep that so we decided not to renew it this year. But what kind of tax benefits can we offer people who are willing to donate to our group?

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    Re: Fundraising

    Contact a few businessess about sponsoring you guys for a few games a year.

    Just making up numbers, but let's say for $100 you will paint their business name and phone number on your backs at a football game (at least 5 members, persay).

    The more that they pay, the more people you paint.



    Also have a small table, a posterboard, and a "piggy bank" asking for donations for supplies from those who love the Blue.

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    Re: Fundraising

    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    Ok Mr. Big City Lawyer, how much can I put you and your engineer brother down for?

    Actually that leads me to a question. (Not to pad his ego) but it appears DFM was right a few years ago when he said it isn't worth it to be an NPO. We would have had to pay (I believe) $500 just to keep that so we decided not to renew it this year. But what kind of tax benefits can we offer people who are willing to donate to our group?
    Counselor Goodman would be disappointed in your decision to not be a NPO. He was thrilled that you guys were making such strides and came to him to set-up the NPO. He came to my place immediately to fill me in on your progress. On the other hand, DFM is Da Man when it comes to financial decisions so I guess it all depends on your dedication, expectation levels, and organizational style/skill. Did you ever think of contacting a TECH supporter that owns a meat market, say in Shreveport, to help you guys out on your tailgating needs? BTW: What, on the Good Man's green earth is wrong with hotdogs and hamburgers?
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