I made $29.43 a second doing fundraising, once. For three minutes, 40 seconds, I sang Come Sail Away, by Styx. Karaoke style. In a sailor suit. To raise money for junkboats to Europe.
People paid me because, if you didn’t already know, I have a beautiful singing voice! OK, that’s not true. They paid $10 each for bottlerockets that they shot at me while I sang the stupid song.
Some people paid over PayPal, because they couldn’t be there at the show. We promised to write their names on the rockets. Halfway through the show I threw the “proxy” rockets out into the crowd, because they were out. It’s just a guttural, stupid fundraising technique. And boy is it effective:
I’ve done dunk tanks. I’ve told little girls that they “Throw like a little girl” from the perch of a dunk tank (dad came and gently pushed the lever as his stern, judgmental stare threw me off the deck of a ship into the abyss of the sea…)
I’ve suffered for my art. Sure. We’ve all suffered for my art! Suffering for money is a fundraising path I’m no stranger to. Here is what $100 donation from Tom Price looks like:
The night I did the bottlerocket stunt, Eileen almost left me. She didn’t get it. But now when Come Sail Away comes on the radio, a smile breaks out on her face. Which you can’t see because her head is in her hands…
I have threatened to wash cars in a bikini to raise money for art. It hasn’t come to that. Yet. It might!
Chicken’s arts nonprofit, The San Francisco Institute of Possibility, is raising funds toward a $20k goal for 2020!
Here’s a few ways to support:
- The Classic Tax-Deductible Donation!
- Buy a Friend or Loved One a Camp Tipsy Patron Ticket Gift Package – we’ll mail them a wrapped present to open for the holidays, with a card from you!
Just select the number of tickets per package, scroll down and add “Gift Package” and we’ll do the rest.
- Become a Business Sponsor at $100+ , and Join our List of 100
Or – Really Step Up and Become Part of our Patron Circle…email Chicken : firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!