In addition to the money we raised through this event, we were able to talk to people about our organization that we otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet - people who have turned into consistent donors to The Gathering Place. I would recommend Quiz for a Cause to anyone interested in a fun, unique fundraising event.
The Gathering Place
Marisa Murgolo (pictured left)
Colorado Youth at Risk
The 1010 Project
Quiz For a Cause is Geeks Who Drink's standing offer to nonprofits to use our quiz as a tool for fundraising and community outreach. Our rate is a recession proof: $0.00. In addition to raising funds, nonprofits will have the opportunity to distribute literature and educate people about their mission, both at the event itself and through Geeks Who Drink's website, email list and social media network.
A quick explanation on how a pub quiz actually raises funds. It's simple: quiz participants pay an entry fee that is determined in advance by the nonprofit; it can be anywhere from $5 to $25 and up. One entry fee per team goes into a cash purse for the winners; the rest goes to the cause at hand.
Some hypothetical math: say there's 20 teams of six players, each paying $10 a head; that's $1200. Of that, $200 goes to the winning team and the rest to the cause. It's not USA for Africa, but keep in mind that many of our venues hold considerably more than 20 teams and... it's a lot of fun, and no Kenny Loggins solos are required! Some of our more savvy nonprofits have even gotten matching grants from institutional donors to help make the fundraiser that much better.
We have worked with Geeks Who Drink two years in a row, for various Quiz for a Cause events in collaboration with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These opportunities are a lot of fun for our staff, board members, volunteers, and community supporters. There is an outreach and public education component to these events, and we have found that the quizmasters are more than happy to share information and promote our organization and its mission. Quiz For a Cause is the perfect combination of fundraising, community outreach, and a great time outside of the office!
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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