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PA Non-Profit Insurance: Proof that Wacky Fundraising Works

 PA Non-Profit Insurance: Proof that Wacky Fundraising Works

PA Non-Profit Insurance Proof that Wacky Fundraising Works

When non-profit fundraising campaigns go viral, the results tend to be extreme. As the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has indicated, the publicity and notoriety that accompanies a viral campaign can be a tremendous asset to humanitarian and philanthropic efforts of all shapes and sizes. To date the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign has raised nearly 100 million dollars from donors around the world.

But the ALS challenge is not the first of its kind. In fact there have been dozens of highly lucrative quirky, zany and downright wacky attempts by non-profit organizations to raise money and awareness for their cause. Here are a few of the most unconventional fundraising stunts in the industry:

Movember: Movember is an increasingly popular campaign that challenges men from around the world to grow a moustache for the entire month of November, allowing participants to become activists and spokesmen for men’s health. Last year an estimated $123.1 million was raised as a result of the Movember 2013 campaign which focuses on bringing awareness to men’s health issues and funding men’s health programs.

The Polar Bear Plunge: For nineteen years the “Polar Bear Plunge” fundraising campaign has been raking in millions in donations to help fund the Special Olympics. Encouraging participants to jump into chilly waters across the nation all in the name of sportsmanship and philanthropic exhibition and donate money to help young athletes.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: What started as a small awareness raising stunt in 2001, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign has spawned into a thriving humanitarian non-profit operation. The campaign encourages asks men to literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes during their International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence held each year. The events are designed to generate talk, awareness and funds to help stop domestic violence and abuse.

Shave Your Head for Cancer: St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event began as a challenge between businessmen in 2000 and has become a nationally adopted campaign to help raise critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events which are held all over the country encourage participants to shave off their locks in the name of cancer research, in hopes of inspiring donations from their friends, family and colleagues. The events raise millions of dollars a year.

While they strive to improve the greater good, non-profits need partners on their side helping to protect them from the risks of operation. At the Dryfoos Group, we have always been very involved in working with not-for-profit organizations and charities throughout PA and have developed an extensive portfolio to fit the unique needs of the not-for-profit industry. From property insurance to liability coverage, we can help PA non-profit organizations find the best business insurance solutions to mitigate all their risk exposures. Give our PA non-profit insurance specialists a call today at (888) 548-4953 to learn more about our unique approach.

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