Hey guys, my church is having an annual fundraiser to help stop hunger, and they want us to try and raise some money to help the cause, so immediately my thoughts jumped to magic. but i have some questions. 1.when im done performing, if i ask for tips, should i mention that its for the cause?
2.what if they dont beleive that im actually trying to raise money for my church?
3.how should i go about asking for tips? (i know theres already a TON out there about asking for tips, so if you could just direct me to some forums which you think may be helpful, thatd be fantastic!)
Ok, thanks guys!
OK I'll handle it one question at a time but in reverse order:
#3 during your show you sprinkle HAT LINES. These are patter that tells the audience you are going to pass the hat. Then just before your finale you state again "When I finish this I am going to pass the hat. Please remember that bills weigh less than coins and I don't want to get a hernia." Or like that, try to be funny.
2. If they don't believe you, screw 'em
1. YES!! Tell the audience during your hat lines that the money is going to help the church.
You didn't ask but I will tell you, when I do fundraising I split the take with the place 50-50.