Volunteering and Donating to Charity

Even if you're not getting actual money for a show, make sure you get paid SOMETHING. Working for free is good exposure, but a man can DIE from exposure!
- the late Harry Albacker

Note:
Some of the following comments include amounts of money in the imaginary unit called "C-shells." These units are used to avoid any hint of illegal price fixing in the balloon industry.

Why Volunteer?

Don Dixon on Business Donations

How to Handle Requests to Work at Charity Functions

Getting Paid For Charity Functions?

Doing It For Free

Doing It For Tips

Doing It For a Discount

Doing It For a Write-off

Doing It in Exchange

Doing It For Exposure

Donating to Charities? -- ALWAYS!

Donating to Charities? -- NEVER!

Donating to Charities? -- MAYBE!

Volunteering at Hospitals

Restrictions at Hospitals: Latex Allergies, etc.

Volunteering at Nursing Homes


SMB 3/26/00