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22-03-2012, 01:13 AM
How to make money without advertising atheism?
So I'm part of the only atheist group on my college campus, The Free Thinkers Society, and I'm trying to think of ways to raise funds for our budget. The hitch; It's a Lutheran school with a substantial Catholic and Lutheran presence and at least three major christian youth groups who really would prefer we went away. I don't think anyone would give us trouble, but i also doubt it'd make us the popular kids; You can't exactly advertise your name and expect people to want to support you if you're a bunch of atheists (and one token christian lol). This leads me to think that, while i of course wouldn't hide who we are, whatever way we choose to make the funds up should be sufficiently awesome so as to stand on its own.

I thought of a couple things, selling cool science wiz-bang type deals, the obvious bake sale etc., but I'm running out of steam with not much to show for it. I'd love to hear your ideas of economical ways to make a buck without causing a stir!
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22-03-2012, 01:56 AM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
Great question, sadly I'm too tired at thi point to give you many suggestions. At college I was a member of the LGBT group which managed to get quite a good name by simply having the most constant and meaningful events. Focus on things that are important to you that don't really get in the way of others. Find things that other will agree with. The best way to find funds for your group is to prove how all encompassing it is. Prove to all these opposing people that they wouldn't mind joining.

You're not seeking to profess atheism or anything with this group so I'm sure you can make your group perfectly good n the eyes of your peers. Lead by example and eventually you'll be recognized. Also check online to see ideas from other secular school groups. You're definitely not the only school out there that has one. Networking is a key which is often missed by the smaller organizations.

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22-03-2012, 02:29 AM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
what about some funny things like dunno. do you have a good looking girl in the group that would aggree, then you could make a stand "50 cents to get a kiss" (on the cheek of course)

or invent the "science oracle" and find a funny way to oracle around and tell people stuff about campus life and so on, something like, if this fluid turns red it is a no, if it turns blue it is a yes, now ask your question Big Grin and of course you hand them the fluid Big Grin

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22-03-2012, 10:09 AM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
I'm a member of RAG (Raise and Give) society at my university. It's for charity so it is easier to make money for it, but here are some of the ideas we have implemented:

- A Busking Competition, to see who could raise the money busking.
- Dunk tank
- Booking gigs on campus, if you have some local bands or university bands that would like to be heard. Maybe you can even book a speaker for a special freethinker talk
- We also did a naked run across campus. It was one of those things where people pledge money and if you reach your target, you join in the naked run across campus
- Book recycling, visit offices, libraries, classrooms that want to get rid of old books and sell them online.
- Print helpful maps for new students, sell them for a euro.
- Hire yourselves out as campus guides or city guides for foreign students

Hope some of these ideas are usable.

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22-03-2012, 10:29 AM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
you're in college, don't forget that, in your case fun is more important than faith, so offer fun and you'll get the moneys Big Grin

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22-03-2012, 04:49 PM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
Those are some great ideas! I particularly liked the busking/performance ideas since I'm a music performance major with potentially helpful friends... =] I really appreciate your help! If anyone else has ideas though, please feel free to keep bringing them up!
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22-03-2012, 06:51 PM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
(22-03-2012 02:29 AM)Leela Wrote:  what about some funny things like dunno. do you have a good looking girl in the group that would aggree, then you could make a stand "50 cents to get a kiss" (on the cheek of course)

That's prostitution Big Grin

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22-03-2012, 08:36 PM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
You could all dress up as ninjas......I don't know how that would make money exactly but I do know that people love ninjas.

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23-03-2012, 07:32 AM
RE: How to make money without advertising atheism?
Right what you need to do is get a team of 10 other people:

You need a right-hand man, to be the logistical heart of all the crew’s operations.
The son of a legendary con artist, who has pickpocket skills.
A flamboyant business kingpin, to bankroll the operation.
An old pro, who you brought out of retirement, to play the role of an arms dealer, as a way of gaining access to the vault.
A munitions expert who talks with a heavy cockney accent. who you use to create a blackout.
An experienced card dealer, that you hire as the inside man.
A tech-guy/surveillance specialist.
Two brothers from Utah who are always arguing and bickering. To perform smaller roles.
And finally a Chinese acrobat

When you gather your team you need to use your team to rob the casino, by getting the Chinese guy into the vault to plant explosives on the inside. makes sure you replace the surveillance footage with one you filmed earlier to throw them off, as you walk out the vault with bags of money, with you disguised as a swat team also steal back the owners wife, Who looks strangely like Julia Roberts.

After its done meet up in front of some fountains before all walking off to regroup for another two terrible films.

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