Fundraising Show Q & A
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Monetarily, it costs your school nothing. In terms of time and effort your commitment is minimal. There are no up-front costs, guarantees to the artist, or retainers. To break even, a 100-member student group needs to sell 100 tickets or one ticket per member. After that, you earn 80% on every advance ticket and 50% of every door ticket. Stick to the business plan and you cannot lose money on the promotion.
Q: How do I know if my school or group is a good fit?
A: There are a few variables that make a promotion like this easier - the most obvious of which is the number of students in your school or group and a dedicated organizer.
Groups with 100 or more members have the best chance of success because ticket sales are spread out over a larger sales force. Anyone can sell 3-5 tickets just in their own household. Requiring a few members to sell 30-50 tickets each is more challenging because it requires more commitment.
A dedicated organizer is also critical to ensure that responsibilities are shared; and the key actions of the business plan are followed. Quite often, the success of a fundraising event is attributed to a motivated leader who gets "buy-in" from the troops and then serves as the campaign's head cheerleader.
It also helps if your school or group can arrange a public show in your school's auditorium or gymnasium. This eliminates the cost of securing a private venue.
Q: What if we fail to sell 100 tickets?
A: As a rule, this rarely happens. If your school or group has 100 or more members - you will sell 100 tickets. If for some reason less than 100 tickets are sold, the show goes on as planned and DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® retains all advance ticket sales. The student program receives no cut. The program still gets 50% of door sales and all of the revenue generated from concessions and other miscellaneous fund-raising activities. A properly-run concession stand can easily double the evening's income.
Q: Are there any hidden costs?
A: No. Included in the package is an electronic ticketing widget and URL link to our ticketing website; and twenty 11" x 17" full-color and double-sided posters. There are no fees for mileage, travel, per diem or lodging.
Q: Do you offer any special deals or discounts?
A: Yes. Special concessions have been made for schools or groups that agree to multi-year deals.
Q: When is payment due?
A: Advance ticket sales must be settled prior to DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® taking the stage. Door sales will be settled before DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® leaves the venue. If the student group or DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® is forced to cancel for any reason, no monies are due.
General Performance Q & A
Q: Have you ever cancelled a show?
A: No. DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® has never cancelled, re-scheduled or postponed a show.
Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes. DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We also accept PayPal.
Q: How much room is required?
A: A stage or raised area is preferred - but not required. DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® carries its own lighting, audio-visual and sound equipment and prefers to use it to guarantee the quality of the performance. In most venues, eight 120V outlets in the vicinity of the performing area are required.
Q: How much time is required to set up and strike the show?
A: If all the staging and electrical conditions of the Show Rider are met, the general show set-up can be accomplished in one hour. Striking the show requires an additional half-hour. Your assistance is required only if the venue's sound and lighting systems are used.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® maintains comprehensive liability insurance with limits of 1M per occurrence and a 2M aggregate.
Q: What is your service area?
A: DANZIG the HYPNOTIST® defines its service area to include Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North & South Dakota.
Q: Where is DANZIG the HYPNOTIST located?
A: Our mailing address is: 14 Copeland Ave, Ste 302, La Crosse, WI 54603.