Make Your Fundraiser a Splash with a Dunk Tank

Fundraising for any cause can be an arduous task.  It involves a lot of organization and a lot of time.  But all the hard work needs to be hidden from the final product, because when it comes down to the actual fundraising event…it should be all fun and games!  You want your supporters and sponsors to feel good about opening up their wallets.  From their perspective, the event should just be a good time that allows them to give to a good cause.  A dunk tank is an easy addition to any fund raising event.  Like no other activity, a dunk tank can save an event from being "too businessy" – and turn it into the cheeky celebration that people don’t mind digging into their pockets for.

Renting a dunk tank is almost guaranteed to set the right mood for your event, and if you charge to play, you can easily turn it into a profitable investment!  It’s super simple, too!  Event planning has enough headaches; so let your local rental center take care of this one thing on your long list.  Just add water!  Once your dunk tank is set up, you wont have to do much.  People are familiar with the concept and will naturally line up to test their throwing skills.  You only need a couple people to help run it: one to collect money or tickets and another daring person to walk the plank!

The most successful dunk tank stands take one of two approaches. One strategy is to put someone in the tank that everyone wants to dunk.  Often a boss or teacher, people will certainly pay for a shot at embarrassing any authority figure, especially in the name of a good cause.  The other strategy is to put the most clever and quick witted person you know in the hot seat.  This is fun because they can use their silver tongue to taunt people into participating.  A little light ribbing is always good motivation to get involved.  And there are never any hard feelings when everyone is working toward a common goal.  Of course, if you can combine these strategies you’ll do very well.  It’s too bad that bosses are almost never the most clever person you know! 

Another option is to create a line-up of people to be in the dunk tank.  If you do this, make sure the line-up schedule is clearly posted so that patrons can see when the person they most want to dunk will be on the stand.  Stop by your local rental center to make this easy addition to your fundraiser.

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