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alienfry wrote:i'm figuring out ways to fund my camp this year. my plan A looks like it will be costly....what are the limits to accepting sponsorship for your burning man theme camp?
Some friends of mine were involved in a very costly camp last year. They had several fundraisers that were fun parties, so I didn't begrudge them. I did get a little weary of feeling like I "had" to support my friends at $20 a pop - but that was my trip, not theirs.
But then after the playa, they had yet _another_ fundraiser to try to make up for the costs they incurred. I chose not to support them. It thought it was really, really bad planning and bad etiquette to mismanage their money so badly that they were still paying for it after the event. Or rather, asking their friends to pay for it.
I'm with Badger on this. Try to balance your imagination with your means. Then, if you are still all fired up to raise some cash, do so and give it to a women's shelter or AIDS charity.