Thursday, September 02, 2004 | News for Dallas, Texas | Richardson News | News for Dallas, Texas | Richardson News: "Nonprofits turn to fund-raising twists

From karaoke to cow chips, it's all about keeping support base

07:18 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 1, 2004

By KRISTINE HUGHES / The Dallas Morning News

When it comes to persuading people to support a cause, unique can mean money in the bank.
So for some nonprofit groups, door-to-door sales and rubber chicken dinners are out, replaced by casino nights and cow-chip tossing contests.
'You can go out and sell products, but we sort of feel the world's inundated with that,' said Berkner High School parent Phil Swim, who recently organized a Mustang car raffle for the Bandoleras "

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