Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Colorado's Unique Twist on Fundraising

Colorado's Times-Call reports that The Girl Scouts of Colorado will host an evening fundraiser that pairs Girl Scout cookies with local beers. The adults-only event, called Man Up, highlights contributions men have made to Girl Scouts and encourages more men to get involved, said Elizabeth Winn, community relations manager for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s northeast region.

The vast majority of the 10,000 adult volunteers who support troops in the state are women, but Winn said she hopes this event attracts “a new generation of adult volunteers” and re-educates people about how Girl Scouts has changed. Although other cities have hosted cookies and cocktails events with wine, this will be the first in the state to match the distinctive cookies with local brews, Winn said. Four Oskar Blues brews will be paired with five varieties of cookies. Snacks and appetizers also will be available, and attendees can tour the brewery.
Do you have any unique fundraising ideas?