Set up a "jail a person" contest

Enter local business owners or personalities into a photo contest to let the community vote on who should be “jailed”. The top entry would have to dress up in an outfit and be staged in a photo shoot in a fake jail.

This is a fun idea to help boost your social presence and build an audience locally. You may want to partner with a photographer to help with the photo shoot and any image editing.

Remember to keep the photo shoot tasteful and respectful to the person who is being “jailed”. Keep the experience light-hearted and fun. It wouldn’t hurt to have the “jailed” person approve of any photos or text-based posts regarding the photo shoot.

Things to consider:

  1. Make sure the people you plan to use as entries are on-board for being in the fundraiser.
  2. The people who could be “jailed” may have schedules to work around. Ask them if they can block off a certain amount of time for the fundraiser in case they are “jailed”.
  3. Have the “jailed” person approve of any social media posts to avoid any damage to reputation.
  4. Be sure to share the URL for the fundraiser on social media! Likes, retweets, and shares help spread the word!

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with nor take any money from suggested vendors for mentioning their businesses. Information provided doesn't guarantee success for non-profits or individuals that choose to follow the given advice. Please use the provided idea at your own discretion.