(rant begins now). See the thing of it is, I had to buy a ticket to the stupid thing. I mean, I totally support fundraising, we're none profit after all. But I didn't want to shell out money when I could ahve bought at least 5 meals for the same amount... like seriously, a weeks groceries (granted I don't eat all my meals at home, but still). I could have gone to Starbucks soooo many times on that amount of money. I'm kinda pissed at my coworkers too. I told them (the 3 I talk to most) that I'd go if they went. As far as I knew, they weren't going, and then 2 days ago, I find out they are, and they're like "oh" we thought you were. Okay, fine, misunderstanding. Then I found out everyone on our team is going but me. That's just great. So then, I go and shell out the dollars. I'm even wearing a freaking dress. It's the first dress I've bought since my high school graduation. I don't do dresses. But this is a nice affair after all. Bah.
So anyway, what's your organizations policy on attending fundraisers, if you're the kind of place that does fundraisers... Do you have to volunteer a certain number of hours, buy tickets, provide prizes for silent auctions? Some places here actually have it written into contracts, and our agency may eventually. But seriously, is it even appropriate to expect your staff to pay back their wages in fundraising?