The Fundraisers Riddle
Rather than challenge you to Einstein’s original riddle, I’ve written, with the help of @fundraisermike a fundraisers version (thanks Einstein for the original inspiration though).
The Fundraisers Riddle
In a competitive fundraising market there are five different charitable causes, each cause has a different fundraising strength, a different financial target, a different fundraising product and a different approach. The approach is described as an animal; whilst one charity approaches their fundraising with the bravery of a tiger, another is timid as a mouse, one is sly as a wolf, another is a sheep following the majority and the lemmings follow without understanding the true implications of their actions.
The question is – what team and type of charity is raising income for a capital appeal?
There is a prize of an hours free coaching with @lucyinnovaiton for the first person to email with the correct answer plus a giant Toblerone bar to sweeten the deal.
There is only one answer and it requires the application of logic. As I want to set you up to win, I’m going to give you a clue. The key to solving this riddle is creating a grid, with one column for each type of charity and four rows, one each for target, fundraising product, fundraiser role and last but not least animal characteristic.
- Direct Marketing raises 500k
- The corporate fundraiser raises for Charity of the Year appeals
- The Major Gift fundraiser works for an environmental charity
- £1 million target is the second highest target in the group
- £1 million target is for the international development charity
- Christmas appeal target approach as cautious as mice
- The £100k target charity approach their target like wolves
- The middle value target of £500k is raised for a children’s charity
- The community fundraiser has the lowest target of 20K
- The team that acts like wolves raises 80k more than the team that fundraises for coffee morning
- The team that raises for a stewardship event raises 80K more than the team that are brave like tigers
- The team that fundraise like sheep fundraise for a health charity
- The trust and foundations team approach their fundraising like lemmings
- The major gifts team have a 400k lower target than the next biggest target
- The team that act like wolves raises 80k more than the team that fundraise like tigers
- The community fundraiser works for the local hospice
- The highest target is double the lemmings target
I look forward to hearing from you.
© @lucyinnovaiton and @fundraisermike