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Unread 09-15-2010, 10:33 PM   #16
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$10 a pound with buns and sauce. If they bought the meat, then $8.50 a pound.
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Take it from somebody with LOTS of experience - you can easily go broke cooking for free for all the non-profits in your community. Once you are identified as the go-to guy for free food the path to your door will be worn out by every church, scout troop, charity and community organization within 100 miles.

Yes, there is marketing value in doing some Pro Bono jobs, but you really have to pick and choose those, just like you do with your cash donations. It's a good idea to make a habit of not doing the same event for free two years in a row; you'll get more promotional mileage spreading yourself around, and folks will learn to value your services more.
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I have been a leader in my church, and although pro bono or a greatly reduced cost is noble... I advise to charge a fair price, and as others stated.. do NOT give the farm away. You stated you are early in your earning career for Q. Do not get burned out by not earning money so early in the game. Most church folks want to be fair, but they usually have to be informed about what fair is for areas they are not familiar with. I hope it is a blessed event for them and for you.
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