Disturbing Fundraising: Sheriff Agrees to Be Tased for Charity


September 24, 2012; Source: Spring Valley, S.C. Patch

Here’s one to remember for next year’s gala! Sheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, S.C. volunteered to be shocked with a taser at the rate of one second for each contribution of $1,000 to the Richland County Sherriff’s Foundation. One enthusiastic donor gave $2,000 and here is the video:

Really? –Ruth McCambridge


Ruth McCambridge

Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.