Heads or Tails is a long-time fundraising event favorite. Anyone can play and it’s a sure-fire revenue generator. Now that many nonprofits are bringing their fundraising online, we’ve got tips to take your Heads or Tails virtual.
In Heads or Tails, bidders choose either Heads or Tails (place hands on head or rear). Then an emcee flips a coin.
Choose correctly? Stay in the game for another round.
Choose wrong? Leave the game.
Keep playing until there is one contestant left. The final person left on the floor is the winner!
Many organizations let supporters buy more than one chance to increase engagement, drive revenue and keep playing. We recommend a maximum of three chances to keep it fair for everyone and encourage more people to play as a result.
PRO TIP: Mail out blinking rings, pins, or colorful necklaces to participants – any object that makes it easy to identify Heads or Tails participants (and a visual reminder to others to buy too.)
There are so many great reasons to add Heads or Tails to your next virtual event, including:
Heads or Tails can seamlessly transition from an in-person game to a virtual one, with a few modifications. It works best on a service such as Zoom or other platforms, which allow contestants to see each other and the emcee. Top tips include:
Since getting swag to everyone might prove challenging, encourage contestants to dress in the event’s theme (from the dressy to couch potato pajamas) or school colors.
If your state allows small groups to gather, you can blend the live and virtual by asking the host to emcee a live Heads or Tails game, sending the winners of each hosted party to the virtual finals.
Next time you’re planning that same old program again, consider increasing the fun and the proceeds with a Heads or Tails game!
For more information on virtual fundraising, be sure to check out these additional resources:
Laura Thomson Consulting Manager OneCause