I have not charged for my yard haunt in the past, and do not plan to do it in the future.

Though this year I want to accept donations. I have already spoken with Make A Wish Foundation and one of the Shriner Hospitals and they are on board with the idea of taking donation for them.

I wanted to get people opinion on how to best approach this issue. Should I do it as just myself, or should create a non-profit company that will run the haunt and donate the net proceeds to the two charaties?

Plus since I will be donating the proceeds i will be approaching local businesses for donations. Has anybody done this before, and how much is reasonable to ask as a donation to help build the haunt with the extras going to the two organizations?

I was thinking maybe having a coupon sheet and if people donate X dollars or more they get a coupon sheet from the local business that donated.