Students who are graduated from college are often seeking opportunites to make money. While there are many career opportunities I think there is one that is overlooked: Forming your own non-profit group. Imagine if you could form a group that got its money from a judge ordering someone to pay you. So here are some money making ideas: You could form a non-profit group that is against DUI; You could open a drug and alcohol center; You could form a “crime stoppers” non-profit group.
While you could make money at any of the three, I think you will find that the money for the non-profit group against DUI to be the most profitable.
In our county, the prosecutor recommends to the judge, and the judge sentences a person charged with DUI to contribute from $100 to $250 to a non-profit group against DUI. So if you do the math: $250 times the number of DUIs (about a 1000) you arrive at the cool figure of $250,000. But wait, there’s more! That’s only for one county in Illinois. If you can get four counties under your belt you are looking at a cool million … a year. Not bad money for being against what everyone else is against!
And if you are really creative you might talk the judge into giving you more:
One of its founders, Pat Larson, tells the story of how a judge wanted to teach a drunken driver a meaningful lesson, so he ordered the offender, as part of his sentence, to fork over $1,000 to Larson’s group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Teaching meaningful lessons, all the way to the bank.
Law Dude, Ray Flavin, represents drivers that have been charged with DUI in McHenry County Illinois. His law offices are located across the street from the McHenry County Courthouse in Woodstock.
PS: I guess Woodstock Crimestoppers is now defunct so there is a spot there to form a “non-profit” (you’re welcome)