I always donate a few framed prints every year to various charity and fund raising auctions, and I've donated gift certificates for portrait sessions by me. Depending on the organization, I figure there are enough folks at and involved with the auction to get some pretty good word of mouth, and you always get thanked in the newsletters they send out. Also for me it's a lot easier to donate prints or services of some value than actual cash money. In the US you can deduct the cost of materials donated from your taxes; you can't really get anything for your time, but heck, I got time for a good cause. I was just approached by an organization that helps foster children about photographing the kids on the day Santa comes to visit. They offered to pay me, but I said I'd do it for free (they'll have to buy the prints, but I'll only charge what the lab costs). I figured it would be my holiday good deed. Turns out that they always take out a big advertisement in all the local papers around Christmas to thank all the folks that donate money and services around the holidays so I'll end up getting pretty good local advertising for free, plus there will be a reporter at the event, and I'll probably get covered in the article, and possibly the paper may use one of my photos for the article. I'm gonna go take pics of kids and Santa, and get a whole lot of free advertising. Some of the other places I've donated stuff to are: local arts organizations, battered womens' shelters, health issues (cancer, aids, etc...), and the Humane Society (stray pets). I'm going to start donating prints for the local PBS fund raising auctions, and then hopefully I'll even get TV advertising (even though I wonder if most PBS viewers actually watch the pledge drives ). Anyway, donating your prints/services can be a good way to get cheap publicity. Anyone else got good marketing ideas for us starving artists?