If you're a nonprofit, why do you charge money?

Like the YMCA, the Denver Art Museum, Bonfils Blood Center, and many other sustainable nonprofits, we charge a fee for our services. Our trial memberships are for one event only and do not renew automatically. You can sign up for as many trial memberships as you like.  For very active members, we offer monthly memberships as well!

There are a few important things that separate a nonprofit from a for-profit company:

  1. A nonprofit, and all of its assets, are owned by the state in which it is incorporated. For Bus to Show, that's Colorado. This means that our founders and our board don't own the company, and can't sell it, or take dividends, or hold stock, or any of the other compensation plans that are available to for profit companies. So if Uber or Sunset Limos, or anyone wanted to buy us someday, we would not be able to sell it. Because we are owned by Colorado and the people who live here! We think this is a very noble way of starting a business, and more people should consider whether their ideas could work as a nonprofit.  
  2. A nonprofit must provide an essential community service. Ours is sober transportation that reduces impaired driving and fuel consumption that would otherwise result from events. 

What is Bus to Show's Nonprofit Mission?

Our nonprofit mission is to reduce impaired driving and fuel consumption by organizing bus transportation to and from high risk events.

We don't like to brag, but we do like to celebrate the fact that this idea is working very, VERY well!

Below is the graphic we made last year celebrating another drop in DUIs from the previous year in Boulder. And guess, what, the 2015 numbers are in and and...yep!!! Even lower!!! 568 last year!  Great job everyone!

How can I join?

To join us and reserve your spot on a bus, just go to our calendar page, find the event you are interested in, and click "Reserve/More Info".  From there select the number of spots you would like to reserve and the pick up time/location that works for you.  Click register, and you will be guided through a brief membership and reservation confirmation process!