Fundraising is a crucial aspect of running any organization. However, developing new and creative ways to raise funds can take time. That’s where Beacon Design can help. Our custom ornaments not only make great gifts but are also cost-effective and versatile, providing a unique way to promote your organization and increase fundraising efforts. Here are some effective ways to boost your fundraising efforts with a custom keepsake:
Sell as Part of a Fundraiser
Boost your fundraising efforts by creating a unique ornament to sell in a fundraiser. Advertise it on your organization’s website, social media platforms, and email marketing. This strategy can significantly contribute to the success of your fundraising campaign.
Increase Donation Amount
Consider increasing the donation amount to improve your fundraising efforts. For example, if you offer a custom ornament for a $20 donation, try raising the amount to $40. This can motivate your supporters to give more in order to receive the special keepsake. The key is to increase the donation amount slightly to encourage donors to contribute more, thus helping you achieve a greater fundraising goal.
“Thank You” Gifts for Donors and/or Volunteers
Use custom ornaments as a thoughtful way to express gratitude to donors and volunteers. Offering a custom ornament as a token of appreciation for a specific tiered donation or as recognition for the hard work of volunteers can have a lasting impact. This not only incentivizes donations but also spreads awareness about your organization.
Retain Annual Donors by Creating an Annual Program
In addition to offering custom ornaments as gifts, you can create an annual ornament program to build on this success. This program would allow donors to receive a new custom ornament each year as a special “thank you” for their continued support.
By creating an ongoing tradition, you can keep donors engaged and willing to donate each year as they know their favorite nonprofit has a special piece coming out. This program can also serve as a way to communicate with donors throughout the years and share updates about your organization’s progress and impact.
People are excited about receiving gifts or unique pieces. By including a custom ornament, you have the potential to raise awareness among eager donors! This increased awareness can lead to greater visibility and support for your cause or organization and increased engagement and participation from new donors who are passionate about your mission.
Commemorate Special Events
Whether you’re organizing an annual meeting for your donors, an anniversary celebration, or an event to bring donors and volunteers together, consider commemorating the occasion with a custom keepsake. These tangible reminders of the event can serve as a lasting memento of your donors and volunteers’ impact. By creating a physical reminder of the event, you can help build stronger relationships with your supporters and encourage them to continue their involvement with your cause, such as contributing to your upcoming fundraiser.
Remember, the key to successful fundraising is to engage your audience and offer them something unique and meaningful. Custom ornaments from Beacon Design can help you accomplish just that.
To learn more about creating a custom ornament for your next fundraiser or to get started, contact us today.