If you’re a nonprofit organization looking for a fundraiser idea, consider custom keepsakes. Brass ornaments make truly unique gifts for nonprofit donations, and they’re something that people will enjoy for years to come. If you plan to start an annual fundraising tradition, ornaments can become collectible keepsakes that recipients will strive to earn each year.
Here are some more creative ideas for nonprofit keepsakes to get you started! To learn more, read our Comprehensive Guide to Custom Ornaments.
Annual Custom Ornaments
One of the best ways to raise funds year after year – and give donors something to work for and look forward to – is through gifting annual custom ornaments. Before committing to starting this tradition, there are a couple of things that you’ll need to consider. First, it’s important to come up with a fresh design each year so that your donors have something new to look forward to.
Creating a custom ornament is surprisingly easy. Once you have a unique design in mind, send it to the Beacon Design creative team, and we’ll walk you through the process.
Another great idea for custom ornament traditions is to make sure that each year’s ornament is dated. You can include the date within the design or create custom inscriptions for the back of the ornament. Either way, this gives your donors a way to track the years they’ve made honorable contributions.
Create Ornaments for Special Projects
Does your nonprofit have a special project coming up? We create ornaments for special projects for organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
A great way your organization can raise funds for these projects is by creating ornaments for resale. The key is to make the design specific to the project. Create one that features a relevant image to the project like blueprints to a new construction site or the park your team landscaped for a local community. You can then resell these ornaments or give them as gifts to donors in exchange for their donations.
Create Community Themed Custom Keepsakes
This is a popular idea with historical societies and other organizations involved in preserving parts of local communities. Each year, you can release a new ornament featuring one of the properties that your organization maintains. For example, historical societies will often issue a new ornament each year that features an important historical landmark that the society maintains. You can customize these ornaments with your organization’s name, the date, and the name of the building or landmark that you are commemorating.
This is a fantastic way to raise funds for your organization’s work and create a market for collectors in the area. When you give your followers something special to collect, this will keep them interested and engaged with our organization year after year to complete their collection of commemorative keepsakes.
Raise Funds for First Responders
At Beacon Design, we serve many industries, including first responders and law enforcement, and our custom ornaments have helped these organizations raise funds. Consider designing ornaments that are themed to your organization. Feature an ambulance or EMS symbol for first responders or fire trucks for fire departments. It’s also possible to create unique designs featuring your local department’s name, company, or ladder number. Give these ornaments in exchange for donations around the holiday season to boost your fundraising efforts. Custom ornaments for first responders are a special collectible they can display to show pride in their important and valued work.
Create Ornaments for Anniversaries
Do you have a bicentennial or centennial coming up? Why not honor the occasion with a custom keepsake? This is a great way to raise funds for upkeep or restoration projects for churches, cathedrals, and other historic institutions.
To create a keepsake design that resonates with people, start by featuring whatever makes your organization symbolic. Make sure the design includes the anniversary dates, and feel free to include a custom message that will be meaningful to your donors. It can be something like your organization’s motto, or it can be as simple as a “thank you” message. Either way, it will help you commemorate the occasion — and generate some extra funds, too.Whatever your needs may be, creating unique gifts for nonprofit donations is easy! Here at Beacon Design, we’ll take you through the custom ornament creation process step by step. All of our products are produced right here in the United States with a focus on quality craftsmanship. Our collectible keepsakes are meant to last for generations, which means that your ornaments are a gift that donors will cherish for years to come.