When economic times are good, all it takes to raise money for charity is a simple request. As people lose their jobs and face foreclosure, it is much harder to raise money for important causes. It is crucial to think outside the box to raise much-needed money to help fund a variety of causes.
It takes a village to raise a child and it can also take a village to raise funds. Recruiting a group from the community is an effective way to encourage more people to donate. The group will all reach out to friends, family and clients to get donations. Participating in charitable efforts is an excellent way to boost a business’ image and advertise what it offers. Businesses often have access to dozens or hundreds of potential donors. Having more leading supporters helps but businesses should also have a way to encourage others to participate and make donations.
Offer Unique Savings
One of the best ways to raise funds today are through savings cards. One business or several businesses can sponsor a certain charity and issue a card with unique savings. People purchase the card to enjoy discounts at local merchants. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each card get donated to the cause. Everyone wins because funds are raised for charity and supporters save money at retailers they frequent on a regular basis. Businesses appreciate increased revenues because people prefer to shop at retailers offering specialized discounts.
Certain charitable fundraisers require a large initial investment. Initiating a savings card program is simple and affordable. Plastic cards cost a minimal amount to design, print and distribute. They can be displayed near cash registers or in a small yet visible section of a business. Savings cards can also be purchased and sent by mail. For a minimal investment, you can raise significant funds for your favorite charity. All it takes is the ability to bring a few businesses together, get them to offer certain savings and issue a card that entitles the holder to cash in on them.
Promoting Savings Card Programs
Even people who are not necessarily charitable will be interested in participating in a savings card program. If their favorite businesses offer discounts, they will want to purchase a card. Each purchase raises funds for charity. Savings cards are small enough to distribute at community events, senior centers and houses of worship. Savings card programs give businesses a budget-conscious way to promote their offerings and show they care about charity.
Fundraising can seem impossible during times when the economy is tough. Finding ways to help people save money and support each other requires a bit of creativity. Savings card programs are one of the most popular ways to raise money for charities in the current economy.