Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Best Fundraisers - And They Only Take One Day!

That's right!

Our fundraiser option just got that much more fun.

Fundraising Blasts.

Let me explain.

A friend of mine who is on a local non-profit board was telling me how difficult it is to fundraise - how she feels like she's always hitting people up for money.  She concluded by saying, "But there's always a need."

She's right.  Non-profits always have a need to raise more money in order to keep up with their programs and operating costs.  And continually asking for money is causing fundraising fatigue among their supporters.

Is there an answer if  you, like my friend, are looking for a creative way to fundraise that isn't draining to your supporters?

This time of year is one of the most difficult.  Between my 3 children we have had 5 fundraisers we have been asked to participate in.  And we've had neighbors stopping at our house to fundraise.  And our radio station is currently fundraising.  It's just so much.

Our fundraisers are also asking for money, it's true.  But it's so very different.

I was walking through the store yesterday and realized how very cheap so much of the stuff looks to me now.  But that's because I'm used to looking at quality now.

You see, fair trade, fair wages and dignified work produce high quality.  Our artisans enjoy what they do.  They find meaning in it because they are producing a high quality product, the creation and sale of which has directly benefited them.  With the production of that high quality piece of jewelry, or clothing or soap, they have been able to escape a life of sex slavery, trafficking, slave labor, domestic violence and extreme poverty, and instead been offered freedom. They have fought for it through the production of that which we sell.

Most people Christmas shop.  Right now your buck doesn't go nearly as far as it used to.  People are looking for creative, meaningful ways to purchase Christmas gifts this year.

We've got the answer.  We have the answer to fundraising fatigue and purposeful shopping.

One day.  A blast event.  30% of sales go to your group, with the option of a simple donation instead of purchasing a gift.  And what is received by the supporter is a tangible way of knowing they have made a meaningful difference not only for the non-profit they are supporting, but for countless men, women and children around the world.  And not only is what they receive a tangible reminder, it is truly a beautiful, high quality product.

Interested?  Try it out.  There is zero cost to you.  All you have to do is tell your supporters we're here and what we're doing for one day.  We'll take care of the rest and your supporters will thank you for the opportunity.

Sign up here.


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