Non-profits are constantly on the lookout for fundraising ideas that are fresh, aren’t too complicated, and won’t break the bank. Everyone would love to find the next Livestrong bracelet, an inexpensive product that raises a ton of money. Why not consider an inexpensive product that’s a staple in the desks of almost every computer user in the country?
Flash drives are a great way to raise money for your organization, and the product will be useful to your customers for as long as they have it. Don’t just go with a boring, store-bought flash drive, though; instead, order bulk custom flash drives.
This is a smart choice for two reasons: First, the more unique your flash drive, the more likely your customers will be impressed (and therefore willing to make a purchase to support your cause), and secondly, by imprinting or screening your non-profit’s name and logo, you’ll be gaining some much-needed free publicity. CFgear can create a flash drive that has your logo on it, or we can create a flash drive in a custom shape. Here are some ideas for fundraising ideas with flash drives.
1. Sell flash drives on your website or at events.
Setting up a section of your website for selling the flash drives or bringing them to your public events are both great ways to sell your unique flash drives to anyone who has a a few dollars to donate to your cause. You already know that people appreciate your cause and want to help, but donors love getting something in return, not matter how small or useless the gift. And flash drives are far from useless. Once a customer purchases the drive, you know they are engaged with your cause. They will have a small reminder of your organization every time they plug it in.
2. Offer a free flash drive with a donation.
Again, everyone loves a reward when doing something good. You can encourage a higher donation with this creative incentive. A flash drive isn’t a stuffed animal or calendar; it’s a functional daily use item that your supporters won’t forget about.
3. Do giveaways on your Facebook or Twitter pages.
Giveaways are a great way to drive traffic to your social media sites. Free stuff is great, and you want to build a conversation with your followers. Engaging them first with a giveaway is a great way to start or continue the conversation. Ask them to like or share a Facebook post or tweet a picture or hash tag for a chance to win one of your products. The more a user interacts with you, the more likely your posts are to show up to friends on their page, extending your reach.
4. Send them to big donors during a drive.
Let’s be honest, a letter asking for money probably isn’t going to get the most attention. Sending a small gift to prospective donors, though, is a great way to attract their attention and get them to check out your non-profit and donate to your cause. They will keep your trinket and will have a constant reminder of your organization.
5. Load up your big news.
How about some indirect fundraising? CFgear can pre-load your important news, such as press releases, annual reports, and staff information, onto your flash drives before you ever distribute them to your supporters. Whether it is the press or donors receiving your news, the unique way they receive it won’t soon be forgotten.
Flash drives are a great way to raise money for your cause, and they’re also a fantastic marketing tool for non-profits, as well as businesses, schools, and other organizations. From huge corporations to small town middle schools to independent photographers, CFgear has served clients of all types and sizes. Their high-quality, warranty-backed custom flash drives, which are available at affordable bulk prices, have helped CFgear earn their reputation as a go-to source for dependable flash drives. That, coupled with CFgear’s unbeatable customization tools, has made the company an industry leader. For more information on all CFgear has to offer, visit their website at cfgear.com today.