Custom gift card fundraisers are a great way to fund money for non-profit organizations, educational causes such as an intramural soccer teams, or an organization that raises funds for medical research. What makes gift card fundraisers so successful is how team oriented and personal each one is. The cause is most often very near to the volunteer’s heart, which further promotes its success and gets everyone, including businesses excited about the cause. Participants and volunteers from the organization or team can ask friends, family members, neighbors, and other members of the community for donations in exchange for a custom gift card to a local organization. It is truly a group effort.
For instance, a local pizzeria could offer custom gift cards for fundraising groups. These groups would sell the gift cards at a discount rate from the normal advertised price. If a custom gift card is good for 5 large pizzas, which normally sell for $10 each, the fundraising group can sell the cards for $30. Then, the fundraising group would get a percentage of these profits, such as $10 or $20 for every gift card, while the pizzeria may have to absorb some of the costs. They are helping support a non-profit fundraising organization or group within their local community, so this is usually expected by the business donor.
There are a variety of local and national businesses that can offer this type of gift card fundraiser program. Businesses that are visited frequently, such as coffee shops, restaurants, and movie theaters, are always good choices. Well known organizations, such as museums, landmarks, or sporting arenas make great additions to a co-op fundraiser plan. An organization looking to get into a custom gift card selling program should start call local businesses to see all options, put a plan in place, and get ready to start the program running!