Fundraising Event tips : Let’s Put the “Fun” Back in Fundraising! (Part 2 - Promotional Items)
We've previously written about fundraising event tips (part 1), but since there's so many ways to liven your next event, we decided to provide another set of tips for you!
Another essential to fundraising events is having great promotional items as giveaways for attendees to take back home with them. The market offers a vast variety of customizable items that companies can wrap their logo on – things that can either be subtle reminders, such as pens or notepads, or things that are loud by nature, like bumper stickers and t-shirts. The items you choose to brand each offer a strategic way to get your donors thinking about your name and your cause even after they’re out of sight. For example, a pen might end up among other pens in a holder on a desk. By picking it up and using it, one might be prompted to look up the company name or website online, which may lead to further contact or donations. On the other hand, a t-shirt might be worn on a casual day or during workouts, and may spark a conversation with others who see it. It makes the wearer a representative of your company name and allows them to share with others what they learned and experienced at your event.
Using Glow Sticks Instead of Candles for Holiday Church Services
With Christmas right around the corner, millions of people around the world put up decorations, bring out the holiday movies, go shopping for gifts, and schedule in their Christmas church service along with all the holiday parties. You may, like me, have nostalgic memories of grand Christmas services with sounds of bells and voices of the choir echoing off the frosty windows, an epic Christmas tree sprinkled with shiny glass orbs that reflect every glimpse of light, a stage set for a skit about baby Jesus’ birth, and a multitude of warm, flickering candle lights bouncing off the walls and illuminating the space with the glow of joy, hope and all the warm, fuzzy feelings of Christmas. Lighting candles is a holiday tradition in many churches, either for the beautiful ambience it brings to a nighttime service, or to represent the solemn nature of the occasion. Whatever the reason, I think we all can agree that glowing lights bring a certain amount of joy to special celebrations. What most of us probably wouldn’t consider is the danger involved in this tradition.
How Do Glow Sticks Work? The History and Mechanics of Chemiluminescence
Glow sticks have been a fascinating accessory for both young and old for almost four decades. They come in different shapes, colors, and sizes and are commonly known as a fun gimmick for audiences at nighttime events, such as music concerts or parties, to create an engaging atmosphere. However, besides entertainment purposes, glow sticks can be used in many practical ways as well. In fact, the US Department of Defense is the biggest consumer of glow sticks today.