Gather all of the information that is needed before presenting your fundraising project to your organization or to your Board of Directors. Spend time and effort on your research with special attention to project costs, projected revenues, and timeframes for project completion. It is best to have sound figures and details to present at the first meeting.
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BRICKS FOR BAIL FUNDRAISER
Jail-N-Bail involves a mock jail set up in a school, at an event/game, a church function, or another high-traffic public area, such as a shopping center, etc.
Option #1: Gather as many volunteers as you can to be placed in your mock up jail (between 5 & 50). Each volunteer must sell a certain number of bricks in order to be bailed out. Your organization can set the amount of bricks to be sold for the volunteer’s bail out. We recommend each volunteer be required to sell between 2 and 5 bricks for their bail. The jailbird volunteer will need to be prepared to call their friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances to obtain their brick bail out money. After the volunteer has been bailed out, they are free to go and your organization will have achieved additional brick sales for your cause.
Option #2: The brick bail out begins with someone calling your organization requesting the “arrest” of their boss, spouse, a politician, friend or co-worker. An off-duty police officer or volunteer “arrests” the unsuspecting participant, serving them with a brick warrant. He or she is then whisked off to “jail”. When the participants arrive at the “jail”, their bail is set by a judge. Make sure participants either have a phone or are provided with one when they arrive. The jailbirds make pledge calls for brick sales to friends, relatives, and co-workers to earn their bail.
Most incarcerations last for one to two hours.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BRICK!
Make your Brick or Tile Campaign a Success!
How to secure a donation - ASK, ASK, ASK, AND ASK AGAIN: People give because they are asked, if you don't ask, the answer will always be no. Ask with pride for the cause you are so committed to raising money for, and be honored to be the potential bridge for that donor from need to impact, donation to solution.
How to build loyal, happy donors: People don't give to you because you have needs; they give to you because you meet needs. Donors and prospects don't want to hear about the woes of the economy or your organizational struggles—no one wants to join a sinking ship. Instead, they want to know exactly where their donations will go, and what impact your work is having on their community and the issues they care about.
Set Clear Goals & Firm Deadlines: The key to fundraising success is to establish clear fundraising goals and set firm deadlines for reaching those goals. Identify what you need, how much money is required and how long it will take to get it.
Know your audience: Take a good, long look at the stuff you’re planning to sell and build a profile of your ideal customer.
Advertise appropriately… and aggressively: Utilize all avenues of advertising that will assist you in selling your donor bricks. For example, door to door, newspaper ads, radio ads, sales booths, Internet. Cover all your bases by hitting up social networks like Facebook and Linked In and sending out e-vites. Reach out to everyone that you know and ask for them to reach out to their friends and family.
Diversify your fundraising program. Create as many opportunities to collect donations as possible.
What it takes to be a successful fundraiser
A belief in the cause - A team effort - A commitment to following through - And a dose of creativity
12 ADVERTISING IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISERS
1. Organize a Great Advertising Committee
2. Advertise your fundraiser on Squidoo
3. Promote Your Event Lens Using Free Social Media
4. Submit Your Event To Online Newspaper Calendar of Events
5. Blog About Your Fundraising Event
6. Ask Websites To Post The Link To Your Lens or Blog
7. Design an Eye Catching Flyer and Distribute It!
8. Design and Sell Event Merchandise With Your Advertising Flyer
9. Banners and Signs Get A Lot Of Attention
10. Ask Other Organizations to post your events in their newsletters or mass email
11. Send out Press Releases to local newspapers and magazines
12. Send PSAs to Local Radio Stations
The first installation should be within 3-6 months of the project’s start date. Your project might run like the timeline example below.
Gather detailed information from your premier laser engraving brick company, Fundraising Brick LLC for all of your fundraising needs. Bricks and tilespricing, flyer templates, donor letter templates, order form templates, brochures, fundraising guide, etc.
Present your project to your organization or board of directors. If you project is approved, design your layout/installation and obtain a quote for the brick installation
March 2013 - June 2013
Set a sales goal for your fundraising project and sell your bricks – set a deadline for ordering. A good timeline for selling is 2-4 months. Start advertising and selling your engraved bricks.
Order your engraved bricks from your premier laser engraver, Fundraising Brick LLC. Receive and install your laser engraved bricks.
**This is an approximate timeline. Timeframes and campaign schedules can vary for any number of reasons. Please speak to one of our Fundraising Experts for a customized plan for your project.
Organize Your Project
Step 1 - Set Your Goals
Step 2 - Fundraising Sources
1. List potential donors and approach them for support.
2. Set your price for the bricks or tiles being sold and use sponsorship categories like business/corporate, household/family, and individual. Typically, prices range from $50.00 to $150.00 for a 4X8 paver and $150.00 to $500.00 for an 8X8 paver. You know your community best and you and your committee can determine what price will best fit your fundraising needs and generate sales for your area.
Step 3 - Finding Volunteers & Committee Members
Step 4 - Publicize Your Campaign
Have a campaign kick-off!
Step 5 - Managing Money
If you are not utilizing Fundraising Brick’s online ordering program, you will need to manage your money.