Museums serve many important functions in society, from educating the public to generating tourism for communities. The American Alliance of Museums estimates that more than 850 million museum visits occur in the U.S. each year. Yet despite that staggering number, most museums remain strongly dependent on donations to fund their programs. If you serve on a museum board or committee that’s seeking the most efficient way to generate donations, consider fundraising with bricks.
Fundraising with engraved bricks for museums makes sense for several reasons. For one thing, it allows donors to visibly attest to their support. People love finding their names displayed in a place that has great significance to them. Secondly, with their customizable colors and designs, engraved bricks can be easily integrated into the existing look of a museum. Engraved bricks for museums can be configured into walls, walkways, or other installations.
In addition, a fundraising campaign can link bricks of different sizes to donations of different levels. This in turn can inspire broader participation. The variable brick sizes also allow for a variety of designs. For example, bigger brick surfaces allow for more lines of inscribed text. Just as virtually all museums use visuals to help tell the story of their collections, fundraising bricks can be engraved with a wide range of art, logos, and other depictions.
The key to successful fundraising with engraved bricks is to start with the highest quality bricks. Too many companies are willing to market poorly etched bricks to make a quick sale. You’d think that such inferior bricks would be easy to spot. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case, because these lesser products may look acceptable when new. It isn’t until some time has gone by that the defects start to show up.
That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the process used to mark the bricks. For example, sandblasting, pantographing, and other outdated methods leave marks that look perfectly fine—until erosion sets in, which it soon will. At Fundraising Brick, we don’t use such methods. Instead, we have pioneered laser engraving on bricks. This state of the art technology ensures that the bricks and their inscriptions will last a lifetime. Long after the sandblasted bricks have become illegible, laser engraved bricks will still be displaying donors’ names, messages, and graphics with clarity and distinction.
There’s one more key to successful fundraising with engraved bricks. Work with a company that does more than simply sell you a product. At Fundraising Brick, we’re honored to be a part of so many of the great fundraising efforts going on across North America. We proudly offer a vast array of fundraising services and resources—at no extra charge.
Raise funds for your museum with confidence, knowing that your installations will last and that you’ll have the benefit of our services every step of the way. Find out all the ways that we can help you create a fundraiser that’s engaging, sustainable, and highly successful. Call 1-855-BRICKS4U today.