Fund Raising Ideas & Promotional Items

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Raising funds is not an easy task. It takes time, money, people, planning, and effort. However fundraising once achieved, will mean a lot to those in need and assist in matters such as research and development that can assist in preventing or managing the issue at hand. At a personal level, it can also be very rewarding to those who participate in fundraising.

Fundraising can range from a cookie & cupcake sale at a primary school to raise money for extra computers to hold a bike cycling challenge from Sydney to Wollongong to raise funds for families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Whether the event may be big or small, involve thousands of people or just fifty, here are some ideas to help you in organising your next fundraiser:

Promotional Items in Boosting Your Fundraising Success

Fundraising is a crucial aspect of many non-profit organizations, schools, and community projects. To maximize the success of your fundraising efforts, it's essential to utilize innovative tactics that engage your target audience and inspire them to contribute. One highly effective strategy is to incorporate promotional items into your fundraising campaigns.

  1. Enhanced Brand Recognition - using promotional items in your fundraising campaign can significantly boost your organization's visibility and brand recognition. By offering items such as custom t-shirts, tote bags, or water bottles, you create a lasting impression on your supporters. Each time they use these items, they'll be reminded of your cause and their positive experience with your organization.
  2. Increased Donor Engagement - incorporating promotional items into your fundraising efforts adds an element of excitement and encourages donor engagement. Offering exclusive, limited-edition items or tiered rewards based on donation levels can incentivize contributions and create a sense of urgency. This approach not only adds value to the donor experience but also fosters a sense of community and connection with your cause.
  3. Strengthened Donor Retention - promotional items can play a significant role in donor retention by creating a tangible connection between the supporter and your organization. Thoughtfully designed and high-quality items can serve as a reminder of your cause and encourage donors to continue supporting your efforts in the future. 
  4. Amplified Social Media Reach - promotional items can also serve as a catalyst for social media buzz around your fundraising campaign. Encourage supporters to share photos of themselves using your promotional products on their social media platforms, with a specific hashtag or by tagging your organization.
  5. Collaboration Opportunities - partnering with local businesses to create unique promotional items can enhance your fundraising efforts. Collaborations not only result in high-quality products but also provide an opportunity for cross-promotion, expanding your campaign's reach to new potential donors.

Navy Tshirt and White Mug with Mock-up Logo

Logo Emblazoned Apparel

Wearing branded apparel such as printed t-shirts and say matching branded caps will help draw attention to passers-by. In places, such as busy shopping centres or busy streets a coordinated effort in appearance will give potential donators confidence that the cause is legitimate and will be more willing to stop and hear what you may have to say. Don't forget, colour is also very important.  Choose a colour that represents your message as well as being visually appealing.

Promotional Tshirts         Embroidered Polos      Branded Caps         Corporate Apparel           Branded Scarves
Printed tshirts               branded polos         Branded Bucket_Hats     corporate apparel          Branded scarfs

Promotional Giveaways

Offering small tokens to passers-by help aid those who have walked away to remember you next time. It also helps spread the message to those you may not have reached. Here are some inexpensive items that are great for large volumes

Printed pens            Printed Plastic Keyrings         Promotional confectionary         Printed Post It Notes
branded pens          promotional plastic_keyrings              promotional confectionary         branded post_its

Fund Raising Merchandise

To assist in raising money, money charities have adopted the method of selling merchandise to represent itself.  This also indirectly raises awareness among many others. Daffodil Days sell fresh daffodils, teddy bears, soft soccer balls and pens.  The Australian Orangutan Project sells on its online store, soft toy orangutan and figurines, printed mugs, branded bucket hats, and keyrings.  We have the following merchandise suggestions that could help you:

Branded Stress Shapes    Branded Bottled Water   Printed USB Flash Drives     Printed Umbrellas      
branded stress_shapes                custom branded_bottled_water               custom made_flash_drives        Printed Umbrella        


The integration of promotional items into your fundraising strategy can have a profound impact on your campaign's success. By enhancing brand recognition, fostering donor engagement and retention, amplifying social media reach, and leveraging collaboration opportunities, promotional items can propel your fundraising efforts to new heights. Embrace the power of promotional items and witness the transformative effect on your organization's fundraising success.

Author Profile: David De Mulder

David De Mulder

David is a sales manager at Cubic Promote with over 13 years of experience in the promotional product industry. David is the resident expert on promotional pens, corporate gift packs, and promotional product distribution across multiple departments. Visit him on LinkedIn or email him at

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