[Video] Why Do a Brick Fundraising Program?

If your nonprofit or organization owns its location or building and has the freedom to design a commemorative space there, brick fundraising can be a great way to get the project off the ground – and raise additional revenue at the same time.

Whether outdoors or indoors, establishing a commemorative space that is eventually built out as a bricked surface is at the heart of a brick fundraising program. Not only do pavers add an aesthetic curb appeal, the custom engraved brick as a medium have a proven track record of raising substantial revenue for many great causes. Donors willing to contribute to the making of memorial walls, walkways, courtyards, meditation gardens or other hardscape architectural features have their names or a personal message engraved on one of the special bricks used in construction. Personalizing the pavers creates a strong connection with your supporters while raising additional revenue.

Organizations that benefit from brick fundraising include hospitals, schools and universities, religious groups, sports teams and venues, zoos, museums, parks, arboretums, gardens and more.

Success Tips for Brick Fundraisers

Have a Plan – Write a comprehensive fundraising plan for your campaign that includes timelines and goals.

Use a Committee – Ask key supporters to form a leadership committee that’s responsible for reaching out to potential donors on your list as well as their own networks.

Develop Marketing – Use professional brochures or letters and include pictures of the commemorative brick pavers as examples.

Offer Participation Levels – Most successful brick fundraising programs offer a variety of donation levels to supporters (e.g. $100 for a small brick; $200 for a medium brick; $300 for a large brick, or a discount for multiple bricks).

Make it Fun – Successful brick fundraising programs are fun and interactive for both the organization and the donors.  Find as many people as possible to sell your bricks, and offer them lots of support and appreciation.

Choose a Reputable Supplier – Bricks are heavy; factor in total delivery costs as well as applicable setup charges, engraving or customization fees, special discounts, free brick offers and turnaround time. You also want a supplier that’s easy to do business with and can also suggest possible enhancements to your project design.

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Custom Engrave Pavers for Brick Fundraisers and Events at PlaqueMaker

Our laser engraved red brick pavers are perfect for constructing a sidewalk, courtyard or commemorative space at your corporate headquarters, place of business or in your community. They’re ideal for fundraisers, donors, memorials or honoring troops or exemplary citizens. Brick engraving is great for hospitals, theaters and universities, too. Red brick pavers come in a standard 8-inch by 4-inch size and use a modern thermal bonding laser-fused engraving process that’s superior to traditional sandblasting. Include one free logo, photo or clip art with no set-up fees and no character limit. We’ll email you a free digital proof by the next business day. Most engraved brick pavers ship within two2 business days of approval and payment. Standard shipping is free, and we also offer quantity discounts on custom products. Talk to one of our expert customer service specialists who will help you customize your brick fundraising program today.

About PlaqueMaker.com

PlaqueMaker.com is a family-owned and operated business located in Indiana. Our custom engraved plaques and more are proudly designed in the USA, using materials sourced from all over the world – that’s 4 million plaques and counting since 1999! Our professionally-trained graphic designers, craftsmen and customer service representatives manage every aspect of your creative project personally, from design to manufacture to delivery. Because we’re an online-only operation with a single, locally-owned facility, we can offer a secure order process, lower prices and the fastest possible completion. What’s more – we stand behind our products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.

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