There’s a lot to think about when you’re organising a charity event. Whether it’s a marathon in support of cancer or a pancake breakfast for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, you need to make sure everything runs smoothly. One thing you might not have thought about is offering free promotional bags to helpers and fundraisers.
Here are just a few reasons why you should.
Promote Ongoing Donations
It’s great when a charity event raises plenty of money, but it’s even better when it also promotes awareness and brings people to future events. Your promotional bags can be branded with a cool design to keep your charity at the front of people’s minds. You can also print information that prompts people to take further action or provide a QR code that people can scan with their smartphones to make a donation.
Reward Your Volunteers
Ultimately, a charity event is only as good as the people who help run it. You might be lucky enough to have a few paid supporters, but you’ll mostly be making do with volunteers. Since they’ve given their time, it only makes sense to give a little something back. You don’t need to go overboard when it comes to what’s inside your promotional bags, but the simple act of giving back will be appreciated. Of course, giving volunteers a little reward is going to make them more likely to donate more time in the future.
It isn’t just the volunteers who are going to see your bags. Everyone they walk past on the street is going to be exposed to the name of your charity, and anyone passing by will be able to check out the bags to see what’s going on. If you opt for a long-lasting bag, such as one made from cotton, canvas, or jute, this benefit withstands the test of time.