Breast Cancer Awareness- Kickstart Your Fundraising Campaign With Teespring
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month AND Domestic Violence Awareness! Check out Teespring to help you raise money for your cause. One of the most popular ways to raise money for a charity, organization or fund is to purchase a specific item and then sell it. For example, those rubber awareness bracelets. When my father was diagnosed with lung cancer his employer at the time ordered hundreds of them in hopes of selling them to raise some money for him. They were pretty successful , but still ended up with quite a few left over.
The creative minds behind Teespring had a brilliant idea, a way for someone to raise money for a cause with no upfront costs. Teespring offers “Crowdfunded Custom Apparel” via their website which allows an individual to use their platform to customize a T-Shirt to sell to raise money for a cause. How it works is simple and very effective :
- You start by designing you T-Shirt by uploading your own images and overlays or using their library of fonts and clip art.
- Set your goal as to how many T-Shirts you want to sell before Teespring will print and ship them.
- Lastly, give your campaign or fundraiser a title and description. You can then share online and with friends & family. You can even link to the campaign via your own website. Utilizing social media is a great way to get the word out and sell some T’s!
Why Teespring is Awesome
This may be my far fetched way of thinking, but I compare it to cable and “on demand”. With our old cable plan we paid for movie channels and ended up with all kinds of movies we did not want to watch. With a “different company” we can get movies “on demand” and only pay for what we want to watch. The concept is similar with Teespring, remember how I mentioned above that my dad’s employer had purchased all kinds of bracelets, but never sold them all? Teespring eliminates that. The best part? There are no fees or start up costs for your campaign. Teespring charges a flat fee per T-Shirt printed and will never take a percentage of your bottom line profit.
Here is an example of a campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept 9-15) that was created by the American Association of Suicidology’s National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS) created.
The sold 442 T-Shirts, 242 more than their goal of 442, raising $2,500.
For more information please head over and read their frequently asked questions at http://teespring.com/about/faq and start your own campaign today! Not only is it convenient, but it is a fun way to raise money for your cause that is sure to grab attention. Everyone loves T-Shirts!