These are some surreal times we are living through. And while so many pieces of our businesses and lives have taken incredibly difficult turns, this year has also brought out the best in many people and organizations who have crafted new and innovative ways to help one another.
One such website that stood out to me was “Giving Tuesday Now.” It shows different ways to thank, give, support and volunteer to help people and our communities.
We all hear the word “pivot” being used these days. I see many businesses that are launching fundraising sites to help others by selling t-shirts or other decorated items.
Designing and selling t-shirts is a great fundraising idea that both individuals and organizations can use to raise money. A t-shirt fundraiser is a win-win for everyone involved: the campaign creator gets to raise money and promote their cause via merchandise and supporters get a memorable item in return for their donations.
How to make a T-Shirt Fundraiser
- Making a Design for Fundraising T-Shirts
The good and the bad news: the design can be just about anything. Whether you are planning a 5K race for cancer awareness or to collecting funds for a relative’s surgery, remember to create a design that includes your campaigns name, any important dates and most importantly, a memorable graphic that matches your theme.
- Creating a T-Shirt Fundraiser Online Campaign
Finding the right place to sell the t-shirts to raise money for your fundraising is just as important as making the actual the design. Find sites that allow you to raise money for your cause by selling t-shirts with the design you made. Be sure to read the fine print about what percentage the site collects and what their rules are around fundraising.
- Using Social Media to Raise Money and Awareness
Once you have your t-shirt designs ready and your fundraising campaigns up and running, it’s time to share it so the world can pull out their wallets and donate! Social media sites can help fundraisers reach all sorts of groups – from friends and relatives to acquaintances and even complete strangers. You can even “promote” your posts to help reach a larger audience. Ask others to share your posts to broaden your audience even more. Be sure to link to your fundraising page to make it easy for others to donate to your cause.
So there you have it. You are now ready to make your very own t-shirt fundraiser from scratch. Whether you are collecting funds to support the medical treatment of a loved one or a community service, making a t-shirt to sell online is a great way to make a positive difference in your community.