T shirt fundraisers are a brilliant way of fundraising while building a brand or creating awareness for your cause or organization!!!
Essentially you get to advertise your cause and raise money at the same time.
And if you're really smart you can include your website address or Facebook page address on the shirt as well.
Creating better exposure!
These Fundraisers can be used by almost any cause or organization.
I have friends who used T Shirts to raise money for a couple who lost their son and couldn't continue work because of the grief. The fundraiser was a huge success...
Then I also know of many, many
schools that use T Shirt fundraisers and other Apparel Fundraisers
successfully every single year.
So if you're wondering if this fundraiser will work...
I can definitely say that it is a product fundraising idea that I recommend!
Let's take a look...
I highly recommend running your T shirt fundraiser online for a few great reasons...
There are also a few ways to do a T Shirt Fundraiser online. Firstly...
This is essentially the same as a normal Crowdfunding Campaign (online donation fundraiser) but where you will be specifically using your custom T shirts as rewards for supporters' donations (essentially a purchase).
The process is simple...
You should definitely check out these success stories to see how this fundraiser has been successfully working for others.
Setting up an Online Apparel Store through SSA provides an incredible on-going fundraising opportunity for your cause or organization.
It's also a great way of running a shirt fundraiser!
Essentially you will be creating a custom Apparel Store that provides a wide range of quality apparel products that you never have to make or ship. Everything is done by SSA.
What I would suggest you do is read the Online Apparel Fundraising page and use all the advice there for when running your T Shirt fundraiser. Obviously with focusing on the T Shirts that are available through this Apparel Fundraising Platform!
It's a bonus though, that there are loads of other Apparel options at SSA that people can also buy! A factor which will increase your sales!
If you wish, you can still order shirts off your store yourself and then sell them directly from your physical organization store or in person (See Below).
Or you can use them as samples to help promote your online store.
There is more hassle involved in doing it this way, but you may feel that you want to be selling the shirts directly to people. It's totally up to you.
I would still suggest that you have an Online Apparel Store with SSA, or a T Shirt Crowdfunding page, though. This will ensure that people who you can't reach personally can still then go online and order your fundraising Shirts there.
When acquiring your shirts you can of course bulk order straight off your Online Apparel Store at a discount (find out more from SSA) and then sell the shirts on.
Or if you are not from the USA you will need to find a local T Shirt printer.
Use a Google search below to find a company that prints T Shirts near you...
Remember to look at a few different local companies, and to evaluate their costs and quality of Shirts before deciding to use one in particular!
The really awesome thing about your Online Apparel Store is that supporters have a wide choice of colours and you can provide them with a wide choice of logos and mottos to choose from as well.
You can of course also provide just one logo if you wish.
But, whether you're using an Online Store through SSA or you're using a local company to print your shirts, you must design the T Shirts appealingly!!!
They must be Shirts that people and supporters will be proud to wear, but that will also be cool to wear. The more appealing and COOL your shirts are, the easier they will be to sell!
Obviously they need to have your causes name or main logo on. Plus you should consider including your Website address or Facebook page in print as well!
So the bottom line is...
Your T Shirts need to be appealing and cool, while at the same time promoting your cause!
Promoting your T Shirt Fundraisers effectively will be the most important step to making them a success!
Depending on your cause or organization you may be able to put a sales/promotions team together that can go out and speak to people directly...
But regardless of the cause or how you promote, make sure that you have help.
The Online Apparel Fundraising page has some excellent advice on how to promote your Apparel effectively, so make sure you read that page. But here are a few ways of promoting your T Shirt Fundraisers...