A donation box is a phenomenal way of raising funds and you can multiply your funds raised by simply having multiple boxes!
But to really make your box a success there are a couple of guidelines you will need to follow, which we'll get into further down!!!
Your Boxes don't only have to be for cash donations either.
They can also be for clothes, food, toys, etc., depending on your cause and what you are fundraising for.
Donation Tins will be successful for many different causes and organizations...
As long as your cause can connect on a basic level with people in terms of it being "a worthy cause to donate to".
You should also think carefully about how you can increase the donations into your boxes. Here come some tips on how to do this...
Your most important aspect to your box's success is where you place it. So with that in mind here are some points...
So we've already discussed that this is the most important part of your Donations Box's success, and I've mentioned that High Traffic areas and Cash Points are the best locations.
But here are some suggestions of specific places to have your Donation Tins...
Remember though that
you will need permission to have your boxes at all these locations. Your
members will need to visit the locations you decide on, and get permission from
the owners or managers.
Always have a box (or boxes) with you when getting permission so that you don't have to make a return trip.
Also make sure that you place the box out yourself, or at least go with the manager to place it. This will make sure that,
You must also always look for new locations for your boxes!
The last thing you'll need to do is collect your donations on a weekly or monthly basis.
Either do this yourself or send a trusted board member or volunteer.
You'll then obviously count your donations... but you will also want to carefully record your results to analyze which boxes and locations work the best.
You can then use this information to increase your low performing boxes, and to find more and better locations!
There are loads of stores that make Donation Tins, Cans, and Boxes! You will likely be able to find a local manufacturer that will make your boxes at a reasonable price.
You can use a Google
Search below to find a Donation Box manufacturer, or look into some of the
companies recommended below the search box...
You can also incorporate your donation boxes into your Online Donations campaign through QR Codes.
A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is an image that if a Smart Phone scans will load a specific webpage on that Smart Phone.
This means that you can place a QR Code on your Box that will take people directly to your Online Donations page.
If you setup a Crowdfunding/Donations campaign on this platform, a QR Code is automatically generated for your Campaign Print.
Or if you use a DoJiggy Charity Donation page, you will need to find a QR Code creator to create a code or multiple codes for your donation page and boxes!