Create Awareness of Your Shopping Fundraiser
Planning to promote your school, teams or groups fundraiser can be as easy as just using the link and the banner ad we give you. Used consistently they can produce some awesome results for you. But for those of you that are experienced at trying to or have been successful at generating responses for your other fundraisers, you may want to read on. Keep in mind that your ShopForStudents.com fundraising is on going, it works for you 24/7, 365 days a year. That makes any extra effort (if you choose to) worth ongoing marketing, because it potentially can generate your school or group's dollars throughout the year.
Consider your local newspapers. Most local newspapers have guidelines and/or deadlines and your selected person will need to follow up. She or he may find that it will require several weeks of lead time before publishing a notice about the fundraiser. Need help with writing for your newspaper announcement, or for wherever you are having information printed or spoken, no problem. Just call us at 1-877-980-7467.
Local radio stations and television stations should be sent a press release announcing your fundraiser. Radio stations and television stations usually have community announcements for free. When it comes to having access to help, all you need to do is ask us.
If we haven't already mentioned it to you, we have a great custom domain program to BOOST your online success and promote your webstore, even more.
For example, one of our elementary schools chose ShopForJefferson.com, it works separately from your schools website. We simply replace your special shopforstudents.com link with a simpler, shorter domain name. Your new shortened URL (webstore name) will make it easier for everyone to promote. This will also make it much easier to promote on flyers, signs, and announcements.
As you can see we offer many ideas here on our website to help you. We can always assist your appointed person(s). Some newspapers have a special local or neighborhood section in newspaper where they can announce your fundraiser for you, often free of charge.
Here are other inexpensive or free methods you may want to use to help you and your school or group promote your new online fundraiser:
Ordinary local places where people congregate. Bulletin board advertisements in grocery stores, schools, libraries, coffee shops. places of employment and retail stores. Call us and we can assist you with flyers that your school or group can handout. 1-877-980-7467.
Swap your banner ad (that we or your website dept create) with your supporters. For example: Let's say a parent comes up to you and asks if there is anything that they can do to help out? Ask if they have a website, online group, facebook page, use email, etc. Tell them that they can copy your special link attached to the banner and copy the banner (art) too. Once copied they can paste it onto their facebook page and send it in outgoing emails, so that others that care (their friends, business associates, etc.) will shop.
Announcements in schools, churches and clubs bulletins.
Post information on your schools websites and other websites related to the PTA and parent groups with the link and custom made banner we design for you just after sign up.
Ask your local businesses, some that you may already be doing marketing programs with to please add your online banner with link and/or new domain name to there websites, menus, etc. They usually print in advance, so this is perfect for your ongping fundraiser.
Classified ads in your daily newspaper, weekly shopping guide and neighborhood newsletters. Online classified ads are often free.
Hand out flyers to go home in backpacks. Flyers can also be PDF'd and attached to every outgoing email. Great Green Solution. Send out on a consistent basis.
Make one or two vinyl banner(s) to hang out at all school sporting events. When you talk to your sign company, ask if they can include his name or logo small at the bottom of the banner, maybe he will discount it or make it free, which further helps your school or group!
Anytime you need assistance with a promotion for your ShopForStudents.com fundraiser, we are here to help. Our art department LOVES special requests. Simply call us as soon as you know you will need a design or special marketing piece. Just call us anytime. 1-877-980-7467.