Volunteer and emergency response organizations are the backbone of society, providing safety, recreation and often times life-saving assistance to the citizens of their communities. In order to maintain the availability of these services though, volunteer groups must rely heavily on donations which, as the downturn in the economy continues to spread, are increasingly harder to come by. Overall, 71 percent of organizations that reported a drop in contributions said fewer individuals gave and donation gifts were smaller, even when demand remained high.* (read more) With so many organizations competing for much fewer dollars, raising funds is harder than ever and the return on investment smaller than seen in a very long time. So what can volunteer organizations like yours do in this dreary economic climate to stay afloat?
A once-a-year direct mail and/or a telephone solicitation campaign can be very costly and alienate past supporters who are feeling the pinch. Enter FundraisingBanks.com with a personalized, attention-grabbing way for your organization to match or even surpass your other fundraising efforts. And with zero time commitment and a very nominal cost, a larger portion of donations raised can be spent where they were intended!
Fundraising Banks produces attractive coin collection banks customized with your brand that can be displayed next to or near cash registers at local area diners, restaurants, pizzerias, convenience stores and other commercial retailers. Even in difficult times customers will gladly show their support for volunteers by dropping their leftover change into the banks over and over again — and without any deficit in their own bank account. Join the many fire departments, rescue squads, police, ambulance units and even schools that have had great success using our donation banks.