An anonymous visitor to the
9/11 Memorial slipped $10,000 in cash into their donation box and
another $8,000 into one at the Pasadena Humane Society. Seeing the great
news, it inspired another to drop $2000 into the same Pasadena box a week
later. No name, no recognition, no fund raising effort, just monies they
wanted to contribute to a good cause; good people just wanting to do good
Fortunately, a Surfix Donation
Box was there to receive the money. What will be there when they stop at
your venue or exhibit? We have customers doing more than $20,000.00 in
donations during a season. Some locations have more than 7 donation boxes.
Many reorder immediately after they see the results in just a few days.
When visitors arrive at your
location will they see a donation box that clearly takes the venue and
fund raising activity seriously? They want to give to good causes; they
want to contribute to maintaining or improving a moving or exceptional
experience. “Giving back” is such an overused term but people do know that
great experiences have a cost and they look to find a way to contribute.
When someone is thinking
about giving, they want to do it now, want to be asked, want to see what
others have given, and frequently want someone to see they did better than
the last donor. They want to know what it will be used for and / or the
results of past donations and that you take their efforts seriously. A
small beat up coin donation box will generate small receipts.
Other things to consider: seed the box with bills before the event, and what really increases response
is a statement of matching funds. Our front loading frames are perfect
for posting events, how funds will be matched or the use of the funds.
We also offer a lighting device to attract givers from across the room;
very effective in subdued lighting or evening events.
Remember that pedestal boxes
will yield the best results when placed in high traffic areas and or placed
near areas where money is exchanged (do not place donation boxes
near employees receiving tips it can be a major conflict). Good luck with
your fund raising.