Major gifts can provide major opportunities for nonprofit
organizations. But the prospect of asking someone to make a substantial gift to
your organization may seem daunting. However, inspiring an individual to become
a major donor may not be as overwhelming as you think.
At the core of a major gift is a relationship with your
donor built on trust and stewardship. An individual isn’t likely
to give $10,000 out of the blue, and you wouldn’t ask someone for a gift of
that size whom you’d never met. But when you invest the time to build and
cultivate the relationship, amazing things can happen.
Major donors have significant benefits for your nonprofit
beyond the financial gift. But how do you find a major donor? And how to you
get to that big ask?
Summer has arrived, with Vermonters trading winter coats and skis for flip flops and camping gear. This season is especially hot for outdoor promotional products, with a variety of items available for branding that emphasize being active and enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.
Here are 10 of our favorite picks for branded outdoor promotional products.
What does the term “branded promotional product” mean to you? It may bring to mind the basics: pens, t-shirts, and mugs. But it doesn’t stop there. Items for fun and play, like Frisbees, can also be decorated with your logo and used to send a unique message.
The Frisbee has a long history, from ancient sport to
college pastime to its use as an advertising tool and promotional product.
Let’s toss things back in time in our next installment of A Fun History of
The business card is an old dog that’s learned quite a few new tricks.
A lot of different print work comes through our doors at Paw Print, but business cards consistently remain the most popular order. Business cards trace their roots back to 15th century China, when visitors left “visiting cards” at the homes of businessmen they hoped to meet with. Over the centuries these cards evolved to convey a variety of information, but one thing remained constant: they were designed to make an impression.
Often a business card is one of the first things a customer or potential client will receive from you. A well-designed business card can go a long way towards creating a favorable impression of your business, as well as generating engaging conversations between you and your customers.
What does it mean to you to be a Vermonter? One thing that has always been a piece of the Vermont brand, and that’s a part of my philosophy, is minimizing our environmental impact. Vermont is overflowing with locally produced items that breathe quality and sustainability. It’s an essential part of who we are as a community.
In the business world, it’s crucial that you can back up your claims. You want your marketing, including promotional products, to accurately reflect your brand and its core beliefs. If your company has an eco-friendly focus and you’re looking to market your brand with promotional products, there are several options available produced with sustainability in mind.
This is especially important in today’s market due to the up and coming generation – Gen Z. Expected to make up 40% of the U.S. consumer market by 2020, members of Gen Z consistently list a company’s values as a top factor in choosing whether to work with that company. Those values include both social and environmental responsibility.
With that in mind, we created our Promo with a Purpose campaign to highlight promotional products that are made with a focus on sustainability and reusability.
Explore our ultimate guide to eco-friendly promotional products below!
Paw Print & Mail is honored to be the recipient of Vermont Business Magazine’s 2019 Best of
Business Award for Best Commercial
The Best of Business (BOB) Awards is a program created by Vermont Business Magazine (VBM)to honor the best Vermont companies in
over 100 categories. VBM surveys its
subscribers, asking them to vote for the businesses they trust most.
Considering using promotional products to market your business? With so many different items available for branding, there’s sure to be a product that’s the perfect fit for your brand’s personality, which you can put to work to promote your company or organization.
But before you buy just any logoed product, consider this.
Your promotional products are going to have the most impact, and lead to the most
success for your business, if they are
regularly used by the recipients.
Take a look around your work space. How many branded items do you see? I’ve got 4 within easy reach—in fact, 74% of consumers have at least 1 promotional product in their work space.
There are a lot of numbers out there citing the effectiveness of promotional products. They are a usable, versatile advertising medium that can generate awareness of and excitement about your brand. But how and when should you go about using them? Try one of these 5 strategies to start incorporating promotional products into your business strategy.
When you hear the word “cork” you may be reminded of pushing pins into a cork board or popping the seal on a bottle of wine. But today, cork is being used in more ways than ever before, as a lightweight, versatile, and environmentally friendly crafting material. Cork is increasingly popular with designers and is being used as a component in several categories of branded promotional products.