FUNdraising – make it FUN!
The Postcard Project has been tons of fun! I have learned so much about people and business and the art of merging the two. Through it all I have never doubted the VALUE of words and THOUGHTFULNESS in communication. These concepts – value and thoughtfulness have been layered in every step of this journey.
(Auburn NY & Willard Chapel)
People have asked “what’s the project” and honestly, I have had trouble with an answer. True … I like alliteration and this venture needed a title. But after the initial round of postcard series creations, the project part emerged – engage and encourage postcard communication and give back to the community. I feel so fortunate that The Postcard Project can operate like a non-profit with donations going to: Auburn Education Foundation and the Finger Lakes Land Trust.
Last year a new opportunity presented itself. It was great to partner with the Skaneateles High School Honor Society on a fundraising venture. This amazing group of students (in a short period of time) sold numerous sets of the “You Know You’re from Skaneateles If …” postcard series. Profits were split 50/50 and I have a hunch that lots of Christmas stockings had postcards hiding inside! This was a fun and easy fundraiser, no upfront purchases, nothing perishable or too temptingly sweet, just postcards!
Prison City North has certainly become a destination … good beer, food, music, and atmosphere. They recently began “Hops and Shops” on Sundays providing vendors an opportunity to market their goods to Prison City friends. On Sunday, 9/17 the Finger Lakes Land Trust will be hosting a fundraiser “Raise a Glass” and The Postcard Project will be set up for customers. On that day 50% of all postcard sales will go directly to FLLT.
(MacKenzie-Childs, The Finger Lakes, Four Seasons - Central NY)
Fundraising, a reality for many schools and social organizations, can also be fun! Please consider reaching out to The Postcard Project to collaborate! There are a number of new children’s postcard series projects (Happy Birthday, Thank You and Be My Valentine) in the works! I would love to partnership with you!
(The Strong, Kids Series)
Teresa Hoercher, THE POSTCARD PROJECT firstname.lastname@example.org / 315-406-9784