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How do plastic fundraising cards work?

Plastic Resource supplies organizations such as schools, healthcare facilities, universities and more with custom fundraising card printing. With fundraising cards, you can:

  • Generate revenue for your organization: Fundraising cards generate easy revenue for your organization’s efforts and activities such as sports teams, events, charities and more.
  • Provide card owners with easy-to-access discounts: All of the discounts are available on one card—perfect for card owners to use quickly and easily.
  • Benefit community businesses: Businesses featured on the fundraising card receive new customers as well as increased revenue in exchange for a discount.

Create your own fundraising card in four simple steps:

  1. Gather your discounts: You’ll be responsible for gathering your own discounts to feature on the back of your fundraising card.
  2. Create your fundraising cards: Once you have your discounts to feature, you can create your card using one of our three design options: use an existing design, allow us to create a design for you or design it yourself.
  3. Proof, then pay: After you order, you’ll receive a digital proof. After you accept your design, you’ll pay using our Proof & Pay section on our website.
  4. Start selling: In typically 2 to 5 business days, you’ll receive your fundraising cards. You can then start selling your cards and earning revenue for your organization.

How Do Plastic Fundraising Cards Work?

Plastic fundraising cards feature your organization’s logo and branding on the front. On the back, these cards feature discounts for businesses in the surrounding area. Each time a card owner wants to use the discount, they simply show the fundraising card.

The opportunities for discounts to choose for the back of your plastic fundraising cards are endless. Some businesses such as restaurants choose to offer a percentage off a meal or a free entree with a purchase. Professional services such as salons might offer free or discounted services.

How to Gather Businesses for Your Fundraising Card

You must reach out to local businesses in your area to build a list of discounts prior to designing your card. To make this as simple and quick as possible, here are a few tips:

  • Create a list of businesses: Start your search by creating a list of the area businesses you want to reach out to first.
  • Prepare to discuss the benefits of the fundraising card: Use the benefits we discussed above to help “sell” businesses on the benefits of offering a discount in exchange for advertisement and potential new customers.
  • Visit the business face-to-face: Instead of calling or emailing, visit the business in-person to ask for your discount.
  • Make sure you have a contract: Create a contract to use for businesses who give discounts. Include the business name, their contact information, the type of discount offered and a signature. This will protect you as you raise funds for your organization.

Create Your Own Fundraising Cards Today

When you’re ready to start creating your own plastic fundraising cards, our process is simple. To get started on your project, reach out to our team today.

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