With the start of a new school year, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country are looking for new ideas for fundraising campaigns that go beyond the traditional magazine drives or bake sales. Cash-strapped schools and education associations are finding that run-of-the-mill campaigns just won’t cut it today, so more and more are turning to innovative solutions to give a boost to their efforts.
Distributing flash drives has become an important part of many fundraising efforts during the new school year and have proven to be a great promotional item to attract donors and contributors. Using the latest industry technology, flash drives can now be manufactured with custom designs that match school colors and logos.
Custom flash drives appeal to students and parents not just because of great design, but also because of their functionality. Any type of file can be loaded on a flash drive, including pictures, videos, text documents, PDFs, and much more. The best flash drive providers are able to duplicate these files across a large number of flash drives so the files found on each are identical. This is very useful for bulk orders of flash drives, which most schools and organizations require.
Many companies provide their school customers with custom interfaces which appear whenever the drive is plugged into a computer’s USB port, displaying links to the school’s website or presenting photo galleries of classroom activities or school events. Along with the school’s logo on the exterior, this will remind anyone using the flash drive of the school and its fundraising campaign whenever the flash drive is used.
Flash drive manufacturers can sometimes offer special flash drive fundraising programs for schools and other organizations, whereby no upfront cost is required and payment is only made after the fundraising campaign has been completed and money collected. As part of these programs, some companies will offer flash drive accessories, such as lanyards, boxes, carrying pouches, and keyrings.
If your school is looking for a new way to implement great fundraising drives, check out some flash drive providers to see what they can offer for your donors and contributors. Most flash drive campaigns either consist of giving a drive with a minimum contribution or as a stand alone gift; companies with established flash drive fundraising programs can help you find the solution that will work best for you and your school.