Custom silicon wristbands are a great fundraising idea since they are not only a way to raise money for a good cause but also to make people aware of a particular cause or advocacy. In addition, they are affordable to produce in wholesale quantities so that they won’t cost the organization too much. And wristbands are practical items, so they are easy to sell, particularly among people who want to support the organization’s advocacy.
If you want to have custom silicon wristbands made for your next fundraiser, the first step is to decide what design elements to include with it. The most important of these elements is the text on the wristband. What do you want it to say? Should it be the name of the organization or a motto about the group’s advocacy? Whatever you decide, it has to be pithy enough to communicate the message you want in just a few words.
You also need to think about how you want the text to be imprinted on the wristband. You can have the text debossed (molded on the wristband) or silkscreened onto it. Silk screening is appropriate if you want to have the organization’s logo or an image on the wristband since this technique allows them to be reproduced more exactly.
Another important element to consider is the color scheme of the customized wristbands. Obviously if there are colors associated with your organization, that it what you have to use, but if not then you have a wide range of choices available. You have to choose a color that subtly reflects your group’s advocacy. For example, environmental groups choose greens, blues and other colors that make people think of nature. For wristbands used for protests you might want to use a stronger color like red or black. Cultural groups might want to experiment with swirled color schemes that combine two to three colors in a distinctive mix that makes for a unique wristband. Then you can decide what color you want the text to be.
Finally, consider what the overall appearance of the wristband will be. Keep in mind that you want it to be attractive so that people will actually want to wear them.
Now that you’ve decided what you want your custom silicon wristbands to look like, you have to decide which wristband provider to make them for you. Based on the features that you want the wristband to have, you can do an online search for companies who can provide them. Then get quotes from at least three of them so that you can find the one who provides you with the best deal. Before making a decision, however, you should also consider the reputation of the company to ensure that they will do a good job for you.
Once you have your custom silicon wristbands, it is time to start selling them. You probably already have a motivated sales force in the form of your organization’s members, so the trick is to find venues where you can offer them. The most obvious venue is where organizational events are held. You can set up a table outside of the room where the event is taking place and offer them to people before they go in or during breaks. You can also set up tables in public places like shopping malls and other places where there is a lot of foot traffic and offer them there. Another idea for selling your wristbands is to ‘piggy-back’ them on another product. For example, if you are selling T-shirts, you can bundle them with a wristband; you can also offer the wristbands only for people who want to buy them separately.