How custom t-shirts help raise money
T-shirts are crowd-pleasers, plain and simple. This added incentive can be all you need to turn consumers into donors. This type of fundraising is called t-shirt fundraising. Here’s how it works.
Your organization will partner with a screen print shop who will design your custom apparel. Then, you’ll sell this apparel online to your audience as a way to raise money and increase awareness for a cause. You get the funds and your customers get a fun new shirt to showcase their support.
Benefits of t-shirt fundraisers
T-shirt fundraisers help you offer your supporters a tangible thank you for their contribution. We’re not here to knock thank you notes. In fact, you absolutely should send thank you notes to every donor. But a thank you note usually isn’t enough to make people want to donate. Receiving a t-shirt can be a little more incentivizing.
Plus, your supporters will wear your t-shirt out and about, increasing brand awareness and driving attention to your organization. T-shirts are great conversation starters and create opportunities for more word-of-mouth marketing.
The best part, though, is that there’s almost no work for your organization. The online store is set up by your screen printer (at least if you are working with OTB) and you just need to spread the word. Once the orders come in, the screen printer will create the shirts, distribute them, and then send you the proceeds.
What to look for in a custom t-shirt provider
When you’re ready to start searching for a custom t-shirt provider, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.
Do they specialize in bulk orders? Working with a provider who can produce high-quality, high-quantity orders will help drive down the cost per shirt.
Are they local? National online retailers often have 1-800 numbers, making it difficult to stay in contact or see your project in action.
Are they environmentally-responsible? If you’re committed to supporting a good cause, you should strive to work with a provider who’s committed to protecting the planet.
Do they have an easy and stress-free purchasing experience? Designing a custom shirt shouldn’t take a ton of your time. Here at Out of the Blue, we know that t-shirt sales can be a GREAT way to fundraise. So we assist with:
- The design of your custom t-shirt
- Building, launching, and managing your online store
- Fulfilling all orders
And you get a check. It’s really that easy!
How to design something your supporters will love
When it comes to t-shirt designs, it’s best to keep things sleek and simple. Use a bold graphic or logo and only include text that is absolutely necessary.
Be sure to pick colors that reflect your organization or the fundraiser mission. And remember that your t-shirt color and imprint color should complement one another. If you put white text on a light grey shirt, no one will be able to read it.
And lastly, pick a fabric that’s comfortable and soft. It can be tempting to go with the cheapest option available, but if your t-shirt isn’t comfortable, no one will end up wearing it.
Custom t-shirt providers in Denver
As you can see, custom t-shirts can be a great way to support a cause. Here at Out of the Blue, we’re proud to be Denver’s go-to custom print shop. Contact us today to get started on your t-shirt fundraiser. We’ll provide a stress-free experience and support you throughout every stage of the screen printing process.