Monday, September 2, 2013

Crowdfunding and Fundraising made Easy and FUN! Try Teespring

School is back in session for the kids which usually means TONS of fundraisers! My kids are constantly bringing home flyers for bake sales, candy bar fundraisers, magazine sales contests, spirit wear sales...heck, my kids school even sells groceries to raise money! None of these are very rewarding as I am not the best baker, try to avoid junk food, get my information from the internet, only eat organically, and honestly could care less about going door to door to sell anything (sorry...maybe I am a mean mom but it is dangerous!:). This means, every year, I am forced to buy whatever they are selling and either look at it on the shelf or re-gift it so my kids can have the coveted "high seller pencil set" that I could have bought for $5 at Target!

I KNEW that there had to be a better way to raise money for groups.

This is where Teespring comes in. I can honestly say that Teespring is AMAZING. Not only do they provide you with a fun and exciting fundraiser, they do all of the work for you! Simply log in to Teespring and Launch a campaign. Once there, you will design your own custom tee shirt which will become available on the site for sale. People will log in and purchase your shirts directly from the site- no direct selling! You never have to worry about selling, cash handling, shipping, merchandise handling, or INVENTORY! TeeSpring only makes the products that are ordered leaving you with no extra costs or added fees.

Have no fear- Teespring helps groups of all sizes! 

Check out these awesome designs and stats of previous fundraisers.

A couple sold this "Love makes a family shirt" to raise money to adopt.It is so cute!

Another fundraiser included children's and toddler's shirts to raise money for an 11-year-old to sing in a children's choir in Hungary:

Another group chose to raise funds for the City of Boston. They raised over 85k for Boston relief with this tee:

Are you sold on this amazing way to do fundraising?

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log into Teespring and design your custom tee shirt. There are TONS of cool fonts and artwork so you will have a lot to play with when designing your personal brand. You will also get your price as you design and will be able to set your own price for your customers.
  2. Next, set your GOAL.  This is the minimum number of shirts that you need to have ordered before the order is even started. It is FREE for your customers to pre-order. Nothing is billed or charged until you reach your goal!
  3. Now, add your Title and Description for your creation and get to promoting! You can share via social media, word of mouth, posters, however you do it best!
  4. Teespring prints the order when it hits the goal and send you a FAT check for the profit! Easy enough...right?
  5. Don't worry, you can continue to sell past your goal! Teespring will still send you the profit!
Set your goal as low as 20 shirts and start selling! time you are at a PTA meeting, band practice, church function, or even a family event and someone mentions fundraising....tell them about Teespring! It will save you time, money, and energy- AND will be an easy and EXCITING way to raise money!

I was compensated for this post by an amazing company providing an easy and exciting alternative to traditional fundraising. All the opinions and enthusiasm expressed are solely mine and not for sale. I will never promote nor stand for a company with which I do not believe in.