Thank you to everyone that followed the link from our weekly email! We at Phoneraiser want to provide you with the best service possible. We think that part of this includes holding promotions and competitions that interest you and improve your fundraising. We are looking for ideas from you, our fundraising community, for new kinds of promotions. Ideally, these promotions would interest you and spur you to act. We want to provide promotions that motivate our partners to collect and send in more phones. This will have two effects. 1. Help you to raise more money. 2. Keep more potentially toxic cell phones out of our landfills. 

Some of the ideas that we have kicked around are:

  • A monthly award of a $100 visa gift card to the organization that sends in the most phones.
  • Providing coupons (either for an extra percentage or a dollar amount added to their next check) to the organizations that can answer quiz questions provided in our email
  • Phoneraiser poster competitions for elementary age students. The best design wins a pizza party for that students class.

If you have an idea for a promotion or you like (or dislike) any of the ideas above, please leave us a comment by clicking on the comment link above.


4 Responses to “Promotions”

  1. 1 James Sibold South Charleston High School May 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Good afternoon!

    I had a drwing at the school – before school started, each student was given a 50/50 style ticket for each phone they brought in – the more phones the better your chances – prize amount was $50.00 cash – kids love cash and the phones poured in. I think that they are looking forward to another give away – lots of kids are asking when the next event will be.

  2. 2 Mary May 2, 2008 at 7:48 am

    We offer a novelty gift to anyone who brings in a phone or cartridge. The kids get to pick out of a treasure chest packed with goodies (mini candy bars, pencils, erasers, etc…) for each donation. The adults also get to pick, but there options are a little more adult such as lottery tickets, coffee mugs, etc…

  3. 3 Ron May 2, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Coupons for additional percentages on shipments are the best. That way, everyone gets something. For small groups like ours, it gives us an incentive to “get the job done now”. When only one group wins for turning in the most phones, only one group is happy….the other way, we all are. Next school year, I am going to put together a competition between grades at our small Catholic school. Going to kick it off at the end of this school year, so they have all summer to start collecting. Will work out a prize to be awarded next spring to the winning class.

  4. 4 Michael Kirk John May 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Another idea playing off of the ones offered in the previous comments is to combine them in a multi-layered approach. For example, a novelty gift for each phone brought in, then a prize for the individual bringing in the most phones, and then, if there are groups involved, a prize for the most productive group.

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