Effective and affordable fundraising items are crucial to raising money and awareness.

Supporting a cause you believe in is a noble gesture but it involves an investment of time and money. Nearly 70 percent of Americans donated $410 billion to charities in 2017, according to Nonprofits Source.

To reach those charitable individuals and groups you need a draw. That’s where personalized fundraising and awareness items come in.

Tips for using promotional items for fundraising

Get moving in the right direction with quality merchandise that promotes your message without slaying your budget. Customized promotional products for fundraisers can be distributed by you at events or special promotions. They also can be sold by you to raise money for your organization.

Look for durable fundraising products that are easy to store and transport. Choose items that fit your theme and the audience you are targeting.

Buy in bulk to save money and reach your fundraising goals. Shop our always-changing selection of promotional products on sale for great bargains!

Popular fundraising products

tote bags for fundraising

Here are some of the top, bestselling items used to raise funds for special causes:

1. Logo tote bags

Customized bags are used daily and offer a large imprint area for ultimate exposure of your name and message. Tote bags are a smart option at events where participants need a place to tuck away pamphlets, samples or other giveaway items. Starting at less than $1 each.

can coolers for fundraising products

2. Custom can coolers and Koozies®

Personalized foam can and bottle sleeves are easy to slip into a purse and pocket. Perhaps their best asset — besides keeping drinks cold — is their usefulness at any event where beverages are served. With more than 50 product colors available, it’s easy to match any theme. Less than 50 cents each when purchased in bulk.

stadium cups for fundraising

3. Custom cups

Custom cups are a must if you’re sponsoring events with drinks. You can eliminate a large amount of trash by using personalized drinkware that will be kept by attendees. A popular fundraising choice is branded stadium cups. Customized paper, custom plastic cups and Styrofoam cups with logos are slightly cheaper. Less than 30 cents each.

stress ball fundraising products

4. Printed stress balls

Printed stress balls in various shapes and characters are a big trend in fundraising. From cancer awareness to animal rescues, it’s easy to find a promotional squeeze ball in a shape that accentuates your cause and educates your audience. Less than 70 cents each.

hand sanitizer promotional products for fundraisers

5. Bulk hand sanitizer

Personalized hand sanitizer is especially appropriate when your focus is health awareness. It’s an excellent product to distribute during flu season or simply to promote good hygiene. Personalized sanitizer spray is super convenient! Less than 70 cents each.

lip balm for charitable organizations

6. Promo lip balm

The convenient size and natural allure of custom lip balm make it a go-to fundraising product. Every time a user brings it to their lips, your cause snatches their attention. Beware: These disappear quickly wherever they’re used as giveaways! Less than 60 cents each.

Marketing and strategy spells fundraising success

promotional fundraising products

Fundraising is big business today and the competition is steep. Everyone wants their message to be heard. You can spend tons of money by advertising online, on TV or elsewhere and hope to get the results you need. But why leave it up to chance?

Personalized promotional products are ranked No. 1 as the most effective form of advertising to prompt action across all generations, according to a consumer study by Promotional Products Association International.

Browse Totally Promotional for more products to fit your fundraising needs. Our sales associates and professional graphic designers are ready to assist you.

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Shelley Grieshop is a former newspaper journalist who earned more than a dozen Associated Press awards for her in-depth research and writing skills. In May 2016, she joined Totally Promotional as a creative writer. She currently writes company blogs about branding, marketing, logos, wedding planning and much more. One of her life goals is to teach people when to use hyphens and apostrophes.

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