Get Your Fundraising Events Organized!

Guest post by NameTagWizard 

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Want to wow all of the potential donors at your next fundraiser?

Of course you do! Regardless of whether you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been around for years, you know that donors and investors don’t just come knocking at your door begging you to take their money. Securing a great deal of money is often the result of a great deal of time and effort.

Organize Your Way to More Donations

academy-at-lincoln-fundraisersOrganization is a key component to managing fundraising events and is instrumental in making potential donors feel more confident entrusting you with their money. Make donors see you’ve got it together and they’ll be ready to give, give, give. 

So, the next time you host a fundraiser, why not start your event off right, with personalized name tags for each guest? Go even further and get their name tags off of the table and displayed on a Name Tag Tamer. Use your event registration as an opportunity to show that you’re prepared for anything while increasing the ease of networking with prospective investors and donors at the same time!

Tame Your Names – Gain Donations

Elegantly display your names with a Large Name Tag Tamer

The Name Tag Tamer collection is the latest and greatest networking tool for organizing events and fundraisers. Send out your invites, wait for the RSVPs to start rolling in, and then get your organizer out and make sure it’s ready to go with all the very important names of everyone attending. A large Name Badge Organizer can be a quick and easy way to check people in once they arrive by helping to facilitate a more natural networking and mingling environment for your guests – after all, knowing someone’s name is a great first step! And as an organization looking to raise funds, not spend them, we know you can’t afford to just waste your money, so the friendly folks at Name Tag Organizers have designed their products to be used over and over again depending on your needs!

VIP Treatment

And as for the name tags themselves, don’t be afraid to really ‘wow’ your guests! Maybe you host outstanding fundraising events and have returning guests and donors. Why not have a name tag ready for them each time they visit? At Name Tag Wizards, we can print and engrave personalized tags that are sure to compliment any event and can last for years. fundraising blog post tag

Make sure your top donors feel like a top priority. Name tags will help to keep names straight and are a natural way to get conversation happening among attendees, hosts and even special guests. A Name Tag Tamer coupled with name tags by Name Tag Wizard can be a worthy investment for your organization as a reusable name tag displayed elegantly and professionally adds that extra sophistication that just can’t be matched by a cheap, tacky stick-on tag. 

People like to buy from people, a good personal connection can translate into a great business deal, a huge favor or even, a large donation. While you may not be selling an actual product at your fundraisers, you are selling an idea and most often, getting someone (especially a complete stranger) to invest in your idea can be a difficult endeavor. Prospective donors want to feel valued and important – they also want to know that their money will be well spent.

Hello, My Name is: Sticky Name Tag

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Hi. I’m a stick-on name tag.

I’m fun to doodle on.

I come in a lot of colors! And, if you mess up your name, that’s ok, the people behind you will gladly wait for you to grab another and try again!

I can be very handy for small events, I’m pretty cheap and work well in a pinch – I just lay right there on the table, among all the other important information and let the guests do all the work. I can even get a group of guests all bunched up together in one place, forcing them to interact with each other – now that’s networking, am I right?

I’m sticky.

I stick everywhere – lapels, pockets, coats, blouses, button-ups, long hair, necklaces, arm hair, bracelets, watches, lanyards, fuzz, lent…I’m sticky, what can I say?

I do have to tell you – I’m a one-and-done kind of tag. I come to do the job (I can only contract 4-5 hours at a time – MAX). I cannot stick around (ha, get it?) for a multi-day event – I mean, I’m sticky, but not THAT sticky. 

The after party.

sticker residueEven though I don’t care for long-winded work affairs, I do LOVE  a good after party: dark nights, warm sudsy water, a little whirlpool movement. The tension just melts away after a long day.

I’m still there for you, even after the dip in the water, reminding you just how awesome that event was. If you really don’t want that awkward morning after, I require a stiff cup of vinegar and back rub – no exceptions. 

Some limits do apply.

I should also tell you that my edges tend to back off the job site a little sooner than I’d like them to.  Also, it’s like they are particular to certain types of surfaces – snobs, really – refusing to work with leather, suede, silk, velvet and corduroy. So, if you’re looking for an equal opportunity event name tag, I’ll have to respectively withdraw my application. 

Final thought. 

Oh, and one more thing. I don’t DO fancy. I’m more of an informal, casual type. I find those fancy types – big execs, paid speakers, board members – just don’t like the idea of sticking me to their freshly pressed suits (talk about snobs). 

So, grab a marker and let’s get this party started, shall we?

There’s a better way: 

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How Does One Properly Wear a Name Badge?

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Left, right, lanyard, under, over, guy, gal…who knew the factors involved in placing that name badge were so many. No matter how much technology moves into our lives, those in the event industry generally agree the role of the name tag will always remain. Do you save all of your event tags? Like a trophy case of earned airline miles and cheap click pens? Well there’s more sophistication to those tags than you might think.

Name Badge Etiquette

Right is, well, right: The human eye, no matter if said human is a ‘righty’ or a ‘lefty’, naturally gravitates up the right arm and to the eye line. If your badge is placed on the right, then you’ve set yourself up for a less awkward interaction with a new connection.

This isn’t Where’s Waldo? So you’ve got that tag on the right side, but it’s on your pant leg or hanging off the bottom of your shirt. Networking events with new people can, by their very nature, be slightly awkward for some folks – don’t make it even more so by making thName Badge Organizer - Etiquetteem look you up and down searching for salvation in your name tag. Right side, upper lapel area – right in sight’s view.

Formalities, please: So, everyone calls you Dan-o. But you know all those people already. You’re at an event to meet new people so using your first and last name is an excellent idea. If you happen to prefer Rich to Richard, or Liz to Elizabeth, that’s fine too. Just no hyphens with Os on the end up of them (please).

Practice some penmanship: If you’re at an event registration table with stickies and sharpies be sure to take the extra 15 seconds to write legibly. After you stick that tag on your nice, pressed shirt or blouse – lean in to one of the fine folks behind the table and ask if they’ve ever seen a Name Badge Organizer. Watch their eyes glow. How’s that for an ice breaker?

If you’ve attended and/or hosted events you know the importance of the name badge. Stick-ons can be a hassle and aren’t reusable; lanyards are fun but break the first rule of badge etiquette – they are out of site and always shifting; name badge holders with a metal clip on the back allow for repositioning and stay in place…and we happen to like them very (very) much. 

 Happy eventing!


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