Since becoming a runner, I’m starting to know more runners that need to fundraise for races. How exactly to fundraise? Tricky question. I know I don’t have the slightest idea how I would raise the hefty price tag of some pretty awesome races these days!
It’s not uncommon to see people using t-shirts for fundraising, though. It’s a pretty smart idea, after all. People actually get a product for giving a donation instead of just sending their money off to “fundraiser land,” never to be seen again. I know if someone asked me to help fundraise, I would be much more willing to do so if there was a product I received back in return for my donation.
Teespring is a newer t-shirt fundraising company based in Providence, RI that makes those fundraising goals for people a reality. Teespring is very simple, and works like this:
1. You design a shirt, choosing from many different colors, t-shirts types, and designs.
2. Set the cost for your shirt (that people buying them will pay).
3. Set your shirt up for sale. You get a custom URL for people to order directly from.
4. After your fundraising campaign is over (you set the time frame), shirts are made to order and shipped directly to customers or to you for pick up.
What’s awesome about Teespring is that you don’t have to buy the shirts first. There is no guessing how many you need and in what size. It’s all done after so you don’t lose any money.
Teespring in Action
You guys remember all the fundraising shirts that came out after Boston this year? Here’s one from Teespring that made 85K for the One Fund!
Pretty neat 🙂
Now, I know I’m not running the Boston Marathon or anything, but I can dream right? I did a little playing around with the t-shirt designer myself.
There’s a bunch of colors, really fun fonts, clip art, and other features to choose from. It was fun getting to see what your shirt would actually look like. The designer was really easy to use.
If you’re looking for a practical way to fundraise or even make some extra money, I would definitely consider Teespring.
Questions for You:
- If you could fundraise for anything, what cause or company would you pick? I would love to fundraise for Dana Farber! They are huge here in Boston & the way they help people is amazing!
- Have you ever had to fundraise for anything before? What was it?
This is a sponsored post. Compensation for this post was provided by Teespring via Sverve. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good for my readers. As always, opinions expressed here are my own.