We want to help better connect the DipJar community! These weekly roundups will share some of our customer’s DipJar tips and best practices. Here are the most creative and successful fundraising stories from the past week:
The Hope Alliance
On Friday, the Hope Alliance hosted their Night Vision event. With one DipJar set at $25, they experienced massive success. They hosted a 50/50 fundraiser event and used their DipJar for selling tickets, one for $25 and five for $100. At their 50/50 event everyone who donated was entered in for a chance to win half of what they earned, a great way to incentivize donors! The man who won also donated back 50% of what he won! The combination of the fun lights and sounds of the DIpJar and the funny and charismatic volunteer, who carried the DipJar around, allowed them to raise a whopping $4,175 with DipJar alone! The Hope Alliance raises money to fund eye-care for individuals in need in Utah, Guatemala, and Peru. They also have a location in Haiti which focusses on education, hurricane shelter, and more on top of eye-care. This event is a great example of a fun way to engage donors and entice excitement in the crowd!
Community Design Collaborative
Last Tuesday, the Community Design Collaborative used its DipJar for the first time at a launch event for its Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative. This event announced the three Philadelphia sites selected for a Design Challenge, an intensive six-month interactive design process exploring how the under-utilized sites may be re-envisioned as vibrant community hubs. While the event was not focused on fundraising, the Collaborative closed the short program by introducing and demonstrating how to use the DipJar and invited all who were excited about the initiative to support the work of the
Design Challenge. Staff then stationed the device prominently near the exit and assisted curious attendees with using it. The Collaborative was pleased that the DipJar paid for itself at its debut! Elyssa, a staff member said:
“You could practically see the wheels in our guests’ heads spinning when they tested the device thinking ‘maybe we could use one of these at our organizations.’”