Engraved brick fundraisers have been around for decades and have been used by both non-profit and for-profit organizations alike. The reason it works is because donors are recognized in a manner that is both fairly permanent and public. Because the public can see who donated, it is not uncommon for organizations to recognize various donor levels by including level icons on the pavers along with donor information.
While planning to do a brick fundraiser there are several questions important questions to ask and address.
Where will your bricks be placed?
- I have seen facilities incorporate bricks into sidewalks and walkways, place them around planters and garden areas and lay them into walls.
- Who will manage the brick campaign?
- The most successful campaigns are those that have a dedicated campaign manager who works closely with the donor and with Emerson Monument Company to ensure all provided information will fit on the brick and all engraved information is accurate. A great campaign manager will also keep track of where on the premises the brick is located so donors may find it with ease.
- When will the bricks be placed?
- From our experience we have found that it is typically less expensive to place several bricks at one time as opposed to placing one here and one there.
- If you envision your fundraising effort to last for several years, we recommend visiting with us about how to appropriately plan and how our on-site engraving services work.
- public schools
- private schools
- pre-schools and day cares
- athletic leagues
- civic memorials
- therapeutic treatment facilities
- arts centers
- animal shelters
- non-profit foundations
- amusement parks