Every year, we meet hundreds of people with justgiving pages. In real life, away from the Internets. There are always a few people who have made some cards with their justgiving page address on them.
We always think what a brilliant idea that is, and how great it would be if we offered that to everyone. After all, not everyone has all the email addresses they're going to need to hand, and some justgivers have told us it's nice to have an actual thing they can give to their supporters instead of just emails. Physical stuff is good.
So, with the help of our friends at MOO, we're doing a little experiment.
MOO make little minicards, they're a bit like business cards except they're half the size and 100% less boring.
They come in packs of 100 and they're printed with your very own photos, which you can either upload yourself or pull in from the most popular photo sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
Here at JG we use them as business cards, but we've run into fundraisers who've used them to promote their fundraising pages. These are mine:
Here's why minicards work brilliantly alongside justgiving pages:
- they fit in your wallet, and consequently the wallets of your friends
- they're not sponsorship forms, so no hassle
- they're something memorable and special to give to people who can't sponsor you there and then, but intend to
- you can personalise them as much as you want (100 photos = 100 unique minicards)
- you can give them to people in the pub whose email addresses you don't have
So what's the deal?
You can order a set of minicards with a 10% discount by entering the promo code that you'll find in your inbox from us. If you haven't received an email, then let me know by emailing me direct with the address of your justgiving page and we'll send it over.
Don't worry if you haven't got any photos to use, there are tons of professional designs on MOO already.
So, get those cards out there. Let us know if it works. You can get started right here.