Thinking of Doing a T-Shirt Fundraiser?
Start with a great design
Obviously the best route is to get an experienced graphic designer, especially one who specializes in art for custom t-shirts for a cause. Luckily, we have an experienced in-house artist who can communicate your content in an attractive and relevant fashion. If you have a minute, please peruse his portfolio on our sister site to see his work.
Or, although you may hear a ‘harumph’ escape the lips of the grumpy artist, there are tools online to create your own designs for your t shirt fund raiser. However, although they give you the tools to make a good looking design, more times than not they do not produce production-ready files. What does this mean? It means that the production artist will have to recreate your design to make it ready for production. Essentially the money you save by bypassing the artist is not that much. We strongly recommend using our Online Design Studio. Not only is it powerful with tons of whistles and bells (templates, extensive clipart library), it makes files that are good to go. No extra work needed.
This can save you a bundle.
We will boldly suggest here that if you are not a creative person, go ahead and spend the money on the artist. If the tee is not exciting, frankly, no one will buy it.
Here are some good rules:
1) Go with large and bold graphics. Tees sold online do not have the luxury of subtlety.
2) Make your design elements and color choices match your message. Skulls and crossbones do not work on a Girl Scout Cookie campaign. Pink t-shirts are a no-no for a motorcycle club. Nudity may not be the best choice for a family reunion design.
3) If color is not your strongpoint, use online color tools to create an attractive palette.
Print the shirts.
Since your goal is to raise money for your favorite cause or to supplement your income, do not do business with a retailer. Not that their quality and customer service could not be excellent, it’s just their overhead requires a heftier price tag. It’s best to go with a wholesale screen printer. Here at Fundraiser Tees we are the printer. We have a fully loaded production warehouse and no work is jobbed out. We feel we are one of the best fundraising t shirt companies out there because printing custom t-shirts is what we do.
Create an online store.
This is where the rubber hits the road. If you have had any experience in getting a website created, especially one that can do commerce (such as securely accepting credit cards)
you know that this can be very expensive. And tedious. Let us toot our own horn here by saying not only do we make fully-functional t shirt campaign websites uniquely tailored towards selling tshirts (see example), we can make one for you Free. That is not a typo.
Fundraiser Tees! Such a great idea, easy no-hassle way raise money. Working with Fundraiser Tees is a no-brainer - the team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The webstore and t-shirt design the artist created for me were top-notch, he is very talented.
Arrange for shipping
Although there are several companies out there, we recommend FedEx first and then UPS to ship your campaign’s tshirts. To explain the reasons why would be another blog post.
What We Do
We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypal\credit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.
Are you ready to get started?
For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.