New Families Need to Hear About Scrip
Put your program out there:Get the word out about your program! Scrip fundraising might seem like a no-brainer to us, but it is likely that new families in your organization have never even heard of it. Put the message where you know they will see it: if your church or school has a bulletin board, post something there. You can find flyers and other hand-outs in our Promotional Tools section. Make a page with scrip information on your website, or post regularly on your organization’s Facebook page. If you have a newsletter or an email list, include a blurb about your program somewhere to get people interested.
Use our resources to teach new families:
Host a Scrip Party:
Encourage word of mouth:
One example is a promotional contest for first orders. For instance, you can enter each person who places their “first order” into a drawing to win a small prize. Or instead of picking just one winner, you can give a prize to everyone who places a “first order.” Get creative and think of some out-of-the-box prize ideas that are cheap, or even free.
- Reusable shopping bags
- Mini Sharpie markers to write remaining balances on gift cards
- A reserved parking spot every Sunday morning at church
- Lunch with the school principal
You don’t need to limit your contests to new families either. Throw all the family names of anyone who orders during a certain time into a drawing to win a prize. Or even offer a referral incentive for your existing members. For example, whenever a new family places an order, the family that referred them to the program could receive a $10 incentive credit to redeem for scrip.