Hello! And welcome to “Fiesta Medals 101”
– this is part 3 of a 4 part series on designing your Fiesta medal for maximum results. And
today we are going to be talking about raising money with Fiesta medals. That’s the third
“M” in “Fiesta Medal Design”. Fiesta medals are promotional products – they are a way
to get your message out into the community; a way to promote your organization or sports
team or club; they are a wonderful, wonderful way of making money. Because people will want
to buy the Fiesta medal if it’s an organization that is close to their heart. So we are going
to look at examples of organizations that use their Fiesta medals as major fund-raisers
in the last few years. The first one we are going to talk about are schools. We sell Fiesta
medals to a lot of schools. They use their medals as a major fund-raiser throughout the
year. The students, their parents, their grandparents – everyone wants a Fiesta medal that promotes
their school. Great examples are Holy Cross, Mt Sacred Heart. These organizations see their
Fiesta medal sales as one of the major fund-raisers for their school year. Another great example
of raising money with Fiesta medals is for your sports team, cheer leading team or organization.
We have a lot of groups that come in, design their medal, order 100 medals, thinking, “We
are not going to be able to sell that many,” and then end up calling us at the last minute
and order more, because Fiesta medals are popular and people who are members of that
sports team or club – they want to promote their membership; and they want to support
the team. So it’s a great fund-raiser for your school, team, club, organization or association.
Finally – let’s look at the probably the greatest example of fund-raising through use of a Fiesta
medal – and that’s the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have a charitable organization called
“Silver and Black Gives Back”. And each year they raise an incredible amount of money for
that organization through sales of their Fiesta medal. This year the packaging on the medal
was unique in that we promoted not only Silver and Black but gave the web address to visit
Silver and Black Gives Back. Great example – because everybody wanted a Spurs medal!
I also want to point out that the design of your medal is critical if you are trying to
raise funds. There’s a lot of competition at Medal Mania each year for charitable organizations
trying to sell their medals for money. I always find it interesting that those companies,
many of those companies, are selling 2011, 2012, 2013 medals at Medal Mania. The reason
they still have those medals left over is because they didn’t sell them the first year.
We think it is important, and we work with our customers, to design Fiesta medals that
are unique, attention-grabbing and that will help you raise funds for your organization.
If you would like more information – please visit our website – www.celebrateexcellence.com.
Come into our showroom and see some of the amazing medals that we have made for organizations
all around the city. Have a great Fiesta!