A Guide to Using Badges for Fundraising and Charity

A Guide to Using Badges for Fundraising and Charity

Posted by Make Badges on 26th Feb 2015

Giving out badges at a charity event or fundraiser can significantly enhance awareness through a fun and engaging approach.

If you have fun accessories to hand out to patrons that symbolise your cause or campaign, there aren’t many who would turn that down.

Fundraising badges are small yet impactful tokens that serve as conversation starters, encouraging attendees to share your mission with others.

Wearing a badge symbolises support and solidarity, turning each participant into a mobile ambassador for the cause.

The act of collecting badges can also introduce a playful element to the event, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose among those who attend.

This not only spreads the message further but also strengthens the bond within the community, making the awareness campaign more effective and widespread.

There are also plenty of types of badges you can choose from to spread awareness at a fundraising or charity event, such as:

  • Custom Pin Badges - For the traditional attaching method that is great for shirts, backpacks and any item of clothing.
  • Magnet Badges - Great for events where children are attending as they are easy and quick to fasten.
  • Zipper pull badges - A more unique type of back that’s great for zippers, like the kind you find on school bags.

At Make Badges, we’ll guide you through why you should use badges as your go-to promotional products for your charity and fundraising event.

We’ll also show you how you can make your own and when you can get your custom badges delivered to you anywhere in Australia.

Let’s begin!

Why Should You Use Badges and Promotional Products

The team here at Make Badges is approached daily by community groups, sports clubs and schools asking us for tips on how they can improve their fundraising ventures.

There are many wonderful ways to drive your fundraising activities and so many variations of the fundraiser it can be hard to keep a tally. Schools, childcare facilities, sports clubs, performing arts groups and community organisations at one point or another need to raise funds.

Fundraising methods are as varied and colourful as the organisations behind them.

We have heard of the standard methods, selling chocolates, sausage sizzles or the classic lamington drive, through to fundraising for the energetic folk out there; fun runs, bike rides and sports matches.

For adults, there are the nocturnal fundraisers in trivia nights, poker events and raffles.

Badge Solutions

The one fundraising method that has stood the test of time is most definitely selling badges. We have many customers who return to the tried and trusted method that has been a success for decades.

Why not commemorate your special fundraising poker night with a poker chip design? Or sell ball-themed badges at your charity sports event?

Not to mention fundraising badges make a lasting impact. Unlike a box of chocolates or an outdoor event, both of which are here today and gone tomorrow (certainly true of the chocolates in my house) badges are a keepsake memento of the event and help remind people of their involvement for years to come.

Superior Range

Choose from our custom-made badge range that is available in a wide range of sizes. From the ever-popular 25mm (1") to the heavy-hitting 75mm (3") we can cater to all occasions.

For those who may be concerned about pin badges for little ones, we now have an equal range in our cool magnetic fastener badges, the classic badge with a magnetic fastener.

Designing your artwork is easy with our supplied templates and once your order is received we normally ship in four working days.

How to Create Badges and Other Products For Fundraising

At Make Badges it’s easy to customise your own fundraising badges with any design you want. Simply use the Make Badges amazing Badge Design Studio.

Here is a brief step-by-step guide on how it works:

Step 1: Choose the Badge Type

Decide whether you want fundraising pin badges, magnet badges, button badges, etc.

Step 2: Select a Size

Make Badges typically offer a variety of sizes. Choose one that suits your design and purpose.

Step 3: Launch Design Studio

To create a design from scratch, you can use our easy-to-use Launch Design Studio. With options like text, clip art and images, you can easily design a badge of your choice.

Step 4: Upload Your Design

Go to the Make Badges website and upload your design. Ensure it meets our file format and resolution requirements.

Step 5: Customise Further

Use the Make Badges Design Studio tool to make any final adjustments to your design placement or size.

Step 6: Place Your Order

Once you're satisfied with the design, place your order, specifying the quantity and any other preferences.

What is Bleed?

Bleed is a printing term that refers to the area outside your design that allows for a small amount of leeway when cutting it.

The idea is that if you extend your background out to the edge of the bleed (but keep any text or other important elements well inside it), it allows for minor inconsistencies inherent to the badge-making process.

You can also check out our online video tutorial for more design tips.

So as you can see, custom-made badges have been a staple of fundraising drives for decades and now it is easier than ever to create your own custom badges that will be around for many years to come.

If you have any questions regarding your order of custom-made badges please feel free to contact us

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