Maximizing Fundraising Returns with Engraved Tile Campaigns

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Apr 16

Maximizing Fundraising Returns with Engraved Tile Campaigns

How Feasible is Fundraising with Engraved Tiles?

A profitable alternative to a brick fundraising campaign is an engraved tile fundraiser, the best part is as long as you have empty wall space you can always expand your engraved tile fundraiser. Even if you do not own the property you are in, you can still decorate using custom laser-engraved tiles. Our past clients have created frames to house the etched tiles in and if you needed to move you could take the frames with you to the next location. Polar Engraving uses cutting-edge laser engraving technology for both porcelain tile engraving and engraved granite tiles for your projects, and we have been successfully engraving tiles and pavers since 1998.

Top 4 Engraved Tile Fundraising Ideas

1. Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame projects are always fun and make donors feel special. Once the walkway is installed, you can hold an opening event. You will see smiles appear on your donor’s faces as they find their engraved tiles placed in your Walk of Fame. The event can also be used as an opportunity to raise even more funds.

2. Remembrance Walls & Memorial Walls

We see remembrance walls with memorial tiles used by many Churches, Veterans organizations, Fire Departments, and Emergency services. It is a great way to recognize our loved ones that have passed. Personalized engraved tiles with messages from loved ones can have an even stronger impact than just having the person’s name engraved.

3. Donor Recognition Walls

Much like the engraved tile remembrance and memorial walls, recognition walls using engraved tiles are a wonderful way to recognize members or businesses of our communities for their service and contribution to your fundraising projects.

4. Designate Areas Donated Using Engraved Tiles

This works well for hospitals, museums, theaters, sporting complexes, and other large-scale projects where your top donors will make large donations. Using custom-engraved granite tiles adds an elegant look your donors will appreciate.

What are the Best Locations to put Engraved Tiles?

  • Hallways and Entryways
  • Cafeteria Walls
  • Classrooms
  • Walkways
  • Exterior Walls
  • Used as Plaques
  • Flooring

Interior floors in areas that do not receive heavy foot traffic are always best. You should avoid installing engraved tiles in areas that are outdoors or get wet, this may be a slip-and-fall hazard. It’s always best to consult professional tile installers prior to starting your project to get a better understanding of what is involved.

Watch this video of things you should know before starting an engraved tile installation.

Looking for more marketing tools and tips for your fundraising campaign? Be sure to check out Polar University, our newest fundraising learning resource.

Author: Patrick Calman

patrick calman

CEO of Polar Engraving, a family-owned business, founded in 1998, specializing in successful fundraising brick campaigns and Veterans Memorials.

The Only Brick engraving company in the USA, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, by the US Military to engrave all military emblems.

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