A Great Way to Limit Costs & Avoid Ticket Price Hikes
The financial advantages of doing a brick or tile fundraiser are unlimited, by creating a strategy and setting a goal the possibilities are endless. Implementing a new walkway, redoing a wall, adding engraved tiles around inside exhibits, or just updating the interior design with engraved porcelain tiles. These are a few of the many campaigns that can bring in not only financial help, but also newly updated scenery.
Over time, zoos and conservancies budget cuts for employees and upkeep of maintenance for the facility and animals have cost many zoos to either close, cut business hours or stop recreation activities with the community. Statistics show zoos and conservancies contributed approximately $22.5 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016 which has been reported by https://www.aza.org/zoo-and-aquarium-statistics
Starting a fundraiser is a fantastic way to bring back the livelihood of the zoos, keeping the zoos open and updated is very crucial to not only the economy but also to the surrounding communities.
Keeping the community encouraged to visit the zoo is a critical need. Having a personalized engraved brick or tile, would not only encourage more local visitors but also intrigue tourists to learn more about having their name, spouse name, or a dedicated brick/tile done to honor a loved one. An engraved brick can be placed at the zoo for donors and members that make contributions to the zoo as a thank you
Creating Needed Funds/ A Better Alternative to Loans
Zoos have numerous walkways and paths, so there will always be room to expand a brick project
Engraved bricks can be personalized with clip art of the donor’s favorite animals at the zoo from the massive Polar Engraving clip art collection, which boasts over 500 species and breeds. Zoos can also have zoo-specific clip art created and submitted for their customized donor website. Setting up a kiosk with your donor websites in your main building or right by the entrances can draw donors over to contribute to the campaign. Using marketing tools such as the free flyers, employees can hand out, have stacked at concession stands, or have a setup area in the gift shops with an engraved sample to showcase.
For more information on starting a Zoo brick fundraising campaign, contact Polar Engraving at 1-800-546-7993.