Hey-yo welcome back to the bloggy blog!
From the very start our project idea has been to get these customized card decks. We have not understood until now how expensive this can get (52 different customized cards, front and back, full color, in low quantity). Because of this, we are trying to find a work around to cheapen the cost per deck- using standard business card size.
While we look into the price difference for that, we are realizing that framing our fundraiser as an event provides a lot of new opportunities for us. First and foremost, corporate sponsorship. There are a lot of business in Greenwich that want nothing more than to support a good cause. There are really three reasons that they do this. First, to support a good cause. Second, to increase visibility and good will in the community. And third, to decrease profits reported to the government in order to reduce taxes.
So, we are coming up with a giving ladder that will offer rewards to people for giving at different levels. We want EVERYONE to feel comfortable giving at any amount that they can... But some of these corporations are able to give a huge chunk of cash that could go towards our cause. Also, in-kind donations could help to make our event more fun! Some ideas include, having a DJ, snacks and drinks, and maybe even some games, or a performance!
Right now, our biggest issue is figuring out how to send and receive money as AJ Ink Designs. We are either going to move towards making AJ Ink finally an LLC or making a DBA as AJ Ink for this event.
Hope to see you next time with some more news!
(Greeting cards Phil Lohmeyer: Lohmeyerdesign.com/eyecandycollage.html)