Add a Bloom to Your Fundraising

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Add a Bloom to Your Fundraising:
How fabric crocuses can help raise funds and awareness
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Background
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David Price, Managing Director of Source It – Former Rotary Foundation
Scholar (1985)
Re-acquainted with Rotary late last year when asked to develop fundraising
crocus for the End Polio Now Campaign
Working with Rotarians and attending National Conference reminded of the
extent and range of the Good Works performed by Rotary and personal debt
of gratitude for opportunity given by Scholarship
Desire to give something back by helping Rotary to raise funds and awareness
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Source It specialises in charity fundraising flowers
Supplies Marie Curie Daffodils and display boxes for last 14 years
Supply 10 million charity flowers each year
Fundraising flowers = awareness and fundraising:
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Walking adverts: ‘what’s that?’ triggers conversation about charity
MCCC’s Daffodils raises donations of £6 million pa
Rotary crocuses could do the same
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Rotary Crocus Planting for
End Polio Now Campaign
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Lynn Mitchell, DG of 1120, wanted
to build on the success of Rotary’s
crocus planting Campaign by
developing a fabric crocus
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Approached Source It in Nov. 2011
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Marie Curie’s daffodil campaign
developed in the same way starting with real daffodils and then
extending into fabric ones
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District 1120 Rotary Day 2012 Trial
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Source It developed a beautiful fabric crocus and display box
Trial order of 25,000 crocuses
Within weeks of delivery all crocuses distributed
Around half the Districts in RIBI had heard about the trial and wanted
sample boxes
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District 1120 Rotary Day Trial
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Great Success in terms of both Fundraising and Awareness
District 1120 has already re-ordered for Rotary Day 2013
Fundraising:
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£1 average donation per crocus
Dartford Hospital – 500 crocuses
distributed in just 2 hours
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District 1120 Rotary Day Trial
Awareness Raising
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Walking advert for End Polio Now and Rotary:
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‘this close’ to eradication
Every £1 raised = 4 children immunised / Every box of crocuses = one village immunised
Huge reach as each crocus is likely to be worn for months (like Marie Curie’s
Daffodil) triggering tens of conversations about Rotary
Help to attract potential new Rotarians
Now crocuses are being made available to all Districts for Rotary Day 2013
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Rotary Day 2013
• 2 Types of Display Box: Tried and tested combination
1. Street Collection Box
• Holds 100 crocuses
• Neck strap and integral money
box
• Locations: supermarkets /
shopping centres / High
Streets / hospitals
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Rotary Day 2013
2. Static Collection Box
• Holds 50 crocuses
• Silent fundraiser – place on counter
and leave
• Very effective
• Integral money box and security tag
• Locations: doctors surgeries /
pharmacies / hospital receptions /
businesses of Rotarians / shops /
newsagents / school receptions /
pubs
• Opportunity to reach new
supporters: local businesses /
schools
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Rotary Day 2013
Crocuses can enhance events which are being run anyway:
• Fairs / concerts / cake sales / meetings / fun runs
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Worn by all the delegates at District 1150’s Peace
Conference
Gifts on overseas missions to Philippines / International
Convention in Bangkok
Worn by musicians and audience at Dartford Swing Band
Concert
Worn by David Price during 110km run through Sahara to
raise £1,000 for End Polio Now
• Help engage with new audiences:
• wear something purple
to school / work
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Rotary Day 2013 Crocus Cost
• Average Donation: £1 per Crocus
• Crocus cost: 2 options:
• Confirmed Order
• 25p / crocus (including display box)
• Sale or Return
• No risk / upfront cost
• 40p / crocus (including display box)
• Zero rated for VAT
• Order Process:
One combined order per District
• Order Deadline:
• Delivery:
end Nov
end June
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RIBI Rotary Day Crocuses
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Potentially one of RIBI’s biggest fundraising and awareness building tools
Like Marie Curie Daffodil, the crocus could become the symbol of Rotary Day
Once Polio eradicated crocus could be used to raise funds and awareness for other
campaigns
Will always be a reminder of Rotary’s greatest achievement – the eradication of Polio
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International Rotary Day Crocuses
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Potential to become International Campaign spreading across Rotary world
Raising awareness and potentially tens of millions of pounds for Good Causes
Pride that great new fundraising system started here in RIBI
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Contact
Rotarian Leonard Specterman
Rotary in London
End Polio Now District Chairman
Mobile: 07730 496674
Email: [email protected]
10 Heather Walk, Edgware, HA8 9TS
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