Tips to Make Your Donation Count

A man sitting on the couch, placing a card in his wallet.

So, you’ve joined a fundraiser and you’re ready to begin raising money for a cause! However, you may still be wondering, “What’s the best way to maximize my donation?” Here are a few ways you can make the most of your participation in FundScrip and ensure you and your group reap all the benefits.

Think Ahead

First, we recommend planning gift card purchases in advance. It takes only a few moments to jot down what you will pay for with gift cards on a piece of paper or on your phone. Having these purchases in writing not only provides you with a strategic plan, but also prevents you from forgetting it. Consider adding a reminder on your phone to consult this plan! As the saying goes, proper preparation prevents poor performance, so planning out your purchases will benefit your cause and you!

Necessitating is Fund Raising

Next, purchasing gift cards for the necessities like your gas and your groceries will help you maximize your donation. FundScrip makes it easy to use gift cards for all your household’s needs by offering gift cards to retailers such as Esso, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys and more. So, the next time you’re low on toilet paper, just grab your gift card and head out!

Giving In More Ways Than One

Our third tip is to start buying gift cards as gifts for your family and friends. Despite what some may think, a gift card can be a great, personalized gift for your loved ones. Not only can you choose a retailer that is specific to your loved ones’ interests (remember, FundScrip has hundreds to pick from!), but you can also give them the freedom to buy whatever they want on your dime. No more breaking your head over finding the perfect gift or aimlessly wandering through stores with a gift card!

Big Little Green Numbers

Finally, retailers offer different donation percentages, so we suggest shopping at retailers offering larger percentages. For example, when on the hunt for some new shoes, check out your closest ALDO outlet first with its 7% rate. If you’re not sure of the percentage donations our retailers have to offer, you can find it listed in green under each retailer’s logo on the retailers page of our website. Bonus tip: take advantage of FundScrip’s monthly promotions to raise even more donations on participating brands.

Now you’re equipped with some useful tips for maximizing your donations to your selected cause. Remember to plan your purchases, include your necessities, gift-give some gift cards and choose your retailers wisely. Ready, set, shop!