If you run a non-profit or plan fundraising events, this article is for you. Not only do I own a business, I also lead a non-profit organization, so I know how important fundraisers are to your mission and how using your resources wisely must be a priority. Donated services are great, but small businesses usually don’t have it in their budget to donate their services for free, or even at a discount. Even if you allow those businesses/vendors the opportunity to promote themselves or network with other business people at your event, it usually doesn’t translate into more business for them in the future.
Since we’ve started FlyBy Photo Booth Company, we’ve had the opportunity to work with several excellent non-profit organizations and help make their events even more special and memorable. Photo Booths are not only a fun way to entertain your guests, they're also great marketing for your organization and event. Here are a couple of tips to get a high quality, professional photo booth for your next fundraising event… for free.
Have a business sponsor the photo booth.
Businesses are always looking for creative ways to market their services and products. At FlyBy Photo Booth Company, we do our own graphics, which means we can put a company’s logo, website, and/or slogan on all of our prints, digital images, slideshows, emails, etc. This is a great way for a business to get their brand out to everyone who comes through the Photo Booth.
Make the photo booth part of your biggest sponsor package.
Most events have different levels of sponsorship packages. Let’s say you are looking for a $10,000 sponsor. Most professional photo booth companies will run between $1000-$1500 for a banquet type event that lasts 3 to 4 hours. For $11,500, your biggest sponsor not only gets all the benefits of your top level sponsorship, they also get their brand on the photo booth materials. This is great advertising, not only for your big sponsor, but also for your organization. Our photo booth comes with a Social Media station that allows people to post their digital images online. These images will have your biggest sponsor's brand as well as your non-profit’s brand on it and a hashtag associated with it. Social Media marketing is not only the best free marketing today, it’s the best marketing there is.
If you're interested in a photo booth for your next event, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org