15 February 2004 at 11:05 pm #943
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:07:31 +0100
From: Pam Brooks
Forgive me if I post this incorrectly as I am new to this group and the
charity world in general! I have recently joined a charity as their
marketing manager and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they do
regarding badges or buttonholes. We currently sell ours through a third
party and I have been charged with investigating all avenues.
Questions like who are the suppliers? How do you distribute them? What works
for you? And anything else you know that I don’t (which in this field will
be most things) will be most gratefully received.
Thanks in advance
British Institute for Brain Injured Children
firstname.lastname@example.org February 2004 at 11:06 pm #5002
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:20:31 +0100
From: Howard Lake, List Manager
At 19:07 11/05/2000 +0100, Pam Brooks (email@example.com) wrote:
>Questions like who are the suppliers? How do you distribute them? What works
>for you? And anything else you know that I don’t (which in this field will
>be most things) will be most gratefully received.
You can find a list of suppliers of badges and other promotional items on
UK Fundraising at
List manager of FundUK, for discussion of fundraising in the UK
Fundraising UK Ltd
+44 (0)20 8640 5233
FundUK is kindly supported by Direct Connection http://www.dircon.net
FundUK details http://www.fundraising.co.uk/other_fr/lists/funduk.html
______________________________15 February 2004 at 11:06 pm #5003
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:53:09 +0100
From: Gareth Edwards
Rocket Badge have always been good for me, both in current and previous jobs
regarding badge campaigns in terms of price, quality and design.
National Fundraising Development Manager
[email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]15 February 2004 at 11:07 pm #5004
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:17:29 +0100
From: Simon Rosser
A charity I worked for in the past sold metal ‘pins’ based on their logo.
This was a character who was then able to appear in many different guises,
and badges could be designed around special events or particular times of
the year. These were then sold at all events, in shops around the
catchment area, at schools etc., etc.
They were supplied from a company in Birmingham (I’m sorry I can’t remember
the name) and then distributed through the charity’s office.
Although a ‘local’ as opposed to a national charity, the badges would be
requested by phone, fax and letter from all over the UK and abroad as there
are a number of collectors of these pin type badges. If you have a website
then advertise them on it, you’ll be surprised where the orders start coming
With regards to more seasonal emblems such as ribbons, flowers etc that many
charities now sell over a period of a month, these are best distributed
though all the outlets you would use for flag-days/weeks, chains of stores
(speak to area managers or sales and marketing departments of these chains),
banks and building societies (likewise) etc. etc.
Finally just one word of caution, don’t expect thousands of pounds of new
income initially. Be prepared to start small and grow. Until the emblem
is known and immediately recognisable by, at very least, your regular
supporters, new income will not come easily. Build, year on year, by
increasing the advertising used to promote the badges and the outlets, and
don’t be too optimistic when placing your first order. Many badge
companies can produce extras, but few if any will accept returns!
Simon Rosser – Siro Development and Training
Working To Help Your Organisation Make A Difference.
Siro Development and Training
PO BOX 42 Tel: 07768-917128
Ross-on-Wye Fax: 01989-566467
Herefordshire e-mail: [email]email@example.com[/email]
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