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ENGRAVED BRICK

A Fundraising Opportunity

 

Personalized engraved name brick paver campaigns provide all the essential ingredients for a successful fundraiser, including novelty, ingenuity, and a sense of community involvement. More importantly, engraved brick fundraising campaigns recognizing their donors achieve higher rates of return than many other fundraising ideas. Whether you are researching the use of engraved brick markers or are seeking a request for proposal, you can count on us to help make your engraved brick fundraiser or donor recognition project a success! 


Ceramica not only provides the materials and product for your campaign, but is pleased to offer complete full service fundraising assistance. We will help you from the very first step of planning out your engraved brick fundraising campaign, to reaching your financial goals, to mapping out the long term goals of your organizations fundraising campaign.

 

EXPERIENCE

Not only have we been in the name brick fundraising business since 1988, but we have been in the brick business for over 50 years.

QUALITY CRAFTMANSHIP

All of our name brick are sandblast-engraved for a deep etching that is then stained with masonry stain by hand for a professional, enduring look.

PROMPT & PERSONAL SERVICE

Once an inquiry is made, a representative will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have. When a decision is made to move forward on your name brick fundraiser, a project manager will be assigned to you who will guide you through marketing, brick selection, order submittal, brick production and delivery.

NO MINIMUM ORDERS

We will produce any quantity you request whether it is your first order or an on-going donor recognition campaign. Your success is our success.

 
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GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Here are our ten steps to follow to ensure the success of your brick engraving project:

  1. Contact us so we can begin guiding you in the right direction. We will help with every step of your campaign from start to finish to ensure its success!

  2. We will help you establish a mission statement for the engraved brick campaign. Are you trying to have the project be self-funding or are you trying to raise funds over and beyond the cost incurred?

  3. We will then help put together a time table allowing enough time to plan, market, design and construct your project.

  4. Get estimates/bids to complete the above items.

  5. Compile your donor list. This should include current and past members, corporate donors - basically anyone who you think would like to see your cause succeed and/or anyone who could benefit from being associated with your cause.

  6. Put together a budget:

    • Start with the expenses to complete the items listed in step 3

    • Review your donor base and local economy to help establish a price at which the donor recognition item will sell; consider offering different contribution levels to get a better response rate (e.g. $50 for a 4x8 brick paver, $100 for an 8x8 brick paver, $250 for a corporate engraved paver, $1,000 for an engraved bench)

    • Based on your goal, determine if the brick fundraising project is feasible, if it needs to be downsized or expanded or whether the contribution levels should be increased

  7. ​​​When creating your marketing material for your brick fundraiser, be sure to include a rendering of the proposed project so individuals can visually see what is being created.  Specify what the funds are going towards.

  8. Marketing of the engraved brick fundraising campaign should include: advertising in local newspapers, e-mail blasts to donor base, direct mail campaign, table top booths at any activities conducted by your organization, etc.

  9. Set a deadline for the orders to be received allowing enough time for production and installation of the engraved brick (coordinate this with Ceramica and landscape contractor).

  10. Place order for engraved pavers with subsequent orders being placed on quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.

 
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