Flexible Online Fundraising
Spirit Ad fundraising from Sagepoint is a suite of customizable features that make it easy for anyone to raise money selling ad sponsorships. Depending on your goals and resources, Spirit Ad features can be used to:
- Monetize Websites
- Create Online Sponsorship Programs
- Raise More from Existing Sponsor Programs and Fundraisers
- Manage Passive Armchair Fundraisers
Spirit Ad sponsorships are a great way for community merchants, service providers, and sales representatives to promote their businesses and support their local groups or causes at the same time.
Does your school or group have a website? If yes, add our Spirit Ad Banners to your pages and invite parents, businesses, and momprenuer product consultants to sign up as sponsors. Once you paste the Spirit Ad code to your site, everything is self-maintaining and updates automatically with new sponsor information. Don't worry about inappropriate material though, you get to approve all sponsor info before it gets displayed.
A Sample School Page ->
A Sample PTA/PTO Page ->
(Check back to see examples for church and faith groups, sports leagues, homeowner associations(HOA's), cultural groups, clubs, and more.)
If your group doesn't have a website, there are tons of free do-it-yourself template-based sites available these days. The examples above were created using tools and templates at Weebly.com and Webs.com. Just type "Create a free website" into your search engine to find out more about these and other options. We'll add a blog post with some recommendations soon as well.
Spirit Ad Sponsorship Campaigns
Sell Spirit Ad sponsorships once a year, quarterly or as needed. For school, church, or community groups, annual Spirit Ad campaigns generally work well. A sports team might sell seasonally whereas a summer program will want to sign up sponsors in late winter or spring. Similarly, Spirit Message fundraisers for graduations, shows, competitions, or other special events can start several months before and continue through the day(s) of the event. Set your ad prices accordingly..
Once a sponsorship is approved, the information can be displayed for as long as you want on your websites and on Sagepoint-based invitations, sign-ups sheets, schedules, and group pages. Printable views enable easy distribution via flyers that can be handed out, posted on bulletin boards or placed in reception areas. (Scroll down for a sample flyer.) Additional online benefits you can offer are described on the right. Click below to see some examples:
Annual Spirit Ad Example:
Annual Spirit Ad Campaign ->
Seasonal Spirit Ad Example:
Seasonal Spirit Ad Sign-Up ->
Graduation Spirit Message Example:
Graduation Spirit Message Campaign ->
Equestrian Show Spirit Message Example:
Equestrian Show Spirit Message Campaign ->
Combination Event & Spirit Ad Fundraisers
Having a car wash or silent auction? Selling cookie dough door to door? Hold a Spirit Ad campaign beforehand and include handing out "Sponsor Flyers" during your event as a benefit.
Below is a sample "Car Wash Sponsor Flyer"
Click here for the Cash Wash Sign-Up - >
Festivals, Fun Runs & Sponsored Events
For festivals, fun runs, tournaments, and other large events, combine traditional benefits like complimentary tickets, booth space, and signage options with online Spirit Ad benefits and set your price accordingly.
If your existing sponsorship process runs like a well-oiled machine, offer Spirit Ad listings as a value-added option to earn more. If your group is new to fundraising, short on manpower, or just wants to streamline processes, take advantage of our tools to simplify recruiting, recognition, and management and make life easier for everyone.
For a Festival
Click here for a festival sponsor example ->
Use our free online sign-up sheets to organize volunteers and recognize your sponsors too:
Click here for a volunteer sign-up example ->
For a 5K or Fun Run
Click here for a 5k sponsor example ->
To register participants:
Click here for a registration example ->
(Note: When viewing the examples, create a free account on Sagepoint and login to see all the sign-up and registration fields.)
Spirit Ad Sponsor Benefits
Listed below are some of the features you can offer as online sponsor benefits. Pick and choose online only or mix and match with offline benefits to create different tiers and price levels.
The Rotating "TopSpot Banner"
Shown above, the "TopSpot" Banner is a rotating banner that can be added to just about any website as well as invitations, sign-up sheets, schedules, and group pages on www.sagepoint.com.
It can be customized with the sponsor name or logo, a brief description, url's, maps and directions and special offers.
Click here to be featured in the above card and be seen by visitors to this page.
The "Special Offer Pop-Up"
This feature gives your sponsors a place to create a coupon, offer a time-limited special or just provide more info. It can be updated at any time after the original purchase to support monthly, weekly, or even daily offers.
The "Ad Link":
This is a simple text link that can be added to any website, social media site, e-mail or other electronic document. Clicking on it opens up a full page view of all the Spirit Ad sponsor cards. Click on the following sample text for an example:
Click here for more Sponsor info ->
The "Logo Banner"
Shown below, the "Logo" banner is a vertical column of logos and business names with active URL links that can be added to websites and Sagepoint pages. If your sponsor provides a business URL, clicking the logo takes visitors to his or her website.
You can also opt to include select sponsors in the footers of e-mails and automatic reminders from sponsored events, sign-ups, schedule, and group pages on Sagepoint.
All the widgets and related* online views are automatically updated once sponsor submissions are approved by your group's organizer.
All this makes it easy for any group to fundraise with Spirit Ad solutions.
*Related views refer to the free Sagepoint events, sign-up sheets, schedules, and group pages that are linked to the same fundraising code on www.sagepoint.com
Ready to get started?
Go to http://www.sagepoint.com/ to create a free account and login. See the "How To" tab on this site or "Help" on Sagepoint for more details.