Choose from the different Non-Profit Yard Sign templates we have to advertise your event. Super Cheap Signs wants to help give your charity or organization the awareness it deserves.
Using Yard Signs to Promote Your Non-Profit
Non-profit organizations frequently function much like for-profit companies. They must market their services while staying within established budgets. In many cases, setting aside funds for advertising takes a back seat to the daily needs of non-profits. That’s why many organizations use yard signs to keep costs low while still getting their message out.
Yard Signs Create Awareness
Far too often, area residents are not even aware of how much good local non-profits do for the neighborhood and its residents. Yard signs create a way for nonprofits to generate awareness of their existence and place in the community. Since virtually every non-profit organization relies on local residents for support, increasing the public’s awareness of the organization leads to increased revenue as well as new volunteers and clients.
Use Signage to Promote Special Events
Many non-profit organizations stage special events to generate income. For those events to be successful, the public must be aware of the occasion. Yard signs let people know what’s happening and where events will be held, which tends to increase interest. Since every person attending a fundraiser will generally contribute to the cause, a small investment in yard signs provides a great return.
A good example would be a concert at a local facility that’s dedicated to raising funds for a specific person or group of people. Yard signs used throughout the community make it difficult for residents to say they weren’t aware of the event or forgot when it was scheduled to happen.
Charitable Organizations and Funding
It’s common for all types of charitable organizations to have annual fundraisers. Quality yard signs make it easier for schools, churches, and other local non-profits to promote their annual fund-raising activities. Even groups like 4-H and scout troops can benefit from promoting their causes using appropriate signage.
Choosing the Best Signs
Non-profit organizations are generally encouraged to ask sign companies for advice when designing yard signs. Elements like colors, font types and sizes, as well as sizes all make a difference in how much attention a yard sign will get. Most sign companies will have a large selection of stock signage that’s appropriate for your project.
However, if you have unique needs, there are always ways to design custom signs, choose the best size for a sign, and make arrangements to have your new sign (or signs) shipped quickly and safely.
Understand Your Needs
Before ordering signs, take time to evaluate the organization’s needs to determine what types of signs will best fit its needs. One-time events don’t generally require signs to use high-quality materials that are designed to last for years.
On the other hand, if a yard sign will be reused often, it will pay to explore yard sign options intended to provide years of service. While an inexpensive plastic sign with a wire stake may be perfectly acceptable for a one-time use, steel signs and frames may be the best option when a sign needs to last.
Avoid Creating Ill Will
One of the issues that plague anyone using yard signs is that the use of signs is not universally accepted. In some areas, the use of any type of yard sign, even for the benefit of non-profit organizations, is strictly limited. What does that mean?
A permit may be required to use yard signs for nonprofits. In many areas, placing any signs on public land is prohibited. That suggests it’s always a good idea to check with local authorities before using yard signs.
If private landowners are allowing the placing of signs on their property, neighbors might object. When possible, explain to immediate neighbors how the signs will benefit the community and let them know how long the signs are expected to be in place. That’s often enough to avoid complaints by neighbors.
Since nonprofits rarely have funds to waste, why not create signs that can be used multiple times? While that might mean paying a little more initially for better-quality signs, reusing signs generally saves money.
It’s also a good idea to order signs well before they’ll actually be needed. That allows time for shipping and, in the event a problem with delivery occurs, there will be time to reorder. For more tips related to yard signs for use by nonprofits, contact a sign expert.