When it comes to promoting your company or nonprofit, making sure people know who you are and what you do is key. The best way to do that is to host, or at least attend, several events each year. Events can include trade shows, seminars and internal team-building activities. For nonprofits, think run/walks, bake sales or golf tournaments. Really stand out at the event by offering prize giveaways, which encourage participation and make your event more memorable.
When deciding what to choose for a prize, consider:
- Is it something they’ll use?
- Is it something they’ll want to keep?
- Wow-factor. Is it something they’ll remember?
Trade shows and seminars
Attending trade shows and seminars is a great way to meet new customers and make connections. Smaller event giveaways can help bring people to your trade show table or seminar, but you can up the wow-factor by offering a bigger prize in exchange for an extended conversation. Enter everyone who gives you their contact information into a drawing for an impressive grand prize, such as a high-quality duffel bag.
Networking and business events
Whether you’re planning a networking event in the community or having an open house for your new company, door prizes can be a fun way to entice people to attend. Giving attendees an option to win an entertaining prize like a mini drone or a prize that’s functional and cool, like a backpack cooler or a high-end Bluetooth® speaker, can create excitement and get them in the door.
Golf and outdoor events
With so many people working indoors, the chance to spend time outdoors is always appreciated. There are about 5.7 million golfers in Canada, so make the most of its popularity. A golf outing ideal for employee bonding or for a nonprofit’s fundraiser. Give the employee with the best score a custom putting set and they’ll never forget the fun outing. Donors and volunteers will appreciate a thank-you gift like a golf bag cover with your nonprofit’s logo on it.
Event prizes make a great event even better
Prize giveaways can make your event just a little more fun—and much more memorable. And, when it comes to getting people engaged in your organization, memorable is the name of the game!
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