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 seminars, trade shows 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 name more memorable.
When deciding what to choose for a prize, consider:
- Is it something they’ll use?
- Is it something they’ll will 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 leather 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. Golf is incredibly popular, so a golf outing can work on many levels. It is ideal for employee bonding or as a fundraiser for a nonprofit. Give your employees a fun gift, like a golf set made up of balls, tees and a hat clip, as a reminder of their day together. A golf bag cover makes a great thank-you gift for your nonprofit’s donors and volunteers.
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!