Are you involved with a local charity or school that is seeking donations? We’d love to help you! We love to give back to the community by supporting local charities, schools and organizations, particularly when they benefit local families!
In 2013 we donated over $20,000 in photography goods and services to local charities such as The Rotary Club of Wheaton, Longfellow Elementary School, Clapham Christian School, Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage, the Junior League of DuPage and Kane Counties, Evangelical Child and Family Agency, Emerson Elementary School, Wheaton Montessori Academy, and many others.
We love supporting and helping nonprofit organizations through auctions and other events.
Traditionally in silent auctions, donors compete against each other for a single item and the charity receives just one charitable gift. We have developed a program that maximizes your donations with a multi-winner auction item. Traditionally, only one winner will donate to your organization. With our “Give Back” program there is no limit to the number of winners. Everyone that pledges $99 to the organization will receive our $400 portrait certificate.
This Give Back approach increases the donations to your organization. For example, in a traditional auction, the $400 portrait certificate might have a 5 bidders for the single certificate with a top winning bid of $250. A multi-winner approach would permit all the bidders to win with a donation of $99 each. In this example, the organization ends up receiving $495 in donations, essentially double amount from the single winner model.
With our Give Back approach, each bidder receives a $400 portrait certificate and the organization is not limited by only one winning bid.
In fact, at $99, more individuals will be willing and able to support your organization. Since there is no limit on the number of bidders, the dollar amount of the giving will increase for your charity event.
Why do we do this?
We want to help in the community and we believe in the important work that the charities and schools in our area are doing. We want to give back.
Here’s the details…
We provide an auction kit and detailed instructions to make set up and implementation as easy as possible. We will provide a beautiful canvas wrapped portrait representative of our artistic work, a framed sign clearly explaining the multi-winner auction offer, Kim Johnson Photography Investment Guides, and a sign-up form.
We believe these pieces represent the value of the $400 certificate that we are donating. When your supporters see what they receive for their $99 bid, the number of bids will increase, resulting in increased funding for your organization.
The sign-up form requests the individual’s full contact information so that we may follow up directly through the mail with the $400 portrait certificate, a thank you letter for donating to your organization, and a welcome packet to the studio.
All portrait certificates are mailed out within 1 week of our receipt of the donor sign-up sheet.
Kim Johnson Photography will honor as many portrait certificates as there are donors, but the certificates are limited to one per family.
The Kim Johnson Photography Give Back program is an easy way to increase the success of your fundraising auction.
If you are not holding an auction, we have other plans and ideas that help charities raise money for their organizations, call Kim Johnson Photography at (630) 886-7289 to discuss ways that we can help raise money for your organization!