Are You Aware?

Charity BannerNovember is here and it is full of events and observances. Not only do we get eager for that fourth Thursday and all the great sales that follow but we also recognize the fact that it’s American Diabetes month, Lung cancer awareness month, National adoption awareness month and don’t forget to start growing your mustache!

Why not take this time to support a great cause and invite your customers to join you?  One way to get started would be to run a special promotion where you donate the sales from a particular product. It’s a great way to help increase your sales and help raise consciousness and money for a cause. You can alert your customers about this special promotion with an email or a social media campaign that is customized for your business.

Another idea would be to host a special event to raise money that you will match for a donation. You can send out email invites and gather the RSVPs using a survey. The survey can be customized for any event and could serve multiple purposes such as allowing people to pick their choice of meal or even list their food allergies. You can make it as detailed as you like.

Once your event or promotion has been completed, you can run a survey to all the participants about the success of the event and see how it can be improved. Let’s face it, we all use some constructive criticism. This would be a great opportunity to make a donation on behalf of everyone that responds.

You can quickly find a great cause by doing a search for November awareness month.  You’ll find things including:

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • COPD Awareness month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

You can find a full list by going to http://www.disabledworld.com/disability/awareness/awareness-dates.php#nov .

Customers will appreciate the fact that you are supporting a great cause and will be excited to join you.  You’ll feel great by helping the cause.

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