Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Coffee roaster offers Custom Blends for Non Profit's Fundraising

"In most fundraising schemes, the group raising the money buys something to sell at a profit—wrapping paper, for example, or chocolate bars. California-based Newhall Coffee, however, now offers a program that lets groups sell custom, branded java blends on an ongoing basis and receive quarterly donations in return.

Launched last month, Newhall Coffee for a Cause allows qualified nonprofits to sell the blends of their choice from the microroaster and receive a significant percentage of the proceeds from every purchase in return. Nonprofits begin by signing up with Newhall; if it approves their request, it then sends login information. From there, they can use Newhall's easy-to-use marketing platform to launch a custom web page, complete with a unique web address. Newhall has customizable fliers, brochures, postcards and other marketing materials to help promote sales of its custom-branded and -blended coffees. Each time someone buys coffee from the nonprofit, the order is processed on its site and then filled and shipped directly by Newhall, which contributes between USD 3 and USD 6 per bag as a donation on a quarterly basis.

Besides all the many benefits for the nonprofits involved, of course, there's no denying the generosity benefits that accrue to Newhall itself, not to mention all those increased sales. It's similar in some ways to a “buy one, donate one” scheme, but adjusted to make room for the nonprofits involved. One to emulate in your own, generosity-minded brand...?"


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

52 Weeks 52 Works - 2011 AGC Desk Calendar - FAQ

52 Weeks 52 Works is AGC's annual desk calendar showcasing 52 different works of art corresponding to the 52 calendar weeks. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 8 years. The calendar seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio's creative community. Previous collections have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Submission:

When is the submission deadline?
The deadline for submission is October 1, 2010.

Is there a fee to participate?
There are no exchange of monies – we don’t pay you and you don’t pay us.

How often will my artwork be used?
If selected, your artwork will appear in the 2011 Calendar. We do not use the your artwork for any other promotional purposes (aside from the calendar).

Will you return my submitted materials?
Any hard copy items supplied (slides, prints, or original artwork) will be returned to you when the calendar is complete. Any digital submission or CDs will be destroyed after publication.

Will I receive a copy of the calendar?
Each participating artist will receive 2 copies of the calendar. These calendars will be shipped via UPS to the address you supply on your submission form.

What is the preferred method of submission?
Digital submissions of at least 300 dpi at 5 x 7 inches burned to a CD and mailed to us along with your completed submission form is the preferred format for submission.

May I submit more than one image?
You are welcome to submit multiple images, but we do ask that each image is accompanied by it’s own submission form.

Can I purchase additional copies of the calendar?
Upon completion 2500 calendars will be distributed to local Companies and Non Profit Organizations throughout Northeast Ohio. Every artist who submits will receive 1 calendar and every selected artist will receive 2 calendars. You may contact AGC in January to inquire if additional calendars will be available.

For more information please contact Candice Champion at