Three-Fold Plan For Partner Success:
1. Select a “Champion” in your organization to spearhead your efforts.
We have found that it works much better when an organization has a key individual, or “Champion” assigned to lead the partnership on their end. This person can spearhead the Partner efforts and consistently keep the purpose of the donations in focus for all those involved.
2. Plan and organize regular donation drives.
Your organization can periodically schedule a collection drive, on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. These donation drives, when promoted and organized by your organization, can be an excellent way to gather large donations and keep momentum going. We will partner with you in these drives, and our collection team will arrive at your location and take care of all the loading and transporting of the donations.
3. Regularly promote your collection bin or donation drives.
The most significant responsibility that you will have as a Partner is to simply promote the giving and donation of items within your organization. The average person donates approximately 65 pounds of clothing and household items per year. That all changes when those same individuals are involved and educated on how their donations are making a difference and benefiting the organization that they love and support. When informed, the average weight of donated items increases to 250 pounds per year.
Another great way to generate donations is to encourage people in your community or organization to donate unsold items after garage sales, estate sales, and so on, to your organization!