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Event Giveaways for a Cause

Almost all events have some type of swag or giveaway involved in them. Whether it’s for all attendees or if it’s a raffle for one lucky winner, giveaways are a strong contender in the event industry, but we’re seeing a big change in what these giveaways involve.

Whereas in the past, attendees have preferred branded tangible gifts they can take home with them, attendees now prefer charity-driven giveaways that give back to the community in one way or another. Here’s a look at a couple of our favorites so far: 

At the WBENC Conference in June, all attendees at a reception were given a Donors Choose gift card which enabled them to go online to DonorsChoose.org and choose a classroom or project that they could put their preloaded gift card towards. Instead of trying to fit a branded water bottle or endless supply of pens in their carry-on, attendees were able to jump online and donate before they left the conference or could put the gift card in their wallet to use after they got through the onsite bustle.

Another giveaway we’ve seen in the working: the Glassybaby. Glassybaby is a Seattle based company who gives back 10% of all sales to the glassybaby white light fund which gives financial and emotional assistance to those in need. These ornate and unique gifts are very popular for west coast events and are a hit with high-level executives.

Any others we should be on the lookout for? Tell us in the comments below! 

For more information on either of these giveaways, please go to their websites: http://www.donorschoose.org/  http://glassybaby.com/