Donor Bench Programs
A New Approach to Fundraising
Fundraising is a challenge for any nonprofit, whether it’s raising money for operating expenses, sponsoring an internal project or funding research, scholarships or grants. Organizations often seek new and creative ways to appeal to potential donors. For those lucky enough to have a physical location (building, campus, park, etc.), there is an opportunity to create programs that allow donors to commemorate loved ones by purchasing an item in their honor. This could be a brick on a pathway, a wall plaque or our favorite—a bench.
Since its founding, Country Casual Teak has worked with a variety of nonprofits to support their donor bench programs. While all are structured differently, these programs allow individuals to "purchase" a bench including a plaque displaying a dedication, a quote or simply a name. This bench becomes part of the grounds or indoor space for a defined period of time.