Hold on to your butts.

There's a new, radical, interesting, SUPER FLIPPIN' AWESOME way to increase the power of your fundraising campaign.

It's the QR Code, baby. 

You may not know what a QR code is, but I'm sure you've seen it around. QR codes are those square, black and white codes that you often seen on advertisements these days. You know...These guys: 

Why not print one of these bad boys on your next wristband? Anyone with a smart phone can scan the code and it will take them to a website of your choice.

Brilliant, I tell you! Brilliant!

This means that not only can you sell the wristband for your fundraiser, but the very people who make donations can become mobile fundraisers themselves. Just have the QR code direct customers to a donation page and voila! Instant donations from the friends of your donors. This is especially true for causes that truly resonate in a community. If your cause moves the meter, the QR code can help to increase your fundraising capability well beyond just selling a wristband once.

It's a no brainer, people! Start bringing your fundraiser into the 21st century today!

For the Iphone, the application "Scan" works really well, though there are many applications out there that will work. For android, the application QR Droid works well. 

co-founded Wristband Bros . He has worked with many charities & small businesses to help them make custom wristbands and more for special events. Wristband Bros is a division Merchbro and based in New York, NY.