So you've got a worthwhile cause that you know those around you will support, but you're light on cash to get the fundraising started. No worries. Custom silicone wristbands are one of the cheapest fundraising products out there. When ordered in bulk they often cost less than 50 cents a wristbands. When you weigh that against the intrinsic value of the band when associated with your cause, the product is a no brainer. You'll easily be able to demand $5 a unit to the people who want to help.

Another benefit of such a small per unit cost? You can throw the wristband in as a secondary free item and not hurt the profit margin of your larger sale. For instance, if you're fundraising by selling t-shirts for $20 that may seem expensive to a potential buyer. But if you include a free wristband for every t-shirt sold, you're giving that buyer $5 back in intrinsic value. This leads to more sales of the higher ticketed, more profitable item.

And then there's post-sale. Your client walks off into the ether with a smile on his face and a silicone wristband on his wrist. And the best part? A lot of these people will be wearing your wristband on their wrist every day for weeks or months at a time. Some people don't even take them off to shower! So you've ensured, through one sale, that your important fundraising cause is being advertised wherever that person goes. Just think of it: Have you ever been sitting at lunch with a classmate or coworker and asked them about their wristband? I'm sure you've gotten a glowing, meaningful and informative response. And in some cases I'd bet you've sought out the fundraiser and bought a wristband of your own.

All of these factors combined lead to one simple conclusion: Silicone wristbands can't be beat in terms of shoe-string budget fundraising.
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.