I’m desperate. Whenever I get into this phase I open up a bit and try sharing my story. Like the time when we weren’t receiving enough cards. That’s when I first opened up and explained to everyone why I can never complain – #cantcomplain. Then we weren’t getting pictures and people were questioning why we […]
We posted this on LinkedIn and Facebook, but we were told that not everyone has access to those social sites. With that in mind here’s a post on our site that provides background on bookmarks. A special message for people making bookmarks. We heard from volunteers and others that we should tell people […]
Here’s the main takeaway from this blog post: Don’t take it personal, but it’s up to you, for us to make it personal. We intentionally used a common phrase here. We have touched on our history and how much we’ve grown in a couple of different blog posts, Once Upon a Time and No More […]
Honesty. We’ve said it many times before, but with these blog posts we need to be 100% open and honest. This post was sparked by some recent questions we received from one of our most valuable set of artists. The question was something along the lines of, “Why do kids receive so many cards? I […]
Recycling. Eco-friendly. Stay green. You better believe we’ve heard of all those statements over here at Cardz for Kidz!. The importance of trees, the environment, recycling? That’s something our team grew up on. For example, as noted in our founder’s former school district’s blog post, Burns Park students create greeting cards, he grew up in […]
Since we’re putting out a couple of new intro videos across our social media channels and on our website, we wanted to provide a bit more background information, so everyone knows all about how we got started. Cardz for Kidz! partners with many top corporations, universities, and organizations across the globe. In addition, while tracking […]
Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Have you ever heard that term before? If not, just ask anyone in digital marketing or who runs a strong website and they should be able to tell you all about it. Or just search the letters SEO and you’ll see all types of paid listings and paid posts since that […]
Like most of the population, COVID-19 is always on our mind. Over the last two quarters, we increased the number of sent cards by 4,000, all of that with significantly less counting and sorting volunteers. Many of our partners have also been stretched thin. Our friends at Ronald McDonald House Charity, in New Zealand, had […]
Since we know we’re always asking people not to write ‘Get Well Soon’ and/or make religious comments on their cards, we’ll do the same with this blog post. Or maybe it’d be better to say at least we’ll try not to make any of those comments. This one will be a bit difficult. We may […]
We’ve set up a few different ways for people to be able to donate money to Cardz for Kidz! Since, unfortunately, it’s not free. Those donation options range from a page on our website, a Gofundme page, our Facebook page, companies who send checks and/or direct deposits, and a couple of other ways as well. As we’re continuing to grow, our overall costs will expand as a result. That ranges from purchasing portable entertainment systems so kids who are stuck in their hospital rooms not only get cards, but get movies and games as well, to shipping large packages across the globe.
As our costs are rise and we begin to ask for donations a more in the future, we just want to make sure to be 100% open and honest like we always are in these blog posts! There are some certified nonprofits who simply ask their supporters to donate money to their organization to support their mission. They don’t want their donors to do any type of manual support – they’d prefer to simply collect the funds. They don’t allow people to act and see the direct impact of their efforts. Ideally in the Cardz for Kidz! world things would be different.
As we grow, we’d like for people to do both – that’s after we grow up and can help our kids once they get out of the hospital. We’d love it to be like the Pledge Allegiance event where people make donations based on our production. Our kids and seniors are worth more.
Interesting. We’ve received all types of advice on how we should refine some of our “marketing” strategies in order to improve our social connections and engage our audience more. There was a time when someone reached out and told us that he didn’t like seeing pictures of cards and that he would prefer to see […]
“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!” Ok, had to get that off our chest. Had to “scream” at the “top of our lungs” since we’ve been forced to be so quiet and secretive for so long. How long? Well, since Q4 2016. What we’re referring to is our Secret Admirer. We told you before about how we Had to Say […]