What can a vinyl banner do for your organization?
Janet Grant ordered one for her organization, Dismas House, where she is the Development Director. Dismas House is a non-profit organization that helps former prisoners transition from incarceration to every day life and work, and reaches out to college students who are in transition as well.
How does Dismas House help their niche community? Through a variety of outreach programs and at fundraising events, they use the banner above or alongside their table. It identifies them as Dismas House representatives, stirs up curiosity, and prompts conversation.
“As a small non-profit, the banner helps us get the conversation started,” Janet says. ‘”Who are you? What do you do? How can I get involved? “
The banner could have been full-color with a photographic image and a fancy logo. For Dismas House, a simple, two-color banner was appropriate.
According to Janet, Dismas House used the banner for their Mission Possible Adventure Race stop, at several college volunteer/information forums and at their annual Phone-a-thon in 2012. In 2013, it will also appear at their annual Dinner and Auction in April and their plant sale in May.
Its presence may seem small, but the banner further cements the organization in the minds of the people who most need their services and no doubt encourages referrals to Dismas House.
Do you use banners? How has it helped your business or organization?