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    The Ultimate Guide for Philanthropy Chairs

    the ultimate guide for philanthropy chairs

     
    So you’re your chapter’s philanthropy chair - YAY, that’s so exciting!! You get to plan all the fun fundraising events, schedule percentage nights at your local restaurants, and all the other million tasks that come along with such an important sorority role.

    With how much is ALREADY on your plate, the last thing you should spend hours stressing over is designing shirts for the events! That process should be fast and easy, not one that drags on forever. At least we think so!


    Ready to start making sorority philanthropy shirts, but don’t know where to start? Check out below how our design process works, our favorite fundraising events over the last year, and the most popular styles for a philanthropy tee!

     

     
    So you’re your chapter’s philanthropy chair - YAY, that’s so exciting!! You get to plan all the fun fundraising events, schedule percentage nights at your local restaurants, and all the other million tasks that come along with such an important sorority role.

    With how much is ALREADY on your plate, the last thing you should spend hours stressing over is designing shirts for the events! That process should be fast and easy, not one that drags on forever. At least we think so!


    Ready to start making sorority philanthropy shirts, but don’t know where to start? Check out below how our design process works, our favorite fundraising events over the last year, and the most popular styles for a philanthropy tee!

     

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    How to Start a Philanthropy Design

    How to Start a Philanthropy Design

     

    Before you jump in on starting a design proof, browse around for what you like! You can look at the hundreds ofphilanthropy designs on our site, deciding what you like and don’t like. Any design you see, we can customize it 100% for your chapter, changing anything you don’t like. If you have an idea in mind from Pinterest or another chapter, send us a screenshot and we’ll recreate the design just for your sorority!


    Once you have a general idea of what you’re looking for, head on over to thedesign now quiz! This super quick quiz will take down your basic info so a sales rep can text you about bringing your design idea to life. She’ll be there to answer any questions, give design ideas if you want, and get your free proof started!


    Yes, that’s right, I said FREE PROOF!

     

    We’ll never make you pay for anything until you’re 100% in love with the design and ready to order shirts. Until then, you’re free to make any edits to the proof until you absolutely love it.


    Once you’re obsessed with it, we get to work on getting them screen printed! Our average turnaround time is 2 weeks, but can speed it up a bit if you’re in a time crunch. We know how important shirts are for your sorority event, and are committed to getting them to you on time!


    When it comes to ordering, you can do one of two things - a traditional bulk order or an online order. With bulk ordering, you give us all the sizes and pay one time.


    If you’re looking to sell these shirts as a part of a fundraiser for other chapters, online ordering is your best option! You can send the link out to anyone, letting them pick their size and pay individually.


    If you really want to raise some $$$ for your cause, you can upcharge your online order to get a percentage of the sales! You choose how much you want to raise the price by, we post the link for you to share, and then we send you a check with the difference after the link closes! Super easy and effective!

     

     

    Before you jump in on starting a design proof, browse around for what you like! You can look at the hundreds ofphilanthropy designs on our site, deciding what you like and don’t like. Any design you see, we can customize it 100% for your chapter, changing anything you don’t like. If you have an idea in mind from Pinterest or another chapter, send us a screenshot and we’ll recreate the design just for your sorority!


    Once you have a general idea of what you’re looking for, head on over to thedesign now quiz! This super quick quiz will take down your basic info so a sales rep can text you about bringing your design idea to life. She’ll be there to answer any questions, give design ideas if you want, and get your free proof started!


    Yes, that’s right, I said FREE PROOF!

     

    We’ll never make you pay for anything until you’re 100% in love with the design and ready to order shirts. Until then, you’re free to make any edits to the proof until you absolutely love it.


    Once you’re obsessed with it, we get to work on getting them screen printed! Our average turnaround time is 2 weeks, but can speed it up a bit if you’re in a time crunch. We know how important shirts are for your sorority event, and are committed to getting them to you on time!


    When it comes to ordering, you can do one of two things - a traditional bulk order or an online order. With bulk ordering, you give us all the sizes and pay one time.


    If you’re looking to sell these shirts as a part of a fundraiser for other chapters, online ordering is your best option! You can send the link out to anyone, letting them pick their size and pay individually.


    If you really want to raise some $$$ for your cause, you can upcharge your online order to get a percentage of the sales! You choose how much you want to raise the price by, we post the link for you to share, and then we send you a check with the difference after the link closes! Super easy and effective!

     


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    Philanthropy Event Ideas

    Philanthropy Event Ideas

     

    People don’t talk about enough how difficult it is to plan a sorority event. You have to find a day and location that works for everyone, schedule all the activities, and make sure people actually show up to make it a success! The stakes are even higher with a sorority charity events - you’re there to spread the word about your organization's cause and raise some money.


    It can get a little stressful thinking of philanthropy event ideas, so we’ve broken down some of our favs from the past year.

     

     

    People don’t talk about enough how difficult it is to plan a sorority event. You have to find a day and location that works for everyone, schedule all the activities, and make sure people actually show up to make it a success! The stakes are even higher with a sorority charity events - you’re there to spread the word about your organization's cause and raise some money.


    It can get a little stressful thinking of philanthropy event ideas, so we’ve broken down some of our favs from the past year.

     

    Shamrock Week: Kappa Delta at Texas A&M

     

    Shamrock Week:

    Kappa Delta at Texas A&M

     

    First up, Shamrock Week! A philanthropy classic for any Kappa Delta chapter. The Eta Alpha chapter at Texas A&M University, though, went above any beyond! They had events every day of the week, including percentage days at their fav local stops, a boutique, and a donation drive for their local prenatal clinic.

     

    Their big event, though, was at the end of the week - their Spaghetti Dinner! But this isn’t your grandma’s spaghetti dinner … over 2,000 came to the KD house! They had plenty of pasta, a live raffle, silent auction, and two live bands to keep the fun going into the night. After this busy week, KD at A&M raised almost $60,000!! That’s some serious cash! (And some seriously cute shirts if you ask us…)

     

    First up, Shamrock Week! A philanthropy classic for any Kappa Delta chapter. The Eta Alpha chapter at Texas A&M University, though, went above any beyond! They had events every day of the week, including percentage days at their fav local stops, a boutique, and a donation drive for their local prenatal clinic.

     

    Their big event, though, was at the end of the week - their Spaghetti Dinner! But this isn’t your grandma’s spaghetti dinner … over 2,000 came to the KD house! They had plenty of pasta, a live raffle, silent auction, and two live bands to keep the fun going into the night. After this busy week, KD at A&M raised almost $60,000!! That’s some serious cash! (And some seriously cute shirts if you ask us…)

     


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    Seas the Day:

    Delta Delta Delta at Kansas State

     

    Seas the Day: Delta Delta Delta at Kansas State

     

    Bring on some sun with the Seas the Day carnival at DDD at Kansas State! Last semester, the Theta Iota chapter threw their annual front yard carnival supporting St. Jude. They had all the classic fair activities for local kids to enjoy - a dunk tank, face painting, snow cones, and carnival games.

     

    It’s fun events like this that made Tri Delt at K State the top fundraising chapter, raising over $71,000 for St. Jude! The summer carnival vibes were completed with thebright sunshine shirts DDD made for the event! They customized one of our most popularGolden Hour bid day tees, proving that any tee on our site can be customized for your next philanthropy event!

     

    Bring on some sun with the Seas the Day carnival at DDD at Kansas State! Last semester, the Theta Iota chapter threw their annual front yard carnival supporting St. Jude. They had all the classic fair activities for local kids to enjoy - a dunk tank, face painting, snow cones, and carnival games.

     

    It’s fun events like this that made Tri Delt at K State the top fundraising chapter, raising over $71,000 for St. Jude! The summer carnival vibes were completed with thebright sunshine shirts DDD made for the event! They customized one of our most popularGolden Hour bid day tees, proving that any tee on our site can be customized for your next philanthropy event!

     


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    Lectureship: Delta Gamma at Texas A&M

     

     

    Lectureship:

    Delta Gamma at Texas A&M

     

    This is proof that Texas A&M has got the sorority philanthropy event game down solid. Every chapter throws incredibly successful fundraisers, and Delta Gam is just one of them! Last year, the Eta Gamma chapter threw their biannual event,Lectureship in Values and Ethics. People from all over College Station got to come and hear guest speaker Madi Prewett talk about staying true to yourself.

     

    Not your average philanthropy event, but one that really impacted those in attendance! They were able to talk about the struggles of social media and the harsh standards young women face today - an issue relevant to all sorority girls. And after making maybe thecutest event shirts we’ve ever seen, we’re sure DG at A&M will not soon forget this incredible event.

     

    This is proof that Texas A&M has got the sorority philanthropy event game down solid. Every chapter throws incredibly successful fundraisers, and Delta Gam is just one of them! Last year, the Eta Gamma chapter threw their biannual event,Lectureship in Values and Ethics. People from all over College Station got to come and hear guest speaker Madi Prewett talk about staying true to yourself.

     

    Not your average philanthropy event, but one that really impacted those in attendance! They were able to talk about the struggles of social media and the harsh standards young women face today - an issue relevant to all sorority girls. And after making maybe thecutest event shirts we’ve ever seen, we’re sure DG at A&M will not soon forget this incredible event.

     


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    Delta After Dark: Delta Delta Delta at Texas Tech

     

     

    Delta After Dark:

    Delta Delta Delta at Texas Tech

     

    Last but not least, Delta After Dark at DDD Texas Tech! When they say everything’s bigger in Texas, they’re not lying. This MASSIVE philanthropy event raked in SO much money for the Phi Eta chapter. They threw their annual Delta After Dark event last Fall semester, raising a ton of money for St. Jude. The night was filled with good food, s’mores, and live music at the back of the Delta Shelta.

     

    They didn’t just get donations from people coming to the main event, though. Leading up to the big night, chapter members were selling their DDD philanthropy shirts that they made with Emerson Coast! By using the online order and increasing the price of the Comfort Colors pocket tees for donations, the Phi Eta chapter was able to bring in SO much more money for St. Jude … nearly 800 orders worth!

     

    Last but not least, Delta After Dark at DDD Texas Tech! When they say everything’s bigger in Texas, they’re not lying. This MASSIVE philanthropy event raked in SO much money for the Phi Eta chapter. They threw their annual Delta After Dark event last Fall semester, raising a ton of money for St. Jude. The night was filled with good food, s’mores, and live music at the back of the Delta Shelta.

     

    They didn’t just get donations from people coming to the main event, though. Leading up to the big night, chapter members were selling their DDD philanthropy shirts that they made with Emerson Coast! By using the online order and increasing the price of the Comfort Colors pocket tees for donations, the Phi Eta chapter was able to bring in SO much more money for St. Jude … nearly 800 orders worth!

     


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    The Best Styles for Philanthropy Designs

    The Best Styles for Philanthropy Designs

     

    Okay, so you know how our design process works … but what if you don’t know where to start? There’s a lot of shirts out there and it can get a little overwhelming. We’ve broken down our four most popular styles for philanthropy events, along with some of the best designs for each style.

     

     

    Okay, so you know how our design process works … but what if you don’t know where to start? There’s a lot of shirts out there and it can get a little overwhelming. We’ve broken down our four most popular styles for philanthropy events, along with some of the best designs for each style.

     

    BASIC TEE

     

    Sometimes, going back to the basics is best! This classic style comes in just about any color, has a wide range of sizes, and is super easy to style. The soft, breathable fabric makes it a dream to wear for outdoor philanthropy events and stays true to size. No matter what you’re planning on using these tees for, your chapter will want to wear these buttery soft shirts all year round.

     

     

    Sometimes, going back to the basics is best! This classic style comes in just about any color, has a wide range of sizes, and is super easy to style. The soft, breathable fabric makes it a dream to wear for outdoor philanthropy events and stays true to size. No matter what you’re planning on using these tees for, your chapter will want to wear these buttery soft shirts all year round.

     


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    HENLEY SHORT SLEEVE

     

    The shirt for when you have too many basic tees! This is still a super classic style, but with a little twist. The three button neckline makes it super easy to accessorize with necklaces, dressing up your philanthropy t-shirt. This shirt comes in all the basic neutrals - white, heather grey, natural, and black. You can add all the color on the design you want without having to worry the shirt will be too busy! This is also a great style for Recruitment, if you’re looking to reuse your philanthropy shirts for another event later in the year!

     

     

    The shirt for when you have too many basic tees! This is still a super classic style, but with a little twist. The three button neckline makes it super easy to accessorize with necklaces, dressing up your philanthropy t-shirt. This shirt comes in all the basic neutrals - white, heather grey, natural, and black. You can add all the color on the design you want without having to worry the shirt will be too busy! This is also a great style for Recruitment, if you’re looking to reuse your philanthropy shirts for another event later in the year!

     


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    COMFORT COLORS POCKET TEE

     

    To know her is to love her. This Greek Life staple style is an easy go-to for large scale philanthropy events. If you’re looking to sell these shirts to fraternities and other organizations, the pocket tee is the perfect gender neutral style. Go for a classic design on the front pocket, letting the back design be as bold and busy as you want. This style comes in a ton of color options, is unisex fit, and has that super soft faded fabric that everyone loves.

     

     

    To know her is to love her. This Greek Life staple style is an easy go-to for large scale philanthropy events. If you’re looking to sell these shirts to fraternities and other organizations, the pocket tee is the perfect gender neutral style. Go for a classic design on the front pocket, letting the back design be as bold and busy as you want. This style comes in a ton of color options, is unisex fit, and has that super soft faded fabric that everyone loves.

     


    Create Your Custom Pocket Tee

     

    SWEATSHIRT

     

    Sick of how many short sleeve shirts you have? We totally get it - there’s only so many sorority shirts that will fit in your closet. So why not mix it up for your next philanthropy event? A sweatshirt crewneck or hoodie is the perfect way to change it up for your chapter, especially in the Winter and early Spring. Our fav style? The ash grey crewneck. This sweatshirt works for almost any design, has the softest fleece fabric on the inside, and won’t shrink in the wash. If you’re throwing a early morning 5K or outdoor tabling event, a warm sweatshirt is the best way to make your chapter excited to buy merch for the occasion!

     

     

    Sick of how many short sleeve shirts you have? We totally get it - there’s only so many sorority shirts that will fit in your closet. So why not mix it up for your next philanthropy event? A sweatshirt crewneck or hoodie is the perfect way to change it up for your chapter, especially in the Winter and early Spring. Our fav style? The ash grey crewneck. This sweatshirt works for almost any design, has the softest fleece fabric on the inside, and won’t shrink in the wash. If you’re throwing a early morning 5K or outdoor tabling event, a warm sweatshirt is the best way to make your chapter excited to buy merch for the occasion!

     


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    Ready to Jump In?

    Ready to Jump In?

     

    So turns out there’s a lot of directions you can go in for your chapter’s custom philanthropy shirts. You can go classic with a Comfort Colors pocket tee, selling hundreds to people on your campus for some extra fundraising. You can also go more trendy, customizing a popular Bid Day shirt to make your chapter excited to rep the shirts at the event.

     

    Whatever you decide, Emerson Coast will be there every step of the way. We’ll help you through the design process, making sure your sorority and philanthropy are well represented … and that y’all look cute!

     

    So what are you waiting for? Fill out ourquick design quiz to start brainstorming on your next philanthropy shirt!

     

     

    So turns out there’s a lot of directions you can go in for your chapter’s custom philanthropy shirts. You can go classic with a Comfort Colors pocket tee, selling hundreds to people on your campus for some extra fundraising. You can also go more trendy, customizing a popular Bid Day shirt to make your chapter excited to rep the shirts at the event.

     

    Whatever you decide, Emerson Coast will be there every step of the way. We’ll help you through the design process, making sure your sorority and philanthropy are well represented … and that y’all look cute!

     

    So what are you waiting for? Fill out ourquick design quiz to start brainstorming on your next philanthropy shirt!

     

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