How To: A Guide on Fundraisers with Custom Puzzles  The Missing Piece Puzzle Company
July 21, 2023

How To: A Guide on Fundraisers with Custom Puzzles

If you are looking for a fun and creative way to raise funds for a pawsitively great cause, look no further than a custom jigsaw puzzle! Not only will it engage puzzle enthusiasts, but it will also help promote adoption awareness and contribute to finding forever homes for furry friends.  In this blog post, we'll explore how to organize an adoption fundraiser using custom jigsaw puzzles, including selling the puzzle pieces, framing options, and other suggestions to make your event a success.

Getting Started with Your Adoption Fundraiser

Step 1: Choosing an Image

The first step in organizing your adoption fundraiser is to choose a captivating image for your custom jigsaw puzzle. Consider using a heartwarming photograph of adorable shelter animals or a collage of happy adoption stories. The puzzle should reflect the spirit of your cause and engage potential participants.

Step 2: Creating and Selling Puzzle Pieces

To make your fundraiser interactive, break down the puzzle into individual pieces and sell them to supporters. Here's how you can proceed:

a. Design and manufacture: Utilize a puzzle-making service or software to create your custom jigsaw puzzle. These services allow you to upload your image and choose the number of pieces, difficulty level, and dimensions.

b. Sell puzzle pieces: Assign a price to each puzzle piece and encourage people to "sponsor" or purchase them. You can promote the fundraiser through social media, email newsletters, and local community groups. Offer incentives like recognition on a donor wall or a mention in your event program.

c. Personalize pieces: To make the experience extra special, consider allowing individuals to personalize their puzzle piece by writing a message, their name, or the name of a beloved pet. This adds a personal touch and makes the puzzle a cherished keepsake.

d. Assembling the puzzle: Set up a designated area at your event where participants can assemble the puzzle. Provide a large table or a few smaller tables, ensuring there is ample space for people to work together collaboratively.

Step 3: Framing and Displaying the Completed Puzzle

Once the puzzle is completed, it becomes a beautiful work of art. Consider these framing options to maximize its impact:

a. Traditional framing: Visit a local framing store or consult with a professional framer to encase the completed puzzle within a custom frame. This will preserve the puzzle and allow it to be displayed at your organization's facility or in a prominent location during the fundraiser.

b. Plexiglass mounting: For a more contemporary and cost-effective option, use transparent plexiglass to preserve the puzzle. This method ensures the puzzle remains intact and can be hung on a wall without the need for a traditional frame.

Step 4: Additional Fundraising Ideas

To make your adoption fundraiser a resounding success, consider incorporating these suggestions:

a. Raffle or auction: Include a raffle or silent auction as part of your event, featuring prizes related to pets, such as pet care packages, gift certificates to pet supply stores, or even a sponsored pet adoption fee.

b. Pet-centric activities: Organize pet-related activities like pet parades, pet costume contests, or dog agility demonstrations. These interactive experiences will engage attendees and keep them entertained throughout the event.

c. Collaborations: Partner with local businesses, veterinarians, and pet-related organizations to sponsor your event or donate prizes. This will not only increase the visibility of your fundraiser but also foster a sense of community support.

Conclusion

Hosting an adoption fundraiser with custom jigsaw puzzles is an innovative way to raise funds for a cause close to your heart. By engaging puzzle enthusiasts and animal lovers, you can spread awareness about adoption while having fun. Remember to promote your event, personalize puzzle pieces, and explore framing options to showcase the completed puzzle. With a little creativity and community involvement, you'll be well on your way to finding loving homes for countless furry friends. Start puzzling for a pawsome cause today!