Ready to launch later this month, SignVine wants to help non-profits raise funds for new outdoor message signs. SignVine is probably the world’s first and only specialized crowdfunding website that provides churches, civic groups and other deserving non-profit organizations a platform to accept donations.towards the purchase of an outdoor message sign.
Paul Martin, Project Director, and Mike Prongue, Campaign Director, provided feedback regarding the SignVine website launch and the company’s mission.
“We’re so excited to launch. Our website is in beta testing now, but once that’s completed, we’ll begin uploading the projects we have, plus anyone else that wants to join us, and begin the SignVine journey!” Martin proclaimed.
“We’ve been working with sign companies in our builder network to identify deserving non-profit organizations and get them on-board with our mission,” Prongue said, “We’ve worked extensively with 2 or 3 of these sign companies. We call them ‘Builders’ but truly they are quality partners!”
A church, for example, needs a LED message display to replace their old monument sign. A church representative would register on SignVine.org and initiate an electronic fund-raising campaign to capture donations by supplying details about themselves and their outdoor messaging sign requirements. The church then works closely with a local sign company, part of the SignVine Builder network, to define the costs and technical requirements of the project.
Signvine will issue press releases, prepare promotional video, write the story behind the non-profit benevolent programs, work with media outlets to promote the project and provide guidance and extensive marketing support to ensure the funding goals are met.
“Our sign company partner, or Builder, will give them a realistic project quote,” Prongue said, “Then we help the non-profit with tactical advice to keep the energy of the campaign flowing so that funding goal is achieved. Breaking that larger dollar number down into smaller pieces puts the goal within reach!”
“We want this to be a fun experience, too,” Martin commented, “We employed a ‘Garden’ theme, and as our tagline states, we’re ‘growing’ a sign with the support of the community. The campaign coordinator for the non-profit is a ‘Gardener’ and all contributors are ‘Viners’”.
“Non-profit organizations are the backbone of our communities. They help raise our children, support the less fortunate and provide spiritual direction. Who is more deserving of an outdoor messaging system? Since they can’t always afford one, we help.” Prongue declared.