The Funding Innovation Art Easel Program is an innovative fundraising medium that raises significant funding and awareness for charitable foundations. Available nationwide across Canada, the program connects people with a simple and effective medium allowing them to take action and participate in creating a positive change within our communities. The easels feature the highest quality officially licensed sport, music, art and nature prints with premium framing produced here in Canada, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All a retailer has to do is provide four square feet of floor space, The easel sits quietly in an appropriate location within the store. Only customers who have an interest in the featured print will voluntarily place a bid.
1A RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED FOR A CAUSE
Retail locations elect to participate by displaying an easel in support of a local charity, net proceeds from the sale of prints provide funding for the charity.
2AN EASEL NETWORK DISPLAYS ART
A network of easel locations is created to display art, sports and music prints. A representative from Funding Innovation will visit the retail location to set up an easel in the store and display the first print. They will visit the store every two weeks to change the picture and collect the bids in the bid box.
3A SEALED BID AUCTION BEGINS
The prints are displayed on the easels in the retail location, which allows individuals to place a bid for the featured print. The artwork is changed every two weeks.
4THERE IS A SUCCESSFUL BIDDER
The successful bidders are contacted by a Funding Innovation representative and arrangements are made for payment and delivery of their new art, sport, or music print.
5MONEY IS GIVEN TO THE CAUSE
The charity receives a cheque for the funds raised. These funds can be put towards their most urgent needs, as identified by the charity.
6IT’S A WIN-WIN-WIN
This is what we call our WIN-WIN-WIN. The charity wins by receiving funds to further their mission. The retail hosting establishments win by providing donation income to the charity at zero cost, and with zero risk. Successful bidders win by purchasing a valuable sport, art or music print while providing donation income to a charity in their community.
We love our art pieces, and we hope you do too! We are involved in every aspect of the design process- from selecting relevant, eye-catching prints from sports, music, movies and the arts to adding ‘special touches’ like pieces of game-used nets, gold records, or collectible coins – to name a few. We work with two Canadian manufacturers whose eye for detail ensures we have the best product on the market!