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Fourth Estate Summit & Invisible Children - Custom T-Shirts

Attendees wearing Fourth Estate Summit logo custom t-shirt donated by Ink to the People

Recently, the custom t-shirt experts here at Ink to the People were fortunate enough to participate in the Fourth Estate Summit on UCLA's campus. Ink to the People printed & donated 1800 custom designed t-shirts for the attendees and VIPs. These custom t- shirts were also worn for a filming of a unity triangle.

Invisible Children Logo

Invisible Children (IC) is a non-profit organization which has dedicated its existence to the eradication of the LRA led by Joseph Kony in Africa. It all started with a trip for three young men who were shocked to see and hear how this one man had destroyed the lives of millions of people in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and parts of Sudan. This single organization has done an incredible job building an infrastructure in Uganda and the other affected countries with over 100 employees on the ground who are improving the lives of so many individuals.

Fourth Estate Logo

The Fourth Estate custom design t-shirts were used during the filming of a choreographed piece by founder Jason Russell. It is this type of creativity and outreach which has catapulted IC to very high visibility to their supporters, the UN and our government. Bills have been passed over the last few years because of IC's persistence in bringing the LRA to the forefront of issues which must be dealt with. We are proud and thankful to have forged a new relationship with an incredible organization. It is amazing how little most of us know about the atrocities going on elsewhere in the world. We need to pull together more often and make a difference.

Boston Strong Custom T-shirt Design

Ink to the People’s involvement at the Fourth Estate Summit was paired with Nick, Chris and Lane from the Boston Strong custom t-shirt fundraising campaign. They were invited to showcase their immensely successful t-shirt fundraising campaign that helped the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Through their savvy marketing, mostly embracing Facebook and Twitter along with their extreme passion to help those innocent individuals, they raised $893,054. This donation was presented to the Mayor of Boston in June. Since then, the funds have found their way in to the hands of the victims to help pay their medical bills and beyond. Now they are back selling their recognizable royal blue custom t-shirt with bold yellow letters proclaiming "Boston Strong". They started a movement and have shown the world that people can pull together when in need. Loyal Bostonians from all over the world have purchased and supported Boston Strong's campaign using the Ink to the People website, reaching close to 60,000 shirts as of today. Support their custom t-shirt fundraising campaign.

Our site, inktothepeople.com, is a unique platform that allows you to crowdfund custom t-shirts and apparel. It's a great tool to raise funds and awareness. Custom designed t- shirts are a great medium since they deliver a message continuously and are great swag.

START A CUSTOM T-SHIRT DESIGN for your campaign now.

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Are you a non-profit? Earn an additional 5% every month!

That's right, we will pay you 5% each month for all net sales that are brought through your unique landing page.

What is a landing page? Well, it's a page that we create for you on our site... for FREE! To top it off, we'll even create some templates for your visitors to start their design with. All you have to do is get people to your page to start their design.

For example: Let's say during the month, 10 people started t-shirt campaigns from your page, and their campaigns sold a total of $5000. We will donate $250 to your organization, just like that.

Just think... the campaign designer might also be donating their proceeds to you as well!

What about bulk orders? Well, that is included as well! So if a person places an order of custom t-shirts that they want to distribute themselves, we will donate 5% to you on that as well.

There is no down-side. It's free, it's easy and it gets you more funds automatically, every month!

Want to learn more about this whole "campaign" thing?

Remember, as your supporters use our site to create products online, your organization will receive 5% of net sales each month. If you are a 503-1c non-profit and would like to learn more about our affiliate program, please contact us at 888-862-2775 or email us

How to Market Your Custom T-shirt Campaign

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Creating your custom t-shirt design is only the beginning of a successful sale.

Just like everything that we purchase in this world, we are drawn to an item usually through television advertising, referrals by friends and social media platforms. Selling custom t-shirts is no different. Marketing is needed to let your friends, family and group know that your item is for sale.

For the entire duration of your sale, you will want to remind your group about your item. Remind them to act and to share.

Remind them why you are selling your product and, if you are fundraising, tell them the story. Tell them your goal, how much money are you trying to raise and what will the proceeds be used for. Most importantly, remember to thank your supporters and buyers!

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