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CCSA Encourages Nonprofit Organizations to Fundraise with a Local Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) Studio

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CCSA Encourages Nonprofit Organizations to Fundraise with a Local Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) Studio

To date, PYOP studios have partnered with many nonprofit organizations including schools, hospitals, churches, associations, clubs, teams, medical research organizations, animal rescue groups, food banks, and the list goes on.

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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., August 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As September approaches, nonprofit organizations are getting ready for what many view as the most crucial time of year in terms of fundraising: the period between Labor Day and New Year's Eve, which accounts for 34 percent of all charitable giving.

Given how vital it is to maximize this short window of opportunity, this year the Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association (CCSA) is encouraging nonprofit organizations to raise funds and generate awareness by partnering with a local paint your own pottery (PYOP) studio.

PYOP studios offer pottery painting, glass fusing, wine glass painting and more on a walk-in basis. They are a great place for people of all ages and artistic backgrounds — from absolute beginners to seasoned artisans — who want to create, connect and celebrate.

According to the CCSA, the key reasons why this partnership is a win-win for all involved include:

  • There is no risk or cost to nonprofit organizations, as PYOP studios provide the space, materials, and trained instructors to ensure that everyone is involved and has a positive experience.
  • PYOP studios are a family-friendly environment, and welcome people of all ages, from young children to seniors.
  • Nonprofit organizations can raise funds across multiple streams (e.g. percentage of sales, ticket sales, auctioning/raffling pottery and other artwork, etc.).
  • Nonprofit organizations can customize a theme that aligns with their mission, or that is tied to a specific fundraising campaign.
  • There is no risk that bad weather will disrupt planned activities, since everything takes place indoors.
  • Executive directors and other nonprofit organization staff and volunteers will get all of the help they need to plan the perfect event.
  • Most PYOP studios are independently owned by individuals and families with deep roots in the community.

To date, PYOP studios have partnered with many nonprofit organizations including schools, hospitals, churches, associations, clubs, teams, medical research organizations, animal rescue groups, food banks, and the list goes on.

"There is immense and ongoing pressure on nonprofit organizations to raise sufficient funds to carry out their essential work in the community — work that is not just changing lives, but in many cases is saving them," commented Dena Pearlman, CCSA executive director. "PYOP studios are part of the solution, and the ideal fundraising partner; not just this year, but every year!"

A full list of CCSA-member PYOP studios is available at http://www.paintyourownpottery.com.

Facebook users can also follow the CCSA at https://www.facebook.com/ccsapaintyourownpottery, or connect with PYOP fans across the world at https://www.facebook.com/Paint-Your-Own-Pottery-206166622756971/.

About the Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association

The Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association (CCSA) is a not-for-profit trade association serving the needs of ceramic and paint your own pottery studios and suppliers around the world. The Mission of the CCSA is to promote creativity and excitement about our industry and be a resource for our members. Whether you're a seasoned studio owner or someone who is thinking about opening your own Paint Your Own Pottery studio, this is the place to be. Learn more at http://www.ccsaonline.com.

 

SOURCE Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association

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