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Learn more about how millennials and philanthropy work together in our Q&A guide.

Millennials and Philanthropy: Inspire Them Into Action

Over the past few decades, pop culture has been hyper-focused on understanding millennials, what drives them, and how to tap into the millennial marketplace. As much as this is true in the consumer world, it is just as relevant for nonprofit organizations like yours. Although millennials are still seen as

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Ink + Shirt Color Combinations that Always Work

Feeling overwhelmed trying to think of what ink color combination to choose for your next t-shirt design? Or maybe you know the apparel colors you want to print on, but can’t think of what ink colors will print well on them. While the easy go-to option is black or white

Read our guide to learn how to crowdfund for your film.

How to Use Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Your Film

Ever since the Veronica Mars movie became the undisputed crowdfunded movie champion, directors for everything from big-budget productions to indie flicks have turned to crowdfunding for films to help their passion projects come to life. So how can you make the most of these crowdfunding platforms to engage supporters and

Our favorite music marketing strategies can take your band to the next level.

Music Marketing Strategies: Creative Ways to Promote Your Band & Music

There are all kinds of ways to promote your band’s music to the world!  One of our favorite music marketing strategies just happens to be creating and selling band merch, especially custom band t-shirts. They’re extremely reliable promotional and fundraising tools, plus they let you show off your design skills!

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Pricing T-Shirts to Maximize Your Profits

Now that you’ve created a rocking t-shirt design, it’s time to sell your shirts to your community. Whether you’re working to sell shirts online with a Bonfire Campaign or selling shirts that you purchased via Supply by Bonfire, it’s important you set your selling prices well. The cost of purchasing

Explore the perfect band merch ideas and music marketing strategies to take your band to the next level!

Our Top 5 Band Merch Ideas and Selling Strategies

Every band is different — different genres, styles, techniques, and attitudes — but they’ve all got one thing in common. If they want to reach larger audiences and really get their music out there, they have to promote themselves and raise some money along the way. Asking for money online

An expert tip for your next crowdfunding campaign: sell custom apparel!

Support Your Crowdfunding Campaign by Selling Custom Apparel

Crowdfunding campaigns are all the rage right now, and for good reason. People use them to fund personal educational experiences, adventures, nonprofit organizations, and more. With so many causes supported by crowdfunding campaigns, think about the ways you can make yours stand out above the rest. Once you’ve picked out

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Optimizing Designs for Screen Printing

The Bonfire Design Team works every day to make sure that the vision you have for your t-shirt comes to life in an amazing way! With years of t-shirt designing experience, we’ve collected our top tips for optimizing your design for printing. By following this guide, you’ll create a design

DTG vs screen printing - what's the difference and which is the best way to print t-shirts?

DTG vs. Screen Printing: A Comparison of the Two T-Shirt Printing Methods

If you’re looking to design and print your own custom t-shirts, you’ve likely encountered these two terms — DTG printing and screen printing. Both screen printing and direct to garment (DTG) are methods of printing custom designs onto fabrics. But what’s the difference between these two t-shirt printing methods? When

The 5 Best Swag Items For Conferences

There are few things people love more than getting a freebie, which is why conferences are like hitting the jackpot when it comes to scoring free stuff. We’re talking about conference swag bags, which are typically given out to attendees when they arrive and are full of items branded by

The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairings & Font Styles for T-Shirts

Bonfire’s design tool boasts hundreds of font styles, but sometimes it’s overwhelming to choose which font is right for your design. We’ve compiled a guide of font pairing best practices so you can design amazing typographic t-shirts for your community. And, if designing a t-shirt feels overwhelming, we’ve created typography

Learn how to sell your art online and make some extra money.

How to Sell Your Art Online to Make Extra Money

Did you know that there are lots of ways you can make some extra money selling your original artwork online? If you’ve ever been curious about how you could make money with your creativity, this post has answers to all of your top questions. Even better, we’ll offer up some of

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How to Style a T-Shirt

They’re sitting in your drawers, hanging in your closet and are simultaneously the easiest and most difficult thing to wear. Throwing on your favorite t-shirt is a quick way to prepare for anything the day has to throw at you. While wearing a t-shirt and jeans may be a classic

Check out our favorite thank you gift ideas and volunteer appreciation ideas!

Thank You Gift Ideas | 7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation

Your volunteers, partners, and other helpers are an essential part of what you do. Of course, saying “thank you” is always a good idea. Anyone can attach a kind note to a candy bar or send a thoughtful holiday postcard. While those are definitely effective thank you gift ideas, they don’t

Great sports team fundraising ideas will engage the whole community! Check out our favorites.

Sports Fundraising Ideas to Help Your Team Raise Money

Raising money for your sports team can be a tall order! Paying for travel, equipment, and other miscellaneous expenses can quickly overshadow all the fun of the sport or athletic activity that brought your team together in the first place. Luckily, there are a lot of smart fundraising ideas out

Design your own custom school spirit shirts in just 5 steps with our quick guide!

How to Make Your Own School Spirit Shirts in 5 Easy Steps

What better way to show school pride than with custom school spirit shirts? Customized school spirit t-shirts are perfect for any school, grade level, or special event, from elementary to high school. Whether you want to create custom school shirts as gifts for your students, as new merchandise items for

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T-Shirt Printing Tips: 4 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

If you’ve never designed and printed your own custom apparel before, there are a handful of rookie mistakes to avoid! Read through each of these key categories of the custom t-shirt design and production process to learn more about these mistakes and how to bypass them: Choosing a t-shirt printing platform

Designing and selling custom t-shirts is a perfect mission trip fundraising idea!

How to Raise Money for a Mission Trip with Custom Shirts

So you’ve been called to go on a mission trip! Following your passion and faith to serve a community far from home is an admirable project, but not a cheap one. Chances are you need to raise some funds to support your travel and other mission trip expenses. Custom t-shirts