• Giving and Winning

    Another year of business at Raining Rose has meant another fundraising campaign for United Way. Serving five counties in Iowa’s eastern region, United Way of East Central Iowa strives to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities, focusing on three main areas: education, financial stability, and health.

    United Way has meant a … read more

  • Go Pink!

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means event planning and promotions are in full swing. How do you garner support for this cause? Traditionally, the swag handed out at breast cancer walks or fundraising events consist of branded items that are meant to portray a certain message, while exposing the recipient to the name logoed on the … read more

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Earth Day: It’s a day recognized each year as a time to consider our impact on the environment and how we use our natural resources. It’s also a day to take action in response to that impact by planting trees, picking up garbage, and learning how to reduce our carbon footprint in order to extend the life of what’s around us. … read more

  • Shine Bright

    Last month, we wrote a blog post that debunked some myths about breast cancer, and this month, we want to share why Natural Lip Shimmers are the perfect promo item to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October — plus some creative ways to get people excited about the cause!

    There are a number of notable attributes of our lip … read more

  • Debunking the Myths and Promoting the Cause

    Have you ever played the game Two Truths and a Lie? It can actually be really eye-opening in getting to know other people. When it comes to breast cancer, there are several lies, or myths, that are commonly believed as true. As you prepare to ramp up your breast cancer awareness promotions for October, it’s good to have knowledge about what … read more

  • Celebrate Beauty this Upcoming Earth Day

    The earth we live in provides so many experiences that bring beauty into our lives — it allows us to watch a stunning sunset in the distance, feel the cool morning breeze from our porch swing, hear the patter of rain against a window, and experience the warmth of pure sunshine in the wide open sky. The natural and most basic aspects of our … read more

  • Think Pink this October

    In 2016, there will be about 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is huge hope for those who detect cancer in its early stages. In fact, there is a 99% five-year survival rate of early stage breast cancer.

    Breast cancer awareness is an … read more

  • Successfully Promoting a Cause

    Did you know? As much as 82% of consumers would recommend a brand that supports a good cause, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. This number is up from 64% in 2009 — and it’s a lot! Whether your company gets involved in breast cancer awareness or another worthy community endeavor, supporting and promoting a … read more

  • “Fore” Tips for Golf-Inspired Promotions

    Hands down, golf is one of the most popular summer activities around. In fact, there are more than 25 million golfers in the United States according to the National Golf Foundation, and golf courses make up a total of 3,500+ square miles of land across the country (Golf Course Superintendents of America). To provide some perspective, that’s … read more

  • Lessen Stress During Stress Awareness Month

    Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? It was first established in 1992 and is sponsored by the Health Resource Network (HRN). The goal of this month-long occasion is to educate people about the risks of stress, communicate effective ways to cope with it, and bring to light common misconceptions about the topic.

    If you’ … read more