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July 2007 Fundraising Newsletter
This Issue: Assembling the Right Fundraising Team
& July 10-10 Promotion
In This Issue
Assembling the Right Fundraising Team
July 10-10 Promo
Did You Know ...
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Recent Fundraisers
Minford Jr. High Baseball Fundraised $4,250.00
Thompson Highschool Warriors $2,300.00
St. Paul Ame Church Fundraised $576.00
Kappa Alpha Order Fundraised $8,962.40
Grace Fellowship Church Fundraised $1,550.00


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Issue: #14 July/2007
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Assembling the Right Fundraising Team

Fundraising Team A good team is more than the sum of its parts. Whether it's a team of agents in a spy movie performing intricately timed tasks or a football team working together to advance the ball, teams need specific positions to get the job done -- and fundraising is no different. When recruiting volunteers and staff for a big fundraiser, it's important that everyone know their role. Here's an effective guideline to follow when assembling your team:
 
Supervisor: Starting from the top, the supervisor oversees the team, delegates the tasks, tracks status, and makes sure everyone's working together. Without a supervisor, things can get sidetracked really quickly.

Logistics Team: Where's the fundraiser going to be? What type of budget does it need? How many people are going to be there? From venue to catering to entertainment, logistical duties can fill up the time of several people. As long as they're all on the same page, they can quickly establish the who, what, where, when, and why of your fundraiser.

Publicity Team: You'll need a dedicated group that's committed to getting the word out. Whether it's flyers, phone calls, or local media, publicity is a must for a successful fundraiser. Anyone with experience in PR or marketing will be a great help, though sometimes all it takes is an enthusiastic and friendly attitude to get the word out.

Hands-On Service Team: Working a carwash? Waiting tables? There are many ways to hold a fundraiser, but the bottom line is that you need energetic and positive people hitting the floor when the actual fundraiser begins.

Obviously, each of these groups can be broken up into individual roles (e.g. treasurer and secretary for the logistics team). The key to a successful fundraiser is making sure that all of these roles are in place and communicate effectively to ensure that there are no holes to fill later down the line.

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July 10-10 Promo
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 ?! Did You Know ...
    The IRS recently revamped Form 990, which details how much non-profit groups spent on programs, management, and fundraising. Don't forget to check out the latest changes!
    Some of the world's richest people are also the biggest philanthropists. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Virgin founder Richard Branson are among the billionaires who've pledged significant portions of their fortune towards worthy causes.
    Presidential campaigns are some of the biggest fundraisers today, and current candidate Barack Obama broke records with $32.5 million raised in a three month period.
    Helen Keller on giving: "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

More Interesting Fundraising Information
FastTrack Fundraising is committed to helping school groups, sport teams, churches, and nonprofit organizations reach their fundraising goals with fast, easy fundraising solutions.

If there are any topics you would like us to cover in future newsletters, let us know!  We welcome all feedback and suggestions.
 
Sincerely,
 
The FastTrack Fundraising Team
"Putting Groups on the Fast Track to Fundraising"
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