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This Issue: The Mid-Year Report Card

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FastTrack's Discount Cards: Effective & Easy!

New Discount Card ThemeSports teams, high schools, non-profits, and more; everything from little league to college sororities can take advantage of FastTrack's fantastic selection of customizable discount cards. Not only do they look great, FastTrack's discount cards offer the one thing that everyone will enjoy: discounts at their favorite local stores.

FastTrack's customizable discount cards require no upfront payment and can feature the best local shops and restaurants. Just get up to 20 local retailers to participate in the program; they'll get more customers with this great offer and you'll get a discount card that's an easy sell to just about anyone. What kind of retailers can participate? Just think of anything and everything you regularly use:

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Best of all, it's fast, easy, and effective. You can generate up to 90% profit on each card and get access to a professional customized design printed on each card. In fact, the process is so simple that you can receive your cards as soon as three days after you order.

FastTrack Fundraising's discount cards are one of the most effective and proven methods around. And with FastTrack's new design options, each card can look more spectacular than ever before. Get started with a 90% profit for each card by checking out the discount card possibilities today!

The Mid-Year Report Card

Report CardIt's coming up on the middle of the year, which means it's a good time to sit back and evaluate how your fundraisers are going -- and where they're heading. Here are a few simple things to ask yourself when analyzing the first half of 2008:

    Are we reaching our goals? Plain and simple, you should always begin fundraising campaigns with solid goals to give yourself a metric for success. In addition, goals motivate staff and volunteers to work hard towards a defined cause. If you're around halfway or better to your goals, congratulations, you're actually ahead of schedule (remember, a large portion of fundraising takes place around the holidays). If you're lagging far behind, it's time to break down what's worked and what hasn't before moving into the second half of 2008.

    What's affecting our fundraisers? It's no secret that the economy has hit a lot of people pretty hard. Rising gas costs, a soft job market, and other factors can affect trends in fundraising. Perhaps certain locations give more money, or perhaps you're finding more success with corporate donors rather than individuals. Look beyond the surface to break down the demographics of your fundraisers: age, income, location, culture, etc.; you might find some surprising trends that you can turn into a strong finish for 2008.
    How happy is your staff? The attitude and motivation of staff and volunteers will tremendously impact the success of your organization's fundraisers. You can probably get a good sense of how they feel simply from their overall demeanor; however, there could be other ways to motivate them or take their performance to another level. A simple way to get quick feedback is to set up a web-based poll using one of the many available free services out there. These polls can be anonymous and give a good sense of what is or isn't making a participant happy. Remember, they may believe in your organization's mission, but if you could find the extra element that stirs their passion or makes it fun, your success will be even greater.

    How effective are your sponsors? Fundraising events can get big boosts from local sponsors. Sponsors can contribute anything from venues to supplies to food -- all things that can affect the success of a fundraiser. Take a step back and see what the correlation is between sponsors and fundraiser success; chances are, you'll see some as more effective than others. Once you've identified those, take a few moments to reward those sponsors. After all, strong partnerships are the key to success.

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Did You Know ...

    While the holidays are typically the biggest fundraising season of the year, summers are particularly big for any organization involved with youth activities: schools, clubs, churches, sports teams, etc.

    Arts, education, and health fundraising usually make up about 75% of all donations that do not involve religious groups.

    A quote about summer...and giving:
"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  Celia Thaxter, 19th Century Poet
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.


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