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This Issue: Prepare For Fall/Winter Fundraising!
Greetings!

Fundraising season is getting into high gear, so make sure you're not left behind! This month's issue will help you get things going.  Remember to visit our website or contact us if you have any fundraising questions or ideas you wish to contribute.  We're here to help you reach your fundraising goals!
Prepare For Fall/Winter Fundraising!

FastTrack Fundraising LogoIt's August already -- where did the summer go? You might be asking yourself that, but don't spend too much time looking behind. Instead, take a few hours (or days) to look forward! The rest of the year features a non-stop stream of big events; more importantly, the final months of each calendar year is when most people do their donations. Of course, in today's trying economic environment, it's a reasonable assumption to project lower numbers than previous years. That means that smart planning is more important than ever before.

With that in mind, let's look at what's coming up:

September: It's back-to-school time for everyone from little tykes to college students. That means two things -- if you're in a school-related organization (on-campus club, PTA, etc.), you've got the spotlight firmly on you and it's a great time to kick off the school year with a fundraiser. However, if you're not related to the academic world, you might find things a little tough, as families are spending their budgets on back-to-school supplies and focusing on fundraising for their family's school. What does this mean for you? First off, be realistic about your goals for September. Second, know you audience and your competition. Third, allocate your resources wisely. You might want to focus more on the events after September or you may want to get in the school spirit right away. Look ahead and make wise decisions!

October: October's best known for Halloween, but other great fundraising opportunities are around. One of those is baseball's World Series -- a perfect event for sports teams and local clubs. You could partake in the festivities even with something as simple as working with a local pizza parlor for a fundraising event while the ball games are on.

November: It's not just Thanksgiving in November, it's also election season and shopping season. That means that there will be plenty of foot traffic at polling places and shopping malls (holiday shopping season starts earlier and earlier every year). Be creative and you can synergize your fundraising campaign with these seasonal events.

December: December's the big treasure chest at the end of the rainbow for fundraising. Besides the many religious holidays that celebrate giving, there's also the general feeling of camaraderie in the air. Oh, and the end of the calendar year for tax donations -- and don't underestimate the drawing power of tax write-offs when it comes to donations. From December 1 to New Year's Eve, the 12th month is a marathon for fundraising, so make sure you have your plans -- and your staff -- ready!

P.S. For August, you have a chance to have your fundraiser completely paid for, and win a free pizza party!  Find out more details here: http://www.fasttrackfundraising.com/promo-teamwork.php
Customize Your Awareness Bracelets

The very sight of them is synonymous with good causes. Silicone bracelets, made famous by Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong campaign, are one of the most affordable ways to show that you support something important. As their popularity has risen, they've also become one of the most effective fundraisers around.



Now FastTrack Fundraising is giving you the opportunity to customize and sell silicone bracelets to help out your organization, both financially and for spreading awareness. Customizable silicone bracelets are available in a wide variety of colors and fonts; most importantly, you get to pick the message that goes on them. That means that they can represent your organization with matching color and font, making them a truly attractive piece of fundraising.

With up to 75% profit on each bracelet, they're a great way to quickly generate funds. Sell them individually or send them as thank-you gifts for donors (or both!). You'll generate as much publicity as donations, and their trendy look makes them an easy sell.

Create your own awareness bracelets here!
Did You Know ...

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing. Here are some thoughts on the Olympic spirit -- something very similar to the spirit of giving!

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
-Steve Roland Prefontaine

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret"
-Jackie Joyner-Kersee

"Champions aren´t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."
-Muhammad Ali

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
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