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Rca Technology Student Associate Fundraised $1,260.00 - February 1

St. Mary, Mother Of Jesus-st. Frances Cabrini Academy Fundraised $864.00 - January 30

Antietam Class Of 2010 And 2011 Fundraised $720.00 - January 30

Dsa Vocal Jazz Fundraised $3,080.00 - January 28

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February Fundraising Newsletter
This Issue: Spring Fundraisers
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Spring is coming up, and we like to help you get prepared early, so this issue provides a few Spring fundraising ideas to get you going!
We also now bring you free quarterly webinars to help improve your non-profit. Our first webinar is titled "eStrategy for Your NonProfit", and is presented by Allan Pressel, CEO of CharityFinders (designated as one of the world's leading e-philanthropy speakers).

This webinar shows how any nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission.  We'll examine how nonprofits are using the Internet, how they'd like to be using the Internet, and how they should be using the Internet (but may be unaware of) - and how to bridge that significant gap easily and quickly.  You'll learn how to drive more traffic to and fundraising through your site.  We'll give specific suggestions on how you can improve your website so it will offer lots for your website visitors to SEE and lots for them to DO.
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Limited space! Two dates available: March 18, 9-10:30AM or March 19, 12-1:30PM (ALL TIMES PACIFIC).
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!
Economical Spring Fundraisers

Spring Season Fundraising

The economy's been weighing on everyone's mind -- it's certainly popped up in the FastTrack newsletter over the past few months. The trick these days is to balance out the current limitations of people's own financial situations with the seasonal opportunities you can get. As March and April get closer and closer, here are a few low-overhead fundraising ideas that can get your organization some exposure and some funds while staying with the spirit of spring:
Spring planting: If your staff and volunteers have green thumbs, then they can offer their services to the community for fundraising. Spring, after all, is the time to re-grow and landscape gardens. If you can assemble some volunteers who love tending all things flora, you can organize groups of teams to go out into the community and help plant flowers, shrubs, and trees for individuals and businesses in exchange for donations. Remember to tailor your offering to the specialties of your volunteers -- some may be great at the physical labor aspect while some may be able to offer a true sense of creativity in arrangements.
Junk tow-away: Here's a simple idea that can raise funds in a number of ways. When it comes time for spring cleaning, many people make special arrangements with the garbage company to tow away old furniture, appliances, and other items that are no longer wanted but often still usable. With a large truck, your organization can help people's spring cleaning by picking up these unwanted items for a donation. Then, you could do one of a number of things with the items: donate it to Goodwill for a tax write-off, assemble them for your own organization's yard sale, or bring them to consignment shops and markets for additional funds.
Staff garage sale: In a similar vein, your own staff and volunteers can take the idea of spring cleaning and pay things forward by donating their items to your organization strictly for the purposes of a fundraising sale. Depending on your facility capabilities, you can coordinate the sale with a local community center, use your own facility's space, or use the space of a generous volunteer. Talk with your staff and volunteers and gauge their enthusiasm for a project like this -- you might be surprised at how many people are excited by the idea of getting rid of old clutter while helping out the organization.

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Featured Spring Fundraiser

Touch of Elegance Candle Fundraiser With spring almost here, FastTrack's scented candles are a great fundraiser that are sure to get people in the spirit of the season. These high-quality candles come in a festive variety of colors and produce a lovely fragrance sure to bring elegance and beauty to any home. Each candle comes in a sturdy glass frame with an all-natural wick and an environmentally friendly FDA-approved wax for a long-burning flame.
Universally loved, candles are a consistent seller in almost any region or culture. With high consumer demand even during down economic times, they're a simple way to give a home an extra touch of class for dinner parties, family gatherings, or just a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Best of all, the scented candle fundraiser comes at no up-front cost to your organization. Simply request a brochure from FastTrack Fundraising and you'll have everything you need to get going. The candle fundraiser offers up to 50% profit per candle and is the perfect way to celebrate the coming of spring. Contact FastTrack Fundraising today to get your free scented candle fundraising brochure!

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Did You Know ...

With people getting ready for tax season, here are few humorous thoughts on the nature of taxes and giving. Don't forget to remind people that donations to non-profit organizations are often tax-deductible!
"Your federal government needs your money so that it can perform vital services for you that you would not think up yourself in a million years."
-- Dave Barry, humor writer
"This is the season of the year when we discover that we owe most of our success to Uncle Sam."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"Death and taxes are both certain . . . But death isn't annual."
-- Anonymous

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