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February Fundraising Newsletter
This Issue: Spring Fundraisers
& Free eStrategy Webinar
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
the Internet, how they'd like to
be using the Internet, and how they should
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.
register, please go to:http://www.CharityFinders.com/FF
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
More Fundraising Ideas »
Featured Spring 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!
Start Your Candle Fundraiser »
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
-- 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
Read more fundraising trivia »
|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.
The FastTrack Fundraising Team
"Fast Track Your Fundraiser!"
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