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This Issue: Fundraising ideas for Mother's Day, and eat a $50 meal for $20!
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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!
Fundraise for - and with - Mom!

Mother's Day Sun Flower Fundraiser
It's May, and that means just about everyone will be thinking about what to do for Mother's Day. That also means that there's a perfect fundraising opportunity for you. From hosting an event to selling gifts, Mother's Day offers plenty of ways to raise funds. Check out some of these ideas to get started:

  • Mother's Day brunch: Got some culinary wizards on your staff? Or maybe you've just got some good contacts with a restaurant or catering group? Whichever one, if you've got some food-inclined help, putting together a Mother's Day brunch can be an effective and popular fundraiser. Remember, keep things simple -- buffet style food or a fixed menu is the best way to organize. Also, other fundraising opportunities, such as raffles and sponsored prizes during a brunch, can be used too, so don't just hit up your food-related contacts. Just about everyone can help out in some way with this event.
  • Mother's Day gifts: From flowers to candy, Mother's Day provides a wide variety of fundraising gift opportunities. Some of these fundraising ideas can be found online from vendors such as FastTrack's own online catalog. In other cases, you can partner up with a local florist, ice cream parlor, candy store, and other shops for joint Mother's Day opportunities. Remember, if you partner up with them, they benefit from the exposure as much as you do. In other words, it's all about teamwork.
  • A day out for mom: Depending on your local market and the willingness of local providers, you could find the perfect fundraising opportunity in creating an entire Mother's Day excursion and selling it as a package. For something like this, consider the typical Mother's Day gifts (flowers, candy, etc.) and combine that with a restaurant that would be willing to provide a brunch or dinner and a day spa or something similar that can help mom relax. A simple way to coordinate this is to line up the vendors, create vouchers (and for the restaurant, a time window), confirm a profit-splitting agreement, and send out your staff to sell. Your only overhead is time and energy for coordination and the businesses involved get more customers. And, of course, mom gets a memorable day -- everyone wins!
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Restaurant.com Gift Card
It's simple, yet traditional -- for Mother's Day, a birthday, or any other occasion, it's a perfect time to go out for dinner. Now let's throw a 21st-century twist on this -- present the restaurant visit as a gift card. FastTrack's restaurant gift cards are versatile, affordable, and great fundraisers. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good time out at a nice restaurant?

With each restaurant gift card, you get:

  • Your choice of hundreds of different restaurants, sortable by the end-buyer by zip code
  • A great value to sell: cards cost end-buyers only $20 and are worth $50
  • 50% profit, risk-free
  • A great fundraising opportunity any time of the year
FastTrack's restaurant gift cards are perfect for any occasion and have no expiration date. Make them part of a seasonal fundraiser, tie it in with a promotion, or offer them all year round; restaurant gift cards have shown to be an effective fundraiser in just about every situation.

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Did You Know ...

Some fun facts to celebrate mom -- and recognize the fundraising possibilities of Mother's Day

  • Mother's Day is statistically the second-biggest gift-giving holiday of the year. The first? Christmas.
  • On a year-to-year basis, Mother's Day is often one of the top -- if not the top -- restaurant-going days of the year.
  • Florists love Mother's Day -- about 25% of all floral purchases are made on or around Mother's Day. Of those purchases, almost 70% of them are fresh bouquets.
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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