Many of the readers of Step by Step Fundraising are veteran fundraisers. Of course, as a person gains experience with running fundraisers, he or she starts to tackle more complicated fundraising methods, such as holding elaborate golf outings, large gala dinners with auctions attached, or even high-powered solicitation letters.
For many of these seasoned fundraisers, however, the good old product sale is something that often gets left behind.
But, I’m here to tell you that it shouldn’t be.
I believe that it is important to have a well-balanced fundraising plan. Even if you have world-class fundraising skills, there are different kinds of people in your organization, all with different preferences.
Your first class golf outing means nothing to a person who hates to golf. Your jog-a-thon is useless to a person who doesn’t like to walk or run. Or who just hates being in crowds. Or who will be out of town for the event.
So, when you are planning your master fundraising calendar for the year, you should schedule a wide-variety of ways to raise money. Yes, that includes large events, but it also means finding an item or a selection of items that your community will respond well to and then sell the heck out of it/them.
The great thing about product sales are that most of the work is done for you. The company you choose stores the inventory, handles the shipping to you, and solves any customer problems.
Your biggest challenge in the process is to motivate your people to sell, sell, sell. And you can do that. You’re a world-class fundraiser!
If you do choose to include a product sale in your fundraising calendar, I recommend that you take a look at FastTrack Fundraising. They have an incredible selection of popular products that have proven to be successful over and over again. And it’s obvious that their staff wants you to succeed.
Here is a list of five reasons to take a chance with FastTrack.
The FastTrack Fundraising Difference
The BEST PROFITS and prices on the web – guaranteed.
We are at the top of our class for fundraising – free shipping, no hidden fees, and guaranteed highest profits. If you find a better fundraiser out there (and we doubt it) tell us, and we’ll beat it!
Our fundraising programs require ZERO dollars to start.
The whole point of fundraising is because you don’t have funds, right? We understand that, so you can get started right away on all our fundraising programs without any money upfront.
We Know Fundraising.
Every employee at FastTrack Fundraising has been where you are – part of a group needing to fundraise. We understand what it’s like, what works, and what doesn’t. We’re here to help, and can help you better than your standard sales rep.
We have a PROVEN track-record.
Perfect record with the Better Business Bureau. Over nine million dollars raised nationwide for non-profits. Exceptional service, effective fundraisers. Period.
Our fundraisers raise THOUSANDS.
Our fundraisers are tested, proven, and successful – we quality check every fundraiser in our product line, and if our customers aren’t satisfied, we drop it. Our stuff works – just read the fundraiser reviews.