Fundraising Articles, Tips & Tricks

Welcome to a New World of Discounts!

By |2018-08-09T18:25:49+00:00August 9th, 2018|Customer Appreciation, Fundraising, Merchant Tickets, Tips & Tricks|

There are many ways to show gratitude towards your valued customers and supportive members. You could give them a branded t-shirt, mug, or thank-you card, but such a simple item can cost your business or association more money than desired. Also, those items don’t have a strong ROI. So, what can you give that’s meaningful, has a good ROI, and is a win-win? A Fastlane Customer Appreciation Card or a Membership Discount Card. These cards are packed with discounts and leave your customers and members feeling happy and rewarded. (more…)

Inexpensive Ways Property Managers can Retain Tenants

By |2018-06-27T17:44:35+00:00June 27th, 2018|Customer Appreciation|

Property Managers love lease renewals and work hard at securing and maintaining long-term tenants because they want to avoid low-vacancy rates and high turnover, so it’s essential that they work on building a stable and successful business where tenants will want to renew their lease. But recently, renewal rates have been declining this is, in part, due to the apartment industry boom (post-recession). New multifamily units are on the rise, and apartment complexes are being built at a fast rate. While that means more housing options for tenants, it means more competition for your property managers. With so many multifamily units out there it’s easy for tenants to venture on and relocate.

A good way to avoid your tenants wandering off is to promote and work on your relationship with them, as well as tenant/tenant relationships. As a property manager, you’re busy managing other multifamily units, it’s hard to build one-on-one relations with each tenant, knowing that, some property managers will organize small events and get-togethers at their complexes because it is a great way to form relations and bring residents together. If you’re managing multiple complexes, hosting events can get expensive, and that might not be an out of pocket expense you want to make. Property managers build relations and show appreciate other ways, too. There are a variety of inexpensive ways to show your appreciation to your tenants, but I’ll get to that a little later. (more…)

The Top 3 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Website Noticed

By |2018-05-07T18:44:01+00:00April 24th, 2018|Tips & Tricks|

Once you’ve got your nonprofit up and running, you may be unsure of where to turn to get noticed for fundraising purposes. If you have not accessed the power of the internet in your quest to draw awareness to your cause, then you are missing out on a big piece of the puzzle.

Building an online presence does not need to be difficult. It takes a little technical knowledge as well as patience and dedication. However, if you are not focusing your efforts in the right direction, you could be wasting time – and money.

There are three main ways on which you should be concentrating to get your nonprofit website noticed:

  1. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  2. Email
  3. Social Media


Swim Team Fundraising and Motivation Tips

By |2018-05-07T18:39:19+00:00April 17th, 2018|Fundraising|

The swim coach is responsible for the success of the team and often in charge of fundraising efforts as well. As such, you need to keep your swim team motivated both in and out of the water – for winning meets and fundraising success.

Motivation In The Water

While it may seem difficult to motivate your team to stay on top of their grades, practice schedules, and fundraising tasks, it is possible to successfully do so. Try following these tips to motivate your team while they are in the water for a better performance. (more…)

Our 84 Ticket Book is Coming!

By |2018-05-04T11:52:13+00:00April 9th, 2018|Electro Image LLC News, Fundraising|

Flip ‘em, tear ‘em, and save lots of cash!

Our new 84 merchant ticket book die arrives May 1st, and it’s going to be our largest ticket book yet!

Fastlane Fundraising, powered by Electro Image LLC, is the only supplier who has (5) convenient sized merchant ticket books. Now you can choose between 16, 48, 60, 72, and 84 count ticket books – talk about savings!

Want to stand out from the competition? You can choose from (5) different styles and our in-house graphic team creates the most eye-catching, custom designs for your school or group!  Contact us for your WHOLESALE pricing plan for each size.  We’ve been a WHOLESALE supplier of fundraising products since 2008!

Our 84 perforated tickets print in full-color, 10” wide X 18” long when opened, the same length as our 48, 60 and 72 tickets, and when closed, accordion folds to a convenient 10” wide X 4.5” tall.

9 Political Outreach Fundraising Ideas To Help You Raise The Money Needed

By |2018-06-04T16:33:35+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Fundraising, Tips & Tricks|

Campaign managers, fundraising coordinators, and volunteers all work to help raise funds to support their chosen political candidate.

During a campaign, candidates must deal with numerous expenses, both foreseen and unexpected. Expenses may be minor, like gas money for the bus or a budget for merchandise, or it may run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars for things like political events, debates, stump speeches, and rallies. The cost often depends on the size of the venue and the expectations for the number of people in the crowd. Of course, the more constituents, the better, but that merely increases the costs. Local political races rely a great deal on the generosity of the community.


Track and Field Fundraising: Forget Candy and Catalog Sales

By |2018-03-14T21:16:36+00:00March 13th, 2018|Fundraising|

Track and Field is a fun and active outdoor sport which encourages improved physical fitness for all of its participants. Just like other sports, track and field come with its own costs and expenses, including uniforms, equipment, and transportation needs. There are many different ways to raise funds to support track and field groups within a school system or city.

  • Consider holding a “rat race” through a maze or winding through a park or city streets
  • Sponsor a mouse trap car racing event where participants build and race vehicles made out of mouse traps
  • Hold a tortoise and the hare racing event where revelers come out to support the animals in a live-action race to the finish line


How Does Fundraising Really Work? Learn the Efficient & Effective Way

By |2018-03-14T21:42:52+00:00March 6th, 2018|Fundraising|

Too many people in an organization are unclear about how fundraising really works in order to be successful. Hopefully, a little clarification will remove the belief in myths and put all of the leaders on the same page. Everyone, from the staff to the board members to the president or CEO, needs to understand the fundamentals of fundraising for each attempt to be a success. Help create a culture of philanthropy within the organization to ensure that your fundraising events and activities are effective.


Successful Spring Fundraising Results By Following 3 Simple Steps

By |2018-02-06T17:02:03+00:00January 30th, 2018|Fundraising|

The weather may not be turning just yet, but now is the perfect time to gear up for your spring fundraiser. With the warmer weather of spring and the time of year that people begin to spend time outdoors exercising, a charity run or walk is a perfect fundraising activity for spring. Taking the time now to prepare will ensure that you are that much closer to a successful spring fundraising – whatever it may be!


Now Is The Time To Prepare For Spring Fundraisers

By |2017-12-06T21:51:13+00:00November 20th, 2017|Fundraising|

You have just covered the swimming pool and put away all of the summer toys. You pulled out the snowblower and performed your annual maintenance to prepare it for the snow and slush of the upcoming winter. Should you really be thinking about spring fundraisers already? The answer is a resounding “yes!”

One of the keys to a successful fundraising event is timing, and advanced planning is an essential ingredient to the perfect timing of fundraisers. Below are some guidelines for preparing for your upcoming spring fundraiser in regards to advanced planning.