Jeannie on August 4th, 2010

I love a good deal and know you do too.

There is no better time to order a new set of business cards! Now through August 31, 2010 you can get a

Free pack of 100 business cards at Zazzle Yes, you read that correct! Go on, create your business cards, and when you are ready to check out, a $16.95 credit will be applied to your checkout.

Take advantage of this offer to welcome a new board member, employee, or to advertise an upcoming major event like a silent auction. You can’t beat free!

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Additionally, the great Avery binders are on sale 8/8 – 8/15:

Save $8 off personalized Avery binders from Zazzle! Use Code BTSRULEAVERY

valid 8/8 – 8/15


These binders are great to customize and offer as a door prize or just to use around the office or at an adoption event.


And, if you hurry, you can save 15% off all t-shirts with code BTSRULESHIRT

Valid 8/2 – 8/8

Customize a design you like, or get to work on a new volunteer shirt or event shirt.

Now those cool savings should take the sting out of this hot summer.

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Jeannie on February 8th, 2010

Thought about your spring fundraising projects? I know, spring seems far away for those of us who are still shoveling snow and walking on icicle tightropes. Have no fear; spring will soon be here, and with it, a great opportunity to raise some much needed funds for your organization.

Spring is the season for renewal. Everyone seems to get that itchy green thumb. The local greenhouses are overflowing with people hoping to find a plant that will not only bring beauty to their property, but get them outdoors and active. Your organization can capitalize on the change of the season by creating a fundraising project that is sure to bloom with success.

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Flower Power Fundraising, Inc. offers a program where an organization can sell flower bulbs and plants as a means to meet their fundraising goals. Here are some great benefits of the program:

  • An organization can conduct the fundraiser both online and face-to-face. You can choose to sell the products in the traditional manner where you show a potential customer a sales flyer, or you can sign up for an online account and in minutes have an online portal where your supporters can shop for your cause in the comfort of their home.
    You don’t have to choose one method over the other; you are free to incorporate both efforts into your fundraising plan. The online portal is branded with your logo and keeps a success tracker visible that lists the start and end date of the fundraiser, your financial goal, and any successful earnings you’ve made. Check out the Bend Spay Neuter Project Flower Power Fundraiser site.

    These two options allow both your master sales people and shy fundraisers the opportunity to shine.  Embrace both elements and give everyone the tools they need to succeed.

  • If your organization has ever nixed the idea of selling products as a fundraiser because you don’t have room for a big product delivery, you can’t maintain the security of the products, or you don’t have the time or desire to sort and deliver the products to the people who ordered them, you’ll be happy to hear that the Flower Power Fundraiser ships the ordered products directly to the homes of your supporters. The flat $5 shipping fee per order takes a big load off your shoulders.
  • Every order is guaranteed to be of the freshest and highest-quality available. If the ordered products fail to meet your supporter’s standards, Flower Power will provide a replacement, exchange or refund.
  • The flyers that your organization will use for face-to-face sales are highly detailed with beautiful photos. The order forms are easy to read and complete. The product information includes suitable and hardy zones, planting, and height guidelines, blooming dates, as well as whether or not the plant is fragrant, deer resistant, and can be used for cut flowers.
  • Anyone can benefit from and participate in this fundraiser. The Flower Power products are accessible to all incomes, ages, and groups. If you’ve ever tried to sell other products that were more targeted to a specific demographic or age group, I think you’ll find it a little easier to sell the universally loved tomato plants, sweet pepper plants, lilies, and lilacs.
  • Last but not least, your organization earns 50% from every sale. This is a really great return on your efforts. In the past few years I’ve seen some fundraising programs cut the profit earning potential for organizations, so it is nice to see a company maintain such a high return.

I like really like the ease of this fundraising opportunity. The listed products are beautiful, and with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, they look like they sell themselves.

The sales kit I requested states that all of the plants offered with the enclosed brochure are planted in spring for summer and fall blooms. The last order date for this program is April 23, 2010. Shipping begins mid-March.

Get to hopping; there is not time to waste!

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I am not affiliated with this program or company. I have provided this information solely as a resource to help highlight a company/opportunity that I believe to be a beneficial fundraising source. Your experience may vary.

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Jeannie on October 15th, 2009

This video from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) brings to light a number of the issues climate change will have on our pets and the animal welfare societies who care for the homeless, abused, and neglected. The RSPCA held a Climate Change Conference in June and will continue to study the issue and share their findings.

I also wanted to share this delightful read from Jenna Cittadino of The Climate Change Blog. Her take on why “Even My Cats Want Climate Change Legislation” stresses the biological impact a change in climate can have on the feline population.

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Jeannie on October 6th, 2009

Does your organization want to build a new shelter? Hoping to raise funds to add some dog runs? How about just evaluating if your current building is set up as efficiently as it could be? There may not be “an app” for that, but there are some books. It never hurts to take a step back and evaluate what you are currently doing and compare that to your aspirations.  There is no better time to get your actions in line with your goals.

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Jeannie on September 23rd, 2009

I love Blog Action Day. I think it is wonderful to hear so many voices speaking out on a serious and important issue in unison. No matter the subject of your own blog, I hope you’ll join the conversation.

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