Ever been the one who had to design, price and order fundraising cards? Yeah, me too. Did they ask you to make sure you came in under budget – in record time – with a killer design? Yeah, me too. I felt like Alfred E. Newman. What, me worry?
I worried – UNTIL – I discovered 3 things I could do to bring my full color fundraising cards in on time – under budget – and looking terrific. Here’s what I learned . . .
Number One – The Killer Design
Use color! Use full color! Use photo quality full color! It’s out there – and – it’s affordable. The new digital gizmos out there that print plastic cards, can print knock-out color with great detail from almost any fundraising card design. Design digitally – print digitally!
Number Two – The Online Advantage
Price and order online! Get instant online pricing and cut-out the wait time for back and forth quoting. If your full color plastic card printing company can’t quote online – you need a new partner – a web-based partner. We like My1stop.com for online plastic card printing. They do it all online (but have great real-world folks who can help via phone, too).
Number Three – The “How Do We Get These In The Mail On Time Without Spending A Fortune On Stuffing and Mailing Supplies” Secret.
One word solves the distribution crisis. REALCARDS® . What are REALCARDS®? Picture your fundraising card as part of the mailing letter – no – not attached to it – part of it. REALCARDS® are a flexible, laminated card that is a part of your fundraising card letter. You can print these incredible cards on most desktop printers! Think about that. print the card and the letter, fold and mail! No inserting. No matching cards and letters. One easy – very personalized step!
Check them out at http://www.my1stop.com/laser-membership-cards.html.
So, how do you make ordering fundraising cards an easier proposition? C’mon, share some secrets . . . let us know!