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Fundraising Ideas for your Chamber of Commerce, Merchants Association, or Economic Development Organization

decoration fundingWe began our Treasured Scenes fundraising program specifically with our Chambers of Commerce in mind. Having worked with over 600 Chamber across the country we understand the budgetary constraints that your organization balances every day and sought to find ways to help. Now, instead of assessing your merchants, lobbying for donations to your projects, or simply turning down worthwhile undertakings due to a lack of available funding, you can offer your community a high quality product and make enough money to help fund most any venture your Chamber would like to undertake.

After speaking to a chamber that was struggling to afford new Christmas decorations and avenue banners for their Main Street at Christmas time, we began offering a limited edition collectible in the form of custom glass tree ornaments. An historical building was chosen and featured on one side with a Christmas greeting for the back of the ornament. The Limited Edition Ornaments were then offered for sale throughout the community. It was advertised that all proceeds would help fund the street decorations at Christmas time. The program proved to be very successful. The Chamber discovered that folks were waiting in line year after year to purchase these collector ornaments and in turn support the chamber. The sale raised enough money to expand the street decorations, plus the merchants were delighted they were no longer being assessed each year to purchase and maintain them.

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Soon the program expanded nation-wide many of the groups decided to make some type of collectible available every four to six months to help fund their operating expenses, or to support their ability to hire paid staff. With our Treasured Scenes fundraisers, your Chamber can create a series of limited edition collectibles featuring historical sites that your community will be very eager to support. By producing only a specific quantity, you are making it a true limited edition collectible.

Keystones Specialties is the ONLY company that also provides complete fundraising programs. We include FREE, personalized advertising materials that support your program, FREE examples of news releases, FREE virtual proofs, and FREE images for your website, and the best graphics available. Just compare our images with any competitor and you’ll immediately see the differences. The better the graphics, the better your project will be. That’s why groups and organizations return, year after year, to Keystone Specialties for their Limited Edition Collectibles. Read what your peers have to say.

Chamber of Commerce Sponsored MugAll of our programs are designed to easily pay for themselves and earn you the maximum funding, year after year. When structuring your program as a recurring series that periodically introduces a new edition, your budget could easily be funded - permanently! The Limited Edition idea caught on so well that we soon began offering a variety of small run, limited edition collectibles that Chambers started using as part of their annual fundraising program. They not only raised money for a variety of Chamber activities, they also promoted their Chamber and the town's history at the same time. Everyone wins!

Your Chamber of Commerce, merchants association, or economic development organization can begin funding your budget, within the next 30 days, by implementing these easy to manage limited edition ornaments or other Treasured Scenes collectibles, today!

No Startup Cash? No Problem

We also understand that boards and committees can be very hesitant about approving seed money for new projects and programs. We even have a solution to those concerns as well. If your committee is willing to approve a very nominal start up cost, less than the cost of handing out balloons during a parade, we can even provide you with very creative products that can raise seed capital for yearly and future projects. Call us TODAY - TOLL FREE at 1-800-240-8639. Ask for a client services representative. Our experienced consultants will be happy to answer your questions and provide some great solutions – all at no charge what-so-ever. They'll provide concepts that you can implement, right now, today.