Disaster book Special and more ideas for National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2014

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we wanted to share some Fedhealth specials and ideas in case they can help with your public education campaigns and efforts during NPM and throughout the year.

Special NPM Pricing

We are discounting our business and consumer price on our 266-page IT’S A DISASTER! books to over 50% off list (or only $7.00 each) on ANY quantity purchase now through September 30, 2014. (Note, price drops even further in bulk, and our ebook is only $2.50.)

Our Government / volunteer / nonprofit price is always deeply discounted (75% off or $3.50 each) in support of our grant and funding programs.

Our disaster preparedness and first aid manuals make great gifts for employees, volunteers, family members, friends and communities, and books can be customized for free to include logos and special messages to recipients. Plus we will donate 10% to 30% of orders back to our partners, affiliates and others helping spread the word. Learn more or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 (US or Canada).

 

Creative Public-Private Partnership programs

Many times agencies and volunteer groups want to purchase IT’S A DISASTER! books for local volunteers and citizens, but they don’t have any money in their limited budgets. Plus nonprofits, schools and First Responders are always looking for ways to raise money. So ~ a creative way to get local businesses involved is to sell advertisements or acknowledge sponsorship inside books (or eBooks) … and Fedhealth will print the ads and other data for FREE and throw the value in as “match” on your paperwork.

Groups can collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … take cash, lines of credit, barter or trade (whatever you can get) … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints them for free..! It’s a whole community approach to resilience and preparedness. Learn more about our collaborative Public-Private Partnership ideas.

 

School / Youth Group Fundraisers

A great way for schools and youth groups to participate in September’s National Preparedness Month is to use our preparedness book as a fundraiser (and collaborate with local Chambers, Rotarys and others to get discounts and freebies for the public) and earn 10%100% profits while educating local communities! Learn more

 

Use up those leftover federal grant dollars

Many Federal grants close out September 30th so if your agency or nonprofit has dollars that need to be spent before a certain deadline, please consider using customizable IT’S A DISASTER! books to commit those funds. Our book qualifies as community education on grants providing almost a $4-to-$1 return on match, and we are listed as 1 of 8 Private Sector Resources on FEMA’s Public Private Partnership Tools page. Learn more or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325.

 

Read about some more creative ideas and activities for National Preparedness Month and please share these resources with others.

Stay safe all, j & B

Source: Fedhealth Aug 2014 enews


Customize up to 300 color glossy pages in our disaster books … for FREE!

July 20, 2014

 

Yes … you read that right. Our upgrade option now allows agencies, businesses and organizations to add up to 288 extra color glossy pages in our IT’S A DISASTER! books for a total of 300 customizable pages..!

Our regular 266-page manual provides tips on what people should think about and do before, during and after specific types of emergencies and disasters, as well as how to administer basic first aid.

dc hsema booth nbc4 2014-smBoth the public and private sectors have been using our preparedness books (and ebooks, CDs and flash drives) for volunteers, employees, customers and local communities since 1999.

We customize books in the print process on 1,000 unit (& larger) orders and the covers and first 12 pages can be personalized at no additional charge.

And if you want 48 to 288 extra full color glossy pages, the government/nonprofit upgrade price is $5.50 U.S. each … and the business price is $6.50 each. (Note: This is higher than our normal Government/nonprofit book price … and a little cheaper than our bulk business price.) Upgrade prices include free customization and free freight within 48 contiguous U.S. states.

It’s a great Public-Private Partnership tool

Our company (Fedhealth) has been listed on FEMA’s Public Private Partnership Tools page as a Private Sector Resource since 2010. FEMA believes that every community benefits from public-private collaboration in emergency management.

Groups can partner with local Chambers, Rotary Clubs, Local Emergency Planning Committees, UASIs, VOADs, grocery, discount and hardware stores and others … and encourage them to place full color ads inside books for day to day goods and services. Consider collecting ridiculously LOW prices to advertise and remind advertisers and sponsors that books will STAY in the home year round (unlike many other forms of print advertising). And, if paperbacks are filled with coupons, QR codes and savings on things like groceries, preparedness supplies, lawn care, haircuts, dry cleaning and more, the public (and advertisers) will look forward to new versions of the book year after year.

The goal is to use this customized “tool” to encourage and incentivize people to keep your custom book around so they will constantly reference the data. A great way to do that is to fill the paperback full of coupons and savings on every day products and services from your local partners. Basically we are “buying the public’s engagement” while helping whole communities prepare for the unexpected, plus it’s a great way for groups to raise funds.

For example, groups can…

  • Customize books with logos, evacuation maps, shelter data, emergency plans, etc for FREE;
  • Collaborate with Chambers, LEPCs and others to place advertisements and coupons in books;
  • Include discounts on products and services to help people save money on everyday items;
  • Collect cash, lines of credit or barter / trade for ads to help fund groups and sustain your project;
  • Partner with others to combine grants, sponsorship dollars + ad revenues to expand projects (we can invoice each amount to keep everyone’s records clean);
  • Upgrade order to include up to 288 additional glossy pages and collect $$$for ads;
  • Earn tons of match from books and ad revenues that can be used on matching grants programs;
  • Give books to schools, Scouts, volunteer groups, etc. to help disseminate materials.

Use the color glossy pages to build and expand public-private partnerships and offer coupons and savings to motivate and engage the public while raising funds for volunteers or projects.

Funding examples

Say a nonprofit or volunteer group (like a CERT) wants 1,000 custom books with a 48-page color glossy section added (total of 60 custom bound pages) and collects $200 for each 1/4-page ad…

Sell 50 1/4-page ads:  $200/ad x 4 ads/pg x 50 pgs = $40,000

Cost for 1,000 books with 48 extra color glossy pages = $5,500

Total funds leftover for nonprofit/CERT = $34,500 … and more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside color covers, inside covers, use some more color pages for ads, etc.


Now let’s say a Region or association/Rotary wants 50,000 custom books with 288 extra color glossy pages and collects $5,000 for each full page ad…

Sell 288 pgs of full pg ads: $5,000/ad x 288 pgs = $1,440,000

Cost for 50,000 books w/ 288 extra color glossy pgs = $275,000

Total funds leftover for Region/Assoc/Rotary = $1,165,000 … and more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside color covers, inside covers, use more pages for ads, etc.

Note: A $5,000 ad is only 10 cents per book that goes into 50,000 homes..! That’s cheaper than a postcard … plus a 576 page book STAYS around.

Please realize we have to bundle 1,000 unit & up custom jobs together and print minimum 20,000 books at a time several times a year. Also … we can do multiple versions of books for projects (1,000 & up per version) so you can customize covers and pages by area, county, division, agency, etc.

NOTE: We are doing a custom print early August so books are ready for National Preparedness Monthread more here!

And remember, in small quantities and on rush orders we can always customize our “standard” red books with free peel and stick labels.

Download a 2-page PDF overview with a few examples, learn more about this creative PPP tool and how to upgrade, … or call FedHealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs.

Above appeared in our  July 2014 Fedhealth enews


Doing another bundled print late May – call if you need custom preparedness books

May 9, 2014

View custom samplesSeveral agencies need custom books for their communities ASAP so we plan to do a large bundled print late-May 2014.

If you or any agencies, businesses or nonprofits you know would like a customized version of our disaster preparedness and first aid manual, please call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs.

Books make great educational giveaways for employees, customers and local communities, and our customizable tool can help clear out leftover grant dollars that are time sensitive.

We discount our 266-page book 50% to 75% off list (or as low as $3.50 U.S. each) and personalize them for free (in print process [1,000 units & up] .. OR .. with peel & sticker labels on our standard red books [any Quantity]).

You can change the entire outside cover (including the book title) and the first 12 pages can be customized with your contact information, evacuation routes, marketing data, advertisements and sponsorship messages from local partners and more.  (The books are all the same after first 12 pages ~ view some sample covers and pages.)

Also … going forward, we’ll be printing all custom pages in FULL color on glossy paper at no extra charge!

And if you need additional pages, we can insert 48 (or more) color pages in front or back for an upgrade price. This feature comes in handy if agencies or groups want to partner with local businesses, chambers and others to include coupons and discounts for communities … or incorporate other booklets or educational materials inside custom books. We also have some creative funding ideas in our nickels and dimes post.

Again, we hope to send all completed artwork to our printer late May for a late June delivery.

Learn more or call us at 1-888-999-4325Fedhealth is proud to be 1 of 8 Private Sector resources listed on FEMA’s Public Private Partnership Tools page since 2010.


New custom book examples and some ways groups use our preparedness books

September 25, 2013

We recently did a bulk print for several agencies and a Rotary Club and wanted to share their custom covers and briefly describe how groups use our customizable books.

Since 1999 agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada have used custom preparedness books as educational giveaways to employees, volunteers, customers and communities. They also make great gifts that show you care about your recipients’ health and well-being (esp. for the holidays!)

We discount our 266-page book 50% to 75% off list (as low as $3.50 U.S. each) and customize them for free — either in print process [1,000 units & up] .. OR .. with peel & stick labels using our standard red books [any Quantity].

Some creative ways agencies, businesses and organizations use “IT’S A DISASTER!” …

  • Agencies / First Responders = for staff, volunteers and local communities
  • Banks & Credit unions = for new accounts and/or new home loans
  • Civic Clubs, Chambers and Associations = for members, events, sponsors and communities
  • Human Resources, Risk Management & Business Continuity Depts = for employees and contract workers
  • Insurance companies = for new or existing policyholders
  • Marketing & Sales Depts = for meetings or Conferences … or gifts to clients and customers
  • Real estate / mortgage professionals = for new homebuyers or use as relocation gifts
  • Utility companies = for customers / members, employees, and safety classes

Groups can change the entire book cover (including the title) and the first 12 pages can be personalized with emergency ph#s, marketing and safety data, advertisements or sponsorship information, or whatever you’d like … then books are all the same after the first 12 pages.

And a new feature we are now offering is a 48 page color glossy insert that can be bound into books for an up-charge (so up to 60 customizable pages) creating a very substantial personalized reference manual.

Agencies, businesses or nonprofits can use the color inserts to collaborate with local partners and offer coupons and savings to motivate the public while raising funds to sustain your projects. Collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … cash, lines of credit, barter or trade … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints the ads for free. See some funding examples in our nickels and dimes article (2-pg PDF).

Below are some custom covers and pages from a few groups we recently printed books for and how they are using them in their respective communities. More samples are viewable here.

Rotary Club of McHenry County Sunrise

On September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise will host the Disaster Response Appreciation Day at Petersen Park in McHenry, Illinois.

The Chasing4Life Team along with local organizations will present and demonstrate the role of a variety of response teams in the event of a disaster.

Some attractions at the event will include a portable disaster response command center and hospital, a K-9 demonstration, a drone equipped with a camera and thermal imaging technology to find missing persons and an exceptional attraction for kids. Children in attendance can maneuver their way out of a mock safety house during a simulated fire.

Admission will be free though donations will be welcome and encouraged. (RCOMS is selling their customized book direct to the public.)

Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise’s custom covers and several custom pages are wrapped around our 266-page preparedness and first aid manual.

Connecticut Region 2 Medical Reserve Corps

The Connecticut Region 2 Medical Reserve Corps Partners include Shoreline MRC, New Haven MRC, West Haven MRC, Wallingford MRC, Milford MRC and Naugatuck Valley MRC. The Region 2 Coordinator at East Shore District Health Department along with Naugatuck Valley Health District pooled funds to purchase books for their MRC volunteers.

CTMRC Region 2’s custom pages include information about Training, MRC Policies, Liability Protections, Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities, safety and more.


Lorain County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Lorain County Office of Emergency Management and the Lorain County Commissioners reordered books for many upcoming events being held around the county over the next year. For example, LCOEM gives away paperbacks at the County Fair each year and receives great feedback from the community plus it allows them to discuss mitigation and preparedness in a casual setting.

Albany County (New York)

In a May 30, 2013 press release (after the Albany County Sheriff’s Office initial purchase) Sheriff Craig Apple asked individuals or organizations who wished “to partner with ACSO in further productions of this important publication” to contact his office. The Albany County Health Department and County Executive Daniel McCoy joined forces with the Sheriff’s office to reprint more custom books for their community using some Homeland Security grant funds.

Standard red books with stickers

Remember … in small quantities and on rush orders we can always customize our standard red books with free peel and stick labels to convey your messages to your recipients.

View more samples (or call or email for full size PDFs), learn more about our book and fundraising programs or please call FedHealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs. 


What can you get for a nickel these days… that matters?! (Fundraiser ideas + examples)

August 5, 2013

ad sales sponsorship programs associated with Its A Disaster preparedness booksThis originally appeared in our June 2013 enews but modified a bit.

We have written about our ad / sponsorship program before but we wanted to share some numbers and examples that might just boggle your mind.

These ideas may help volunteers and groups partner with local businesses to purchase custom books … plus help them raise funds!

CUSTOM BOOK OVERVIEW

FedHealth bundles bulk jobs together several times a year so agencies, businesses and groups can get customized IT’S A DISASTER! books for employees, volunteers, customers and local communities. (As fyi, we have to bundle jobs so we can print 20,000 or more at a time to offer such deep discounts.)

Keep in mind we discount our 266-page disaster preparedness and basic first aid manuals up to 75% off list (or as low as $3.50 U.S. each) … and we customize them in the print process on 1,000 unit (or larger) quantities at NO additional charge.

You can change the entire outside cover (including the book title) and the first 12 pages can be customized (in color now) with your contact information, evacuation routes, marketing data, advertisements and sponsorship messages from local partners and more. (The 266-page books are all the same after first 12 pages – see some samples.)  

And, if needed, a 16, 32 or 48-page full color glossy insert can be added in books for an upcharge (so up to 60 customizable pages) creating a very substantial reference manual that can be personalized for employees, customers or local communities.

In smaller quantities and on rush orders we can customize our “standard” red books with free peel and stick labels. It’s not as cool as a custom book, but it allows volunteer groups, nonprofits, agencies, schools and businesses to personalize books for their recipients.

NICKELS AND DIMES

Many agencies and volunteer groups want to purchase IT’S A DISASTER! books for local volunteers and citizens, but they don’t have any money in their limited budgets. Plus nonprofits, schools and First Responders are always looking for ways to raise money.

So ~ a creative way to get local businesses involved is to sell advertisements or acknowledge sponsorship inside books (or eBooks) … and Fedhealth will print the ads and other data for FREE and throw the value in as “match” on your paperwork.

Groups can collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … take cash, lines of credit, barter or trade (whatever you can get) … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints them for free..!

We’re flexible on ad layouts since some may want to do a list of sponsors while another wants to offer quarter, half or full page ads. The below examples just use ¼-page ads for simplicity.

Example #1: Say a CERT or Scout troop wants to purchase 100 red books but has no money so collects $50 for 1/4 page ad on 3 large stickers…

Businesses buy 12 1/4-page ads: $50/ad x 4 ads/label x 3 labels = $600 collected

Cost for 100 books is $350 + freight = about $420

Total money leftover for CERT or Scouts = $180+ … and more funds could be raised by asking for more per ad or doing a 4th sticker.

NOTE: A $50 4-color ad is only 50 cents per book into 100 homes.


Example #2: Nonprofit or Agency wants 1,000 custom books but has no funds so collects $100 for 1/4 page ad…

Businesses buy 40 1/4-page color ads: $100/ad x 4 ads/pg x 10 pgs = $4,000

Cost for 1,000 books is $3,500 + freight = about $4,000

And more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside color covers, inside covers, etc.

NOTE: A $100 ad is only 10 cents per book that goes into 1,000 homes.

ad samples 4 square color2Example #3: A Region or nonprofit wants 20,000 custom books with a 48-page color glossy insert upgrade (total of 60 custom pages) and collects $1,000 for 1/4 page ad…

Sell 48 pgs of 1/4-pg ads: $1,000/ad x 4 ads/pg x 48 pgs = $192,000

Cost for 20,000 336-pg books @ $5.50 ea (includes freight) = $110,000

Total funds leftover for Region or nonprofit = $82,000 … and more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside covers, inside covers, use some more color pages for ads, etc.

NOTE: A $1,000 ad is only 5 cents per book that goes into 20,000 homes..!! 

nickel (or a dime or 5) per book is a great deal for advertisers and the ads can help generate excitement and participation in the community since it helps people save money on supplies and day-to-day goods and services. Plus the leftover funds can be used by groups doing the project to help fund their efforts!!

See more examples and layout tips in our 2-page Ad Kit … or in a 10-page Ad sales / Sponsorship overview … or download this article in PDF and please share them with others.

As always, we are completely open to ANY idea that gets this data into the publics’ hands and helps our country “be aware, be prepared and have a plan”!

Please call FedHealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs or to request a free information kit … or download a free 56-page mini ebook and learn more about our Public-Private Partnership ideas. 


Customized preparedness books are great for public education, National Preparedness Month and fundraisers

June 13, 2013

We’ll be doing another large bundled print mid-to-late July since several agencies and groups want customized IT’S A DISASTER! books for September National Preparedness Month … so please let us know if you have any custom book needs as soon as possible..! (As fyi, we usually print 2 to 4 times a year since we bundle 1,000 unit & up jobs together to print 20,000 or more each time.)

customizable disaster preparedness and first aid manual by FedhealthKeep in mind we discount our 266-page disaster preparedness and basic first aid manuals up to 75% off list (or as low as $3.50 U.S. each) … and we customize them in the print process on 1,000 unit (or larger) quantities at NO additional charge.

You can change the entire outside cover (including the book title) and the first 12 pages can be customized with your contact information, evacuation routes, marketing data, advertisements and sponsorship messages from local partners and more.  (The 266-page books are all the same after first 12 pages. View some sample covers and pages … and learn more about our Ad/Sponsorship fundraising ideas.)

On large jobs (20,000 units or more) we can add an extra 48-page section so communities, regions or corporations can have 60 custom pages in front (or back) creating a very substantial reference manual.

In smaller quantities and on rush orders we can customize our “standard” red books with free peel and stick labels. It’s not as cool as a custom book, but it allows volunteer groups, nonprofits, agencies, schools and businesses to personalize books for their recipients.

One final note, many states will be closing out year-end budgets on June 30th … and others are receiving grant funds for relief and recovery efforts. A great way to clear out leftover funds and grant dollars is to purchase customized IT’S A DISASTER! books for staff, volunteers and local citizens. FedHealth can individually receipt each bucket to commit funds down to the penny so groups won’t be required to return any unused dollars. Paperbacks (or CDs or flash drives) qualify as community education providing about a $4-to-$1 match due to all the discounts.  

Learn more or call FedHealth at 1-888-999-4325 for a free information kit or to discuss how we can help your communities “be aware, be prepared … and have a plan!”

FedHealth is proud to be 1 of 8 Private Sector resources listed on FEMA’s Public Private Partnership Tools page since 2010.


Doing another large print late Feb – call if you need custom preparedness books

January 23, 2013

customizable disaster preparedness and first aid booksSeveral agencies and groups are submitting artwork to try to do a large print late-February so, if you or any agencies, businesses or groups you know want a customized version of our disaster preparedness and first aid manual, please contact FedHealth ASAP at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs!

Books make great educational giveaways for your employees, customers and local communities, and our customizable tool can help clear out leftover grant dollars that are time sensitive.

And some groups collaborate with businesses, civic clubs, nonprofit groups, Emergency Planning Councils and others to get sponsor/advertising money or bundle dollars together, and FedHealth can individually receipt each amount to commit funds down to the penny. Plus books (and CDs or flash drives) qualify as community education providing about a $4-to-$1 match that agencies and nonprofits can use towards matching grant programs.

We discount our 266-page book up to 75% off list (or as low as $3.50 U.S. each) and customize them for free (in print process [1,000 units & up] .. OR .. with peel & sticker labels on our standard red books [any Quantity]).

Again, we hope to send all completed artwork to our printer late Feb for a March delivery — IF all goes as planned. If not, it might push things another month or so but we’ll keep interested groups updated going forward.

customizable USB drives include ITS A DISASTER ebookWe can also burn custom CDs or flash drives at ANY time since those jobs don’t require bundling.

Fedhealth is proud to be 1 of 8 Private Sector resources listed on FEMA’s Public Private Partnership Tools page since 2010.

Learn more or call us at 1-888-999-4325.


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