Monday, November 11, 2013

10 Fundraising Ideas Without Having to Sell Products

Today's post came about because of a recent tragedy in our district. Last week, an alumnus from the class of 2010 was killed in a car accident. This was not the only tragedy for this family, (Robyn's mother died when she was young, her sister is mentally challenged, her father was disabled from an accident and their family's house was ravaged by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy) and the community around them has rallied with support, both emotional and financial. There are many ways to raise funds without selling the typical candy, cakes, candles and fruit. A few years ago I did a posting on 37 Resources for Fundraising, so today I'm posting resources that don't require any product selling. Robyn's friends are using GoFundMe, one of many sites where a percentage of the collection goes to the site. Be sure to read all the information on each site to see what works best for your school or situation.

Amazon School Rewards Program-your school makes money every time someone purchases on Amazon though your school's link.

Crowdrise- basic plan=  5%+ Credit Card Fees 2.9% + 30¢

Fundly- a basic account is free, with 4.9% +3% credit card fees; mobile app available

Fundly - Your Best Fundraising Friend from Fundly on Vimeo.

Funding Factory-we use this site to earn money on recycled toner, ink, cameras etc.

GoFundMe- 18 categories, including education, non-profit, sports, teams and clubs

Piryx-"using Piryx is a 5.75% transaction fee on money that you raise through Piryx Fundraising, which includes merchant, credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover) and eCheck processing fees"
free to setup and charges a simple fixed fee of 5.75%, which includes credit card processing fees. 

Razoo- " line-height: 17px;">Razoo Foundation retains a low, flat 4.9% on all donations, one of the lowest transaction rates in the online fundraising industry."

Yesboxx-like Amazon's SchoolRewards program, Yesboxx offers a long list of online stores people can shop, from 1800-flowers to Zappos. 

YouCaring- "When registering your fundraiser at YouCaring you will have the option to choose between two credit card processors - PayPal or Wepay. Each of these processors charge a very similar processing fee, typically 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. Each accepts all major credit cards and even checks"

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