We'll make you a school fundraising hero
Our simple, step-by-step website empowers you to create an effective school fundraiser campaign page in minutes. We provide instructions and assistance along the way, so the best way to learn is to get started. Then, if you have questions, our full customer support is ready to help.
Your custom email and text campaigns are ready to launch, just gather contact info for parents, teachers and alumni. We provide you a custom campaign page link for sharing and posting to school sites or Facebook pages. Our built-in connections make social sharing simple.
Our 60-second contribution makes it easy to contribute instantly from any device by anyone with access to your campaign link. Your supporters can contribute with any payment method, including credit card, debit card, Paypal, eCheck or by ACH directly from your checking account.
We make it simple to recognize generous supporters, enticing others to contribute by highlighting top contributors on your campaign page. We also enable you to celebrate and reward Top Connectors, those special supporters who generate the most clicks / views of your campaign page.
Helpful Hints for Your School Fundraiser
Start building your text and email contact list for parents at your school. Ask your parent-teach council, teachers and school for available contact lists. Create a social presence by setting up Facebook and Instagram accounts if you haven't already done so. Also, identify the potential supporters that run your school community's websites, social networks, email newsletters and blogs. Their support by posting your campaign link will greatly boost your campaign's reach and potential for success.
Sharing your campaign early and often via email, social media and school related sites or newsletters is key. Also, asking your friends, teachers and other stakeholders to share your campaign is the best way to raise awareness and generate support for your cause. When you ask others to spread the word, be sure you also make it easy on your supporters. Don't just tell them about the campaign, get their phone number and text them your unique, custom campaign page link. We provide a unique, custom campaign page link you can access from your campaign page anytime. This makes it easy for your supporters to find the campaign, contribute from any device in an instant and it also gives you credit for sharing the campaign as a Top Connector.
Your campaign's name, the story, and the pictures and videos you upload to your campaign page should inspire potential donors to contribute to the campaign. In your campaign description, be thorough and detailed about how funds will be used, then highlight the benefits of your campaign to best show how your contributors funds will make a difference.
Share the campaign at offline school events, sporting events, meetings and other events. Flyers and banners are great, include edfunder.com because anyone can access your campaign from edfunder.com, and its a url they will never forget. Share your custom Campaign Page with everyone you meet. You will build your contact list and each click on your custom campaign page link gets you credit for sharing the campaign as a Top Connector.
Its especially important to get the link to your EdFunder campaign page visible on your school's website, email newsletter and Facebook page. The easier you make it for supporters to find your campaign, the more contributions your campaign will receive.
We make anyone a school fundraising hero
You can instantly launch a fundraising campaign. Our step-by-step process ensures you make all the right moves. Our full-service customer support is here and available when you have questions.
Your supporters spread the word by sharing across social networks, email lists, and by peers texting peers. Our built-in school-wide contests, enticing rewards and peer-to-peer asks increase awareness, support and participation.
We ensure every member of your school community is united and fully committed to your fundraiser’s success by celebrating top contributors, rewarding supporters and tracking progress and activity on your campaign page.
We enable your supporters to contribute instantly at anytime by credit card, debit card, Paypal, ACH or eCheck from any device. Our 30-second online / mobile checkout secures more funding without the hassle of collecting checks.
We make your school’s next fundraiser even easier. We remember contributors’ payment information for faster checkout and help you re-use contact lists. Anyone can search your school to access all of your school’s fundraisers.
We will take care of sending tax receipts to ensure that donors are eligible to receive a tax-deduction for their donations. All donors will receive a tax receipt from edfunder.org with its EIN and tax-deductible information.
You don’t need a paid subscription and you pay no setup fees, so no costs to get approved. Our small fees are covered by contributions so there are no out of pocket costs. Your school keeps 95% of funds raised before standard processing fees.
Relax and rest assured. We only release funds to the campaign organizer after we check that the proceeds will be used solely to fund the campaign’s goal. If something’s not right, we take full responsibility and will refund all proceeds.