Fundraising has never been easy but it is worth all the efforts putting into it no matter what you support - local charity, hockey team or your school. I saw various fundraising campaigns from door-to-door to on-line and what I learned that people are willing to donate and support if you ask them for it. In order to raise money you should know your fundraisers, your community, your neighbors, what they like, what they want and interested in. For example, if you bring me a chocolate I'll probably buy it, but if you ask me to buy cookies I think I'd pass since I am not into baking goodies.
Lots of things change throughout the years, the fundraising campaigns ten or twenty years ago are not like what we have now. Our digital world became more involved than real one; prices, fees go high every year that's why fundraising efforts and methods become more sophisticated and diverse. Recently, I came across FlipGive, a Toronto-based digital fundraising platform that gives teams, clubs, schools, and organizations the chance to raise much-needed money by just having friends, family, online community do their shopping online with major retailers. For every dollar spent at participating retailers like Indigo, Starbucks, Under Armour and Nike, between 5 and 50% is donated to the organization or charity of your choice. Holiday shopping is now on its peak and it is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds using FlipGive. With busy lifestyle modern families have, when it is much easier to connect and communicate online, FlipGive makes fundraising faster without depending on weather conditions, meetings and products you have to sell.
While all the traditional ways to raise funds are still present and effective adding a new and easy way to do it digitally is convenient, accessible and limitless in terms of potential, especially around the holidays when people are going to shop anyway.
FlipGive combines the convenience of online shopping with the best of online fundraising, making it easier for people to raise money, and for retailers to generate sales while improving communities. Fundraisers earn up to 50% for their school, sports team, or cause by shopping with Starbucks, Under Armour, The Gap, Nike, JC Penny and other retail partners. To start your fundraising campaign visit flipgive.com. To become a FlipGive retailer, visit getflipgive.com.