School fundraisers have taken many forms over the years, from candy bar sales to box tops to raffles to all those walk/math/jog-a-thons. And let’s not forget the parents who ask their co-workers for support.
Now, Southwestern Fundraising has made the entire fundraiser more lucrative and turnkey through our innovative platform, Ready Set Fund.
Here’s how Ready Set Fund works:
- Students and parents share the link to their group’s fundraiser page through text, e-mail, and social media.
- A friend/family member will then type in the student’s name and become a supporter of the group for $10 a month.
- The supporter’s credit card is then charged automatically on a monthly basis until they cancel.
That’s all there is to it! As long as support continues, the group will continue collecting funds. Schools and organizations have their own customized stores online that they use to track and collect contributions.
This new way to fundraise is crucial in times like these. Schools are quickly looking for fundraising solutions where there is no product delivery and no money to count. Ready Set Fund is stepping in and helping fill the budget gap.
Aaron Lynn, President of Southwestern Fundraising, says, “After talking with schools and numerous reps across the country, there is a consistent theme that schools’ budgets are being cut and the need for money is at an all-time high. One school said last week that their Title 1 funding is decreasing by a minimum of 50%. They said that our fundraising will be pivotal to providing new reading material for their students.”
Lynn adds that schools aren’t the only ones who benefit from this novel approach to fundraising. Our fundraising representatives can have great income stability, as well. People who have been running Ready Set Fund programs “had paychecks coming in during COVID when all fundraisers were cancelled and school wasn’t in.”
For more information about setting up a fundraiser or becoming a representative, visit ReadySetFund.com.