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JotForm Matching Gift Integration with Double the Donation

Does your nonprofit use JotForm to accept and process donations? Are you looking to incorporate Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin into your JotForm donation form?

If so then this guide is for you. Either view the below steps in this article or download our complete JotForm matching gift integration guide.

JotForm Matching Gifts

 

Double the Donation’s Relationship with JotForm:

JotForm’s form builder helps nonprofits create & publish online forms anywhere, anytime without writing a single line of code. Jotform integrates with a number of payment tools (ex. Paypal & Stripe) making it one of the easiest ways for nonprofits to create personalized donation forms.

Double the Donation is a leading provider of employee matching gift data and tools to nonprofits.

This guide was put together to help organizations who use JotForm donation forms incorporate Double the Donation’s employee matching gift plugin into their fundraising pages. JotForm and Double the Donation are two separate and unrelated companies.

Eight Steps to Integrate Double the Donation’s Matching Gift Lookup Tool with JotForm:

At risk of stating the obvious, the below steps and screenshots are applicable to organizations which already have an account with Double the Donation and JotForm. If you don’t have an account with Double the Donation you can:

In terms of integrating Double the Donation’s search tools with JotForm’s donation forms, it’s an eight step process:

Step #1: Log into your organization’s JotForm account

Start JotForm Matching Donation Process

 

Step #2: Choose the appropriate JotForm where you want to add Double the Donation’s plugin and click “Edit Form”

Choose the JotForm you want to modify

 

Step #3: Add an expandable section of the form by dragging a “Form Collapse” element (found under “Survey Tools” on the left side) to the desired location on your form. Rename the field (ex. “Click here for matching gift information”).

Decide where on your form to put the matching gift information by adding a collapsible field

 

Step #4: Add an iframe by searching for “iframe” under the widgets section. Drag the “Iframe Embed” element under the matching gift collapsible element.

Add a matching gift iframe

 

Step #5: Add a matching gift question, select the IFrame option, insert your Double the Donation IFrame URL, and click “Save & Exit”. Also make sure to change the height and width.

Add the Iframe URL (Provided by Double the Donation) and choose the width / height

Suggested Text to Enter as the Iframe Embed Settings:

  • URL: Use Your Double the Donation Matching Gift Iframe URL
  • Height: 350 (though you can adjust it based on your form’s height)
  • Width: 475 (though you can adjust it based on your form’s width)

Note: You’ll use the Iframe URL provided as part of your Double the Donation subscription.

 

Step #6: Make a few additional formatting changes by clicking on the gear in the upper right corner of the element then clicking ”Show Properties”.

Format the matching gift element

 

Step #7: Disable the Label and then click “Close Settings”

Disable Field Title

 

 

Step #8: Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin should be up and running. Either click “Preview” or “Save”

Preview Installed Jotform Matching Gift Plugin

 

Trouble Shooting Double the Donation’s Matching Gift Integration with JotForm:

The above steps are the typical steps an organization should take to integrate Double the Donation’s plugin into JotForm.

Question: One common question Double the Donation’s team receives when helping nonprofits integrate our plugin is “Additional fields after the matching gift plugin are being included in the collapsible area. How do I prevent that?”

Answer: Add an additional “Form Collapse” element after the matching gift plugin and before other fields. Then click on the new “Form Collapse” element and change its “Visibility” to “Hidden”.

JotForm Matching Gift Plugin - Extra Fields in Collapsible Area

 

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DonorDrive Matching Gift Integration with Double the Donation

Does your nonprofit use DonorDrive and are you looking to integrate Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin into your DonorDrive donation pages?

If so then this guide is for you.

DonorDrive Matching-Gifts Integration With Double the Donation

 

Double the Donation’s Relationship with DonorDrive:

DonorDrive is a leading provider of technology and credit card processing services to nonprofits and schools to make all their fundraising efforts more successful.

Double the Donation is a leading provider of employee matching gift data and tools to nonprofits.

This guide was put together to help organizations who use DonorDrive’s fundraising platform incorporate Double the Donation’s employee matching gift plugin into their fundraising pages. DonorDrive and Double the Donation are two separate and unrelated companies.

Requirements:

At risk of stating the obvious, the below steps and screenshots are applicable to organizations which already have an account with Double the Donation and DonorDrive.

If you don’t have an account with Double the Donation you can:

 

Three Ways to Integrate Double the Donation’s Matching Gift Plugin into DonorDrive:

DonorDrive Matching Donation Integration Options

Method #1: Create a Separate Dedicated Matching Gift Page

If you’re hosting some of your nonprofit’s pages on DonorDrive’s platform you can add a separate matching gift page.

To do so it’s an eight step process (click here to download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide which includes screenshots):

  1. When logged into your nonprofit’s primary admin account in DonorDrive scroll over “Content Mgmt” and select “Add Page”
  2. Fill out the fields to add a new page which will include Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin
  3. Now that a new page has been created you’ll select the page and click “Edit Content”
  4. You’re now in the page editor. Select “Edit”
  5. Select “Source” and then copy and paste Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin code into the editor. Then click “Save Changes”
  6. Verify Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin is working and click “Save Changes”
  7. Publish your new matching gift page
  8. Verify Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin is up and running by visiting your main DonorDrive pages

 

DonorDrive Dedicated Matching Gift Page

 

Download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide for complete details >

 

Method #2: Incorporate Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin into all thank you screens:

After an individual makes a donation is a perfect time to promote and make it easy for donors to submit matching gifts.

Double the Donation’s matching gift plugin can be added to all of your donation thank pages by following these seven steps (click here to download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide which includes screenshots):

  1. Navigate to the list of each of your donation pages on DonorDrive’s platform
  2. Select a “Thank You” page and then click “Edit”
  3. Click “Source”, add an introduction using HTML code (optional), add the Double the Donation plugin code, and click “Save Changes”
  4. Navigate back to the list of each of your donation pages on DonorDrive’s platform
  5. Select the page you just edited, and click “View”
  6. Verify Double the Donation’s matching gift search functionality is working
  7. Return back to the list of “Default Content”, and edit the other “Thank You” pages using the same steps

DonorDrive Thank You Screen With Double the Donation's Matching Gift Search Functionality

 

Download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide for complete details >

 

Method #3: Add a Matching Gift Resource for your Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

Matching gifts must be initiated by the donor but most donors have either never heard of these programs or don’t know how to submit a matching gift.

If your organization is lucky enough to have supporters who are actively involved in peer-to-peer fundraising you should provide them with a matching gift guide. This provides them with a quick introductory lesson and encourages them to check if any of their friends or family members work for a company with a matching gift program.

It’s a four step process to upload a matching gift resource to DonorDrive’s platform (click here to download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide which includes screenshots):

  1. Download Double the Donation’s matching gift guide for organizations to share with their fundraisers
  2. Access the section of DonorDrive’s site where you can upload resources for peer-to-peer fundraisers
  3. Upload the Double the Donation matching gift guide and add a description
  4. Log in to one of your test peer-to-peer fundraiser accounts and verify the resource guide is available by clicking on “Resources”

Download the matching gift resource guide PDF from the following URL:
https://doublethedonation.com/forms/documents/peer-to-peer-fundraisers-guide-to-matching-gifts.pdf

Upload Double the Donation's Peer-to-Peer Matching Gift Guide to DonorDrive

 

Download our DonorDrive matching gift integration guide for complete details >

 

Have additional questions or need extra help setting up your matching gift integration with DonorDrive?

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Are Gifts In-Kind Eligible to be Matched Through Matching Gift Programs?

Are In-Kind Donations able to be Matched?At Double the Donation we receive a wide range of questions from both nonprofits who subscribe to our matching gift service as well as general readers of our blog. One question that comes up on occasion is whether in-kind donations are eligible to be matched through corporate matching gift programs.

 

Common Question from Nonprofits and Individual Donors

Question from nonprofits:
We’re reviewing our list of donors from the past few months and noticed that some individuals who made in-kind donations work for companies with matching gift programs. Are these donations eligible to be matched?

Question from individual donors:
I work for a company with a matching gift program and want to donate food and supplies to a nonprofit to assist with a recent natural disaster. Do most companies match these in-kind donations?

If you’re looking for the quick explanation then assume the answer is “no, in-kind donations are not match eligible.” Here are excerpts from a few companies’ matching gift program guidelines.

 

Google:

Google is well known for offering a variety of employee giving programs. With matching gifts on personal donations, a fundraising match, and a dollars for doers program, Google supports organizations which employees are passionate about in a number of ways.

In terms of in-kind donations the following is an excerpt from Google’s matching gift guidelines.

“Your gift must be in the form of check, credit card or marketable securities with a quoted market value. Gifts of securities will be matched with cash. The value of the stock will be calculated using the price at the close of the market on the day of transfer of the security. We don’t match any other forms of personal or real property, including in-kind gifts.”

Learn more about Google’s matching gift program >

 

John Deere:

John Deere offers a matching gift program for employees where each employee is able to request matching funds on up to $1,000 of personal contributions each year. The John Deere matches donations to nearly all 501(c)(3) organizations.

In terms of in-kind donations the following is an excerpt from John Deere’s matching gift guidelines.

To qualify for a Program match, employee gifts must:

1. Be paid before a match is paid – pledges do not qualify

2. Be paid in cash, by check or credit card

3. Qualify as a deductible charitable contribution by the U. S. Internal Revenue Service;

4. Be personal contributions by employees only – funds cannot be collected from others and pooled for Program match purposes

Learn more about John Deere’s matching gift program >

 

General Electric:

Did you know that General Electric was the first company to institute a matching gift program? Yes it’s true. Back in 1954, General Electric created the Corporate Alumni Program to support its employees in their personal philanthropy and charitable giving. Since then, it has become a model for countless other employee matching gift programs.

In terms of in-kind donations the following is an excerpt from General Electric’s matching gift guidelines.

Gifts may be made via cash, check, credit card or stock.  Gifts may also be made by current payment from an entity such as a personal foundation or donor advised fund if that entity has been funded solely by the eligible GE participant (note that gifts made to such an entity cannot be matched). The GE Foundation will not match real estate, in-kind, or non-monetary contributions (e.g. services, materials, supplies, etc.).

Learn more about General Electric’s matching gift program >

 

Beam Inc:

Beam Inc. matches donations from employees to a wide range of organizations which fall under the following three general categories:

  1. Education (K-12 and higher education included)
  2. Arts and cultural organizations
  3. Youth based organizations

In terms of in-kind donations the following is an excerpt from Beam Inc.’s matching gift guidelines.

Examples of donations which are not eligible for a matching gift are those involving:

1. Dues, payments, subscriptions and contributions which accrue significant personal benefits to the donor. (e.g., gifts, which cover the cost of services, tuition, fees, subscriptions, tickets, or other considerations).

2. In-kind donations

Learn more about Beam Inc’s matching gift program >

 

Aspect Software:

Aspect Software offers both an employee matching gift program as well as a volunteer grant program. Through Aspect Software’s matching gift program, Aspect matches up to $1,000 annually per employee per year. Through Aspect’s Dollars for Doers program, the company provides $10 per every hour an employee volunteers (max $250 annually).

In terms of in-kind donations the following is an excerpt from Aspect Software’s matching gift guidelines.

What Gifts are Ineligible?

1. Gifts which result in a benefit to the employee.  Examples include:  dues, subscriptions, fees, loan repayments, bequests, insurance premiums, tuition, tickets and dinners.

2. Gifts or payments for primarily political or religious purposes, unless specified for a community outreach program, such as a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.

3. In-kind gifts or gifts of real estate.

4. And a number of other common restrictions.

Learn more about Aspect Software’s matching gift program >

Unique Fundraising Ideas

The Cookbook Fundraiser: A Recipe for Success

At Double the Donation we specialize in providing matching gift tools to help nonprofits raise more money from corporate philanthropy programs. Our friends at Causera published this great post on Bake Sale Fundraisers [June 2015 update – Link to original article no longer working] that we wanted to share.

The Cookbook Fundraiser: A Recipe for Success

A creative, fun, and potentially high grossing fundraiser is the cookbook fundraiser. Popular among schools, churches, and nonprofits, this fundraiser is both challenging and rewarding. With the cookbook fundraiser it is important to begin the process with a vision of the finished product. Establish a dedicated team of volunteers and a detailed timeline of due dates, and your cookbook will come along more quickly and efficiently, and ultimately leads to greater returns for your cause. It is duly important to set clear and firm goals for your organization. Hold frequent meetings with your team and ask questions about your objectives.

Question Time

How long of a cookbook do you want to create? How many recipes will you include?

  • Longer cookbooks will cost more to print, but they allow for more recipes. The greater number of recipes that your book contains allows for a more premium product, a larger number of built-in buyers, and a bigger network to sell to.

How will you go about sourcing these recipes?

  • Do you have enough contributors for the cookbook? Who will provide the recipes? For schools and churches, parents and parishioners are a great resource for recipes. If your book is short on recipes, take to the internet or branch out to the greater community for more input.

How many cookbooks can you sell?

  • If you and your team are doubtful about the number of cookbooks that can be sold, then this fundraiser may not be as effective for your cause. Try asking parents, and around your school or church, to gauge interest in purchasing the cookbook.

How much money do you need to raise and is this congruent with how many cookbooks that you can sell?

  • Setting the fundraising goal is crucial. The money you make is directly dependent on how many willing buyers you have.

What resources will you use to create the cookbook?

  • Is this going to be an at home project with one person collecting recipes, creating the book, and printing and binding the pages alone?
  • Will you use an online software to create a professional book? With professional books, you often have to pay in advance to have the books printed. This means that your organization will have to pay upfront costs and the leftover books are a loss.

Who will be the editor?

  • Will one person run the entire project or are multiple people spearheading the work? Figure out what works best for your group and delegate jobs! Having multiple volunteers proofread is a great way to catch errors and typos before going to print.

These are all important questions that you should ask yourself and your team before beginning the groundwork on the cookbook. Detailed answers can save your group time, valuable resources, and may help you determine if the cookbook fundraiser is the most effective way to raise money for your cause.

Tips for Success

After working out the logistics of the project, its time to begin. A great way to spark interest and get recipes is through marketing. Personally asking for volunteers to contribute recipes, taking to social media and advertising that the cookbook is in need of contributions, setting up a website, making phone calls, and sending text messages and emails are all great ways to drum up interest in the fundraiser and receive recipes.

Set up a simple recipe card, both in print and online, with clear instructions – spaces for a unique title, ingredients needed, cooking instructions and times, pictures etc. –  for contributors to fill out. A recipe card takes the guesswork out of the project and creates a standard for the recipes. Every recipe will have the same format, which makes proofreading and organizing easier for the editor(s).

If your cookbook receives too many submissions, that’s no problem! An easy fundraiser can be created out of a seemingly difficult problem. By setting up a “Recipe Cook Off,” where contributors cook their dishes and votes are taken on which recipes get featured in the book. At the cook off you will be able to market the cookbook, raise funds, and finalize the submissions.

Once all of the pieces are collected for the cookbook, it is time to assemble the final version of the book. Having different of types of foods and a solid distribution of appetizers, main dishes, desserts, etc. are important. As well, a central theme, cover, binding, dividers, colored ink, title page, appreciation page, pictures, table of context and index are all important things to include in your book.

After organizing the final copy, find an effective way to print the cookbook that keeps costs low. Will your editors print the books at a local copy shop, or will they use an online service to create a more professional looking book?

The pricing and terms for each online service varies. It is important to note that you may have to pay upfront costs to print the books. Although costly, these interactive cookbook services will help you make a quality finished product with the aide and ease of technology.

Selling

Just as there are numerous ways to create your book, there are an equal amount of ways to sell it. Pre-selling the book is a great way to get a more accurate count on how many books you will actually sell and it can help pay away the upfront costs associated with some of the professional services. You can hold pre sales throughout the process of creating your cookbook and even at the “Recipe Cook Off.” Moreover, reaching out to local businesses to buy advertisements in the book is an excellent way to drive down the upfront cost of the book so that all sales that follow are purely profit.

Using your initial team of volunteers as a sales force is an effective way of utilizing your existing help to turn all of your hard work into dollars. Friends, family members, and the greater community will love buying a book that holds the recipes of their friends and loved ones.

Using social media, technology, and the community to your advantage is an important tool when selling the book. Websites that allow you to sell the book online, getting local newspapers and radio stations to promote it, and announcing over social media that “The cookbooks have arrived!” can make the difference between a few and hundreds of books sold.

Your Finished Cookbook and a Successful Fundraiser

Creating a fundraising cookbook is a process that may take a significant amount of time, effort, patience, and resources from those involved. Although the initial work is tedious, the finished project is one that can be enjoyed far past the sale of the book and the spent proceeds.

If you surround yourself with a loyal and hardworking team, arm yourself with a detailed timeline, and source the best means to print and sell your book you will have finished your cookbook and a successful fundraiser.

Unique Fundraising Ideas

Bake Sale Fundraisers: A New Take on an Old Classic

At Double the Donation we specialize in providing matching gift tools to help nonprofits raise more money from corporate philanthropy programs. Our friends at Causera published this great post on Bake Sale Fundraisers [June 2015 update – Link to original article no longer working] that we wanted to share.

Bake Sale Fundraisers: A New Take on an Old Classic

Almost every man, woman, and child has had some sort of experience with a bake sale. There are a lot of things about modern bake sales that are perennial, while new takes on this old favorite can make your goods appealing to even more people.

New Takes On Old Favorites

Traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies and crisp-rice-and-marshmallow treats are always good sellers. But you can make even more customers happy if you get creative. Sugar-free and gluten-free selections are more popular than ever, and you can substitute apple sauce for the butter in many recipes to save on fat. You can even use egg substitute to lower cholesterol. More people are eating healthier these days, so healthy selections will widen your customer base. It’s also a good idea to specifically label all recipes and items that contain, or that may contain, nuts or other ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in some people.

What To Sell, How Much To Charge

There are a lot of websites out there offering bake sale recipe ideas. A good rule of thumb is to figure out how much all the ingredients cost to make the baked goods, and then charge double. You will find this is still a bargain. It’s a good idea to keep things in increments of 25 cents to make making change easier. Make sure to make a sign-up list to keep track of what everyone is bringing to the bake sale, so you can avoid lop-sided offerings like all cookies and no cake. You can also ask area stores to donate raw ingredients for the event, and make sure you thank them by posting their names at your sales table and sending thank-you letters. Take sample goodies to area newspapers and radio stations with a news release and flyer about your event to help get the word out.

8 Tips For Great Bake Sales

1. Identify Yourself – Post a large sign or banner identifying your organization and what you will use the funds for. This kind of fundraiser is a great way to fund new supporters, so make sure you have take-away information on your organization – at least a card with your name, mission, phone and email – so you can send your info home with anyone who seems interested in volunteering or supporting your cause.

2. Make A Menu Poster – Create a poster or use a remarkable board to list your menu items and prices. This helps promote the goodies to passers-by and saves on time individually pricing each item.

3. Include Recipes With The Goodies – Make a cute recipe card and attach it to each item, so people can re-create your bakes masterpiece at home. This reinforces your charity’s name and contact information and also adds value for your customers.

4. Offer Samples – Set out a plate of small samples of your goods. Sometimes all it takes is a taste of one of your delicious treats and you’ve turned a lookie-loo into a customer.

5. Sell Sides – Offer drinks like milk and coffee, hot chocolate or cider or consider selling salty snacks like peanuts or chips along with traditional baked goods to add to the income.

6. Put Out A Donation Jar – Add a loose-change donation jar to your table. You might be surprised how many people will donate their change, or just make a donation without buying anything, when they see that ubiquitous donation jar. Make sure it’s clear so people can see their donations in action.

7. Sell Raffle Tickets – Sell raffle tickets and give away prizes of your fanciest baked goods, or other items donated by supporters and area businesses. Make sure to post simple drawing rules and drawing times (if winner must be present) or get contact information so you can get the prizes to your winners.

8. Sell A Recipe Book – Make up a simple recipe book, or a collection of all the recipe cards from your items tied together with ribbon, and sell these as an added fundraiser. Remember to shamelessly promote your organization in this publication, and to thank the buyers for their donation to your cause.

Unique Fundraising Ideas

Penny Wars & Change Wars: The Short-and-Sweet Guide

At Double the Donation we specialize in providing matching gift tools to help nonprofits raise more money from corporate philanthropy programs. Our friends at Causera published this great post on Change Wars [June 2015 update – Link to original article no longer working] that we wanted to share.

Fun Fundraising: Change Wars

Fundraising can be stressful, and let’s face it who wants to put effort into a fundraiser that returns little revenue and requires exorbitant amounts of time. A proven fundraiser that schools and organizations alike have used successfully is the Change Drive.

There are countless variations for this type of fundraisers, but here is the perfect Change Drive Fundraiser to bring your school, church group, sports team, or nonprofit extra dollars without the time burden. Moreover, a change war is fun! This fundraiser draws upon the competitive nature of its participants driving up the revenue for your cause!

Change Wars Fundraising Ideas

Executing a Change War

As with any fundraiser, you should first brainstorm to see if this is the best fundraiser for your cause. If you cannot execute the fundraiser properly to extract the maximum amount of donations, the fundraiser may not be worth your valuable time. Fortunately, the change war is an easy fundraiser that both beginner fundraisers and seasoned veterans can accomplish with relatively little effort. After brainstorming, you should meet with your team of volunteers and plan out the full details of the fundraiser!

  1. Set a time frame: Your change war can run as long or a short as you want it to! Make it a quick competition of 5 days or a month. You can even set your change war to run the course of a season. For schools, try running the change war for the fall until Holiday Break or from the beginning of school until Halloween. For church groups, try matching the fundraiser with your liturgical calendar like the lenten season.
  2. Set a goal: For your Change War you must set a goal. The goal will encourage competition and it will promote donations as you inch closer to the set amount. Moreover, everyone “wins” when the goal is broken!
  3. Create clear and concise rules: Make sure that everyone understands your rules and that they are easy to follow.

Here are sample rules we have set up here for a sample school Change War:

  1. The time frame of this Change War will be one calendar month and the winning class will get a party or special privilege for winning.
  2. Each class will have decorate a water jug for the fundraiser with their class name on it, this jug will be located in the library and will hold the donations.
  3. For the first two weeks of the Change War, classes should donate as much money as they can into their class jug. These donations can be any type of coins – pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, etc. – and dollars.
    1. Every day, or every few days, an adult will collect the jugs and count the money inside. The money should be placed in an envelope or larger collection bin with designations for each class so the money does not get misplaced.
    2. At the end of each week, announce the total amounts and which class is in the lead.
    3. Below the jugs in the library, a poster will be created to show students the running totals of which class is in the lead – it should be updated weekly following the announcement.
  4. Donating: For the last two weeks of the Change War, the competition will switch to a reverse generosity competition. Classes want as little money in their jugs as possible and should put all donations into other the jugs of other classes.
    1. The amounts totalled in each classes jug will be “deducted” from their total amount raised. Note that the money is still going towards the overall cause!
    2. The reverse generosity encourages more friendly competition and classes will fully immerse themselves in the fundraiser.
    3. The same procedure that follows step C applies to step D.
  5. Count the total amount of change and dollars collected for the entire month and wrap the coins, or have a bank count it for you, and send or deposit the check for cause!

Raise Money with a Change War

Tips for Greater Success

As noted in a previous post, storytelling is an important tool to solicit donations. Tell a story and make it the central theme for this Change War.

  • Why are you raising the money?
  • What will the money be used for?
  • Why should students and parents donate?

If you can answer these questions and create a compelling argument, the donations will follow and you will have a successful fundraiser.

This is a fun fundraiser so keep it that way! Encourage the friendly competition between classes and remind them that they are donating to a great cause. Be sure to keep the price of the prize low so the great majority of the proceeds go towards the initial intent of the fundraiser.

Ask parents if their companies have corporate matching programs as these could double the proceeds raised by your organization!

Add a Twist to your Change Wars

Add a Twist

Here is a great way to get parents involved and take your Change War to the next level. However, this will take extra effort and technology. If your organization is able to accept online donations, this fundraiser has the potential to raise far more money.

Online donations allow parents to participate beyond giving their children change and dollars. Parents will be able to join in on the fun and the competition that their children experience while partaking in the fundraiser. With the ability to process credit and debit cards the potential for donations is endless.

Penny Wars Recap

Recap:

The Change War is a simple and effective fundraiser to engage your organization and get the donation dollars flowing in. Brainstorm your fundraiser in full detail before beginning. Additionally, you should meet frequently with your core team of volunteers to make sure that everything is progressing as detailed in the brainstorming plans. Do not forget to set clear rules for the competition. If you are following our plan, the reverse generosity may confuse some participants so explain that thoroughly.

For greater success, implement the tools of storytelling and corporate matching and for a fundraising surprise integrate online services to greater engage parents. At the end of your Change War, you will have made fond memories, completed a fun fundraiser, and hopefully reached your goal in donations!