How a School Program Saved Over 20% by NOT Using SnapRaise

  • by admin
  • May 9, 2019
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  • Fundraising Schools

    The Basha High School Air Force JROTC program had previously used SnapRaise to raise funds for their organization, but that recently changed after their district implemented the Livingtree Give platform across their schools.

    SnapRaise uses methods that come at a hefty cost of around 28% (with some people online reporting up to 50%[1]) of the funds raised plus any student prizes. However, after seeing Livingtree Give, the JROTC program found that they could fundraise in a way that was both scalable and cheaper for their organization. Once they analyzed Livingtree Give’s built-in fundraising tools and low transaction fees, they decided that they would use the Give platform for their annual fundraiser, which raises funds for program equipment, critical supplies, and educational field trips.

    Upon launching the campaign, the JROTC set a goal of $10,000 and incorporated the “Leaderboard” feature to drive competition among their student groups. By following Livingtree Give’s Support article “Guide: Campaign Promotion Best Practices” and utilizing built-in promotional features, they quickly surpassed their original goal of $10,000, which they then extended. By the end of their campaign, they had raised just shy of $18,000! By taking the campaign into their own hands and using the Livingtree Give platform, the JROTC took home $4,000 more than they would have using another fundraising platform*.

    Livingtree’s goal is to provide the most comprehensive fundraising platform for K-12 districts by incorporating the best tools for K-12 organizations, teachers, coaches, and students to maximize their fundraising abilities. With unique campaign web-pages, built-in contact and donor management, email campaign creation, online leaderboards, automatic reconciliation, detailed reporting, and a multitude of fundraising options, Livingtree Give’s “do-it-yourself” model platform allows K-12 members to efficiently manage their own campaigns with low transaction fees through their exclusive education partnership with PayPal.

    Organizers, especially those in education, shouldn’t have to give up a majority of their funds in today’s world where so much funding comes in the form of online donations. That’s why Livingtree Give provides low transaction fees for everyone who uses the platform. In the end, schools, teachers, coaches, boosters, clubs, programs, and parent organizations have maximized their fundraising abilities using Livingtree Give over other fundraising programs.

    If you are a Parent Organization, Club, Team, or School Organization looking for a better way to fundraise, you can sign up for a free Livingtree Give account below.

    Are you a district administrator? Click here to learn more about Livingtree Give’s District plans.



    *Amount calculated based on 5% + $0.30 per transaction vs. 28% on a total amount of $17,933.98 raised.


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