Coordination with companies, volunteer recruitment, promotion and marketing, staff coordination, venue preparation – it all adds up, especially when your PTA hosts several fundraisers a year.
Hosting a restaurant night? Chipotle Keeps 66% of the funds, and Panda Express keeps 80%! Hosting a Fund-A-Thon? Some popular companies charge 25% and up, plus fees!
Most families and community members would rather give to a school fundraiser, rather than have to buy something.
With a simple click, PTAs and PTOs can generate a printable flyer for their online fundraising campaigns that can be posted around the school and throughout the community. The flyer is equipped with a custom QR-code that allows donors to simply Scan-and-Give to the campaign in seconds. Additionally, parent organizations can use the QR code on other printed materials (like posters, stickers, and banners), digital advertisements, newsletters, and more.
Livingtree Give offers a one-of-a-kind feature, that allows school PTAs and PTOs to quickly build a database of potential donors. With the Contact Collector, you can submit a request to your current contacts (donors, organization members, family, friends, etc.) to share the contact information of people they know who might be willing to donate to your campaign. Once submitted, those contacts are populated into your Livingtree Give Contacts database. This tool offers parent organizations a way to exponentially grow their contact database and reach new donors.
School PTAs and PTOs can sell items easier with their own online store through Livingtree Give. PTAs and PTOs can sell supplies, event tickets, spirit wear, school apparel, merchandise, fundraising goods, and more! Parent organizations are able to set start and end dates, customize store item details, set maximum per-order item quantities, and download transaction reports to fulfill and reconcile orders.
Follow our easy step-by-step process to quickly launch your fundraiser
Use our email, contact collector, social media sharing, and print flyer tools to share your campaign
Donors can engage with your campaign page and make a donation using the secure Paypal checkout processing
Manage your campaign’s progress, and view detailed transaction and donor data in Reporting
Donations are made available in your PayPal account, so you can securely collect and fund your cause
As a PayPal Education partner, the Livingtree Give online school fundraising platform is backed with the safety and security of PayPal. PTAs and PTOs rest easy knowing that all transactions are securely processed by PayPal. Plus, digital transactions put PTAs and PTOs in control. Parent organizations retain detailed financial reporting and donor records, without the worry of 3rd party access.
No upfront costs or setup fees. No contracts or commitment. We only charge a total of 5% + $0.49 per transaction*. That allows us to continue hosting your fundraisers and innovating the platform with great features. All transactions are securely processed by PayPal so that you are in control with instant access to your funds.
*Transaction fee may differ for enterprise plans based on the agreed upon rate as stated in the contract. Additional subscription-based charges apply to the email marketing tool for free accounts. A 30-day free trial is included.
“it was so easy to pay membership dues this year and eye opening to see what out PTA has funded in the past at our school. I also wasn’t aware of the PTA member discounts, so this was an added benefits!’
Arlington Science Focus School , Arlington Science Focus School
“[The] online functions allowed us to reach our parents and alumni easily, providing a school fundraising platform to give quick and secure support to the family. We raised more than our goal in just 48 hours."
Arlington Science Focus School, PTA Project Lead , Arlington Science Focus School, PTA Project Lead
"We used [it] to run an online raffle to raise funds for my daughter’s soccer team. It was so easy to use and to share with folks, we raised 2 times our goal!”
Kristen Cunningham , Parent, Team Fundraiser
“[The] online functions allowed us to reach our parents and alumni easily, providing a school fundraising platform to give quick and secure support to the family. We raised more than our goal in just 48 hours.”
Meredith and Laura , Chairs of the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program PAC
"You can very simply accomplish more at the schools with the platform. It takes only minutes to upload an idea, set fundraising parameters (how much, levels of giving, etc.) and you can instantly begin to raise money around the idea.”
Craig Cummings , Parent and Technology Entrepreneur
Created almost a decade ago, Livingtree Give was originally built for the PTAs and PTOs that worked to fill the funding gaps and support their schools. If your parent organization needs a modern online fundraising platform that’s easy to use and has everything in one place, then Livingtree Give is the solution. Create a free account today!