SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sponsorbrite, a premier provider of turnkey fundraising solutions, today announced its goal to help California schools raise $100 Million to cover state funding cuts. The San Francisco-based Company has developed an online platform able to run and manage almost every kind of fundraiser and have local businesses cover the costs.
The Company's technology matches local and national sponsors with schools, teams and nonprofits. When a sponsor covers the fundraising costs of a school it sends a powerful, positive message to the community. Schools don't have give up to 60% of what they raise to fundraiser middlemen and parents love seeing 100% of the money they give go to the school. Sponsors benefit from the so-called "Halo Effect" where their customers see them in a positive way and are more likely to buy from them. "It's a great feeling to support our local schools and attract new customers at the same time," offers Vickie Payne, owner of Kona Ice in Vacaville, Calif. "It's a win-win for everyone."
"Sadly, part of a teacher's job description is to become a 'Professional Fundraiser'," says Mike Wilson, founder and CEO. Everyday, teachers, parents and volunteers spend countless hours on fundraising rather than on teaching or supporting students. "Our focus is to shift the time and expense of fundraising back to time spent in the classroom."
Solving this problem required that any solution…
- be easy for teachers and parents to adopt
- work with current fundraisers already planned
- keep student and donor information safe and secure
- cost less than current spending on fundraising expenses
"Teachers, parents, nonprofit managers and volunteers in the U.S. have to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually, because of budget cuts, to keep their organizations running," says Amin Ariana, co-founder and CTO. "The time has come for technology to help a business' sales goals, and align with social values." Sponsorbrite has acquired over 60,000 users and a number of nationally recognized brands. Its users have managed over 1,000 fundraisers to date, with seasonal campaigns raising as much as $85K in a single fundraiser.
Sponsorbrite is the only brand-sponsored fundraising platform. Visit www.sponsorbrite.com to learn more about the company and their unique service.