How It Works
No selling stuff! Contact your supporters with one or more of these options:
Invite your participants to join the cause in one of a half-dozen ways
Participants enter sponsors and opt-in to being reminded with a link to share on social media
System does the automation to reach out and collect pledges and warm wishes
Your participants can get their friends, family, community leaders, and followers involved!
On a mobile device or computer, participants share their customized pledge page describing your program's educational causes, goals, and needs. You can choose to be featured on our front page if you want the most exposure for your fundraiser. As users click on the links provided, they are directed to your customized pledge page allowing them to pledge to help raise money for your educational cause.
Email a personalize message
Most websites have canned non-personal messages that they force everyone to use (WeFund4You). As a leader, you can decide what messages participants use in their email or participants can type in custom messages for each email recipient (which can be reviewed). When recipients click on the links provided within the email, they are directed to your customized pledge page containing additional details and an option to pledge to help raise money for your educational cause.
We'll get a 45% response rate!
You heard it. If you use our coaching and direct mail services and suggestions, 45% of your outgoing mail will turn into a pledge for yourself or your organization. Imagine getting real mail that isn't bulk advertising.. it feels special! 65% read it and 75% of those will respond by either going to your customized pledge web site or sending in checks.
Our fees are waaaaaay lower than SnapRaise and WeFund4You.. as in half!
For your follow on fundraisers, our fees get rediculous if you do it self-service
Optional direct mail: Costs more but it will pay for itself
Social & Email Fundraisers
Half the industry standard for group-based fundraising
Companies such as SnapRaise and WeFund4You have investors that want to make a buck. That's not us. We are all about helping education and want to keep the lights on. Sponsors typically cover payment processing fees and with that
option, combined with our lower rate, our fees are half that of those websites.
After the first time, you can cut fees by half again!
Yup. You can copy from your prior fundraiser or start a new one. Then, the fundraiser wizard will guide you step by step and you do it yourself.
We'll do all the work for you
If you want to use direct mail, using our techniques, on average, depending on demographics, 45% of mail will turn into a pledge and your average pledge will be about $39. This is greater than either social or email even for the big sites such as GoFundMe. We review and monitor everything for you. Other work we do: directly review address information, run zip-code and city analysis through our US-wide database, supply the paper, supply the return envelopes, we will print the custom pledge forms, print the and custom envelopes, stuff the envelopes, apply postage and bring it to the post office
Call us for these costs. Its worth it if you want to do it.
Security & Privacy
Our programmers have kids!
Payments, security, and privacy are the MOST important part of our website build-out
We wouldn't want our kids or educational organization's information to get compromised. No Way! Security and privacy is our most important priority.
Most websites say they are secure in the hopes you'll do business with them.. we really mean it.
PledgeMe.com uses the latest encryption technology to ensure privacy and security.
All traffic is encrypted. Images are encrypted, expire quickly, and are purged from our system soon after a campaign is complete. We never give out your contact info or sell information about your organization, the participants involved in the campaign, or fundraising results.
All online pledges are handled by our payment provider, WePay, who is also used by GoFundMe.