The back to school train seems to be heading at full speed. I know I've been to Target and Staples more than
That's why I am so excited to be teaming up with Pledgecents today to tell you more about the company and why I think they're better than those other "build a project - get donations" companies out there.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're probably thinking:
- "I already use ____ to get donations to buy things for my classroom." OR
- "____ just doesn't work for me, I couldn't get anything funded!" OR
- "____ didn't have the vendor I needed, so I gave up!"
All of those reasons are in the past because I am here to change your life. And, well, the lives of your students!
(Pictured above --> CoFounders Andyshea Saberioon and Ricky Johnson)
Pledgecents' mission is "to provide better education for children all over the world. Specifically, PledgeCents is focused on providing an alternative means of school fundraising that goes beyond the limitations of conventional fundraising methods. PledgeCents is about investing in teachers and schools all over, the way that teachers and schools invest in developing the youth of tomorrow."
So what does that mean for you and your students?
It means that Pledgecents has made it easier than ever to build projects and to get donations from people to earn valuable supplies and experiences for your classroom. Yes, experiences too!
Pledgecents, there is no select vendor list. SAY WHAT! You read that right, no. vendor. list. That means you can literally build a project for anything that will directly and educationally impact your students or school. Want a classroom set of iPads - done. Want to take a field trip to a local zoo - done. Want to raise money to fund Fun Food Friday in your classroom - done! You are no longer restricted by a vendor list.
Pledgecents, they send the funds directly to your school.
When you build a project, this is what your page will look like once it's approved and running:
With other websites and with grants, there is a super lengthy list of things you have to do after your project is funded to show that you're using the money for what you said you would be using it for. You have send thank you cards and pictures to investors, along with a slue of other time consuming things. Not with Pledgecents.
You see in the picture above that "Updates" button and the "Comments" section in blue?! That's where you post everything. Yeah, it's THAT simple. Post updates as you use those iPads, or before and after you go to the Zoo, or every Friday after you've cooked in the classroom. As investors donate money to your project, send them quick emails or comment back to them saying "Thank you!" Spend seconds replying, not hours. The connection is right there in front of you and your vendors, and it's simpler and easier than ever.
Another thing I want you to take notice of is the yellow "Matching" box on the right side. Another amazing thing about Pledgecents is that they offer opportunities for matching. So on top of them getting to keep the money raised (even if they don't raise the full $4,500), Pledgecents is matching up to $450 raised to help them out. It really can't get any better!
Is that it?
As if you thought that was all I had for you, Pledgecents has more in store for you... but you've got to wait a week!
So what do you think about Pledgecents? Do you think it is a company you would like to utilize to better your classroom and student experiences? What questions do you still have? Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!
*This is a sponsored post, but all views within this post are honestly and truthfully mine.*