“Groups keep 100% of what they raise, brands gain deep community connections"
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
Schools, sports teams, civic and non-profit groups now have a way to promote and manage all of their fundraising online at no cost. Sponsorbrite, a new online service offers “no-cost” fundraising, by matching local and national sponsors with any group that needs to raise money. These groups keep 100% of what they raise while sponsors benefit from brand exposure and the emotional connections between their brand and the members of these groups. “It’s a great feeling to support our local schools and attract new customers at the same time…its a win-win for everyone”, said Vickie Payne owner of Kona Ice, a shaved ice party franchisee in Vacaville, CA.
Sponsorbrite makes it easy for anyone to create, promote and manage any type of fundraiser from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device, according to founder Mike Wilson. During six months of beta testing, the Sponsorbrite platform was used to run over 700 successful fundraisers across the US.
“Sponsorbrite works for traditional school or youth sports fundraisers like product sales and car washes as well as activity-based fundraisers like walk-a-thons or read-a-thons, raffles, crowd funding, and even event and ticket sales,” said Wilson.
“Sponsorbrite is a great tool for people pressed for time, but who have to raise money for their group,” said football coach Steve Shevlin from El Segundo High School. “Our team has struggled with past fundraisers, but this year’s campaign was painless. “We raised over $4,000 for our Cheer squad in less than a week using Sponsorbrite,” said Vic Bramante, Championship Fundraising. “ I was able to get them started in just a few minutes.”
Prior to public release, Sponsorbrite.com helped schools and sports teams raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, with fundraisers managed by teachers, school administrators, coaches, church leaders, non-profits, and busy parents.
“The exciting thing is being able to raise money with much less time invested,” said Wilson. “And the benefits of a cloud-based application become even more obvious when one volunteer fundraiser needs to turn over the reins to a new volunteer.”
When asked about the genesis of Sponsorbrite.com, Wilson explained that as a father of two children active in sports as well as school and civic organizations, he was tired of seeing teachers, parents and coaches spending so much time raising money only to hand a large percentage of if over to a vendor.”
“I decided to solve the problem by significantly cutting the time and 100% if the cost to run a fundraiser, and enable brands that consumers trust deepen their connection with customers,” said Wilson.