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Anatomy of a Successful School Fundraiser

Anatomy of a Successful School Fundraiser

What do successful fundraisers have in common? Find out here as FutureFund breaks down the anatomy of a fundraising campaign that works. Learn what elements to include in your campaign so that you can meet your school group’s goals.

Thank You Letter Template for Business Donors

Thank You Letter Template for Business Donors

Create genuine and effective thank-you letters for business donors to your school fundraisers. Use this template from FutureFund to get started, then send it out using our platform’s built-in messaging system.

The #1 Alternative to TOTEM for PTAs

FutureFund is designed by and for school groups to solve the unique fundraising challenges you face.

FutureFund vs. TOTEM

FutureFund is the only fundraising platform built by parents and educators to solve the unique challenges school groups face. Here’s how FutureFund compares to TOTEM when you look at the costs, benefits, and features:

FutureFund

Unlimited access to all features

Ready-to-go custom fundraising campaigns

Designed for school groups

Messaging system with custom templates and senders

One-click financial reporting

Easy dispute resolution via automated responses

Compliant with all major financial regulations and data privacy laws for US PTAs and school groups

TOTEM

Email campaigns only (no campaign pages)

Designed primarily for member management

Messaging system with custom filters

Payment tracking and Excel reports

Online reporting with data export features

Respond to disputes manually or lose revenue

PCI compliant, cannot store data on California State PTA servers

Why School Groups Choose FutureFund

Our purpose-built features help school groups fundraise more efficiently while engaging parents and giving time back to volunteers.

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Faster Fundraiser Setup

Run donation drives, grow your membership, host Pledge-A-Thons and more with campaign templates that make setting up fundraisers faster than ever.

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Reliable Dispute Resolution

Use automated responses to resolve disputed payments quickly and avoid losing money.

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Built for PTA Compliance

Generate campaign summaries and financial reports in just a few clicks to keep your school group compliant with federal and state regulations.

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Better Community Engagement

Send messages to filtered audiences and create personas for targeted, personalized communication that inspires parents and volunteers to act.

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Easier eCommerce

Sell school spirit wear, event tickets, and more in a custom online store for your school group.

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No Paid Plans

School groups use FutureFund for free! Our costs are covered by small platform fees charged as a percentage of each donation.

FutureFund is FREE for Schools

Schools that sign up get full access to all of FutureFund’s features—it’s always free and it always will be.

Trusted By Schools Everywhere

FutureFund is used by over 1,000+ organizations, including:

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Raised For Our Schools Since 2014

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S, Kasad

Bollinger Elementary & Iron Horse Middle School

“FutureFund is always responsive to questions and suggestions, and added new corporate matching features based on my feedback. We rarely had to wait more than 24 hours for support and always felt taken care of.”

Made by PTA members and former school faculty

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J, Morgenthaler

Tassajara Elementary

“FutureFund has been an invaluable tool for our school groups because it streamlines everything perfectly to be able to have one place for parents/caregivers to purchase and/or make donations. I recommend that all schools and their districts use FutureFund.”

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You’ll Love Our Purpose-Built
Fundraising Tools

Unlike other peer-to-peer fundraising platforms, FutureFund was created specifically for PTAs and school groups. Our features are designed to solve the problems parents and educators face every day.

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Ready Made Fundraising Campaign Templates

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Free Online Store Setup

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Built-In Payment Processing

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Automatic Tax-Deductible Donation Reciepts

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One-Click Order Fulfillment

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Secure Data Protection

Frequently Asked Questions

How is FutureFund free for school groups?

Instead of having paid plans, we charge a small fee to donors as a portion of each payment they make through the platform. This spreads out the cost of our platform to make things easy for community members while allowing school groups to fundraise for free.

How does dispute resolution lose money for school groups?

With TOTEM and other fundraising platforms, you need to respond to each dispute manually or risk having it settled in favor of the party who filed against you. FutureFund allows you to respond automatically when transactions are disputed, potentially saving you thousands of dollars per year in revenue that would otherwise be lost.

What kind of messages can I send with FutureFund?

All kinds! We have no limits on the kinds of messages you can send through our built-in messaging system. Everything is customizable—including your audience filters and the sender profiles you use to communicate with them.

How Is FutureFund Different from Other Fundraising Platforms?

We built FutureFund specifically to support K-12 PTAs and school groups. Our team are PTA members ourselves, and we understand the relationships between parents, teachers, and students—so we created tools that solve the unique challenges these groups face when it comes to effectively organizing and fundraising.

What are FutureFund’s ready-to-go fundraising campaigns?

Unlike TOTEM, which only lets you create email campaigns, FutureFund helps you build custom pages for different campaign types to provide specific support for school group fundraisers of all kinds. These include:

  • Donation: Collect donations for a project or general fund. Parents specify the amount they donate with an optional installment plan.
  • Ticket: Sell tickets to dances, sporting events, or performances and redeem them easily with the FutureFund Turnstile app.
  • Purchase: Sell physical products such as yearbooks and spirit wear, or collect money for lab fees and similar expenses.
  • Membership: Sell PTA and PTSA memberships—can be used for ASB memberships as well.
  • Multi-Level Membership: For selling premium memberships in organizations offering different membership levels.
  • Fundraiser: Set a goal and collect donations for a project or achievement. Fundraiser campaigns support the same campaign options as donation campaigns.
  • Pledge-A-Thons: Allow students to collect money from friends and family for run-a-thons, read-a-thons, etc.
  • External: Link to third party sites for yearbooks, cafeteria funds, or anything else not in FutureFund. This can keep everything parents need in the store without having to remember different sites.
  • Sign Up Campaign: Let parents sign up for free programs without having to pay by credit card. A good alternative to products with zero dollar amounts since their purpose and use is clearer.

How Does FutureFund Keep Sensitive Data Secure?

  • At FutureFund, we respect your privacy and never share your data with anyone. We offer the same level of privacy and security as your financial institution. Our platform is also built to comply with education-focused legislation across the country, including child protection laws.

FutureFund is FREE for Schools

Schools that sign up get full access to all of FutureFund’s features—it’s always free and it always will be.