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“Thanks to PledgeStar, we raised $16,000 more than we did last year!”

PERRI PENDLETON, CIRCLE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

December 22, 2017

Helping you work less and raise more!

PledgeStar is always looking for ways to improve your fundraising experience, so you can work less and raise more. That’s why we tested two new innovative features this fall: text message pledge requests, and online address book importing. The results are in and we’re excited to report that over 100 schools raised 15% more than they…

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December 22, 2017

Oregon Youth Sports Leagues Raise Thousands With PledgeStar

By utilizing PledgeStar to reach out to more friends and family, the Sunset Youth Football and Baseball leagues of Portland, Oregon raised tens of thousands of dollars. It all started when SYFL Coach Frank Krause was made aware of the PledgeStar system by a friend who had used it successfully at his school’s Jog-a-Thon. Krause…

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December 22, 2017

Rogers Middle School Teams Up With PledgeStar

Two years ago, the PTA at Rogers Middle School in Long Beach, California hired an outside fundraising company to run their annual pledge drive. After the company took 50% of the school’s fundraising earnings, PTA member Leslie Anderson decided to run the event herself. Anderson learned about the PledgeStar fundraising system from a friend, and…

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October 30, 2017

PledgeStar Perfect For Papillion Elementary

For the past three years, Rumsey Station Elementary in Papillion, Nebraska has used Boosterthon, a full service fundraising company, for its annual Rumsey Run Jog-a-Thon event. However, after parents began voicing concerns over Boosterthon’s high fees, PTA member Kristi Waszak knew it was time for a change. “Raising almost $33,000 and then writing a check to Boosterthon for…

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October 5, 2017

PledgeStar Keeps Tuition Prices Down at Private School

Director of Advancement at Redwood Christian Schools, Mike Kady, has been running his school’s Jog-a-Thon for the last 21 years. This year, after researching online pledge drive systems, and being made aware of PledgeStar by his district’s superintendent, Kady decided to give the service a shot. For over 40 years, Redwood Christian has relied on…

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September 8, 2017

Supercharge School Fundraising with PledgeStar

Now that school’s begun, it’s time to get serious about fundraising, and PledgeStar is the simplest, least expensive, and most effective way to squeeze every last dollar from your Jog-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, Read-A-Thon, or any other pledge drive. PledgeStar is an online fundraising system that helps raise 50% more from your group’s pledge drive by making…

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May 31, 2017

PledgeStar Revolutionizes Corona Del Mar High School Sports Fundraising

Several Corona Del Mar High School sports teams raised hundreds of thousands of dollars using the PledgeStar fundraising system. It all started in 2015, when Assistant Football Coach Kevin Hettig utilized PledgeStar for his team’s Lift-A-Thon. In the past, team members sent handwritten letters to family and friends asking for donations to pay for everything…

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May 22, 2017

PledgeStar Helps Florida School Save Recess

When Stephany Dawson took over as co-chair of Cypress Elementary School’s annual Eaglethon fun run, she had one goal in mind: bring recess back to the school. The school’s playground facilities were virtually nonexistent, and students weren’t afforded the luxury of unstructured play. This led Dawson and other parent volunteers to take up the cause…

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March 27, 2017

Long Beach Cub Scouts Smash Fundraising Goals With PledgeStar

Tom Renger became familiar with the PledgeStar fundraising system during his time as Kettering Elementary School’s PTA Treasurer. Their Fit Fest Fundraiser was a massive success, prompting Renger to apply PledgeStar’s services to his Cub Scout Pack’s annual Poinsettia Fundraiser. In years past, Cub Scout Pack members would go door to door in their community, seeking…

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