Read-A-Thon fundraisers are a great way to raise money while helping children learn to read and develop a passion for books. Students collect flat pledges or raise money based on the amount hours spent reading. PledgeStar’s Reading Log allows families to input time spent reading without the hassle of paper logs.
PledgeStar is an online fundraising system that helps you raise more from your pledge drive by making it fun and easy to ask more family and friends for donations.
With PledgeStar, the average student raises over $140. That’s more than any other platform. Why? Because we make it fun and easy to ask more family and friends for donations with automated emails, texts, social media, and more.
PledgeStar was built by parents of school age children who know that every dollar counts. PledgeStar charges only 7% of online donations, but never more than $995. That could save you thousands!
With PledgeStar, you work with a Pledge Drive Specialist dedicated to helping you squeeze every last dollar from your fundraiser. And if you need help, we’re always a quick call or email away.
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EASY FOR PARENTS
You’ll start to see donations rolling in after about five minutes entering family and friends. No awkward phone calls. No waiting for checks. No door-to-door soliciting.
EASY FOR ADMINS
Getting started and staying on top of your fundraiser couldn’t be easier. PledgeStar’s dashboard lets you see summary statistics at a glance, and it’s easy-to-use reports let you drill down into the nitty gritty.
Every school has their own unique fundraising needs. That’s why we designed PledgeStar to work the way you do, instead of the other way around.
As easy as 1-2-3
Get the Word Out
After your site goes live, send your families the registration link. They follow the simple, on-screen instructions to register their students and enter their family and friends. PledgeStar sends out personalized pledge requests with a link to the student’s fundraising page. Families may also share their fundraising page on social media and track the status of each pledge request through PledgeStar.
Family and friends follow the link they receive, enter a donation amount and choose whether to pay securely by credit card or check.
Get Real-time Reports
Administrator log in to PledgeStar any time to track the fundraiser’s real-time progress with our easy-to-use event overview dashboard and reports.
We Make it Easy.
Use the slider below to see what your event will make on average based on the number of pledgees as opposed to the competition. Pssst. It’s considerably more!
Thousands of Schools Raising Millions of Dollars
THAT’S THE POWER OF PLEDGESTAR
Over 250,000 families
Over $70,000,000 raised
RAISED PER STUDENT
Our Fees are Capped
SAVING SCHOOLS THOUSANDS
PledgeStar Success Stories
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