"Can you help at the school fair? Would you like to
buy a calendar? Anyone for a raffle ticket?"
As a dedicated PTA volunteer you are only too familiar with the
above questions and the mixed responses you no doubt receive. While
some parents are only too happy to help, for many it's not always
possible with busy work schedules, tight family budgets and other
demands on their time. Well with easyfundraising.org.uk all
you have to ask them is….
"Do you shop online?"
We're guessing the answer to this question for most parents and
teachers will be a resounding yes. What you might not know is
thousands of pounds a year could be raised for your PTA when your
parents and supporters shop online for everyday items such as
clothes and grocery items, to holidays and insurance. How? Well
simply by using easyfundraising.org.uk.
How does it work?
The easyfundraising.org.uk model was developed in 2005 by owner
Ian Woodroffe, who, while recovering from a serious illness,
received help from a number of charities. Unable to work but with
an active mind, Ian was struck by just how difficult charities and
other good causes were finding it to make ends meet and set about
designing ideas to help. To date easyfundraising.org.uk has
helped over 35,000 good causes and nearly 500,000 supporters raise
over £4million pounds.
Sounds too good to be true doesn't it… so guess you're wondering
how it works, well it really is easy.
easyfundraising.org.uk works much like a loyalty scheme. When
your supporters shop online, instead of earning points with certain
retailers, a small cash donation is made to your PTA. With over
2,000 well known online shopping sites to choose from, ranging from
fashion and travel right through to insurance, and an average
donation of 5%, the funds really will quickly add up.
Here is the best bit
Using easyfundraising.org.uk is completely free and won't cost
your PTA or your parents and supporters a single penny. In fact
there are loads of exclusive deals featured on the
easyfundraising.org.uk site so you may even save money. As its name
suggests it really is an easy way for your PTA to fundraise.
So what does PTA-UK's partnership with
easyfundraising.org.uk mean for your PTA?
PTA-UK has been working closely with easyfundraising.org.uk to
make it even easier for your PTA to get started. All PTA-UK
members have already been set up as eligible good causes for
parents and staff to support. So raising money is as simple as
getting supporters to sign up and then start shopping. The
partnership also means your PTA will have access to exclusive tools
and ideas specifically tailored to help you recruit and engage
parents, teachers and other supporters to use
easyfundraising.org.uk and raise money for your PTA.
Find out how to get started
Check out our tops tips to help your PTA
raise thousands, see how Burbage Primary School
Parents' Association are already raising £800 a quarter using
easyfundraising.org.uk and take part in our easyfundaising.org.uk
competition to win a cash prize for your PTA - with thanks to
Viking there's £1,000 up for grabs.
Start today by visiting easyfundraising.org.uk/pta-get-started