PTAs across the UK could be part of a £200* million annual fundraising bonanza
Why have PTA-UK and easyfundraising.org.uk formed a partnership?
Both PTA-UK and easyfundraising.org.uk are committed to helping PTAs raise as much as possible for the benefit of education. After much discussion, both parties felt the best way to do this was to work together to help PTAs maximise their use of easyfundraising.org.uk. This has included making it as easy as possible for all PTA-UK members to get started with easyfundraising.org.uk by setting up all PTA-UK members as valid causes.
David Butler, PTA-UK Chief Executive, has welcomed the partnership, "Fundraising is the core of PTA activity. It is a key PTA-UK objective to support its members to achieve greater fundraising success. The partnership with easyfundraising.org.uk will give our members unrivalled access to an easy way to fundraise".
Managing Director of easyfundraising.org.uk Gary Thompson, said "We are delighted to be working closely with PTA-UK to harness the fundraising opportunity our model presents for PTAs across the country. We recognise that many parents and staff are busy people who would love to support their PTA more but simply don't have the time. easyfundraising.org.uk provides an easy quick way for them to do just that. It certainly is exciting times for easyfundraising.org.uk, PTA-UK and PTA fundraisers across the country."
What does this commercial partnership mean?
The partnership with easyfundraising.org.uk is being managed by PTA-UK's commercial arm, with the primary objective for both parties being to support and maximise PTA fundraising efforts. Please note, through the launch of this partnership PTA-UK is not committing any of our members to use of this service. As a charity, PTA-UK uses all funds to support and provide services for PTAs.
Why has PTA-UK chosen to work with easyfundraising.org.uk?
easyfundraising.org.uk has already raised £4 million for charities and good causes, which included at the time of launching the partnership, over £400,000 raised by PTAs across the UK. The easyfundraising.org.uk site is quick and easy to use. Quite simply, whenever a supporter is shopping online they login to easyfundraising.org.uk and start shopping with over 2,000 retailers. Every purchase generates a donation for their chosen PTA. easyfundraising.org.uk is already providing over 35,000 good causes with an easy and successful way to raise additional funds and it doesn't cost the good cause or the supporter a penny.
As a member of PTA-UK, what are the key benefits of the partnership?
As a result of this partnership easyfundraising.org.uk is working closely with us to develop the following benefits;
- an improved bespoke site just for PTAs developed with our feedback and feedback from members;
- exclusive deals for PTAs from retailers - this could even include increased donations as well as money saving deals; and
- bespoke marketing tools that will make it easier for PTAs to sign-up new supporters and get them raising the maximum possible.
I am already using easyfundraising.org.uk. How will this partnership affect me?
You can choose to upgrade your account immediately to reap all of the benefits of this partnership. Simply visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/pta-get-started/
If you are happy as you are, you can continue using the easyfundraising.org.uk site as normal. Please note, if your PTA has been transferred over automatically as part of this partnership going live, you may have noticed a change to your name and slight changes in your pages. If you do not wish to benefit from the new partnership you can revert back to your original cause pages by contacting easyfundraising.org.uk.
Will my donations differ?
Your donations through easyfundriasing.org.uk will be just the same if you sign up to easyfundraising.org.uk as part of the PTA-UK partnership, or if you signed up previously or independently. easyfundraising.org.uk is now working hard with retailers to secure additional offers and increased donations which will be exclusive to PTA-UK members, hopefully helping you to raise more funds.
Watch out for news about this major new service for PTAs, what it means and how to get involved!
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* 'Over £200 million' is calculated by using the PTA-UK member reach of 7 million parents and teachers. The average amount raised by an easyfundraising.org.uk active user is £32 per year. This gives a potential fundraising target of £224 million.