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Big Upgrades for 2017

By: the Famous Monkey

As always we are making upgrades to the FundMonkey campaign management platform to provide more services and to make it easier to use. Here are a few of the upgrades implemented for the 2017 season. We added new language to the animation overlay when sending emails and donation codes from FundMonkey.   The new overlay […]

Fall 2016 – A Fundraising Season of Firsts!

By: the Famous Monkey

With the fundraising season winding down, we only had a few hiccups. Early in the season a DNS server at the hosting facility had some problems talking to the Internet which meant our servers couldn’t communicate to the Credit Card gateway.  Our engineers diagnosed the problem and created a permanent solution. Since it was early in […]

Change Log: 10-10-16 Added Animation Overlay When Sending Emails

By: the Famous Monkey

When sending emails some users would get concerned when the process took over a few minutes, so they would click the send button again, causing the system to send out a second or third set of emails causing extra load on the server resulting in a timeout followed by a “Server Script Error”. In order […]

FundMonkey Helps Central Iowa Schools to Raise $240,000

By: the Famous Monkey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/5/2016 CONTACT: Shannon Godwin Executive Director 515-371-7321 shannon@empowermentsolutions.net FundMonkey™ partners with central Iowa schools to help PTO/PTA groups raise over $240,000 dollars. Launched in 2012, FundMonkey is the second generation of campaign management software designed to help fundraising groups raise more money with event-based fundraisers such as Walks and Fun Runs. Typical […]

FundMonkey Celebrates Milestone

By: the Famous Monkey

FundMonkey processed it’s ten thousandth online donation on October 4th, 2016 at exactly 9:50pm. “10,000 individual donations just kind of snuck up on us”, stated Shannon Godwin. “It was only a few years ago we were testing the online donations and the credit card capability for the first time.  We would like to thank the […]