Popular Questions about Healthy Fundraising

We receive several questions about how much we charge for our campaign management software and why it’s a valuable part of your fun-run and walk-a-thon. Hopefully this will answer a lot of your questions.

Q. How much does the campaign management software cost?

The licensing fee is only $149 dollars, perhaps less if you have a promotion code. Best of all, there are NO monthly fees! All returning customers will receive a promo code for a $50 discount the following year.

Q: What is included with the Licensing Fee?

A. The FundMonkey license allows users to setup their account, create their fundraising webpage, create donation codes for participants, send bulk email to participants and manage online donations by participant, group and group leader (grade level and teacher). You also have access to our know-how page to help improve your fundraising success. Don’t forget our excellent customer service!

Q: How long is the software license good fore?

A: Your campaign remains active in our system until you close your event. Closing your event at the end of your fundraiser, will render your account and pledge codes inactive. All funds collected online will be sent to the physical mailing address provided at registration. Your fundraising page will still be visible but you will not have access for editing. Please make any post-event changes before closing your account.

Q. Are there credit card processing fees?

A. Yes, our total for online transactions is only 9%. We split that with the bank to cover all the transaction and monthly security fees. Overall bank fees are roughly 4% of each transaction and FundMonkey charges 5% to help cover our expenses and pay our staff for a total of 9% fees for only the transactions we process online.

Remember, you keep 100% of the donations you collect in person and 100% of the funds received from business sponsors.

Q. Is there software I have to install?

A. There is no software to install. As long as you have an Internet Browser such as FireFox or Internet Explorer and an Internet connection you are ready to get started.

FundMonkey is a web-based platform. You will setup your fundraising webpage, upload participants or enable online registration, communicate with participants and process donations online through our secure credit card gateway using your web browser.

Q: How do we use the FundMonkey to maximize our proceeds?

A: We have a proven formula that has been shown to work time and again: “Communication + Motivation = Participation = Donation”. With this in mind, the campaign management tools are designed to maximize your proceeds.

Start by uploading participant information and email addresses into our system. Our system will automatically create donation codes for each participant. Don’t worry about sharing this information with us, it is jealously guarded per our privacy policy.

Use the campaign management tools to email hundreds of donation codes to participants. The email includes fundraisng webpage and donation codes and encourages use of social media to make your fundraiser go viral and increase online donations throughout the campaign.

Participants will be notified, by email, each time a donation is made with their code.

You can also use the bulk email tool to send custom emails to all your participants and/or parents. Sharing information about contests and prizes will create competition among your participants.

Regular communication with parents and participants using the Event Management tools WILL increase participation and maximize your proceeds.

Q: Do we have to use ALL the services and ideas available on the know-how page?

A: Once you register your campaign with us, you are welcome to use as much or as little of the services and materials we provide. Your registered campaign license is for YOUR unique event. We’ll respect your wishes and do our best to provide a helping hand and sound advice, we want everyone to be successful.

In addition, your event will grow every year and you’ll have the flexibility to try different things each year. Many of your ideas will be very successful, if so, please share them with us and we’ll share them with the rest of our newsletter subscribers.