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Norwalk PTO Raises $57,886 in 3rd Annual Warrior Dash

By: the Famous Monkey

Norwalk PTO relies on FundMonkey to manage their fundraising campaigns for two elementary schools, Lakewood Elementary and Oviatt Elementary.   The two schools hold their fundraising campaigns simultaneously and then hold their events a week apart. This year they raised $57,886 for their efforts.  Thank you to Norwalk PTO for their continued trust in FundMonkey and […]

Hudson Elementary Raises $15,608 in First Pirate Jog-a-thon

By: the Famous Monkey

Hudson Elementary PTO raised $15,608 in their first ever Pirate Jog-a-thon.  FundMonkey loves working with small schools who want to raise more money with healthier more profitable fundraising events.  We provide the tools and resources and our best customers like the parents behind Hudson PTO provide the motivation and energy.  Thank you Hudson PTO!

Waverly – Shell Rock Raises $11,435 in Non-Fundraiser

By: the Famous Monkey

Waverly – Shell Rock middle school held their first Go-Hawk Hustle as a fall fitness event.  They enabled FundMonkey to register participants and take donations, but at no time did they label their fitness event as a fundraiser. Lindsay Schaapveld commented, “We enabled the FundMonkey donation codes and website, but we never marketed this event […]

Grant Ragan Elementary in Waukee Raises an Astonishing $69,314 in Fundraising Proceeds

By: the Famous Monkey

Grant Ragan Elementary continues to increase their fundraising revenues with their 3rd Annual Grant Ragan Fun Run.  Even after this check was written several thousand dollars in employer “matching funds” rolled in, bringing the total amount to over $73k. When Grant Ragan opened it’s doors 3 years ago, their PTO held their first fundraiser with […]

Woodward Granger PTO Raises Record $40,500 Dollars

By: the Famous Monkey

Congratulations to Woodward Granger PTO for raising a record $40,500 in their 2018 FALL FUNdraiser.  This goes to show that FundMonkey can help even small school districts raise serious money when everyone works Together.  Thank you to the WG PTO for your trust in FundMonkey!

Prairie Trail Celebrates 4th Year with FundMonkey with BIG Results

By: the Famous Monkey

Prairie Trail Elementary in Ankeny celebrated their 4th year using FundMonkey’s powerful campaign management software for their Annual Prairie Dog Dash.  As PTO members continue to cycle through the school system, we take pride in helping new members raise record fundraising profits with FundMonkey!

New Feature to Collect Technology Fees from Donors

By: the Famous Monkey

Several customers have asked us to include a feature that allows the donors to include the 9% processing and technology fees to their donations.   The ability to add this feature is optional as is the donors’ option to choose adding the 9% back. FundMonkey customers can setup  this feature by clicking on “Edit Your FundMonkey […]

Updates to Email Server

By: the Famous Monkey

In the Summer of 2018 we made additional updates to our email server to ensure only one email goes out to parents when sending a custom email. Some parents may have as many as three children in an elementary school so for a generic email being sent from FundMonkey we will only send one email […]

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 […]