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Fundraising and Social Distancing

By the Famous Monkey | August 27, 2020

Early this Spring, my wife and I signed up (technically she signed us up) once again for the Moonlight Classic bicycle ride.  The ride takes place at 9:00pm in Downtown Des Moines.  It’s a festive occasion where people dress up themselves and their bikes, trikes and one unicycle with glow sticks, flashing lights and all…

Fundraising During a Pandemic

By the Famous Monkey | July 7, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has a lot of people frightened and causing organizations to rethink everyday tasks.  However, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  School activities will be getting back to normal soon, but taking precautions is still very important for some people.  FundMonkey is the perfect fundraising solution in a social…

April Fools Day is No Joke

By the Famous Monkey | April 1, 2020

This April Fools day is like no other.  We’re estimating that the school season will be cancelled for the rest of the year and along with that so too will Spring Fundraising and that’s no joke. Many school PTA’s and PTO’s depend on Spring Fundraising for much of their annual budget and like these schools,…

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

By the Famous Monkey | November 19, 2018

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 | November 13, 2018

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 | November 13, 2018

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 | November 6, 2018

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 | October 18, 2018

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 | October 3, 2018

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 Recapture Technology Fees from Donors

By the Famous Monkey | August 19, 2018

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% to their donations. FundMonkey customers can setup  this feature by clicking on “Edit…

Updates to Email Server

By the Famous Monkey | July 17, 2018

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…

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Added to Fundraising Pages

By the Famous Monkey | December 15, 2017

With tighter browser security rules being enforced by web browsers throughout 2018, FundMonkey engineers have extended the SSL which was originally only on the Secure Donation page, to each of the customer fundraising pages. Now, when you create your fundraiser information page such as https://exampleelementary.fundmonkey.com, you will notice the tiny green padlock left of your…