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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 […]

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 […]

2016 Fundraising Campaigns are Underway!

By: the Famous Monkey

We are excited about the start of the 2016 Fundraising season.  Customers from the previous year continue to come back and we’re also signing up new customers every Spring and Fall. FundMonkey makes it so easy for your parents, friends and family to donate online.  More and more schools are using FundMonkey to manage their fundraising campaign.  We […]

Change Log: 7-1-16 – New Virtual Servers

By: the Famous Monkey

Over the summer, FundMonkey engineers were working on a major upgrade to enhance security, scalability and performance.  To that end, we not only moved our servers to a new data center, we also moved the software over to the most recent Windows Server application on a virtual platform. The new platform will allow us to add […]

Change Log: 3-17-16 – Moved Servers to new Data Center

By: the Famous Monkey

Late this Winter, the engineers at FundMonkey started the process of moving our servers to a new data center in Altoona, IA – hosted by LightEdge Solutions.   The new data center provides several redundancies including power backup, environmental controls and is able to withstand winds up to 200 mph. This upgrade is part one of […]

Revenue vs. Profits

By: the Famous Monkey

Since most of our customers are volunteer fundraising groups, there is often confusion about how they should report fundraising results.  Should they report total fundraising revenue or total profits? Many of our customers have the majority of their experience with sales of candy, food and products as a “fundraising” mechanism.  In this environment, the fundraising […]

Assumption Celebrates 10th Anniversary Bike Ride

By: the Famous Monkey

A little k-8 school in Granger with around 65 students held another successful Bike Ride Around Granger (B.R.A.G.), raising over $30,000 in total donations on what happened to be their 10th anniversary of the ride. At FundMonkey, this was our first school, as a matter of fact, Cindy and I built the FundMonkey campaign management […]

Way to Go Pine Creek Elementary

By: the Famous Monkey

A shout out to Pine Creek Elementary.  They added FundMonkey to their already successful Walk-a-thon and collected 30% of their total donations online through our secure transaction server.   Final count’s aren’t in yet, but rumor has it they will beat their goal.  Visit their fundraising website to see how they did it!