PTA planning starts NOW!
This PTA fundraising stuff…it doesn’t just happen magically. We know it takes hours of painstaking planning and coordination. The end of the school year is actually the best time to start planning your PTA fundraising ideas for the upcoming year.
And with a new year comes a fresh start for innovation and simplicity. That‘s where Cheddar Up comes in. We want to help take your PTA payments and forms online and, if we’re completely honest, blow people’s minds with how much busy work you eliminate and how much money you raise.
Online Payments = More Money
Until now, however, many PTAs have been reticent to take payments online due to high processing fees and steep learning curves when it comes to adding a payment portal to website pages.
Enter Cheddar Up. Cheddar Up allows PTAs to collect for free. By default, all processing fees are passed along to payers. Over 90% of our PTA users choose to pass fees on to payers simply because our e-Check processing fees are the lowest in the industry.
Online Forms = More Participation
With every fundraiser you move online, be sure to include a form that captures volunteer interest. This can be for current PTA events or next year’s PTA positions. Your nominating committee will thank you for the great pool of candidates.
Top 5 ways to move your PTA fundraising online
1. PTA DuesIncrease membership with this simple change—offer an online way to pay. When you create an online payment page (collection) you’ll have a powerful marketing tool. You can include your page’s link on all of your communications beginning well before school starts (think back-to-school emails) and throughout the year. Include the ability to join the PTA on your school’s website, eblasts, social pages and even printed materials.
2. Fall RegistrationEliminate those long back-to-school registration lines. Create an online collection page that does it for you. Include it all—from dues to waivers to sponsorships.
When registration day arrives, use our point-of-sale swiper to accept payments in person to keep all of your registration payment and form information in one spot.