PITTSBURGH, PA, October 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Common wisdom among leaders of PTAs, sports boosters, band parents and other family-centric community groups is that "There's no such thing as an effortless fundraiser!" So Just Between Friends, a company dedicated to helping PTAs, schools and similar community groups thrive, has created "EffortlessFundraisers " - and in doing so, has turned this common fact into a myth.---
Traditionally, fundraisers took lots of people spending many hours each, up-front capital to purchase products or stage an event, and the wherewithal to deliver the products or man a pick-up point. With Effortless Fundraisers powered by Just Between Friends, those days are over.
Working seamlessly with a technology platform that already provides 9,000 communities with communications, membership management, and scheduling capabilities, Effortless Fundraisers lets the local leaders take advantage of the willingness of vendors, local and national, to do the work for them, and give the group a portion of the revenue.
"There are a lot of fundraising options for local groups - from traditional buy-&-resell, to donation collection sites, to new ideas from start-ups." Said David Radin, president of Just Between Friends. "But until Just Between Friends released Effortless Fundraisers , there was no cohesive way for the group to do all their favorite fundraisers and take advantage of new ideas or great products all in one place. Effortless Fundraisers powered by Just Between Friends gives them that."
Effortless Fundraisers automatically creates highly relevant fundraising opportunities for the groups that they don't have to manage, invest dollars in, or fulfill. It's all done for them automatically. The Just Between Friends platform can also handle the groups' favorite traditional fundraisers, such as events, product sales, and donation collections, and makes it easier than ever to do membership drives - all revenue producing activities.
The company works with the local leaders on how to increase their fundraising attainment using technology and personal approaches (such as live and web-based workshops); and it will help guide the groups into the most productive fundraisers based on the success of fundraisers in groups around the nation.
Going forward, Just Between Friends expects to partner with various fundraising technologies and websites to expand the options for the local leaders. The goal is not to offer every idea - just those that work best and that fit the groups well - and to help the local group leaders create behavior in their community that will help them fundraiser better with less effort.
Just Between Friends has been a contractual partner of National PTA for 5 years, and has had the opportunity to work closely and learn from thousands of PTAs. Comments received related to Effortless Fundraisers range from calling the new platform "drop-dead simple", to "you've taken all the friction out of an otherwise difficult process".
According to Radin, "The key is still to provide value - for the group, for its members and for the vendors. With the feedback and suggestions that we've received from our users in 9,000 communities, we think we've hit the target."
To learn more about Just Between Friends, visit https://www.justbetweenfriends.com.
About Just Between Friends, Inc.
Just Between Friends helps PTAs, schools and similar groups & communities thrive by providing a secure, private web & mobile -based platform to help them with key activities, including communications, fundraising, member recruitment & management, directories and volunteerism reporting. Working hand-in-hand with National PTA and PTAs in every state, Just Between Friends empowers groups in over 9,000 communities nationwide.
Effortless Fundraisers is a trademark of Just Between Friends, Inc.
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