Friday, August 27, 2010
Since we started 2Clickfundraising.com, I've had the opportunity to meet with many of our groups. This week I stopped by the Sundling Junior High Music Department to talk about ways to promote 2Clickfundraising to their supporters.
Through the years, I've talked to Sundling the most out of all of our groups; and through the years, they've consistently raised the most money by shopping online. Over the next few months, I'm hoping to visit as many groups as possible throughout the Chicagoland area. I'd like to talk about ways to remind your group's supporters to use 2Click to raise money for your cause. I will answer any questions that you have, and give you ideas to use 2Click to its fullest potential.
Please email me if you'd like to have me come to talk. As I said, I'd love to give a talk for any Chicagoland group.
Friday, August 13, 2010
We try to make it as easy as possible for you to use 2clickfundraising as a shopping tool to save money for your family. You can follow us on Twitter to find out what sort of deals our merchants are offering on the spot, you can look at our list of merchants and check for the "Deal!" in green that highlights the merchants that are offering deals, or you can check out our deals on Facebook. But, you can also sign up for email updates for specific merchants. For example, if you really dig wine, you can sign up for updates on specials and deals from Wine.com. Any time we find out that Wine.com is running a special, you'll get an update right to your inbox.
Simply go to the list of merchants, click your favorite merchant, and then enter your email address to receive updates on specials from your favorite merchant. Or, if you prefer to sign up for updates in categories, head to the "join newsletter" page and click any category that you'd like to receive updates on specials. We won't spam you, we'll just send you the best deals that you ask for. So when you get the heads up on a great deal, you'll be one click away from raising money for your organization and saving money in the process.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Everyone's winding down from the summer and amping up for another school year--so we're going to tell you about some of the great deals running to help you with back to school shopping. Take a look at some of these deals before you trudge to the mall, and you can give a percentage to your favorite school group while saving some cash. Can't go wrong there!
Shoes.com gives a great percentage back to your group (13% on all purchases) so it's a great way for you to get the kids the new kicks for the school year. Through the end of September you can save 15% on back to school faves like Converse and New Balance with the coupon code BTSHOES10.
Amazon.com offers you pretty much anything you could possibly need to get the kids back to school. All the way from kindergarten to college, Amazon's got you covered. Right now you can save additional cash on textbooks (30% on new, up to 90% on used) as well as all kinds of deals from the back-to-school savings page. And, Amazon gives your group anywhere from 4-7% on all sales.
If you buy $150 right now at Office Depot's online store, you'll automatically get $30 off. Buy any school supplies, computer accessories, anything, and you get $30 off. And Office Depot gives your organization up to 6% back from purchases.
We'll keep you posted of more back-to-school sales as they come in. Just head to 2clickfundraising.com , choose your organization and start shopping.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
If you change your shopping habits even just a bit, it can go a long, long way. I recently gave a speech to my networking group, ChamberNet Palatine, to explain how adjusting our family's shopping habits raised $260 for military families in one year. Take a look at the video below to learn how just adding one extra click helped us turn our everyday purchases into money raised for an organization that means a lot to us.