HOW IT WORKS – SCHOOLS

Who is Fundamentas for?

FUNDAMENTAS HELPS…

Fundamentas helps Schools and educators with an innovative approach to fundraising. Parents and other supporters can then provide support by purchasing products from the Fundamentas catalogue.

With each purchase, a portion of the proceeds* will then be donated back to a nominated school. 

*Up to 20% of the sale price per product purchased will be donated to your nominated school. The contribution percentage varies across ranges and the amount contributed per product is clearly visible in the webshop. 

A breakdown of the full amount contributed to the school will be calculated and shown before you check out.

FOR SCHOOLS

1

Build your fundraising page
Create a fundraising page that allows you to communicate your fundraising needs through text, video and images.

2

Share with your community
You will be given a unique URL and additional marketing materials to share with the local community and keep parents and other supporters upto date.

3

Gather funds for each purchase
During check out parents and supporters will be asked to nominate your school to receive a donation from the purchase.

4

Keep track
Each school page features an inbuilt totalizer that shows the total amount raised on behalf of your school through Fundamentas.

FAQs for Schools

Who will donate?

Donations will most likely be from parents, family, friends, and other people in your school’s network. However, you can receive donations from anyone who chooses to select your school during checkout. So depending on the success of marketing efforts this could include other people in your local community or people from all over the country.

There are no limits to the amount of reach you can generate but we recommend starting with parents, alumni, and local businesses.

How are donations calculated?

The amount donated to schools varies on the product purchased ranging from 2.5% to 20%. The percentage available for donation is shown on each individual product page. The total amount to be donated across the whole basket is calculated and shown at checkout.

Does it cost anything?

We offer two different types of subscription levels to schools; essentials and premium. Click here to compare the different subscription levels.

What kind of information should we add to our school fundraising page?

If you opt for a Fundamentals of Premium package you will have your own school page on fundamentas.com. This area is your space and opportunity to show potential donors how funds will benefit your students. Using content that can be shared across social media such as images and videos will provide the best way to amplify your fundraising projects. If you require further advice on how to make the most of your school please schedule a call with one of our fundraising specialists contacting us here.

How long does it take to create a school page?

If you have the Essentials or Premium package, you can sign up and launch a school page in about 20 minutes. You can then continually update and manage your page to support your ongoing fundraising activity. Contact us here if you would like us to set up your page for you.

Is there a limit to how much I can raise?

There are no fundraising limits on Fundamentas, you can set your overall target for the year using your totalizer. If you have multiple projects in play, we also recommend using your school page to show the amounts associated with each one.

Is it possible to raise more than my initial target?

Yes. It’s also a good idea to communicate this using your school page and your own communication channels to inform donors on how the additional funds will be used.

Who can update my school page?

The email address used during signup will become associated with an administrator account. From your school page, you will be able to issue standard accounts to staff members. Anyone with an administrator or standard account will also be able to contribute and edit the school page.

How long does it take to receive donations?

Fundamentas will hold all donations for 30 days to allow for the returns period to expire. Following this period donations will be deposited in the bank account associated with your profile.

What happens once I reach my target?

It is completely up to you how you choose to manage your fundraising. If you reach your target before your planned deadline you can use your school page to increase the target amount on your totaliser and provide updates on further fundraising projects.