We’re proud to announce Celly Fundraisers, our new “Kickstarter for Schools” crowdfunding platform for learning organizations. K12 schools, universities, foundations, and local communities can now create Celly social learning networks to raise money for projects, equipment, travel, and on-going learning needs.
Over the years, we’ve heard consistent feedback from students, teachers, and parents about how schools need effective ways to raise money. So we built a state-of-the-art crowdfunding platform that caters to schools and learning movements.
Over one million users participate in tens of thousands of learning movements on Celly–from classroom initiatives that amplify student voices to professional development networks for teachers to international AIDS/HIV education programs to social enlightenment campaigns against worldwide economic inequity and racial injustice. Fundraisers unlocks a virtuous cycle between community engagement and funding.
Celly members like parents can now contribute just-in-time to funding needs–for school equipment, field trips, bands and sports teams…and the best way to spread the word to surrounding community is to communicate funding needs instantly with a cross-platform tool like Celly. Fundraisers makes it super fast and convenient for contributors…people can contribute on the spot–at events, games, or venues–with Apple Pay or any credit card.
Features of Celly Fundraisers:
- You can set a one-time goal with an end date, or an ongoing fundraiser with a monthly goal.
- You don’t have to meet your goal to get paid.
- Unlike DonorsChoose, your fundraiser receives money directly, so you can budget expenses and purchase products and services as needed.
- Works seamlessly with existing Celly groups (cells).
- You can make fundraisers public so anyone can view and contribute.
- Only 4% fees (lower than Kickstarter, Patreon, GoFundMe). Stripe partnership insures very low payment processing fees.
- Contributors can use any device—smartphone app, web, and even text messaging.
- Contributors can use any major credit card and even Apple Pay.
- Contributors automatically receive email receipts for contributions.
And Celly fans, please help contribute to Celly’s own fundraiser 🙂 !