The 'Pledgecents' Platform Lets Schools Leverage Crowdfunding

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 10, 2013 • References: pledgecents & springwise
Another crowdfunding platform variation called 'PledgeCents' hopes to bring school fundraisers online. Using the crowdfunding model, PledgeCents wants to help schools raise money from more than just the surrounding community. The online platform hopes to allow teachers to gain funds for school improvements from generous souls worldwide.

In addition to the additional reach, PledgeCents also wants to remove the seasonality of fund raisers. Many offline events are only feasible to hold in the spring and fall. By allowing schools to hold virtual fundraisers, money can be raised in any season.

Unlike popular crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, PledgeCents releases funds even if goals aren't met. As a result, schools can use a combination of online and offline fundraising events in order to meet their monetary goals. Stats for Online School Fundraiser Platforms Trending: Older & Chilly
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