|Manchester Center, VT- April 20, 2011- You now can build an online fundraising page for your favorite classroom in just a few clicks on Digital Wish. New tools like online credit card processing make it easy for anyone to start a fundraiser. Teachers, supporters, organizations, PTAs, and PTOs can start fundraisers for any classroom or school and share it via e-mail, social media, or customized printable flyers to encourage donations. Everything from fundraiser information and team comments to donation progress and sharing buttons is centralized on one page.
"We really wanted to give PTAs and PTOs better tools to help them fundraise online," said Heather Chirtea, Executive Director and founder of Digital Wish, "Schools don't typically have the capacity to process credit card donations at their events. Now they can make a giving page in a few minutes on Digital Wish and add online fundraising to every event. Our mission is to help solve technology shortfalls in American classrooms, and parents play a huge role in helping schools."
Starting an online fundraiser is simple. After signing up on the Digital Wish website, users can click "Start a Fundraiser" from the homepage. By sharing it with friends, family, and community members, a fundraiser will grow and thrive with no set up cost. Organizers can view progress, and edit and manage details throughout the fundraiser. Funds raised will be automatically deposited into the beneficiary's Digital Wish account at the end of the fundraiser and can be immediately used towards the purchase of new classroom technology.
"Our fundraising mechanism is designed to be easy and fun to use," said Chirtea, "By automating the giving process, we've provided an easy way for anyone to organize a fundraiser for their favorite classroom or school."
To kick off the new fundraising engine, Digital Wish will be offering $300 off the Premier Classic Configuration Digital Camera Lab - one of the most wished for items on the site! This special pricing will last until June 30th, so everyone can utilize the new Digital Wish fundraisers tool to see their wish granted. Digital Wish is also offering $100 matching grants on every ELMO TT-02RX document camera ordered through their site.
About Digital Wish
Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to solve technology shortfalls in K-12 classrooms. The www.digitalwish.org website is designed to help teachers locate much-needed funding for classroom technology. Teachers make technology wish lists, and supporters make those wishes come true. Over 24,000 technology wishes have been granted. Digital Wish provides a host of fundraising ideas and allows teachers to e-mail and print their technology wish lists so that parents and community members can contribute. For more information, please visit http://www.digitalwish.org.