What is Livingtree Give and why was it built? Livingtree Give is an innovative education-focused "crowdfunding" platform, built specifically to address one of America's most critical and pressing issues - It's growing educational funding gap.
Who designed Livingtree Give? Livingtree Give was designed by people with years of experience as educators...principals, school administrators, teachers, etc. With this first-hand understanding of the challenges that come along with effectively raising funds for educational programs, Livingtree Give was developed to help bring solutions to those pain points.
How long has Livingtree Give been operating and approximately how much money has it raised? Since launching in 2013, Livingtree Give has helped raise nearly a million dollars for students across the United States.
How does Livingtree Give work? After registering for an Livingtree Give account, users can quickly and easily begin creating online fundraisers: Including campaigns, events, "fund-a-thon" type events, manage organization members; recruiting and manage volunteers; create beautiful looking email templates and newsletters as well as track fundraising performance via powerful reporting tools. Each school PTA can upload fundraising sites, which can then be donated to by community members and corporate donors. These donations are tracked, offering automatic accountability and transparency for local funds (as well as a reporting and auditing trail for all money received). Privacy controls allows district to maintain donor anonymity if needed. Along with a public-facing fundraiser The Livingtree Give platform allows any school in the country to publish individualized funding sites detailing their most pressing needs.
Who is Livingtree Give for and how does it help? Livingtree Give is ideal for individual teachers, parent teacher associations (PTAs), booster clubs, education foundations and any other education-related organizations seeking an easy, yet highly effective online fundraising solution. Livingtree Give also has proprietary solutions for School Districts and Education Foundations and states.
I'm from a School District or Ed Foundation - How can Livingtree Give help us raise money? Livingtree Give's District Enterprise Fundraising solution provides district-relevant entities, such as district level administration and or school principals, as well as Ed Foundations a approve all individual school funding needs, allowing equitable giving and a snapshot of local impact.
What are the benefits for PTAs using Livingtree Give and how is it different from other services? Livingtree Give is the nation’s first user-friendly online platform designed specifically for districts and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) — making fundraising, donor management and parent communication easier than ever before. The simple point and click interface allows users to create a custom fundraising campaign or use a pre-built Livingtree Give template. Platform users can then set giving donation options, campaign length time, add videos and photos and use PayPal or America’s Charities to collect funds. The platform also features built-in social media tools to further promote campaigns and reach many more donors nationwide easily.
What are the benefits for corporations using Livingtree Give? The platform also serve as a digital development arm for potential corporate funding at local levels. By connecting PTAs, school districts and corporate donors, Livingtree Give can help maximize funding while helping to ensure equity, transparency and recognition for districts and corporate giving partners. Livingtree Give was designed to eliminate traditional barriers between local corporate entities and school districts by bringing the efficiency and reach of technology to the previously ignored arena of public education fundraising. Livingtree Give allows corporations big and small to invest as true community partners, far beyond just writing a check. From employee volunteerism to helping schools meet specific needs in real-time, Livingtree Give allows corporate donors to easily and efficiently link up with schools and districts in the local communities where their employees live and work. Livingtree Give’s community portals make it easy to align fundraising opportunities with a company’s targeted focus (like STEM, nutrition, or the arts) — both locally and nationwide. And Livingtree Give’s corporate matching donation option makes matching funds easier than ever, while allowing corporations to give equitably to funding opportunities across school districts, states and throughout the U.S. Through a new, technology-based and easy-to-use online platform, Livingtree Give connects corporate partners with local school districts across the United States. Learn more and further schedule a demo by clicking here.
What are Livingtree Give's platform features? Below is our platform's feature set.
- Fundraising Campaign Tools
- Events Tools
- "Fund-a-Thon" Tools
- Membership Tools
- Volunteer Tools
If I register for an account on the Livingtree website, is there any cost to register for and keep my account active? It is free to register for an Livingtree Give account and keep it active indefinitely.
Are there any per-transaction or subscription fees for the use of Livingtree Give account features? While there are no fees to register for and to maintain an Livingtree Give account, there are per-transaction fees for use of fundraising tools (IE - campaigns, events, "fund-a-thon" and membership features. Additionally, your Livingtree Give account includes a "communications" (enhanced mass-email) tool, which begins on a 30-day free trial period after your account is opened. After the trial period, you can choose to pay a monthly (or annual) subscription fee for the use of the communications feature. Learn more about account fees by clicking here.
I love it - How do I register for a Livingtree Give account? Register for your Livingtree Give account here.
I'm from a school district - How can we get information and get started? Click here to schedule a demo to learn more about Livingtree Give's District Platforms.