Free Fundraising Idea Number Ten
Raise money by buying stuff.
This is one of the best free fundraising sites as long as you’re raising money for college (yours or your kids, perhaps?).
Unlike other free fundraising websites for nonprofits, Upromise is a one-stop college service provider that helps families earn, save and pay for higher education only.
With Upromise, families can automatically save money for college while making everyday purchases at grocery and drug stores, gas stations, restaurants, retail stores and online shopping sites.
Upromise’s partners include a lot of major retailers, including, ExxonMobil Corporation, JCPenney.com, LandsEnd.com, Sears.com, and hundreds of others.
In contrast with the free online fundraising website where your supporters and participants do the purchasing, with this one, you and your family do the purchasing.
A portion of every dollar you spend helps the student(s) of your choosing.
Every time you make an eligible purchase through one of the many merchants, they return a portion of that money back to you.
Those earnings accumulate in your Upromise account until you decide to use it to invest in a 529 plan, help pay down eligible student loans or assist with college expenses—all tax-free!
It’s a painless and free online fundraising tool.