A readathon fundraiser is a peer-to-peer fundraising event where participants (generally students) commit to reading as a means of raising money for a school, library or Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association (PTO). Readathons are great school fundraisers, as they promote literacy and a love of reading in children. They offer an academic challenge or competition which kids will enjoy. It's also easy to get parents excited about a readathon, as it's a healthy fundraiser with no product sales requirements. With readathons, kids aren't spending time fundraising instead of studying or learning, instead, learning is key to this type of fundraising event.
Organizing the details of a reading fundraiser from beginning to end is easy when powered by DoJiggy's software for crowdfunding events. Readathons are a great choice for school fundraising events in which parents and PTO groups, school administrators or even children can take the lead in setting up the campaign. And with our state-of-the-art software, your school or PTO will have a fully responsive fundraising website which works well on all devices, to take your fundraising campaign to the next level.
Our fundraising software makes planning and managing reading fundraisers simple and effective. Our software is designed for fundraising readathons and reading challenges in which students and classrooms collect donations for their school, PTO, or other school group. You'll be able to easily configure your fundraising website creatively to meet your school's specific needs, and your participants will learn and have fun when they personalize their webpages. Plus, DoJiggy is the only leading provider of readathon software that does not take a percentage of your fundraising dollars. We charge a fair software price and allow you to keep as much of your profits as possible.
Features of our powerful readathon software include:
Reading-based fundraisers vary from school to school, and customizing the fundraiser for your school and community is important. With a readathon, there are a few options for the basic logistics. Your school should consider these things at the outset:
Here are the basic steps to getting your readathon started on the road to success:
Kids love prizes of all kinds and will work hard to earn even very small prizes. We recommend that Readathon prizes are structured in this way to encourage everyone to participant and not leave anyone behind:
Read more about our how software will help your school or organization encourage your peer-to-peer participants to fundraise.
And in case you still aren't convinced that a readathon fundraiser is right for your school, library or PTO fundraiser - take a a look at these unmatched benefits of hosting a Reading Challenge or reading fundraiser. Readathons are an excellent fundraising event for schools and PTOs as they:
Make your readathon fundraising event the highlight of the school year for children by adding fun reading and book based fundraising activities and incentives. Great readathon ideas vary according to age groups, yet all of the readathon ideas for schools in this popular blog are brimming with imagination.