Starting a read-a-thon is always FREE to set up and use. Just select an option below to get started.
NOTE: If you are a teacher or student looking to register for your school read-a-thon, please click here to sign up.
Create your FREE custom read-a-thon in less than 5 minutes and manage it with one volunteer resource - YOU!
View our administrator quick start checklist to understand how you can create your custom read-a-thon TODAY!
Schedule a 1:1 webinar with a RFMS support team representative to help you create your custom read-a-thon.
Need additional help? Check out our RFMS toolkit
When it comes to school fundraising, we provide you with the services you need to be successful!
Creating a custom read-a-thon is always FREE providing you a no risk fundraising solution that is simple and fast to set up.
A transparent business model with NO HIDDEN FEES focused on giving back to your school.
* Service Fee includes all credit card processing charges (2.9% + $.30) associated with online transactions through our commerce partner, Stripe.
Our support team provides FREE in-app support services to create a custom reading and fundraising challenge that works for you!
Need materials? Check out our DIY fundraising toolkit.
Follow the steps below to create your custom school fundraiser.
Creating a RFMS fundraiser is FREE to set up and FREE to use. It takes just a couple of minutes and can be managed with one volunteer resource - YOU!
Need a plan? Check out our 20/20 Challenge. It provides an easy way to promote a reading and fundraising plan that delivers results.
We believe fundraising is all about storytelling so post a school image, share a video and write your community outreach story that connects with your donors to why your school is passionate for reading as well as giving back!
Set up your custom goals to generate school excitement and get students to your read-a-thon finish line.
Cool tip! Set "stretch goals" for what you want all of your supporters to achieve while allowing team leaders to set custom individual reader goals for what is being taught in the classroom!
Connect your PTA, PTO, community group or personal bank account to Stripe and manage all online pledge donations directly through our app! It's FREE to set up and takes less than 5 minutes to start fundraising!
IMPORTANT: Your Stripe account is required in order to start your FREE RFMS fundraiser.
Fundraising is all about teamwork so invite your team leaders (teachers) as well as readers so that all of your supporters are ready to go when you launch your read-a-thon. Go to your TEAMS page and select an invite option that works for you!
NEW: Choose our new print invite code option to create a custom faculty letter that provides everything a teacher needs to know to join and support your read-a-thon!
Start reading and fundraising to friends and family to generate donation support for your fundraiser. The more you are fundraising, the more your school earns!
Welcome to Pledgetree! We’re creating a network of peer-to-peer digital fundraising solutions that empowers you to connect education-based community values with charitable giving. While there are many online and offline fundraising solutions to choose from, our vision focuses on providing you the tools and services to create custom fundraising opportunities that strengthens your community outreach message to what is taught in school or at home, not sold.
Everything we produce at Pledgetree revolves around a simple philosophy of creating the right tools for you to tell the right story for your community fundraising needs. Promoting the right storytelling experience is the epicenter of a successful fundraiser as it connects and binds our cause-marketing message to community support. Whether it’s building products to support childhood literacy, physical fitness, or the creative arts, we are dedicated to designing digital fundraising solution that evangelizes a deeper community message and lasting legacy with your supporters.
We now live in a digitally-connected society where the average person spends 4.7 hours with a mobile device in their hand. While digital media has transformed how information is consumed, it has also remapped how supporters will connect to your fundraising outreach strategy. The days of take home flyers are being replaced with digital fundraising solutions that provide instant access to supporters on the go. Whether through social media, email, or SMS chat, we provide your community fundraiser with a social gateway to extend customer reach as well as donation potential.
All Pledgetree products are designed mobile-first with a single goal of making sure that everyone can connect to your digital fundraiser at anytime, anywhere, across any mobile device. This focus provides you a digital approach to fundraising that maximizes participation – no matter how your community or organization embraces technology.
With over 25+ years in education and entertainment software, Pledgetree provides you with a team of passionate professionals that understand the importance of developing the right products for the right market. We are consistently looking to innovate while providing your community with safe and secure digital fundraising solutions that you can trust. We are customer-focused, customer-ready, and looking at expanding our product suite across community topics that deliver on that trust to provide high impact, high value fundraising solutions.
We are a small, but growing team looking to build on the foundation we have in place to provide all communities with a fundraising approach that delivers the results you need!
A successful fundraiser is all about teamwork and it starts at building solutions that communities care to embrace and feel good about supporting.
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