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FAQs

Have a quick question about our reading and fundraising solution? Check out some of our most common questions below.

How long does it take to set up my custom school fundraiser?

You can set up your custom school fundraiser in less than 30 minutes if you follow our new Quick Start Guide. It provides you with step-by-step instruction on everything from creating your Read for My School account to managing and promoting your event. 

What type of fundraisers can I create on Read for My School? 

Whether you are looking to promote a large school, grade-level or small classroom reading challenge, Read for My School provides your PTA, PTO, HSA or school complete control on how you want to build out your reading and fundraising challenge. 


With Read for My School's team builder tool, you can determine how you want to construct your challenge - single team for small classroom challenges to 20+ teams for large school fundraisers. If you need assistance, please talk to our support team. We can assist you in building out your teams so that it works for your school needs.

Are there any set up costs or restrictions with using Read for My School?

There are no set up costs, contracts, or time restrictions for using Read for My School. You can promote your reading and fundraising challenge when you want and for as long as you need it. Our goal is to provide you with a flexible solution that works with you and delivers on your reading and fundraising goals!

What is Stripe and why do I need it?

Stripe is a 3rd party credit card processing company that handles all of the online pledge donation transactions for your fundraiser. Read for My School has partnered with Stripe due to its safe and secure handling of processing donations as well as services provided to our customers.


Stripe is FREE to setup and all online transaction fees associated with your RFMS fundraiser is taken care of through RFMS Service Fee so there are no costs you or your donors.

Does Read for My School provide prizes?

Yes and No! Read for My School believes that every school has different prize ideas so instead of products you never use, why don't we just provide CASH BACK so you can do what you feel works for your community. Read for My School provides the following cash-back rewards so you can determine what works best for your school.


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

When do I get paid from Stripe?

Once you create your Stripe account, you will receive weekly (Monday) payments wired directly to your bank account for all online pledge donations that came into your fundraiser from the previous week. 

Read for My School provides you and your donors a white label credit card payment processing solution that is FREE to set up and support so you can focus on more important things - like getting kids excited about reading and giving back to your school!

What type of currencies does Read for My School support through Stripe?

Read for My School supports US (USD), UK (GBP), EU (Euro), Canadian (C$) and Australian Dollar (A$) currencies. We are always looking to support new territories so please send us a request via our in-app support to discuss your fundraising requirements. 

Does Read for My School support Gift Aid?

Yes! We are excited to announce that UK-based fundraisers on our platform can now track Gift Aid opportunities directly in our app! Now donors looking to add additional financial assistance to your fundraiser can qualify through Gift Aid. Read for My School provides you all the tracking you need to connect and distribute a Gift Aid form and take advantage of this wonderful scheme.


If you have questions creating custom reading and fundraising goals, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

What type of FREE in-app support services does RFMS provide?

Quality customer care is Read for My School's #1 goal and works with you to make sure your fundraiser is the best it can be. When you create your FREE account, a support team expert will be assigned to your account to help you every step of the way.


Whether you need help with setting up your fundraiser or tips on how to get the most profits, our support team experts will guide you so you can concentrate on what's most important - getting kids excited about reading!!

How does Read for My School make money?

While RFMS is FREE to setup and FREE to use, RFMS applies a small service fee associated with online pledge donation payments collected through the RFMS web or native mobile apps. The RFMS Service Fee** covers all the reading and fundraising services we provide you to create, manage and promote your fundraiser.

That’s right, we only start making money when you do!

** RFMS Service Fee included Stripe payment processing fee (2.9% + 0.30) per online pledge donation.

Does Read for My School provide materials that helps promote my school fundraiser?

YES! Read for My School knows that fundraising is challenging so we've created materials that you can download instantly through our toolkit. RFMS also provides customized faculty and parent letters that you can build and print out to help promote and support your fundraiser launch. 


If you have custom requests, please reach out to our in-app support team so we can help understand your reading and fundraising needs.

Can this fundraiser work with one volunteer resource?

YES! Read for My School is built so that you promote a school fundraiser and manage it with one volunteer resource - YOU! RFMS provides the software tools and FREE in-app support to help you create, manage and promote a custom reading challenge without any assistance from other volunteer resources or school faculty.


From creating your community fundraising message to building out and inviting your team members to join your fundraiser, Read for My School's software provides you step-by-step instruction to set up your challenge quickly and more importantly, by yourself!


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Can I create a reading challenge for my classroom?

YES! Read for My School provides you with the tools to create a custom reading challenge for your classroom. Just create your FREE account and in your administrator dashboard, create a classroom team that you can manage. 


To build a team, go to your TEAMS page and select CREATE TEAM. Then, invite your parents and students to join the team you created through your custom parent letter. Once your students are registered, you are ready to go! 


Quick Tip: Create reading and fundraising goals for both your team as well as individual students that aligns to the goals you are looking to reach with your classroom challenge. You can even set up a custom leaderboard to track individual progress! It's a great way to drive excitement for your classroom challenge and motivate kids to read books.


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Does Read for My School provide recommended reading lists?

YES! Read for My School provides you with grade-level, age-appropriate book recommendations to support your school fundraiser. Just click on the BOOKS section in our mobile app to see updated book lists that will help guide your parents to the right content to read with their child.


Also, your supporters can use our new Book Scanner to scan their books so they can add them to their bookshelf and track their reading sessions. They can even add a book to their "Book Wish List" for a potential donor to buy for them. It's a great way to extend your literacy message and provide quality recommendations that are focused on getting kids excited about reading books


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

How do we raise money for our school through reading books?

Great question. With Read for My School, you have one-click access to share your reading achievements with friends and family to generate donation support for your school fundraiser. Just click on the main RFMS logo button and select SHARE. Then, select a method on how you want to share your donation page to generate both awareness for your fundraiser as well as progress you are making with your fundraiser. You can copy/paste your link into SMS, post on your favorite social network (Facebook; Twitter) or even email your page to donors who can help you raise money.  With Read for My School you are one click away of supporting your school reach its reading and fundraising goals.


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Can I track reading minutes at anytime during my fundraiser?

Yes! With Read for My School, you have complete control of your personal reading record to track books and support your fundraiser. Just click on the main RFMS logo button and select READ. Then, select a book from your bookshelf that you are currently reading. You can have multiple books on your bookshelf just in case you are an avid reader! To add a book to your bookshelf, use our new Book Scanner to scan the ISBN number of the book you are reading. That's it! Your book scanner is available on our native apps for mobile phones providing you an easy way to track any book that you want to add to your bookshelf.


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Is Read for My School COPPA compliant?

Yes! Read for My School provides you and your families a safe and secure fundraising platform that works for you and is 100% COPPA compliant. We provide you with the tools to post a display name as well as option to select a cool avatar eliminating the concern about displaying personal data throughout the duration of your fundraiser. More importantly, we do not sell or share personal data so you can feel safe when tracking and sharing your child's reading achievements to raise money for your school!


If you have questions, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Can I set custom reading and fundraising goals per team?

Yes! Read for My School provides you with the tools to set custom reading and fundraising goals that work for you. Unlike other online fundraising solutions, Read for My School is more than just a donation page. We provide you with tools to create a custom reading and fundraising goals - both overall as well as with individual readers. You can even set individual goals that are custom per team since 1st grade reading goals are different than 5th grade. When students hit the targeted goals, they unlock hidden achievement badges that motivates readers to your fundraising finish line.


If you have questions creating custom reading and fundraising goals, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

Do I have to upload student emails to launch a fundraiser?

No! Read for My School provides you with one (1) invite code that you can distribute to all of your families. Unlike other online fundraising solutions, Read for My School provides you with a simple and easy way to share your fundraiser with others. Once you set up your reading and fundraising teams, you have one-click access to distribute one invite code to everyone. Families use your private invite code to register their child to the appropriate team that you've set up! It's that easy. Also, you can share your code either through a custom parent letter that you can print out or digitally through sharing or posting your invite link. 


If you have questions creating custom reading and fundraising goals, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

What type of sign-in methods does Read for My School support?

Read for My School supports a variety of sign-in methods to give your customers options to choose from when joining your fundraiser. Read for My School supports Facebook, Google GSuite/Gmail, and personal email. For anonymous or personal email, we send a verification link to provide a extra layer of security for you and your school. 


If you have questions creating custom reading and fundraising goals, please reach out to a support team representative who can help you get your reading challenge off the ground!

So what are you waiting for? Let's get kids excited about reading and learning the importance of giving back!

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