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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 need assistance in setting up your fundraiser on Read for My School, please reach out to our in-app support team or access your administrator toolkit. You will have access to your toolkit once you create your account. It provides you with step-by-step instruction, downloadable resources, as well as tips to manage your fundraiser with one volunteer resource - YOU!

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

Whether you are looking to promote a large district-wide or school fundraiser or even a small grade-level/classroom reading challenge, Read for My School provides you with the tools to build out your fundraiser the way you need it.


With Read for My School's team builder tool, you can easily build a single team for small classroom challenges to 100+ teams for large school or district-wide fundraisers. 


For additional assistance on how to design a custom fundraiser that align with your community requirements, please talk to our support team. 

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

With Read for My School, there are no set up costs, contracts, or time restrictions for using our reading and fundraising service. You can promote your reading and fundraising challenge when you want and for as long as you need it. For more information about our services, please click here.


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. 


Read for My School currently supports Stripe standard accounts to support your fundraiser.

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 promoting product prizes you will never use, why don't we just provide the best pricing that is putting more profits back in your pocket! This way, you can use the extra money you've earned to purchase incentives that kiddos will love and that 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 and connect your Stripe standard account, you will have a direct connection with your profits you earn! This way, you can tell Stripe when you would like profits to be wired from your Stripe account directly to your preferred bank account. How cool is that!!!

Read for My School provides you a white label credit card payment processing solution that is FREE to set up and allow you to control how you would like your profits distributed to you! Stripe also provides your donors with a safe and secure credit card transaction process that is seamless and reliable!

For additional support, please contact our in-app support team.

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 you 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 team of experts will guide you so you can concentrate on what's most important - getting kids excited about reading and learning the importance of giving back to your school!

How does Read for My School make money?

While RFMS is FREE to setup and FREE to use, RFMS makes money through our flexible pricing options

For additional assistance on a pricing model that works best for you, please contact our in-app support team.

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. The letter includes your goals as well as instruction for your families to register to your fundraiser.


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 others to join in on the fun, we provide you with 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! 


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. Parents and students can even use our mobile BOOK SCANNER (only available in our iOS and Android apps) to scan the track any book that they are reading on their personal bookshelf.


If you have additional 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!