Elefundo.com is a crowdfunding platform that seamlessly integrates giving and receiving where it's needed most – in our schools.
Users sign up to to Elefundo.com and can buy from the many businesses that are promoted on the platform.
What's in it for Consumers?
When someone makes a purchase from a participating business they nominate a school or charity to donate to. They also receive a small percentage of the purchase amount as credit.
What's in it for Business?
18% of Americans make a point of shopping with retailers that contribute to the community through social programs and charities.
Many businesses already contribute to charities but the customer has no idea what charity, or just how much they are giving. Elefundo provides total transparency, giving shoppers confidence that they are buying from a business that shares their community values.
Direct, trackable ROI ensures that businesses only give credit to customers who actually made a charitable purchase through Elefundo.
What's in it for Schools?
Because of funding shortfalls, schools are holding more and more fundraising events. These involve a lot of time and effort on the part of staff, parents, and students.
When people are shopping online they can donate with the click of a button. It's so easy!
Facts and Figures.
According to the University of Indiana, total estimated charitable giving in America increased by 7.1% from 2013-14 to $358.38 billion.
Education received 15% of charitable giving in 2014.
A 2011 telephone survey by AFRDS found that:
The majority of Americans (62%) and more than three-quarters of parents of school-age children (77%) purchase products to support school and youth group fundraisers.
The vast majority of Americans (80%) agree that "product fundraising is an important financial resource for America's schools and youth programs".