Help non-profit organizations raise funds using the ShoppingAndBenefits.com platform. Below are resources to help you work with organizations from presentation to enrollment to support.
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Introduce the program via email
Fundraiser Introduction Sample Email
Use your .BIZ site to present the program.
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We have tried to make it as simple as possible but your prospective fundraiser may need assistance completing the online form at
https://www.shoppingandbenefits.com/fundraising_order The information they will need is:
URL Extension that must be unique. This identifies the organization by url and allows the cobranding to function
Username of their choice
Password of their choice
Email address (corporate may contact the organization and this email will receive account status notifications)
Contact Name (Name of person who will manage the program)
Payment information if the organization is a for-profit entity. This program is free for nonprofits.
Once an organization is enrolled, help them get started. Below are the action steps a fundraiser should follow along with samples.
Have the organization’s leader enroll as a free member in ShoppingAndBenefits.com
The enrollment information used to register should be that of the organization, as it is the account that will become the Fundraiser
Activate your account (link in the email sent to you when you joined)
This helps them become familiar with ShoppingAndBenefits.com and how it works
Make sure they activate their account.
Introduce ShoppingAndBenefits.com to your decision committee
Attend a committee meeting
Ask them the three questions:
“Do you shop online?”
“What are you doing with the cash you get back?”
“If you’re not getting cash back, would you like to? It’s free!”
Have the committee members join ShoppingAndBenefits.com as free members under the organization’s leader account. The organization’s leader can enroll again to get their personal account since the original enrollment will become the Fundraiser membership during Step Three (optional).
Check your reports to confirm they joined under the leader account.
Enroll the organization’s leader account as the Fundraiser.
Go to the enrollment form below for the application to enroll
Make sure you “sign-in” at the top of the application, if the leader’s account is going to be the one used by the Fundraiser
Set-up your name and logo on your replicated ShoppingAndBenefits.com site as soon as possible. It will help as you continue on with these steps
You can find the customization options by logging into ShoppingAndBenefits.com as the Fundraiser, then going to “Your Account” to access the special Fundraiser menu
If you need help with this, please contact [email protected] for assistance.
Now that your organization is enrolled as a Fundraiser, itâ€™s time to announce the big news to your contacts. This email/letter should:
be written by the organization leader
be used when telling others about your new fundraising program
contain your ShoppingAndBenefits.com referring URL in it (see your Welcome letter)
For inspiration, here are a few sample announcement messages:
After your announcement, itâ€™s time to introduce ShoppingAndBenefits.com to your staff and volunteers. We recommend you:
use your announcement email/letter to invite your staff and/or volunteers to join first to see how easy it is, or just send them your referring URL.
have computers available for registration as free members. Make your new co-branded site the default home page of the browser.
create simple cards and fliers to be used as handouts at staff meetings or other events. For inspiration, here are some samples.
Itâ€™s important to give everyone in your organization a free membership by uploading your member list. Then, send an announcement to them as the first step in your campaign plan. This will primarily be an e-mail campaign.
To get you started, check out a sample campaign plan. This gives you a great idea of what this program can do for your organization.
Be sure to consider the other outreach avenues your organization is involved in, and add this program to those as well, including:
Flyers or Brochures
A tool is provided on your list of Fundraiser Tools that is labeled "Member Upload" which provides the mechanism for transferring your list. There are specific requirements which are laid out in the Member List Import details.
Finally, be sure to share your results with your members, as this will keep them engaged and informed. Relaying positive feedback or testimonials to the rest of your team will also strengthen your organization and help lead you to your fundraising goal.
Hereâ€™s a sample letter that can be sent to your supporters and sharing testimonials with other members.
Want more info? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Good luck, and welcome to a new world of fundraising success!