Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Believe Online offers over 600 items like kitchenware, home gadgets, wrapping paper and much more! 100% touch-free fundraising with no face to face selling. View product categories
Once participants register online, they can invite friends and family to shop at your store. Learn more
You make a profit off every item sold. Your profit percentage is determined by how many total items your group sells:
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- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $18
- Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say
I loved the ease and variety of the online fundraiser.
Clay was attentive to our needs!
This brochure worked great for our customers and loved the online service and we will be coming back for spring fundraisers as well.
Overall experience was excellent - when I had a question it was always answered.
One customer's purchase was damaged, and customer service quickly resolved the situation by sending a new item. We are still waiting on the fundraiser check though, which should have arrived two weeks ago. Clay looked into the situation said it will be in the mail on Monday.
Overall the experience whether in shipping, sales, customer service, etc is wonderful. Questions and issues are answered and dealt with quickly.
It was so easy and simple. So great that the items shipped directly to the buyer.
There is a nice variety of products that appealed to many people.
Great! Love working with Big Fundraising Ideas! You all are so quick and responsive. Love that we can have a virtual fundraiser during Covid!
It was great! And really easy to use.
The products that are available for sale are vast! Everybody knows at least one person who would want items that are available in the different product catalogs. The online sales aspect is quick and easy for all to use.
I'm happy that our class has a little more money for upcoming events. I'm disappointed that more of them didn't participate but I'm really impressed by how a few of our students stepped up! Thank you for making the fundraiser pretty easy and straightforward.
We didn't get as many sales as we'd hoped, but I'm not sure that's because of the product line. Our fall fundraiser is historically very hit or miss. I did get some feedback regarding the need to enter an email address just to view the catalog; that turned many people off. Also the shipping costs were reported as being high.
Overall experience was good, Clay was very communicative, and sent great resources to help with marketing.
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Groups raise money when supporters buy items from their online store. Once participants register, they can invite family and friends to shop. Invitations go out via social media, text, and/ or email and groups receive a profit off every sale.
Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the best way to promote a Believe Online fundraiser. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause.
Prior to completing the registration process, participants will be required to enter their email address. This is needed so we can send them their personalized online store link. All email addresses are kept confidential and are only used for fundraising purposes.
Once participants are registered, they’ll be able to share their unique link using text, social media, and/ or email.
As people click on a link they will see a ‘Reason to Support’ button above the name of your group. Your purpose is displayed once the supporter clicks the button. This way, they can see the reason for your fundraiser. This helps personalize your cause. For example, “With your help, we'll reach our $2,000 goal for new band equipment.”
Both you and your sellers can track their sales. Participants will be able to see how many supporters they have, social shares, and money they've help raise. Sponsors can track things like:
- Participant share activity
- Registered participants
- Sales updates
- Items sold
Getting participants to register is key to your success. You can enhance sales by setting individual seller goals based on your group’s needs.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)
Be sure to track your fundraiser progress and remind participants to invite people to your store. This will help your participants reach their goal.
Registered participants will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement the prize program we offer with additional incentives.
Do we get our own link?
There are 2 ways to promote your store:
- Registration: By default, participants will need to register and then share their unique link with others using social media, text, and/ or email.
- Direct Link: Or, you as the sponsor can first register yourself as a seller and forward your link to your group. Participants would be able to share your link with their friends and family.
To access your link, login as that seller. Once on your seller dashboard click on the email icon. The email will open and in the body of the email you’ll see your personal shopping link.
By promoting a single link, you will not be able to track sales by seller. Your group would also not be able to use our prize programs.
Online Ship to Group Orders
Another limitation to sellers not registering is getting items to online customers who choose the ‘ship to group’ option. Normally when participants register and send out their own unique links and customers make a purchase, orders are automatically tied to a particular seller.
Any items then ship to the group already packed inside the seller’s box with their other brochure items. Participants then deliver these items to their customers.
But with the single link option, you will need to let any ‘ship to group’ buyers know to pick up their order because it won’t be associated with any seller.
Is money collected with each order?
There is no in person ordering or money collection. Participants generate sales when the people they invite buy items from your store.
Can participants track their own sales?
Yes, participants will be able to log into their portal anytime and see their sales updates.
Are there any fees?
There are no setup fees or costs to run a Believe Online fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. We offer 2 prize program options:
We send you your prize flyer via email before your kickoff. It’s important that you continue to promote your prizes throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.
After your sale is over, we add the total cash amount to your profit check. If you choose a traditional prize plan, we ship your prizes to your group address. Prizes are packed by participant.
You’ll receive a sales report showing your participants names and how much they sold. Prizes are shipped with a reference list that matches prizes with participants.
There is no cost to the group for our prize programs.
Do participants get a brochure to show?
Because this is an online fundraiser there are no brochures. Before your sale, you’ll receive a registration instruction steps email. Be sure to forward it to your sellers.
How soon can we start?
After you submit our start a fundraiser form you’ll receive an agreement to sign. It will then take at least 3-5 business days to process your order and set up your store.
Once we send you your participant registration instruction steps, your store is live. We recommend that you have an official kickoff meeting so everyone starts at the same time.
If you can't meet in person, consider using an online communication technology. Examples include Zoom, Cisco Webex, GoToMeeting and Google Hangouts.
How long is the fundraiser?
By default, we set your end date 2 weeks after your start date. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale ends.
Or, let us know up front when you want your store to close.
Do you only work with schools?
No, we work with non-school groups as well. Examples include church groups, sports leagues, and dance organizations.
Can we use more than 1 store at a time?
No. You must choose 1 store. For example, ‘Goodies & Gifts’ cannot be run at the same time as ‘Popcornopolis Online’. You can always run a second online fundraiser after the first one is over.
Do you only work with groups?
Yes. Your group must have at least 5 participants.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no minimum order requirements.
Can we track our sales?
Before your Believe Online sale you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. You’ll be able to see several things, including:
- Participants who have registered
- Their social share activity
- Sales progress
How do we receive our money?
Your profit check is mailed within 11 business days of the close of your store. If you use our prizes, checks are mailed out 7 business days after the prizes ship.
What is our profit?
Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:
(For a quick estimate on how many items you may sell, multiply the number of participants in your group by 5)
You receive 70% of online donations.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, people can donate in $20 increments. Your group receives 70% profit off all donations.
Or if you don't want a donation option on your store you can have this feature turned off. Simply let us know before your fundraiser start date.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
Multiple participants can be added under the same account when registering. So when they make a purchase, the prize credit is automatically split up.
Buyers who click on a link that was shared with them through text, email or social media and the sellers are all registered under the same dashboard, the prize credit is also automatically split up.
Buyers who go directly to the store, select shop now, and manually enter the information will need to click on the “+” symbol to add multiple participants prior to entering the online store.
Donations count as 1 prize credit for each $20 donation.
What about sales tax?
Customers do not pay sales tax.
How soon do orders ship out?
Orders generally ship within 2-3 business days after purchase.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Colorado warehouse to all lower 48 states.
Who pays the shipping fee?
Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them. Free shipping on all orders over $75.
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|$75 and up||Free|
Ship to Group Option
To help cover shipping fees for your online customers, you can add a ‘ship to group’ option to your store. People can then choose to pay a shipping fee and have items delivered to them, or pay a 5% processing fee and have their order shipped to your group.
Like the 'ship to home' option, if the customer orders $75 or more of merchandise there are no additional fees. For orders less than $75, a 5% processing fee is added at checkout.
For example, a $50 order would be charged an additional $2.50 ($50 x 5% = $2.50). The total cost for the order would therefore be $52.50.
We then combine all ‘ship to group’ orders and ship them to your location after your sale is over.
'Ship to group' is not automatically included as part of a Believe Online sale. Thus you will need to let us know if you want this option included. You can do so by putting "Add ship to group" in the comments section before you submit your start a fundraiser form.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, customers will be instructed to contact customer service.