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.
Once participants register online, they can invite friends and family to shop at your store. Learn more
7 Online Fundraising Advantages
You make a profit off every item sold. Your profit percentage is determined by how many total items your group sells:
|Items Sold||Profit %||Profit|
There are no upfront charges but a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your profit if your group sells fewer than 50 items. Learn more
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Boost your sales. Add our cash or prize incentive.
- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $18
- Delivery: Orders ship to buyer within 2-3 business days after purchase.
- Online Store: View product categories
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What Our Customers Say
It was great! And really easy to use.
Overall experience was excellent - when I had a question it was always answered.
Overall experience was good, Clay was very communicative, and sent great resources to help with marketing.
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.
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.
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.
There is a nice variety of products that appealed to many people.
Overall the experience whether in shipping, sales, customer service, etc is wonderful. Questions and issues are answered and dealt with quickly.
Clay was attentive to our needs!
It was so easy and simple. So great that the items shipped directly to the buyer.
I loved the ease and variety of the online fundraiser.
The company is easy to work with. They have great communication skills.
This brochure worked great for our customers and loved the online service and we will be coming back for spring fundraisers as well.
Great! Love working with Big Fundraising Ideas! You all are so quick and responsive. Love that we can have a virtual fundraiser during Covid!
This fundraiser is easily shared through multiple types of digital media, taking off the pressure of time constraints and money collection when you have to go door to door to sell items. Shipping directly to your door is another added bonus. Our group has raised numerous dollars with this fundraiser over the past few years and would recommend it to anyone.
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 only way to promote a Believe Online fundraiser. Once registered, participants can invite friends and family to your online store using text, social media, and/ or email. They’ll also be able to log into their sales portal anytime and track things like how many supporters they have, social shares, and money they've help raise.
As potential customers arrive at your store 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 fundraiser. For example, “With your help, we'll reach our $2,000 goal for new band equipment.”
As the sponsor, you'll be able to 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?
You will not receive a unique link for your group. Rather, once participants register, they’ll receive their own shopping link. They’ll be able to email, or text their link direct from their dashboard, and share on social media.
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. We will waive the $50 admin fee once your group sells 50 items. If you decide to cancel after we receive your signed agreement, you will be charged the $50 admin fee.
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 your store’s closing. If you add 'ship to group', checks are mailed out seven business days after your order ships.
What is our profit?
Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:
You receive 70% of online donations.
A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your profit if your group sells fewer than 50 items.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, people can donate in $20 increments. Your group receives 70% profit off all donations.
Your final profit percentage is based on the total number of items your group sells. Donations do not count toward items sold when determining group profit percentage.
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.
How are customers notified about their order?
Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email with tracking information is sent once their order ships.
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|
How to Reduce Online Customer Shipping Costs
For online customers, shipping costs are fixed, as shown in the table above. However, there is a way that you can reduce their shipping costs with ‘Ship to Group’.
Ship to Group Option
To help cover shipping fees for your online customers, add a ‘ship to group’ option to your store. People can then 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, there are no additional fees if the customer orders $75 or more of merchandise. 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 must 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.
NOTE: We only recommend this option for buyers who live close to you.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, customers will be instructed to contact customer service.