Giving Guru was designed to eliminate the frustrations of traditional fundraisers, while providing greater earning potential for our members and their supported schools and groups. Our CommuniFunding Card does exactly that!
Simply use your Giving Guru card as payment for your everyday purchases. Your purchases are rounded-up to the next dollar with that donation going to YOUR chosen school/group.
Your card. Your choice. Your cause.
Participating merchants can offer matching donations, members-only savings, and special promotions. Our platform can save card-processing costs for most merchants. Giving Guru secures these savings as donations to your chosen cause.
Giving Guru is truly a WIN-WIN-WIN for members, merchants, & schools/groups!
YOU DON'T NEED ANOTHER FUNDRAISER, JUST A BETTER ONE!
Numerous studies and surveys have proven most parents of school-age children are not happy with traditional fundraisers. Orders, deliveries, collecting money - it's just too much!
Through a recent survey:
- 71% of OK parents prefer to simply donate directly without buying/selling a product.
- 85% of ‘generous donors’ say lack of convenience limits donations to 1-2 times/year.
Through focusing on everyday purchases, Giving Guru provides the best of both worlds – convenience of giving with frequent and consistent support. One athletic director described our program as “cutting out the middleman and giving us his cut.”
That’s an accurate description of what Giving Guru does for fundraising!
MORE MONEY TO YOUR CAUSE!
Traditional fundraisers can only return up to 50% of costs to your cause. To get the best rates with direct-donation services, groups must commit to more work only to get to Giving Guru's minimum return rates. We have streamlined our platform and costs where we return a minimum of 80% to your cause. With Merchant-matched donations, that percentage easily grows to 160% & higher.
Giving Guru is the only fundraising platform that can grow your donation!
24/7/365 FUNDRAISING = MORE MONEY, LESS WORK!
The average American uses a debit card 46 times each month. That allows over 550 fundraising opportunities per year with no selling and without buying anything extra!
Even if using the Giving Guru card for only half of your everyday purchases:
50 cardholders - up to $7,000.00
100 cardholders - up to $14,000.00
500 cardholders - up $70,000.00
All without taking a single order or making a single delivery!
Our Merchant Match program increases your profit!
Multiple cards per family provides unmatched potential. Mom, dad, and even grandma can have a card, multiplying your group's fundraising by 2x, 3x,...5x!
Your Giving Guru card is free.
We even pay the activation fee!
Not a gift card. No need for a new account.
Links directly to your checking account.
Schools, School Groups, & Booster Clubs
Even a specific class/teacher!
Youth sports teams/clubs
Boy Scouts/Girls Scouts
Any community based program.
Not even with our participating merchants. You will receive emails from Giving Guru periodically. Merchant promotions, events, and other members-only announcements will only be sent by Giving Guru on a limited basis.
As with any donation, you should confirm with a qualified tax advisor.
However, our platform has been built with schools and non-profits in mind. Depending on your chosen cause, your donation should be tax deductible.
Our CommuniFunding is truly the safest card you can have in your wallet!
Our platform utilizes fewer steps for transaction approval - much less exposure of your card details.
Regardless of merchant settings, your PIN must be entered for any transaction.
No PIN - no purchase!
Confirmation emails for every transaction.
Single-transaction, daily, and weekly purchase limits provide more protection than traditional debit cards.
Yes - Giving Guru allows you to fund raise when, where, and how much you want. Reached your budget limit for donations this month? Simply keep the Giving Guru card in your wallet.
Your card. Your choice.