Features - Store
FutureFund provides a full-featured online store that lets you collect donations and sell products and memberships. In addition to flat donations, users can donate to your school by shopping in your online store. Sell yearbooks, book club books, birthday boards, PE clothes, spirit wear, and even PTA memberships to simultaneously offer value while collecting donations.
Add text, images, and videos to your products in your online store. Describe information about your items, give the buyer a preview of the product, and post an enticing video that encourages sales. Your users will appreciate the information and you’ll appreciate the increased sales.
Education is a cause we can all get behind. Your students’ parents can likely bring in more donations through corporate matching. We’ll help parents apply for corporate matching, which can double the value of donations your school receives!
Increase sales by allowing users to make a purchase with their credit card. Our secure credit card processing will collect their payment quickly and painlessly. We accept all major credit and debit cards, making life easier for both you and your buyers. We’re PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant and use industry standard security to protect payment information.
The more methods of payment you accept, the more likely you are to raise funds for your school through online sales. For your users who don’t use a credit or debit card, we give them the ability to pay for their order by check or cash — offline — giving them one more way to make a difference at your school.
No matter what payment method your buyers use, use FutureFund to track and manage each payment. The system collects all check numbers and allows you to run a report to view any outstanding payments.
Some parents would love to donate more but can’t do it in one lump sum. With payment plans, anyone can make a donation to your school that’s still within their budget. Offering payment plans can also help you bring in more donations over time — in fact, we’ve seen a 20% increase in donations when payment plans are enabled.
With FutureFund, you’ll keep track of everything in one place. We monitor your inventory, show updated information to buyers, and send alerts when inventory is running low.
Few things are more frustrating to a buyer than purchasing an item that’s never delivered. If you’re tired of manually tracking orders on paper lists or spreadsheets, you’ll be happy to know that FutureFund automatically tracks your orders for you. Provide realistic delivery dates and see exactly where the item is in the delivery process.
You put a lot of thought into the variations you provide of each product. Now, your online store can reflect that. For example, users can view a variety of sizes and colors for your school’s spirit wear. Not only does this feature make it easy for parents to find a product they like — it makes it easier for you to know what parents want when you pre-order products.
FutureFund offers many reports about your store that can inform your long-term decisions. Analyze sales, analyze deposits, view number of orders, reconcile accounts, and more. It’s exactly what you would do with a physical store — but far more organized and convenient.
Tuition and Registration Fees
Collecting tuition payments for your school online is a no-brainer. It makes it easier for parents to pay with their desired payment method and it allows you to track payments along with your product sales. Simply set up tuition as an item in your store to get started.
One of the most effective ways to raise funds is with pledged donations. Looking to host a Run-a-thon or read-a-thon? Encourage students to read, run, walk, bike, lift, or swim, and encourage friends and family to pledge a donation amount that matches the student’s efforts. FutureFund sends notifications, collects payments, and keeps track of everything for you.
You’re probably always thinking of new ways to thank your donors. One simple — but effective — way to show your thanks is to automatically provide them tax receipts at the end of the year. You’ll give them one less thing to worry about as they gather their information for tax season. The best part? It doesn’t take weeks of work like it did in the past. We’ve completely automated the work for you, giving you one less thing to worry about at the end of the year.