GrantsAlert.com Launches National Fundraising Program with eFundraising / QSP Reader’s Digest
April 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsTallahassee, Fla., (PRLeap)Ė GrantsAlert.com announced it has partnered with eFundraising / QSP Readerís Digest to launch a national fundraising program for all GrantsAlert.com visitors. The program is patterned after successful implementations with other groups across the country. In addition, eFundraising will power the online component of the program through GrantsAlert.comís official website, www.grantsalert.com.
Beginning immediately, participants in the fundraising program have the opportunity to offer magazine subscriptions to more than 650 publication titles at up to 85% off the cover price. eFundraising, a division of QSP Readerís Digest, has developed an innovative online program that enables visitors to send email messages about their groupís fundraising activities to family and friends.
The email message directs recipients to the groupís customized web site, where they may purchase magazine subscriptions. Forty percent of the proceeds from each magazine sale will be returned to the group.
The program also includes the sale of specialized scratch cards, candy bars, cookie dough and other frozen foods and gift brochures. The Scratchcards offer supporters valuable brand-name coupons (including a national coupon offer from Pizza Hut) in return for selecting nominal contribution amounts, 90 percent of which is given back to the group. Group visitors can also sell products from Worldís Finest® Chocolate, one of the most recognized names in fundraising. A new line of pre-portioned cookie dough and other gourmet frozen foods (pizzas, cheesecakes, pretzels, pies and more) is also available. Groups may also choose from a collection of catalogs, both seasonal and year-round, offering gift ideas and decorations.
GrantsAlert.com visitors interested in participating in the fundraising program can call toll-free 1-866-599-0068 or log on to www.efundraising.com/grantsalert or www.grantsalert.com and click on the Free Fundraising Kit option.
eFundraising is one of the fundraising industryís online leaders, providing non-profit organizations with a large selection of quality products, low prices and superior service. Established as the Universal Fundraising Group in 1991, eFundraising is now a leading figure in the North American fundraising industry. For more than 15 years, eFundraising has helped thousands of groups raise millions of dollars. Experienced fundraising consultants and field sales managers are available to help visitors with all of their fundraising needs.
In May 2001, eFundraising was acquired by QSP, a subsidiary of Readerís Digest. This alliance has allowed eFundraising to join the two biggest names in fundraising, adding over 100 years of traditional know-how and expertise to its own innovative fundraising experience. QSP has helped schools and other non-profit youth groups raise more than $3 billion for educational enrichment projects and programs. Each year, more than 50,000 schools and youth groups participate in QSP-managed fundraisers in the United States and Canada.
QSP currently offers more than 800 magazine titles, music and book selections, as well as an extensive offering of gift and food products. In addition, QSP is the exclusive distributor in the fundraising industry of World's Finest® Chocolate. QSPís parent company, Reader's Digest, is a global publisher and direct marketer of products that inform, enrich, entertain and inspire people of all ages and all cultures around the world. Its flagship publication, Reader's Digest Magazine, is sold in more than 60 countries and is published in 19 languages.
Founded in 2004, GrantsAlert.com is a website offering up to date details on competitive grants and formula allocations for Americaís educators, schools and non profit organizations serving the K-12 education community. Joe Mizereck, President of GrantsAlert.Com, Inc., stated, ďBeing successful in raising funds through grants takes time and is very competitive. Our partnership with eFundraising / QSP Readerís Digest enables us to offer educators and schools another excellent channel with powerful tools for raising funds that can be accomplished in a matter of weeks instead of months. Educators need both channels working for them to be successful. Weíre pleased to provide this practical combination of services to our teachers and schools. Ē