What is mobile fundraising?

Our mobile fundraising platform allows you and your fundraising team to sell Chinook Book mobile app subscriptions directly from the Chinook Book app via unique links that can be shared with friends and family via text message, email and social media. 

Watch this quick 3 minute video for the complete overview of the program

Why try mobile fundraising?

  • Easy to reach larger groups of buyers via links that can be shared via text, email and social media

  • All payments are handled in app with no need for fundraiser to handle cash, checks or credit cards

  • No tracking of physical inventory (and no worries about damaged books!)

  • Every buyer can become a promoter, boosting the impact of each sale

  • Renewals and refills continue to benefit your group as long as your fundraising agreement with Chinook Book remains active

  • Track progress towards your goal with emailed reports

  • Keep promoters motivated with real time progress updates in the app

  • Digital promotion toolkits make it easy to email and share

 

What do you need from me to launch a mobile fundraiser?

Our simple and secure online form will request:

  • Your contact details

  • Identity information (your organization's Tax ID and your Social Security number)

  • Bank account routing information for your fundraising account (so we can automatically deposit your funds earned)

This information is handled entirely by Stripe, the nation’s largest and most secure online payment processing system and will not be seen or handled by Chinook Book staff to protect your privacy. You can check out Stripe's Privacy Policy here.

Don’t worry! Our fundraising coordinators can walk you through this step by step. It’s easier than setting up a Paypal account!

 

How do I share the promotion with my fundraising team?

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STEP ONE: Once you have submitted your mobile fundraising registration form, you will receive a special weblink to share via email with your fundraising team.

STEP TWO: Each promoter taps the link from their phone to set up their “promotion” account in the app.

NOTE: If they already have the Chinook Book app, they will want to take a moment to update to the most recent version of the app before tapping the link you send them.

STEP THREE: Each promoter can now go to the More... menu, tap their My Promotions tab and press the “Promote” button to share customized links via email, text & social media with friends & family. Every subscription purchased via one of these links will benefit the school and be attributed to that promoter, allowing you to track sales success in real time in the app.

PLUS! Each person who purchases via a fundraising link will be offered the opportunity to become a promoter themselves, expanding the reach of your fundraiser. They can choose to attribute their sales to another user or to themselves.

Example 1:

Bobby sends a promoter link to his Grandmother Sue. Sue chooses to become a promoter and have her sales be attributed to Bobby’s goal. Her book club buys subscriptions and Bobby gets the credit!

Example 2:

Bobby sends a promoter link to his brother Joe. Joe chooses to become a promoter and attribute his sales to his own sales goal. Joe’s best friend’s dad purchases a subscription and Joe gets the credit!

 

Can people participate in the fundraiser without receiving a special link from an individual promoter?

Yes! You will receive a special public link and partner ID code that people can use to purchase and benefit your fundraiser without benefiting a specific promoter. This is ideal to use on your organization’s website, public emails and public social media accounts.

What if they already have a Chinook Book App subscription?

They can renew their subscription in app and have it benefit your fundraiser in 3 easy steps.

1. Check that they have the latest version of the app installed on their phone

2. Go to the Add Coupons tab on the More.. menu and enter your partner id into the "Partner ID" field.

3. Enter their payment information- their subscription refill will benefit your fundraiser! It will also KEEP benefiting your fundraiser as long as your fundraising account remains active with Chinook Book.

What if they don’t have a smartphone?

You can still sell them a copy of the print edition, containing most of the same coupons as the mobile app.

 

Can you give a mobile subscription as a gift?

Yes! We have beautiful mobile app gift cards that make perfect hostess and housewarming gifts. You can also purchase the print book as a gift (it includes a 12 month mobile subscription).

 

 

Have more questions? Our Fundraising Coordinators are here to help. Email fundraise@chinookbook.com for additional support.