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Coronado Schools Foundation

Founded

1982

How we helped

Online giving & donor engagement

Live & digital fundraising events

Real-time donor recognition

Donor communications & campaign marketing

Donor reporting

Gift management

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Segment

K-12

Website

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4

crowdfunding teams

$209,000+

raised by end of event

The last few years we haven’t hit our target the night of the telethon, and we spend 2 weeks after to follow-up to hit the goal, but this year we we’re really excited we hit $209,000 by the night!

– Michelle Gilmore, Director of Development
Coronado Schools Foundation

Challenge

Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) raises and manages funds that go towards educating the youth of Coronado’s public schools through STEAM-inspired programs. The annual Telethon is one of their two major fundraising events. After a few years of reaching their fundraising goal in the weeks following the live-on air event, they looked to a new platform to enhance the giving opportunities for their donors. CSF raises funds for for a high school, middle school, and two elementary schools. Funds are raised over a 6-week time frame and provides friendly competition between the school sites.

Solution

CSF had many considerations to deal with such as; price, ease of use, and most importantly, time it took to set up, or mobilize. After considering MobileCause, as well as two other competitors, CSF went with the only company who could employ their campaign in time. A pre-telethon fundraising event was set up so that the high school, middle school, and elementary school could compete based on participation to see who could energize the most support. After the excitement for the telethon was at an all-time high, both the donors and the CSF were anxious to see how the event would turn out.

Impact

The telethon turned out to be a great success as the Coronado Schools Foundation hit their fundraising goal. They collected $209,000 by the end of the event, something that hadn’t been accomplished in the past few years (they typically needed 2 extra weeks to hit the goal)! The combination of encouraging participation through crowdfunding and introducing brand new giving methods allowed Coronado to change their outcome and collect more than ever before. These record donations went towards the educational and personal development of the youth involved in Coronado Schools.

The Coronado Schools Foundation

Through community involvement and support, Coronado Schools Foundation raises and manages funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students.To donate to the cause, click here.

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