The Fanangel Difference
Get the support you deserve!
Fundraising is hard work! We get that. Whether you are putting up a fundraising page, organizing an event, selling raffle tickets...whatever!
That's why FanAngel exist...to help alleviate the work associated with live and online fundraising, by giving you the tools AND the support you need to be successful.
So how do we differ from our competition? Here's a quick rundown of the most important difference:
As you can see from this chart, FanAngel is the most comprehensive platform for your sports fundraising needs. Not only does it support vastly more online features, it also rivals (and in some ways surpasses) full service offerings like Snap Raise and eTeamSponsors at a quarter of the price.
Here is an in-depth explanation of several of the key differences.
Crowdfunding, e-Letter Writing Campaign, Contextualized Crowdfunding
Online fundraising, also know as crowdfunding, has revolution several industries in the last decade. Personal fundraising for tragedies has skyrocketed the GoFundMe platform into the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. However, fundraising for sports and schools has lagged for many reasons, chiefly the motivation to give must be emphasized at a more personal level than is necessary...which is not possible on GoFundMe. Only a few platforms have addressed this problem, including FanAngel, RallyMe, and SnapRaise (of course, we believe our solution is superior). For a deeper discussion of how this issue is solved, see of page on Contextualized Crowdfunding.
Full Service vs Almost Full Service
One of the most difficult things about taking school and team fundraising online is know where to start and how to succeed. This is why companies like Snap Raise and eTeamSponsors exist. They excel because they offer a hybrid service and platform to take 95% of the work of your plate. Their services includes on-site visits for video shoots, video editing, script writing, etc. However, this service comes with a hefty fee.
At FanAngel, we offer the same exact service EXCEPT for the on-site visit. Almost every school or team has access to a video camera or smartphone. And with services like Dropbox and Google Drive, it's easy for coaches or booster parents to quickly grab some raw footage and upload it. FanAngel can do the rest! This includes editing the video into a single final product, script writing, sound editing, etc. See our Guide to Shooting your Fundraising Video for more details.
Consider a campaign that raise $10,000...that's a savings of $2,000 for your school or team for what amounts to ~20 minutes of video taping. A campaign that raising $20,000 saves $4,000!!!
See the Morro Bay Bench-a-Thon Case Study for an example of how easy it is to make top quality fundraising campaign that feels like Full Service, but saves you ~20%.
Metric Pledges -- the Jog-a-Thon approach
Remember those elementary school jog-a-thons? Well, they're still around. And they are still around because they work. Some people prefer flat donations, but many prefer their donations to be earned. FanAngel has taken this concept to a whole new level. Get more details at our Jog-a-Thon, Bench-a-Thon, or Anything! page.
FanAngel is the ONLY platform that full integrates the essence of sports into your fundraising platform. Team and Player pages allow you to create your own Schedule, Scores, Roster, Headshot, News and more pages. If your league doesn't have a modern platform, then FanAngel can act as your team website. If it does, check with FanAngel about integration possibilities.