Reading Fundraisers

Run an easy and impactful readathon and harness your community's reading to hit big fundraising goals.

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How Reading Fundraisers Work

In a reading fundraiser, students and families log all their reading and collect donations from friends, family, and local community members to earn badges and work toward a community fundraising goal.

  • Swift and painless setup with completely customizable artwork
  • Streamlined virtual management and progress tracking tools
  • Fully virtual platform with no physical setup, inventory, or volunteers needed
  • Seamless integration with your student rosters and Beanstack library accounts
  • Ready-made promotional materials and flyers to get the word out
  • Dedicated and responsive customer support

  • Individual donation pages and donor messages for each participant
  • Built-in fundraising messages for readers to email, text, or share on social media
  • A mobile app and year-round challenges that grow reading habits
  • Data-driven gamification tools like donation badges, reading streaks, and leaderboards

  • Secure online payment processing and data storage
  • Low commission fees ranging from 10-25%
  • High-visibility business sponsorship opportunities
  • Easy participation tools to expand your donor base beyond planned giving and physical fundraising drives through online fundraising
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See It In Action

Get a walkthrough of the administrator, participant, and donor experience in a Beanstack reading fundraiser today!

Get Your Community Reading and Raising

Our reading fundraisers help encourage reading in a fun way, cultivate a love of reading, expand your donor base, and raise more money. They're easier and more equitable than book fairs, physical fundraising drives, and other educational fundraisers, helping you reach different donors than traditional capital campaigns.

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Lighten Your Staff's Load

Whether you're a PTO member, teacher, librarian, or school administrator, our simple software and dedicated service help make your readathon successful. You can easily:

  • Customize your virtual reading fundraiser

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    Add special prizes

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    Promote fundraising pages on social media

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    Check top readers and raisers

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    Track community progress

Planning Made Simple

Launching your next reading fundraiser doesn’t have to be complicated. With Beanstack, you can begin your next event in a few easy steps. Simply decide on a theme, select your template, and launch. Check out this planning guide for pre and post-event best practices.

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Smooth Donation Collection Process

Each reader has their own individual fundraising page to share out with their friends, family members, and connections near and far. Raising funds is made easy—donors and local businesses can send secure donations and leave encouraging messages to their readers online, without dealing with cash, checks, and change.

Motivation to Read and Raise

Our reading fundraisers put all the gamified components of reading challenges to work toward raising money for your school library or local community so that hard work gets rewarded. Readers from kids to parents earn motivational badges as they add to their reading log, rack up donations, connect with friends, and read encouraging messages from their sponsors during these educational events.

Year-Round Access

With your whole school, district, or community using Beanstack for year-round reading programs and literacy efforts, activating your community of readers is a snap and fundraising ideas are streamlined. Kids, students of all grade levels, and families can use their existing accounts, build on their reading logs, and track progress toward reading goals while participating in your readathon.

Have Questions?

Talk to our team today to learn more about running a reading fundraising event at your school, public library, or school district.