Chicago, Illinois – Chicago Red Stars and Red Stars Academy today announced FlipGive as its Official Fundraising Partner. Flipgive is an online fundraising platform that provides athletes, sports teams and associations with a fast, easy, and free way to raise money by shopping online.
FlipGive was conceived on the simple premise that the power of social networking and advances in e-commerce could bring sports fundraising into the twenty-first century. By connecting retailers looking to drive sales and acquire customers with grassroots fundraisers, FlipGive is making significant inroads in transforming the sports fundraising industry.
“Many youth sports organizations across North America continue to struggle with raising money for their teams,” said Steve Croth, Founder and CEO of FlipGive. “Much of the burden of fundraising falls on the shoulders of parents who are both time-pressed and not equipped to run successful fundraising campaigns. FlipGive is thrilled to partner with the Chicago Red Stars to help more youth sports teams achieve their fundraising goals.”
Starting today parents, coaches and players across North America can visit https://redstarsacademy.flipgive.com to set up their free online fundraising campaign, and shop with popular retailers and restaurants to raise money for their teams. With each purchase through FlipGive a percentage of the funds go back to the fundraising team.
“One of the biggest concerns we always hear from youth clubs is their need to fundraise and the amount of time it often takes to come up with fundraising methods,” stated Red Stars General Manager Alyse LaHue. “FlipGive literally came along at the perfect time to create an easy solution to that problem.”
“Through this great partnership with FlipGive it also gives us another way to connect to these youth groups by creating a simple platform where they can utilize unique Red Stars items, along with other popular retailers, to generate funds for their teams.”
FlipGive combines the convenience of online shopping with the online fundraising, making it easier for people to raise money and for retailers to drive sales, acquire customers and improve communities. Fundraisers earn up to 50% for their school, sports team, or cause by shopping with major online retailers. To start your fundraising campaign, visit flipgive.com. To become a FlipGive retailer, visit getflipgive.com.