At Blue Sky Collaborative our sole focus is Peer to Peer fundraising. Today, Peer to Peer fundraising comes primarily in three forms: Proprietary Event, Do-It-Yourself (DIY), and Crowdfunding. We’ve seen that the long-term benefits of proprietary event and DIY peer to peer fundraising are unsurpassed. They are the primary ways to develop a branded and sustainable campaign that has the potential to be the centerpiece your organization.
With so many peer to peer campaigns today, people are bombarded with asks and emails. In order to stand out your campaign needs to be different. Your campaign needs to stand apart from the crowd. Whether you are a small, medium or large organization Blue Sky Collaborative crafts your fundraising site your way so your proprietary event ways of working come to life in the software you buy.
Our approach is not the norm in the fundraising software space, especially with crowdfunding sites. Crowdfunding sites do a great job of supporting individuals not organizations when raising money from an event. Individuals raising money for an organization while participating in a third party event, such as the NYC Marathon, are best served by crowdfunding sites.
Organizations with proprietary events of all types need Peer to Peer not crowdfunding software. Here’s why our SWEET! Peer to Peer software out performs crowdfunding software:
1) Event management tools included to register participants, sell tickets and manage volunteers
2) Design/branding options to ensure the organization and campaign are the core imagery and messaging of the site
3) E-mail communication tools to empower and motivate fundraisers to ask and raise more funds
4) Pricing does not include multiple and hidden fees to set up, use and maintain the site
Effective Peer to Peer fundraising is essential to a non-profit’s success in achieving its vision and goals. Peer to Peer fundraisers are as valuable to charities as major donors. As importantly, Peer to Peer fundraising needs to be fun and inspire friendly competition. Thus we ensure organizations and fundraisers can convey their personality, passion and efforts in support of their cause. This is why we believe Peer to Peer fundraising should be crafted your way.
We have evolved our SWEET! platform in collaboration with our clients to meet their unique needs for their events, volunteers and donors. With SWEET!, our clients have the ability to craft their online fundraising efforts in their own vision. Whether seeking the cure for a disease, ending a cycle of homelessness in a community, or providing scholarships to under-served children, each organization and its Peer to Peer approach is unique. We support these unique needs by crafting Peer to Peer fundraising sites that convey your organization’s vision and personality.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. SWEET promotes our client’s brand and vision.
2. We craft to the needs of the client, because you are unique.
3. We collaborate to foster an organization’s success.
4. We do not charge transaction fees on the dollars you and your fundraisers earn.
5. We do not handle our clients’ money.
6. Technology user friendliness is essential to fundraising success.
Blue Sky Collaborative is a fundraising software developer and design services firm that produces fundraising sites for nonprofits of all sizes. SWEET online fundraising software is ideal for any non-profit, large or small, that holds participant or pledge events –walk-a-thons, golf-a-thons, run-a-thons, any-a-thons. The company was founded in 2002, and at present thousands of people use Blue Sky’s software in non-profit campaigns of all sizes and focus
Blue Sky Collaborative has offices in Boston, MA and Southwestern CT. Several hundred non-profits, in multiple languages use Blue Sky’s software to raise tens of millions of dollars.