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San Francisco Bay Area Schools Raise $20,000 on Causera’s Social Fundraising Service

Local school and community groups partner with businesses to raise needed funds this holiday season

 
PRLog - Dec. 20, 2011 - San Francisco, California
Causera today announces that community groups in the greater San Francisco Bay Area have collectively raised, on its platform, over $20,000 towards important programs that include student scholarships, K-8 music, field trips, technology improvements, second language programs, graduation ceremonies and smaller classroom sizes.

In today’s economically challenging environment, fundraising has become an even more important initiative for non-profit organizations. Causera, a San Francisco Bay Area startup, connects fundraisers with local and national businesses to offer incentive programs throughout the year that encourage fundraising participation and social sharing. Organizations who have run Causera-based fundraising programs include UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Hillsborough School Foundation, Scotts Valley Educational Foundation and schools in the Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay, Marin and Sacramento areas.

By partnering with local, regional and national businesses, schools and nonprofits are able to offer commerce-based fundraisers that provide unique value to their membership and enable businesses to build positive brand reputation and give back to the community.  “Parents actually receive value and are enthusiastic about sharing our fundraisers with their friends” says Nazy Attarzadeh, committee chairperson at Escondido Elementary in Palo Alto.  “In these challenging economic times and with volunteer fatigue, we are very excited with the Causera fundraising platform”.

Working with major business like Kirkwood SkiResort in Lake Tahoe, to smaller local businesses like The Milk Pail Market and Halo Blow Dry Bar, Causera is changing fundraising by leveraging the support of businesses and the distribution muscle of organizations’ social graphs.

“Without Causera, we would not have been able to raise a much needed three thousand dollars in just a few days” said Allison Niday, chairperson of the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation.  "Causera's unique fundraising platform enables us to easily work with regional businesses to offer significant discounts to our community members, while directly benefiting our students.”

“We are very pleased that Causera has been able to make a significant difference this holiday season” says Causera CEO, Sophia Chiang. “Businesses have always been one of the most active and important supporters of our schools and local non-profit groups. We are excited that Causera is making it easier for these local groups and businesses to find each other and work together to improve our communities.”



About Causera

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Causera is a social fundraising platform that enables local community groups to easily discover and partner with local, regional and national businesses. Launched in mid 2011, Causera has over 75 local groups (schools, alumni groups, civic groups, scouting, faith, foundations) that use its platform to run online commerce-based fundraisers throughout the year. Current organizations include UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Hillsborough School Foundation, Scotts Valley Educational Foundation, Vacaville Public Education Foundation and schools in the Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay, Marin and Sacramento areas.



For more information or to sign up visit their website at www.causera.com

For questions contact: Louis Tumminaro, louis@causera.com, 800-680-4598 x14

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