Shop Using FLIPGIVE and Get Back A % For Your Team
Soccer parents are leaving money on the table that can be used to pay for travel costs, tournament fees or to scholarship players. Sign up at FlipGive now — it takes two minutes — and earn a percentage whenever you shop online with hundreds of popular brands. Grab your share of the % on your holiday shopping!
The New Way To Shop That Raises Money As You Shop, Even For Everyday Items.
The idea is so simple — a digital marketplace that connects shoppers and retailers and revolutionizes fundraising by making it easy to access a percentage of the usually invisible affiliate commission earned on the money you spend!
Why wouldn’t everyone want to take advantage of this?
I opened a SoccerToday team on FlipGive and refilled by Starbucks App in seconds and earned money for my ‘test’ team.
Within two days I had earned $6.25 (which did include a $5.00 bonus and the % of refilling my Starbucks app again with $25.00 while I stood online waiting to order my latte). I started to imagine having 20 other people on my FlipGive – what could I raise in a month? In six months? You do the math. According to a recent report, the average American spends approximately $1,100 a year — or $3 each day — on coffee. And, I bet many soccer parents spend even more.
Why wouldn’t I want to access this money?
After all, if I didn’t grab the commission on my purchases, the companies I bought from would just keep that money. I’d rather donate those dollars to a soccer player in need and start a soccer scholarship fund …
SoccerToday’s Interview with Mark Bachman, CEO of FlipGive
Diane Scavuzzo: Let’s say you’re on the sidelines of your kid’s soccer game and you’re discussing your team going to Europe to compete in a tournament … or you are chatting about a team party. Money is always an issue.
How can parents take advantage of raising money through FlipGive?
Mark Bachman: Raising money with FlipGive is all about taking advantage of what parents are already doing — and not having to make anyone ask for money or sell anything.
If you’re planning a trip for next summer, and you can get a group of fifteen families or so together, using their spending power on everyday items, you can raise a lot of money.
Your shopping power is a tool to help you offset the cost of playing in that tournament.
Diane Scavuzzo: Everybody I know goes to Starbucks on a fairly regular basis. I was surprised at how easy it was to buy a Starbucks card on FlipGive.
Mark Bachman: Yes, and you still get to earn your Starbuck’s Stars and keep your rewards!
All people have to do is purchase a Starbucks card at FlipGive, and a portion of every gift card back goes back to the team.
If you think about it, everything from your Starbucks coffee to your holiday shopping for your firends, family and even your home can contribute to your team and easily raise money for a tournament, or party or even be used to scholarship a teammate in need.
Diane Scavuzzo: What’s the most money a team has every raised through FlipGive?
Mark Bachman: We’ve got a few teams that have raised over $20,000 through FlipGive.
Diane Scavuzzo: What’s the average that teams can expect to raise?
Mark Bachman: I would say it’s very easy to raise $2,500 to $5,000 if you’ve got a group participating.
The key is there’s power in numbers.
You want to get as many families on your team doing it. You can even reach out and invite friends and family to join your FlipGive and you can use the collective shopping power of the entire extended group to help cover those tournament costs — or use the funds for whatever your team wants.
Diane Scavuzzo: A lot of people will shop online for holidays gifts. One estimate is that people will spend $119.99 billion online during the 2018 holidays.
Mark Bachman: Yes, right now is the perfect time to start FlipGive.
Diane Scavuzzo: As the CEO, what do you see as the biggest challenge to fundraising through FlipGive? Mark Bachman: Well, it’s a new tool. It’s digital. I think it’s getting easier as everyone is more comfortable with shopping online, but still, it is kind of a new concept so for the organizer.
The biggest challenge is getting started. Once you see how easy it is to raise money through that first purchase, then the light bulb goes off and that a-ha moment happens. Then you’re off and running from there.
Diane Scavuzzo: Who are your best retail partners?
Mark Bachman: FlipGive has Buffalo Wild Wings, which soccer players seem to really love. Obviously, Starbucks is very popular too. As far as shopping, Target, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Gap, Walmart, among others. FlipGive works with Ray-Ban, Oakley, Panda Express, P.F. Changs, SeatGeek, Yard House, Olive Garden, Stride Rite, Chart House, Spotify, Rosetta Stone, Charlotte Russe, Tillys, Neiman Marcus, Sam’s club, Bloomingdales, Hulu, Delta Airlines, Southwest, Best Buy — there are too many to name. It is easy to check out the list of brands – Just click here.
For example, if your team wanted to get the coach a holiday gift of movie tickets, you could buy the gift card for AMC Theatres on FlipGive and earn money for your team at the same time.
Diane Scavuzzo: One of the questions I’ve been asked is, “If you’re using FlipGive, are you losing out on some of the special online offers?”
Mark Bachman: No, when you’re shopping with FlipGive you actually start at your FlipGive team page and then go over to our retail partners’ website and it’s just their regular website. If they have sales specials and promotions, you still take advantage of those discounts, and still earn money back for your team at the same time.
It’s no different from the regular shopping experience, so you’re buying the things that you’re going to buy anyway.
Diane Scavuzzo: Why wouldn’t everybody do this?
Mark Bachman: We think they will. We just need to spread the word and get more people involved?
Diane Scavuzzo: What ages fundraise the most?
Mark Bachman: That’s a great question. As soon as youth sports become competitive, the fundraising starts — which can be as early as six and seven years old and parents usually stay involved in fundraising until their players are 16 or 17-years old.
The teams that do the most fundraising are usually between the ages of eight to 14-year-olds.
Diane Scavuzzo: More girls’ teams than boys’ teams?
Mark Bachman: No, it’s evenly split.…
Diane Scavuzzo: How long have you been involved in this wonderful world of fundraising?
Mark Bachman: I have been involved in fundraising for the past ten years. We built a lot of digital fundraising programs for companies and nonprofits in the past. FlipGive was built off of that experience and the insights from years of work. FlipGive has been on the market for three years now.
Diane Scavuzzo: What motivates you?
Mark Bachman: I am a parent who has three kids who have gone through the whole youth sports experience in competitive track and field, hockey, and lacrosse.
I have seen the lengths that parents go through to help raise funds for their team, it’s crazy.
You name it, we’ve had to do it. I knew there’s a better way. With FlipGive, we call it an end to the ask.
Mark Bachman: Success would mean that a parent never has to sell another chocolate bar, or raffle ticket to fundraise unless they really wanted to. We would call that success. Have you ever had those chocolate bars melt in your car?
We’re trying to end that awkward ask and end all that selling. With FlipGive, you’re not buying special, overpriced stuff.
FlipGive lets you earn money on the regular things you already spend money.
A typical family, with a regular family spend, can earn between $50 and a $100 per month towards their team’s fundraising effort — and this family is not spending a penny more or juggling their schedule to watch their kids go door to do selling wrapping paper.
If you think about how many months you’re active in youth soccer, and how many families there on a team, you can do the math and see how fast raising money with FlipGive can add up.
Mark Bachman: Great question. The merchants have programs for gift cards promotion and are looking for different ways to get their gift cards out to users. FlipGive is largely a digital program for digital gift cards. While you can also purchase physical gift cards through us, digital is very popular and many retailers have online marketing programs to acquire the right kind of customers to their websites.
We have this channel to reach moms and dads of busy families. FlipGive is a really interesting way for them to be able to connect with their target customer.
We just make it easy to access the affiliate commission all these companies pay out.
Diane Scavuzzo: What happens if the person who set up the account leaves the team or is no longer a team manager? Can the account just be switched over easily?
Mark Bachman: Yes, it is super easy. You just call into our team and we can basically switch over the team captain permission to anyone else on the team.
Whenever there’s a natural shopping season, like the holidays where people need to shop, FlipGive is great, and this is probably the best time of the year to get up and running.
You might as well use all of that shopping power to get your team off to a great start for 2019.
FlipGive lets your team earn money everytime you shop. There are a lot of other perks from accepting donations to planning events and discovering what is nearby that you can use your FlipGive account with. Plus, there is a feature called, NEVER MISS CASH BACK ONLINE WITH FLIPGIVE MAX which adds FlipGive to your browser and alerts you every time you visit participating sites where you can earn cash.