How do indirect donations work?
We use affiliate marketing to collect commissions on sales from our merchant partners that result from our referrals. We then share 75% of the commissions we receive with our member chapters.
Fraternity and sorority chapters that become members of Chaptrz will share equally. The commissions your members generate will be shared with other fraternity and sorority chapters. And the commissions they generate will be shared with your chapter.
Why do you require 25 chapter members to sign up in order for a chapter to become a Chaptrz member?
Because we share the generated commissions equally among member chapters, we need to know you have some skin in the game.
Do you have to visit a merchant partner through the Chaptrz website in order for a commission to be generated?
Yes. There is a special code within each link that indicates the referral came from Chaptrz.
How do stories generate funds for my chapter?
People love telling and hearing amazing stories.
You simply share a story and indicate your organization and chapter. Readers may be inspired by your cause or entertained by your personal story. They can then choose to donate to your chapter.
You can help by sharing your stories with your friends through social media.
Will you accept any story?
Stories must be at least 500 words, but no more than 2,000 words. Please write them in a text editor first, and then paste them into the Share Your Story form.
We’ll review each story and edit them as appropriate.
Stories can be funny, heartwarming, tragic, adventurous…they can be about anything. They’re your stories. Hopefully, they’re true, but they don’t have to be.
Please don’t use inappropriate language or topics that may offend someone. When your story is published, we’ll send you a link, so you can share it with your friends.
Is it safe to directly donate through Chaptrz?
Chaptrz features the very best in secure payment encryption technology, and we don’t store your credit card number.
How do I know if funds have been generated for my chapter?
We will indicate the gross amount of direct donations a chapter has received, along with commissions generated through our merchant partners.
How does my chapter get its money?
Merchant commissions may take up to 90 days to be deposited in our bank. There is no delay for direct donations. We send checks to each chapter at the end of each month.
Does my chapter have to reach a goal?
Nope. Your chapter will receive all of the funds it generates.
Do I have to use my real name when I submit a story?
Yes. This will add to your credibility and allow readers to immediately recognize the authors they know.
Is my country supported?
Currently, the only supported country and currency includes: United States of America ($USD).
What about taxes on the funds my chapter receives?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide specific tax advice since everyone’s situation is different. Please consult with a tax professional in your area.
What’s the secret to a successful campaign?
If you’re raising money for something you strongly believe in, chances are that people in your life will be eager to support you. Chaptrz gives you easy-to-use features to share your story with your friends, loved ones and community. Sharing your stories through your social media channels is the most important thing you can do.
As funds can be generated for your chapter from merchant partner commissions, it’s a good idea to visit online retailers through Chaptrz. You can share your activity with your fellow chapter members, so they are encouraged to do the same.
How can I share my stories?
Every story is given a unique link that’s easy to share with others. Sharing your links is easy using email and social media channels.
How do I know my donation will go to the chapter?
We require that the treasurer or another leader from the chapter to be the contact person. We will direct the funds to them and trust they’ll deposit the funds with the chapter. But we have no legal way to ensure that they do.
We will list the members of your chapter who have signed up and indicate where we’re sending the funds. If you have any concerns, please contact us.
How much are Chaprtz fees?
Chaptrz has a 5% administration fee and a 2.9%, plus $.30 credit card fee per transaction for direct donations. These fees are deducted from the proceeds of the sale. The purchaser does not pay them.
For commissions generated from merchant partner sales, Chaptrz shares 75% of the funds we receive with the chapter members.