Getting Started

How does it work?

Chaptrz makes it incredibly easy to raise money for your chapter. We provide the swag, the marketplace and mail it to your customers for free. You get 90% of the profits from the sale of your item. We rely on you sharing your campaign with your friends through social media. Get started.

What can I raise money for?

You can use Chaptrz to raise money for your fraternity or sorority chapter and activities in which it’s involved. This includes chapter house improvements, chapter events, its philanthropies or other activities that benefit the chapter as a group. It can even be used to raise money for a chapter member who’s in need.

Is it safe?

Your Chaptrz campaign features the very best in secure payment encryption technology.

How do I get my money?

Your campaign will last for at least four weeks. At the end of your campaign, we’ll mail you a check. You can continue to run your campaign, and we’ll send you a check at four week intervals.

Does it cost anything?

It’s free to create your online fundraising campaign. We provide the apparel, the marketplace and mail it to your customers for free. There are zero setup fees, and you’ll receive 90% of the profits from the sale of your item.

We incur a credit card processing fee of 2.9%, pay for shipping and the cost of the apparel.

Do my donors get charged?

No. It’s free to donate.

Do I have to reach a goal?

Nope. With Chaptrz, you keep each and every donation you receive. Reaching a goal is not required.

How will I know if someone donates?

You’ll receive an email notification each time a donation is made to your Chaptrz campaign.

Do I have to use my real name?

Yes. Chaptrz is a site that rewards authenticity and transparency.

Can I keep my campaign private?

Anyone who has your Chaptrz campaign link will be able to access your campaign. There’s no way to keep your campaign private.

Who will donate to my campaign?

Both current and alumni members of your chapter will most likely be the first to support your campaign. But others, including friends, family members, loved ones, coworkers, classmates and teammates may want to support your efforts also. This also includes members from other chapters of your organization nationwide. Other organizations on your chapter’s campus may also want to see you succeed.

What if I’m not comfortable sharing this with friends & family?

Sharing your campaign with friends and family is a part of what makes Chaptrz work so well. Not only will the people in your life support your campaign, but they will also help spread the word to their friends as well.

Is my country supported?

Currently, the only supported country and currency includes: United States of America ($USD).

What about taxes?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide specific tax advice since everyone’s situation is different. While this is by no means a guarantee, most donations on Chaptrz are simply considered to be ‘personal gifts’ which are not taxed as income in the US. Additionally, only donations made to a legally registered non-profit or charity may be considered eligible for donors to claim as a tax deduction. Again, every situation is different so please consult with a tax professional in your area.

Running a Successful Campaign

What’s the secret to a successful campaign?

If you’re raising money for something that you strongly believe in, chances are that the people in your life will be eager to support you. Chaptrz gives you the easy-to-use features to share your story with your friends, loved ones and community. Sharing your campaign on Facebook is the single most important thing you can do.

Can I raise money for anything?

As always, common sense goes a long way here. DO raise money for causes that are purposeful, exciting and inspiring to others and relate to your chapter. DON’T break any local laws.

How can I share my campaign?

Every Chaptrz campaign is given a unique link that’s easy to share with others. Sharing your fundraising campaign link is easy using email and Facebook postings.

Other Common Questions

 

 

How do I know it’s safe to donate to someone?

It’s not feasible for Chaptrz to investigate the claims stated by each Campaign Organizer. Rather, we provide visitors with the tools to make an informed decision as to who they choose to support. While Chaptrz and its payment partners do provide a number of safeguards to deter fraud, we must insist that visitors follow the advice stated on each and every campaign. “Only donate to people you personally know & trust.” For more information, please visit Safety.

Do I have to be a non-profit to use this?

Not at all! Any chapter can raise money online using Chaptrz’s fundraising campaigns. Chaptrz was designed to allow everyday people to do wonderful things with the money they raise online. That said, non-profits can use Chaptrz because it’s such a great way to raise money online. Chaptrz users can also raise money for their favorite charity.