From the CEO
This Fall we have signed some exciting new accounts that expanded ClassWallet’s efficiency to support programs such as those helping homeless students.
Prior to ClassWallet I started the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org. It started first helping classrooms in my local Miami area. This was in 1998 just as the Internet was coming alive. Fast forward a few years, with the development of some technology (which became the foundation for ClassWallet’s IP) ClassWallet was able to scale and help teachers and students across the US with very little increase in overhead expense.
Now 20 years later, I’ve come a bit full circle. While ClassWallet continues to grow rapidly selling to school districts and state education agencies, we are now helping more nonprofits scale their mission. Hearing their stories about how ClassWallet has helped these organizations scale cost effectively has been inspiring and quite rewarding.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and new year!
Are You A District Finance Officer? We Could Use Your Help With a 3 Question Survey - Win a KindleClassWallet has been surveying district finance officers around the nation. We are gaining some incredible insights on the value of school-level bookkeeping time, as well as the use, or lack thereof, of smartphone technology for financial transactions. We appreciate your taking a few moments to share your knowledge. Results will be published soon! Here's the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5NT5SXX
Living Hungry Helps Feed Homeless Students, Now Hopefully More!Living Hungry is a 501c3 nonprofit organization feeding homeless students. To date it has provided over 5 million meals, all as a result of the tireless efforts of its founder and executive director, practically as a one-woman show. With the introduction of ClassWallet, many of the manual processes will become automated, the GoFundMe integration will make it easier for more donors to help, and more resources can be dedicated to programming rather than administration. It was wonderful and inspiring to connect with Living Hungry’s founder and to hear her excitement about the new possibilities ahead.
Irvine School Raises Over $33,000 Through ClassWallet + GoFundMeSo many school districts are trying to tackle the appropriate policy for crowdfunding. Since ClassWallet gives the district full visibility, pre-approval control and real-time reporting, combined with the power of the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform, more and more districts are seeing ClassWallet as the antidote. Jeffrey Trail Middle School in Irvine Unified School District closed a fundraising campaign for over $33,000 in just 3 weeks, while redirecting the 50% commission their previous contractor charged to run the fundraiser back to the school.
Upcoming EventsSay Hi In Person! Find Us Arkansas Association of School Business Officers Conference Hot Springs, AR February 6 - 7, 2019 SXSW EDU, - Jamie Rosenberg, Featured Guest Speaker “Trust is a Must” - the importance of valuing teacher agency Austin, TX March 3 - 7, 2019 ASU-GSV X Summit, Jamie Rosenberg - Featured Guest Speaker San Diego, CA April 8 - 10, 2019
ClassWallet addresses the pain of managing checks, reimbursements, paper receipts, and the paperwork associated with tracking expenditures for school systems. The platform makes the accounting and audit trail very easy and helps reduce administrative costs.