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How to Easily Collect Money for Your Reunion: Fundraising Tips & Ideas

March 28, 2024

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How to Collect Money for Your Reunion

Organizing a reunion can be a fun and exciting event, but collecting money from attendees can be a challenge. Whether you're fundraising for the event or simply pooling funds to cover expenses, finding a hassle-free and transparent way to collect money is crucial. In this blog post, we'll show you how to easily accomplish this task using Switch, a mobile payment platform designed for group money management.

By following the steps outlined below, you'll learn how to collect money for your reunion efficiently and effectively. Say goodbye to the stress and awkwardness of tracking expenses manually or dealing with multiple payment apps.

How to Collect Money for Your Reunion

Planning a reunion involves coordinating with multiple people and managing various expenses. Here's how you can make the collection process seamless:

1. Create a Pitch on Switch

Start by creating a pitch on Switch. A pitch is a virtual group where you can manage and track shared expenses. Set a goal amount for your reunion and invite attendees to join the pitch.

2. Share the Pitch Link

Once you've created the pitch, share the unique pitch link with your reunion attendees. They can pay into the pitch using Apple/Google Pay or their debit/credit cards. The pitch provides complete transparency, allowing everyone to see who has contributed and who hasn't.

3. Utilize the Chat Functionality

Switch's chat functionality allows you to have conversations about shared expenses directly within the platform. Use this feature to discuss specific details, share updates, and ensure everyone is on the same page.

4. Send Reminders and Updates

Don't worry about missing important updates or reminding attendees to contribute. Switch allows you to send SMS text blasts for free, ensuring that everyone stays informed and engaged in the reunion planning process.

5. Track and Manage Expenses

Switch provides downloadable transaction statements and integrates with platforms like QuickBooks and Plaid. This makes it easy to keep track of expenses, manage budgets, and ensure accountability within your reunion group.

6. Use Virtual Debit Cards

Switch generates unique virtual debit cards for each pitch. These cards can be used for online purchases or with Apple/Google Pay. Easily create, delete, and manage cards directly from the Switch app, eliminating the need to pass around physical cards or front money for purchases.

7. Dispose of the Pitch

Once your reunion is over, you can dispose of the pitch on Switch. If you're planning future reunions, you can also choose to reuse the same pitch for convenience.

Collect Money for Your Reunion with Ease

By following these simple steps and using Switch, you can collect money for your reunion without the stress and hassle of traditional methods. Switch's intuitive design and powerful features make it the ideal platform for managing group finances and simplifying the reunion planning process.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a pitch on Switch to manage shared expenses for your reunion
  • Share the pitch link with attendees to collect money easily
  • Utilize the chat functionality to communicate and stay organized
  • Send reminders and updates using SMS text blasts
  • Track and manage expenses with downloadable statements and integrations
  • Use virtual debit cards for online purchases and eliminate the need for physical cards
  • Dispose of the pitch after the reunion or reuse it for future events

Start using Switch today and experience the convenience of managing group finances effortlessly. Say goodbye to the hassle of tracking expenses manually or using multiple payment apps. With Switch, collecting money for your reunion has never been easier.

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