Our mobile funding solution, BuckwormTM, is a mobile, GPS-based app that helps drive customers to businesses while increasing funding for schools K-12, colleges & universities, & non-profits (SNPs). Buckworm provides FREE online advertising for businesses while inviting, engaging and leveraging the "everyday" purchasing power of an SNP's supporter base through various POS and online purchases. Through our "Shop-Save-Give" portal, supporters have access to over 14,000 card-linked "cash-back" merchants, online offers via Groupon, Restaurant.com and Living Social and online offers made available by 40 national retail brands, including Amazon.com, Macy's, White House/Black Market, Forever 21, Target, Kohls, and so many more.
There is no upfront cost to businesses for their participation and there is no cost to the SNP or supporter. There are no hidden fees. With each "everyday" purchase, a fixed percentage is seamlessly directed to a supporter's pre-selected SNP of choice. It's really that easy! It's really Found Money!
Why is BuckwormTM necessary?
SNPs are challenged every year by tight budgets, annual targets and peformance meassures that never seem to go away. Significant energy is expended internally by SNPs to minimize costs while maximizing performance, service and support to and across their community constituents. Tireless and constant fundraising initiatives are held annually to help raise sufficient funds in order to narrow budget gaps and meet budget requirements, all without sacrificing performance, service and support. Yet these initiatives can prove very time consuming, repetitive and a significant administrative "delivery" cost.
But sadly, SNP challenges are not solely defined or limited to the bottom line. In fact, their challenges are more inherently defined by a "fractured communication infrastructure", a significant factor in limiting bottom-line results. Modes of communication lack the consistency, "reach-out" capacity and action-oriented prompting needed to communicate cohesive messaging to and encourage purposeful engagement among their supporter base. Tradional methods of email blasts, mailers and cold-calling prove fragmented and disjointed, with all requiring significant human resources and redundancy. Overall, we realize that a majority of SNPs lack a cohesive and integrated "ecosystem" within which to engage and grow their supporter base, enhance community activity and increase funding.
In response to these everyday challenges, CMS leadership has partnered with passionate entrepreneurs to develop a mobile-commerce ecosystem to help SNPs engage and grow their supporter base and increase funding, all at NO COST to the SNP. Welcome to BuckwormTM!