Welcome to the Cheering Section!
Get your Pom Poms out because there’s a lot to cheer about. See what our clients have to say about our services.
The Get Movin’ Crew has worked with many different types of schools: Public, private, urban, rural. We have found that no matter the kind of school, each one has a story to tell. Enjoy!
Kerr Elementary, Allen, TX - Fall of 2013/2014 (700 students)
Raised $34,000 ($27,000 online). In 2014, Kerr exceeded their overall goal by $9,000! In 2013, Kerr used our program and raised $22K. This year, they raised $12K more than the previous year. Average student fundraising page raised $92.47!
"Professional, Helpful, Knowledgeable and Motivating are just a few words to describe The Get Movin' Crew. This year was the second year we have used their service and the amount of money made by our school with their DIY Fun Run was amazing! If your school is considering a DIY fundraiser, it is imperative you use The Get Movin' Crew."
Brenna Pilcher, Fun Run Chairperson
Birney Elementary, Redondo Beach, CA - Fall of 2014 (400 students)
Raised $25,000 ($12K online pledges). Exceeded overall goal by 33%. Teamed up with us just a few days before their kickoff assembly. Average student fundraising page raised $104.74!
"I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this site! We raised almost $5,000 yesterday alone."
Raymur Sweeney, Jog-a-thon Chairperson
Cunningham Creek Elementary, St. Johns, FL - Fall of 2014
Raised $35,000 ($20K online pledges). Previously used outside company and gave away 50% of profit. First DIY fun run and they kept 96% of profit. Netted $13K more than last year and able to make much needed technology updates. Average student fundraising page raised $80.40!
"Thank you again, your on-line program made the entire FUNd Run so much easier and less stressful for our PTO. Our parent feedback was all positive. They loved having complete control over their student web page and our teachers loved Classroom Web Pages and used them daily. On the admin side, I found being able to run reports very helpful and I was addicted to checking our pledge meter numerous times every day! The emails I got from TGMC were great in helping us to know that we were on track to hit goal during the pledge period."
Shannon Arant, Fun Run Chairperson
Bledsoe Elementary, Frisco, TX – Fall of 2013/14 (600 students)
Raised $38,000 in seven days ($35K online pledges) - Previously used outside company to facilitate their run. They are extremely pleased with their success over the past two years. Average student fundraising page raised $86.15!
"It was the easiest fundraiser we have ever done! We could not have done it without The Get Movin' Crew. We will definitely do it again!”
Katrina Watland, VP Ways & Means
Bartlett Elementary, South Lyon, MI - Fall of 2014 (400 students)
Raised $17,000 ($13K online pledges). Title 1 school who last year sold products and netted only $4K. Using our program, they raised four times as much. They are one and done and will not need to fundraise for the remainder of the school year. Average student fundraising page raised $90.24!
”We are VERY pleased and amazed with our students and parents. The board had hoped to do this well but most others including principal thought we would only raise about $7000 or $8000. Guess we showed them!!"
Alissa Pelto, Dance-a-thon Chairperson
McClure Elementary, McKinney, TX – Spring/Fall of 2013/14 (600 students)
Raised $41,000 ($27K online pledges) - Client did two runs with us in Spring and Fall '13. McClure again rebooked and used our service in Fall of 2014 and raised $10K more than Fall of 2013 exceeding their overall goal by 30%. Average student fundraising page raised $89.07!
"Our Fun Run kick off was a huge success. The kids are really excited and we already have over 70 kids registered and have brought in over $1000 since our kick off this afternoon!"
Kimberly Tisserand, Fun Run Chairperson
Barkley Bridge Elementary, Hartsville, AL - Fall of 2014 (360 students)
Raised $16,000 ($5K online pledges). Exceeded their overall goal. Used outside company last year and that company kept 75% of their profit. This year, using our program, they netted $10K more and kept 97% of profit. Average student fundraising page raised $79.33!
"Having a coach made a HUGE difference! Being able to ask questions, having goals throughout pledge period, and words of encouragement made a big difference. We also loved the ease of database, there were no problems and it was very user friendly. We loved complete control. We used your ideas but added our spin to make it our own. We'd like to rebook now for next year"
Leslie Johnson, Fun Run Chairperson
Cub Run Elementary, Centreville, VA - Fall of 2014 (565 students)
Raised $25,000 ($20K online pledges) - Client exceeded overall goal by $5,000 and kept 95% of profit. Sold cookie dough/wrapping paper last year netting $9K from both. They are now done fundraising for year and able to purchase 40 new iPads. Average student fundraising page raised $95.36!
"We were surprised at how super excited our parents AND teachers were about the run. Having a fun run was truly a bonding experience. The biggest thing for us was having the online resources to guide us. I used your kickoff assembly script exactly and it was perfect. I was very stressed over how to get students excited and this took a lot of stress out of it. You reviewing our incentive ideas was immensely helpful as you pointed out things we had not thought of. We're extremely happy with your entire program."
Shelby Oakley, Fun Run Chairperson
Black Diamond Elementary, Black Diamond, WA - Fall of 2014 (300 students)
Raised $13,000 ($6K online). (need more info here on their school story) Average student fundraising page raised $80.35!
"I just cannot say thank you enough for all you have done to help us…we are overwhelmed at how much we have raised and it just keeps coming!!!"
LouAnn Sawyer, Fun Run Chairperson
Wilmeth Elementary, McKinney, TX – Fall of 2012/13/14 (700 students)
Raised $31,000 ($22,500K online pledges) - Previously used outside company to do their run then switched to our DIY program and have used our program three years in a row. Average student fundraising page raised $128.12!
"It was well worth the money we saved to do the Fun Run ourselves. We will do it again!”
Melissa Hendrickson, Fun Run Chairperson
Bramlett Elementary, Auburn, GA – Fall of 2013/14 (600 students)
Raised $22,500 ($12K online pledges) - Exceeded overall goal. Raised 30% more than last year. Title 1 school. Used our services two years in a row. Average student fundraising page raised $75.52!
"Everyone at TGMC is fantastic to work with. They are available as much or as little as we need them both years. All aspects of their program are great.. Database is fantastic and our parents love the fundraising pages, all prizes and promotional materials are of the best quality, and we could not be happier with their overall program."
Melanie Martin, PTA Fun Run Chairperson
Shrewsbury Elementary, Shrewsbury, PA - Fall of 2014 (500 students)
Raised $18,000 ($10,700 online) - Exceeded goal by $3,000. Doubled their student participation from year before with product sales. Average student fundraising page raised $99.07!
"We sold products last year and netted half of what we raised with a Fun Run. We are one and done -- we will not have to fundraise again this year! We definitely raised more with the online web pages and our parents loved them. Our average online student raised $100! Having a database to run reports was very helpful and service from TGMC was excellent."
Kim Giblin, PTO Fun Run Chairperson
Hosp Elementary, Frisco, TX - Fall of 2014 (450 students)
Raised $19,000 ($16K online pledges) - Hosp is a brand new school and the Fun Run was their first ever fundraiser. Average student fundraising page raised $78.98!
"We could not have done it without The Get Movin' Crew"
Tracy Brown, Fun Run Chairperson
Northwood Elementary, Royal Oak, MI - Fall of 2014 (500 students)
Raised $25,000 ($21K online pledges). Used our program twice in 2014 raising $50K between both runs. Average student fundraising page raised $87.69!
"It's hard to pinpoint only one thing we loved about your program, so I'll just mention them all. First, the knowledge from our coach was outstanding with just the right balance of expertise to allow us to make educated decisions about what was best for Northwood. I read everything in your blog and found it loaded with information. The database was very easy to interface with and the report system was simply amazing. I do not know what I would have done without it. My favorite part was watching the pledge meter rise. We had a reward for registration and just like our coach said, the pledges flowed in with that registration. Numerous parents mentioned their unexpected success from Facebook. Ultimately, we are done with fundraising for the year and installing long awaited last round of playground equipment."
Mary Dingham, Fun Run Chairperson
Independence Elementary, Keller, TX - Spring/Fall of 2013/14 (500 students)
Raised $15,000 ($10K online pledges) in Spring and $18,000 in the Fall 2013. Rebooked in Fall 2014 and raised $20,000 ($15K online). Average student fundraising page raised $115.23!
"We had a great time and everyone loved the program! The database was so easy to use."
Heidi Haines, Fun Run Chairperson
Trombly Elementary, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Fall of 2014 (275 students)
Raised $20,000 ($15K online pledges). This school was very nervous about parents supporting a fun run and they doubled their original goal of $10K. They are one and done and will not need to fundraise again this year. Average student fundraising page raised $120.52!
"I normally do not ask family/friends for donations. I posted my daughter's webpage to Facebook and we raised $380 on Facebook alone. We were surprised at all the donations we got from family/friends I would not have asked. The database itself was incredibly helpful to be able to run reports and instantly know exactly where we were at. But, one of our favorite parts of the program was the Event Toolbox. We found it extremely helpful and followed numerous recommendations."
Cynthia Reich, Fun Run Chairperson
Oak Heights Elementary, Lynnwood, WA - Fall of 2014 (500 students)
Raised $19,000 ($5K online pledges). Title 1 school who had not done an athon style fundraiser in many years. They exceeded their overall goal by several thousand. Average student fundraising page raised $94.83!
"We are very happy with the results we attained; and are thankful for the involvement of The Get Movin' Crew! You'll see us again in 2015."
Eileen Turcott, Fun Run Chairperson
Barnard Elementary, Troy, MI - Fall 2014 (500 students)
Raised $14,500 ($5K online pledges). They've been doing their own run for years and years. Last year, they raised $9K. Using our program they raised 50% more! Average student fundraising page raised $85.23!
"We utterly loved the student webpages. Parent feedback was all great. My favorite part was not having to hunt down friends/family for a donation. Doing everything via email and Facebook was so much easier and I personally raised more with posting to Facebook couple of times (I had distant cousins, who I never would have asked, donate). I'm not computer friendly and I found the entire database to be very user friendly."
Melissa Lindholm, Fun Run Chairperson
Serrania Charter, Woodland Hills, CA - Spring of 2014 (500 students)
Raised $24,500 ($13K online pledges). They had been doing their own run for 3 previous years not ever making more than $9K. Raised more than twice as much using TGMC. Of course, they've teamed up again for 2015. Average student fundraising page raised $108.52!
"We're incredibly happy. If you had asked if this was possible three weeks ago, I would have said "no". I cannot believe we raised $24K."
Asia Mape, Jog-a-thon Chairperson
Roosevelt Elementary, Park Ridge, IL – Fall of 2013/14 (675 students) Raised $39,000 ($29K online pledges) - They been doing their own track-a-thon for many years and second year using The Get Movin' Crew for their online component. Each year they have raised $7,000 more using our online database. Average student fundraising page raised $104.60!
"The online tools and payment capabilities helped us to dramatically streamline and improve our process resulting in a significant reduction in time commitment required by our committee and an improved event!”
Kristin Purtell. PTA Fun Run Chairperson
Riverview Elementary, Big Rapids, MI - Fall of 2014 (400 students)
Raised $16,500 ($8K online pledges) thier goal was $7,000. This was thier first ever fun run and a title 1 school. Exceeded goal by $9,500 which was 240% of goal . Average student fundraising page raised $80.10!
"We're shocked by what we raised! Everything about your program blew us away! Being a very high title 1 school we had no idea what to expect, but our parents were on board with our principal and we blew our goal out of the water! The website and data base was very easy for the parents to understand, easy for us to run our fundraiser, and has so many great reports that we can learn from for next year to make our event even bigger and better! We are so excited to show our parents and community what this fundraiser has done for our school and the opportunities it will open for our students! Thank you so much to the Get Movin' Crew. We really feel so lucky that we found your company because it is the best!"
Emily Coles, Fun Run Chairperson
John Baldwin Elementary, Danville, CA - Fall of 2014 (560 students)
Raised $21,000 ($15K online pledges). Average student fundraising page raised $95.26!
"We have had a Jog-A-Thon for 5 years now (this was our 5th year) and it has always made between $7,000 - $10,000, with $10,100 being the most, last year. So, to see this big jump in numbers is huge for us. We have 560 students at the school, and have never used an online web service before. I have heard great feedback about the website and the ease of use!"
Michelle Beckman, Jog-a-thon Chairperson
Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet, San Diego, CA - Fall of 2014 (800 students)
Raised $35,000 ($19K online pledges) - Client exceeded overall goal by 50%. Teamed up with us just few days before kickoff assembly. Average student fundraising page raised $129.19!
"We are just beyond thrilled! Everyone is attributing it to me bringing in the new site! :) I cannot believe it! We are going to exceed $30,000!!!" After event, "We could not have rolled out the trot so quickly without the assistance of our event coach. I found this part of your program to be invaluable. The top two reasons we raised so much is 1) the sharing tools on the web pages and giving our parents email capability; and 2) the classroom web pages were such a hit at our school. We did not have classroom goals in the past. All teachers were battling it out to be the top class and were sharing their classroom web page with students daily."
Carma Sanchez, PTO Turkey Trot Chairperson
Butler Elementary, Belmont, MA - Fall of 2014 (300 students)
Raised $17,000 ($14K online). First ever fun run. Original goal $10K and exceeded goal by 169% or $7,000 over goal! 80% of their pledges came in online. Average student fundraising page raised $93.07!
"We were blown away by what we raised! We have done an auction in the past and our parents loved that all students were able to participate in the run! I updated parents frequently by sharing our school web page via email and they were addicted to checking our pledge meter!!"
Laura Vanderhart, Fun Run Chairperson
Goshen Elementary, Goshen, KY - Fall of 2014 (500 students)
Raised $17,000 ($14K online pledges). They've been doing their own run for years and doubled what they normally raise. Average student fundraising page raised $70.10!
"We are absolutely ecstatic with what we raised this year over last year. We attribute our success to parents being able to set up a website. We had pledges from all over US, United Kingdom, China to name a few. I see a huge potential to raise even more next year. As you know, we signed up just a few days before our kickoff and we were only able to use a few of your ideas and we doubled. I think we can do even better next year!"
Seona Currie, Fun Run Chairperson
Clarkston Elementary, Clarkston, MI - Fall of 2014 (400 students)
Raised $15,000 ($11K online pledges). School that has been doing their own fun run for years. Average student fundraising page raised $63.77!
"Overall, you exceeded our expectations! Having the online database helped us raise more (our parents really liked the webpages) and made the whole event easier. In particular, being able to run reports at a moment's notice was really helpful. My principal got involved and was able to run reports any time."
Corrina Brigham, Fun Run Chairperson
Wellington Elementary, Flower Mound, TX - Fall of 2013/14 (900 students)
Raised $35,500 both years ($15K online pledges) - Exceeded their goal two years in a row using TGMC. Average student fundraising page raised $79.78!
"Having the online capabilities made putting on the event so much easier. We struggle with parent volunteers and having the database/reporting system allowed us to put it on with fewer volunteers. It's our second year to exceed our goal and I had almost no one helping me this year. I'm still shocked that we were able to hit it and it would not have happened without the online part."
Cindy Wilson, Fun Run Chairperson
Cedar Creek Elementary, Austin, TX - Fall of 2013/14 (500 students)
Raised $27,000 ($22K online pledges) - 2nd year to use our database and exceeded goal both years. Average student fundraising page raised $88.44!
"Yesterday was a success! We actually had 3 different goals, the president had talked me into making the goal that we told the students 20K, my actual goal was 22K but I put 25K on the website. With sponsors we ended up doing $27,308 and everyone had a blast! I also got several compliments on the website from parents!”
Amanda Pettitt, Fun Run Chairperson
Pine Tree Elementary, Avon, IN - Fall of 2014 (400 students)
Raised $12,000 ($6K online pledges). Exceeded overall goal. First year to host a fun run. Sold cookie dough in the past. Average student fundraising page raised $61.36!
"Above and beyond what we hoped is how to best describe all the different parts of the database! The student webpages helped us raise more by connecting with distant family. Having a report system to instantly run reports was very helpful as we had rewards each Friday. One of the best parts was when we actually received the invoice from you and it was exactly what you said we'd keep!"
LeeAnn Reyman, President
We hope you enjoyed reading a few of our Cheering Section. We care about every school, their story, and how we can help them achieve/exceed their fundraising goals. We hope to work with your amazing school and turn your next fundraising event into another success story to be shared.
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