For those of you looking for unique fundraiser ideas, look no further! Our pool hosting service is a great way to raise money for your cause, allowing your donors to participate in sporting events they are already watching.

Our customers use their pools to fundraise for:

Popular Fundraising Formats

While the following are examples of some favorite fundraising pools we host, really any of our Pool Types can be used to help raise money for your cause.

Squares Pools

Also known as Grid pools, Box pools, or Block pools, pool members reserve "squares" in a 10x10 grid. Each row and column are randomly numbered from 0 to 9 and winners are determined by the last digit of both teams' score.

This format is very popular for fundraising as it is very simple for members to understand and usually is run for an event that takes place in a condensed time period. Squares may be picked by members or assigned for them by the administrator.

Bracket Pools

Take advantage of the annual rite of March's College Basketball Tournament to raise money. The NCAA Tournament take place over a three week period and is a great option for fundraising. Our scoring and configuration options allow you to add strategy for knowledgeable players, but our simple pick sheet makes it easy for everyone. We even have an option to generate 'Quick Picks' for those who aren't college basketball fans.

Survivor Pools

We have Survivor Pool formats available for most professional sports, however our Pro Football Survivor Pools are by far the most popular. This pool format is a great option if you want to keep your donors involved over a longer period of time. They come back each week and pick one pro team to win that week. It's that simple.

Getting Started

Step 1 - Start your pool

You just pick your pool format and you can have your pool up and running in just a few minutes!

Step 2 - Setup a donation page

If your fundraising cause already has a donation page, you're ahead of the game! If not, there are dozens of online fundraising platforms which make it simple for your donors to contribute.


The laws relating to fundraising differ depending on your jurisdiction, your non-profit status, and other factors. Please make sure to check state and local laws to be sure you are in compliance. You may also consider presenting tangible prizes rather than distributing winnings.

For this reason, our service does not collect any fees or donations from your members. Our service is only responsible for the collection of picks and generation of reports and standings.

Step 3 - Promote your pool

In addition to your standard fundraiser promotions, you should strongly consider using the social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. By asking your friends and family to share your posts, you can quickly expose your fundraiser to a huge audience.