Generate4Schools, The Leader of Automatic Fundraising Solutions for schools, has partnered with Otto Pizza to generate recurring revenue for the River Valley Charter School.
Generate4Schools (G4S), a Massachusetts-based School Fundraising Company, is proud to announce Otto Pizza is now using their Automatic Fundraiser to generate much-needed funds for the River Valley Charter School (RVCS) in Newburyport, MA. In late 2013, Otto Pizza switched their credit card processing through G4S to provide RVCS with recurring revenue in support of programs for grades K-8. Today, this shop-local initiative is making a huge difference, both in terms of dollars raised for education, as well as its positive impact on local business communities.
Otto Pizza seamlessly switched their Portland [Maine] and Lynnfield [Massachusetts] locations. Switching did pose some challenges. Otto needed to: ensure that integrating their specialized POS system (Pizzeria/QSR by food tech) would be efficient and streamlined; set up 2 stores in 2 states in the same week; and completely avoid any downtime during the actual switch. Each challenge was easily overcome, and both locations switched their processing to G4S simultaneously, using quick and easy integration with VAR sheets completed by EMPS First Data. The outcome? Otto has an edge with civic-minded customers, existing and new, and a superior long-term relationship with EMPS First Data for switching future locations.
Otto Pizza's partnership with G4S has tremendous benefits for its own business as well as for the River Valley Charter School. Each Otto location is saving $4,122 annually - a 42% rate reduction from their previous credit card processing company - and generating $242 annually for RVCS. It's a total "no brainer" for the ownership of Otto because they know that local families support businesses that support schools. "Otto Pizza has made the switch to G4S, and is now continuously redirecting revenue every month to the River Valley Charter School. Who knew that eating at the local pizza shop would turn into real money for schools? Now, kids have a great excuse to eat great pizza" said John Malone, Founder and CMO of Generate4Schools. "G4S and its partners made the transition extremely easy for both locations. Otto Pizza is a rapidly growing multi-location restaurant that can really make a difference for the River Valley Charter School."
About Generate4Schools: Uniquely created to solve the problem that 84% of public schools in the US are underfunded, Generate4schools has designed a way in which schools, and school fundraising organizations like The River Valley Charter School, generate unrestricted and ongoing revenue; automatically, year after year. The River Valley Charter School is continually getting the Generate4Schools word out to their community, encouraging families to support participating businesses, and making businesses aware that they can do well by doing good. Generate4Schools will change the way you think about fundraising.
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