CPR Fundraising

How can we safely raise money as we're coming out of this pandemic? The Corona Virus and its variants have turned lives upside-down. CPR Fundraising is here to help! During these trying times, traditional, in-person fundraising options may not be feasible.

The pandemic is likely to be with us for the foreseeable future. Don't let it derail your fundraising efforts. Plus, you're helping train ever-increasing numbers of people who can step forward to help in an emergency.
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So, What is CPR Fundraising?

CPRfundraising.com is similar in nature to other fundraising companies that may sell cookies, candy, popcorn, candles, and coupon books, in that we help raise money for great community causes.

That's where the similarities end. CPRfundraising.com provides an online CPR training platform, used exclusively to teach lifesaving CPR skills and raise money.

CPRfundraising.com provides the online learning platform, technical support, customized fundraising campaigns, materials to promote and manage your campaign, train volunteers, and so much more.

There are no minimum orders, no credit cards or deposits, nothing to order, handout or deliver, and no trying to wrangle volunteers to help wash cars. We handle all of the heavy lifting, teach CPR, and make it easy to raise money.
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So, What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Let's take a closer look

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes.

Bystander CPR improves survival: According to 2014 data, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered. The majority of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) occurs at public settings (18.8 percent), mostly homes/residences (69.5%) and nursing homes (11.7%) ~ American Heart Association.

In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined ~ American Heart Association.

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. In 2015, sudden cardiac arrest mortality in the US was 366,807. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double, or triple a person’s chance of survival. About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die ~ American Heart Association.

Help is needed immediately. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an OHCA get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. The 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics state that among the 356,000 OHCA that occurred, 45.7% (or 46%) received bystander CPR ~ American Heart Association.
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Get The AED!

Brent Martin survived sudden cardiac arrest and was rescued by a group of construction workers and his neighbor Ann Conway-Burdick. Anne, a retired nurse, had an AED in her home which she used to revive him. Hear his story and what he did to pay it forward.

Checkout Brent's story below.
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Who Can Participate in a CPR Fundraising Campaign?

Just About Anyone! Any group that needs to raise funds is eligible to participate, as long as they meet our group activity guidelines. Schools, teachers, sports leagues and teams, churches, and clubs, and everyone in between.

There are no minimum order requirements, no credit cards required, or deposits due in any form. Just let us know that you're interested in getting your CPR Fundraising program going and we'll take it from there.
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We Let Our Testimonials Speak for Themselves

“This was BY FAR the easiest fundraiser we've ever done. The classes were well received by everyone. Player parents were grateful that the program removed so much of the burden they had to help raise money for the team. We will continue to use cpr fundraising in the future.”

“Yay, yay, yay! That's all we can say about Cpr fundraising! The children were excited to be able to do a fundraiser that would help put some good back into the world. It was so simple that our Fundraiser Success Manager, Zach, really was fun to work with. Thank you Cpr fundraising!”

“It's always so hard getting our volunteers motivated to help us raise some money. CPR fundraising was just great. It was super simple to start, promote, and manage this fundraiser. The best part was that we weren't trying to pull off car washes or selling candles or candy or popcorn. This was cool because the benefits went beyond our group. Awesome!”

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are fundraising groups required to meet any type of minimums?

    Nope. From 1 to 1,000,000, it's completely under your control.

  • Are fundraising groups required to provide a credit card or any other type of pre-payment?

    Nope. Your fundraiser can be set-up, started, and run without any credit cards, deposits, or pre-payments.

  • How are fundraising revenues paid out?

    You tell us how long you would like your fundraiser to run. At the conclusion of your campaign, we process an online payment to a pre-designated PayPal account. You receive your funds immediately.

  • How long are CPR certifications valid for?

    All certifications are valid for one-year from the date the training has been concluded.

  • When are certificates of completion available to participants?

    Certificates of completion are available to participants immediately upon completion of their training. Participants can download, save, and print their certificates on the spot whether they're using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

  • Are certification wallet cards included?

    An upgrade to a training course is available for participants to receive a wallet-sized card. Since our instructors must physically complete and sign each card, there is a minor cost to receive a card via the U.S. Mail. Participants can select the fundraiser course that includes the wallet card upgrade. Cards are generally received in roughly seven-days from the completion of their course.

  • What if a participant needs a copy of their certificate of completion?

    Each participant has access to their online account for a full year. Within their account, participants can re-print certificates, review past training and expiration dates, review receipts, and update their payment and account information.

  • How long are fundraising campaigns required to be?

    It's really up to you. Set it for one-week or make it an evergreen, (Continuously running) campaign, it's completely up to you. This is something your fundraiser success manager with work with you to define.

  • What is the fundraising split?

    CPR Fundraising is currently splitting revenue 50/50 with our fundraising partners.

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Why CPR Fundraising?

A few of the many reasons to choose CPR Fundraising

  • Low training costs drive increased campaign proceeds

  • Fundraising participants enjoy unlimited access to their training accounts for a full year

  • Online training increases the reach of your fundraiser worldwide!

  • There's never anything to pick-up, handout or deliver!

  • Tracking codes ensure your campaign receives full credit for every registration

  • Certificates of completion are available for download at the conclusion of training

  • Courses can be stopped, started and resumed as schedules permit, right where they left off

  • Training is compliant with the 2020 Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines

  • There's no frustration associated with coordinating volunteers

  • COMING SOON! Free training for children between 10 -17. Wilderness and Remote Advanced First Aid training and Pet First Aid!

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Can Struggling Families and Students Participate in a CPR Fundraising Campaign?

Yes, absolutely! With so many American families struggling with the financial impacts of this pandemic, CPR Fundraising is ready to help.

We've opened our fundraising program to families, individuals, and students who are bearing the brunt of this pandemic.

Americans struggling with the end of unemployment benefits, stimulus payments have been spent and health insurance, medical bills, rent, mortgage, groceries, car notes, and light bills are all past due, they struggle to make ends meet.

Everyone can now participate as part of our expanded group programs.
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You'll never know when you may be called upon to help

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What's the Difference Between Bystander Level Training and More Advanced Trainings?

This is Bystander CPR in action...

CPR Fundraising only delivers Bystander level training. This means we've tailored our training programs to focus specifically on people who have no occupational requirement to maintain higher levels of training, like the good Samaritans shown in Brent Martin's story above.

For example, in Brent’s story, the good Samaritans that stopped to help him provided care at a Bystander level of training. The fire department and paramedics delivered a higher level of care due to the nature of their jobs and training.
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We Take Learning to the Next Level!

  • Bonus Training

    In addition to receiving access to online training for the duration of their certification period, participants receive one-minute skills refresher videos delivered straight to their inboxes throughout the year. These videos are designed and produced to serve as a support to the participant's memory, ensuring they maintain a strong recollection as to how to help in a medical emergency. With a link back to the relevant section in the course included in each video, participants can return anytime to brush-up as needed.

  • Save Money

    In addition to 365 days of unlimited course access to maintain skills, CPR Fundraising also provides participants with the ability to save money on future training re-certifications. We believe so strongly in the power of CPR training that we're willing to deliver it to our participants at a substantial saving. This helps ensure we can train as many first responders as possible. The more folks that receive training means the more first responders available to step-in during a medical emergency. Discounts also apply to our emergency product offerings as well.

  • FREE Training Materials

    CPR Fundraising participants receive free emergency skill sheets that can be printed and posted on refrigerators, in common workplace areas such as bulletin boards or in a wallet or purse. This ensures that you always have access to the emergency skills sheets as a quick reference. Our corporate participants provide these materials to their employees and deliver short training programs, based on our refresher videos, through their facility safety and health committees.

Your Course Instructor

Mike has been an active health and safety instructor and corporate safety professional for nearly 18 years. With hundreds of introductory and advanced level courses delivered, Mike is a subject matter expert with extensive real-life experience to provide a perfectly balanced learning environment. From health and safety training to OSHA safety consulting and management, Mike's extensive corporate training experience makes him the perfect instructor to lead our programs.

Mike Van Hanja

Lead Instructor

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Did You Know?

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How Much Do CPR Fundraising Campaigns Earn?

Meeting or exceeding industry standards

CPR Fundraising splits the campaign's proceeds at a 50/50 rate or better. This allows your group to reach its goals much faster.

We take much of the grunt work associated with fundraising off your hands, so you can focus on the things that really matter. This results in reduced fundraising expenses and better campaign results.
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A Special Recognition Program

Saying Thank You to Special Volunteers & Contributors

ECC 2020 Guideline Changes

What are the minor changes to the 2020 Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines for Lay Rescuers?

Every five-years the international organizations coordinating and promulgating guidelines for cardiac care come together to review all available evidence, based on science to determine what changes or improvements can be made to the existing guidelines.

Those recommendations are put together and distributed to the international community for distribution to their member organizations. The American Heart Association (AHA) is the representing body from the United States. Their guideline changes were minor for Layperson rescuer training programs and are reviewed here.
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