Installing 'Donations by Pledgeling' Provides STEM Books to Students Through First Book

October 15, 2020

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We are excited to announce the launch of our new Donations by Pledgeling app in the Zoom App Marketplace! Now, every Zoom event can become a fundraiser for any of 2+ million vetted nonprofits and charitable organizations in our database. The app is free and easy to use across Zoom events of all types.

We’re also excited to share that every installation of Donations by Pledgeling will help to provide STEM books to students through our nonprofit partner, First Book (up to 10,000 installations). It’s our way of saying Thank You for being part of the #PledgeToDoGood and giving back to our global community.

Donations by Pledgeling gives you everything you need to launch a free nonprofit fundraiser seamlessly with Zoom. Your attendees will be able to make donations during your meeting or webinar, and they'll see live updates of amounts raised and who has donated. Setup is simple and links your Pledgeling fundraiser to your Zoom account. Pledgeling handles everything else, from processing and disbursing donations safely and securely to issuing receipts to donors for tax purposes.

Our Commitment to First Book

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US in March, we have seen an expansion of the education inequities for children in need. First Book, through our partnership with Pledgeling, is excited to share this latest innovation that will support our mission to remove barriers to education equity for kids in need throughout the United States and Canada.”

-Kisha Dimbo (Senior VP, Strategic Alliances, First Book)

In recent weeks, major school districts across the country have shifted their plans from reopening physically to continuing remote learning as cases of COVID-19 surge once again.

As many schools navigate the transition and challenges of online instruction, students are left disconnected from their everyday routines - and teachers are scrambling to provide what they can for their students.

First Book educators estimate that 40% of their kids don’t have access to reliable internet at home and 37% of students do not have access to functioning digital devices they can use for online learning.

We are facing an unprecedented time for our kids with COVID and remote learning.

For millions of students, especially those in low-income communities, the disconnection with remote learning they are experiencing is devastating. Physical books and supplies are critically needed so kids can keep learning.

This is why we have decided to join the movement for education equity by partnering with First Book and making a donation from our company on behalf of every install of the Donations by Pledgeling app. There is no cost or fee to you.

The mission and programs of First Book are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education, to ensure that all students have access to quality education around the world by 2030.

If you’re interested in a partnership with First Book or any other nonprofit aligned with your impact goals, our platform and products make it easy to donate to any cause of your choice. To connect with our Partnerships team about ways we might support your cause campaigns, please reach out to

Thank you for being part of the #PledgeToDoGood!