Cole Morgan, a former high school and college football player, has turned his passion for supporting coaches and youth leaders into a multi-million-dollar business — Snap! Raise, the nation’s largest online fundraising solution for school teams and groups.
He founded Snap! Raise in 2014 and has since built it into a juggernaut in the high school fundraising industry. Headquartered in Seattle, the company has 180 employees, including 90 reps in markets across the country.
For decades, schools and extracurricular programs were stuck fundraising by selling products — pushing cookie dough, candy bars, wrapping paper and discount cards. Not only were these often pity purchases by supporters — but they required kids to go door-to-door and carry cash around their neighborhoods — neither of which are very safe. It was also an incredibly time-consuming way to fundraise. With Snap! Raise students use the platform to engage their networks digitally and gather online donations from friends, family and businesses. It's safe, efficient and extends a teams' fundraising reach beyond their immediate neighborhoods.
Since Snap! Raise launched, groups in every state in the country have run more than 85,000 fundraisers and collectively raised more than $400M in online donations, helping 1.8M kids play sports, join a dance group, cheer, travel, start a debate club, an eports team, and much more.
In 2018 Cole won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Northwest award. Also in 2018, Snap! Raise made Deloitte’s Technology’s prestigious Fast 500 list as the 46th fastest-growing company in North America, and again in 2019 as No. 182. In 2019 Snap! Raise ranked No. 738 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.