Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is one of 109 local JA Areas across the nation. They’re dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Junior Achievement started as an after-school program but expanded to offer both after-school and in-school activities in the 1970s. Last year, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, with its team of 13,637 volunteers, reached 327,602 students in their service area.

Full Case Study


50% or more of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas’ revenue comes from a single event. Their bowl-a-thon event is a massive fundraiser that makes up most of the organization’s fundraising efforts each year. In 2016, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas was fundraising with an online donation platform called Intelis. Intelis wasn’t producing the results the organization needed to meet the needs of the area they served. They knew their bowl-a-thon event had the capacity to raise a lot of money to fund their programs. Despite raising $377,458, they weren’t satisfied with their online fundraising performance. Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas felt their online donation platform was holding them back because it made it hard for people to fundraise. Recognizing that they were falling short of fundraising goals, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas sought out a different online donation platform that would help them raise more. They turned to Qgiv’s fundraising tools.

How We Helped

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas signed up with Qgiv and got to work creating online donation forms, and really focused in on creating peer-to-peer event forms for their bowl-a-thon events. The ease of use for both nonprofits and peer-to-peer fundraising participants made it possible for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas to grow their event and raise more than they had with Intelis. Because Qgiv offers unlimited peer-to-peer donation forms, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas could make each company its own form. This made it easy to track how much each company was raising. When the nonprofit needed to compile their event data, the event coordinators were able to quickly pull and download different transaction and event reports.

The simplified online donation process and simple reporting tools gave Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas greater fundraising capabilities. Armed with Qgiv’s tools, they were able to achieve greater success.


When Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas switched to Qgiv, they saw a significant increase in donations. They processed $918, 657 online through Qgiv. This was a 143.4% increase over their 2016 fundraising with Intelis.

In the following year they found even more success. They raised $1,235,544 online with Qgiv. This was a 34.5% increase over their first year with Qgiv, and a 227% increase overall since switching from Intelis!

Simplifying the donation process made it possible for companies to raise more funds for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

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