Vertical Raise FAQs

What is Vertical Raise?

Vertical Raise is a social donation campaign that has simplified and streamlined the way non-profits, schools and community organizations raise money. There have been thousands of programs who have had success utilizing this fundraiser and with your help, our fundraiser will be a success too!

What is the fundraiser’s goal?

We have a private donor who has pledged $250,000 to the Kimokeo Foundation and we want to match those funds. There are several ways to donate and Vertical Raise is one of the easy ways that people throughout the world can participate.

Besides making a donation, is there another way to help raise funds for this cause?

Yes! The key to success with Vertical Raise is to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! The more people learn about our cause, the more exposure we’ll get and the more people will give. You can send emails, texts and use your social media platforms to spread the word across the world.

What can I expect during the presentation?

You’ll learn about our cause and how to use Vertical Raise. We’ll walk you through how to enter the emails into the Vertical Raise platform and give you more details on how your efforts will vertically raise our fundraiser’s income.

What’s the timeline to raise these funds?

Time is of the essence and we don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the land in Māliko. Our timeline is tight and our target is to raise these funds by the end of September. However, we’re keeping the fundraiser up till October 8th.

Is $250,000 the max you’ll raise?

No! We’ll be thrilled if we are able to exceed our goal in 3 weeks but we don’t have to stop there. We need to raise a lot more than this goal amount but we’re working first towards matching our private donor’s gift.

How will my individual participation be tracked?

Vertical Raise has a system where our we will be able to see information such as, how many emails you’ve sent out, how much you’ve raised, etc. We’ll keep track and you’ll receive automatic updates of your progress throughout the fundraiser.

I have a company. How can I sponsor this fundraiser?

Companies who donate at least $500 can be showcased in a special section of the fundraiser. Your logo will be displayed to identify your support and we’ll send you a letter stating the value of your tax-deductible donation. Contact Pete at for more info.

How can I learn more about Vertical Raise?

If you have additional questions or want to learn how you can do your own Vertical Raise fundraiser, contact our Vertical Raise Coach, Peter Hamill at