FAQs

Q: What does GreenNote do?

GreenNote helps students secure funds for college by providing technology which simplifies the donation process. Using GreenNote’s online platform, students can connect with their social networks to obtain donations from friends, family and their community.


Q: How does this work?

It's easy. First, prospective students fill out their online profile describing themselves and providing insight into their academic and career goals. Then, they ask potential donors to pledge as much as they wish. GreenNote helps facilitate the process and does not collect a commission or fee from each donation.


Q: How can it work for me if I have no network?

Initially you may believe that you do not know people who have the money to lend you, but think outside the box! Think of people beyond your personal family and friends: Consider your co-workers, community and church leaders, prior teachers, local businesses, or anybody that thinks highly of you. These people want you to go to school and succeed. You will be surprised at just who is willing to contribute.


Q: How long does all this take?

The actual registration process is fast. Especially if you already have a PayPal account. If not, then it just takes a couple extra minutes and a PayPal account is absolutely FREE.

We also encourage you to spend time crafting your profile. Be creative, write thoughtful responses and use correct grammar. After all, you’re trying to get people to invest in your potential.


Q: What is the minimum amount of money I can ask for?

There is no minimum amount. Every dollar counts.


Q: What is the maximum amount of money I can request?

You can fund the entire cost of your education if needed.


Q: I am not a citizen of the United States. Can I still participate?

Absolutely!!! Securing an education is an internationally encouraged achievement.


Q: Are there any hidden fees or services charges?

There are no hidden charges. Your membership fee entitles you to unlimited donations for a full year.


Q: Can I sign up over the phone, or must I go through the online process?

Sorry, but there is no phone application. You must complete the form online in order to create a profile.


Q: I have additional questions and would like to speak with someone. Is there a help desk or somebody who can walk me through the process?

Yes. Your questions can be answered by contacting us at help@greennote.com or by calling (866) 711-5620.


Q: Can I start a Fundraising drive before I commit to a school?

Sure, you can raise funds anytime.


Q: Are you taking measures to protect my privacy?

We take your privacy very seriously. Aside from what you choose to display on your personal fundraising page, GreenNote does not share your personal information with any other parties.


Q: Do I need to collect the money from the Donors?

All donations are delivered directly to your PayPal account which allows you to access them at your convenience.