Parent teacher associations

Simplify your PTA's finances

Manage your PTA with modern banking tools for easy payment collection, expenses, budgeting and financial reporting with ease.

Parent Teacher association using Crowded for financial success
Collect for dues with Crowded Banking. Track payments and send reminders.


Tailored online banking for PTAs


Painless PTA payment collection

collect membership fees or for events with Crowded collect with a few clicks.
Track contact spending with digital receipts on Crowded Banking


Smarter PTA spending


Raise funds for your PTA while you shop

Earn cashback while you shop with Crowded Rewards.
Run your PTA, not a spreadsheet.

Trusted by 700+ nonprofit groups

Crowded covers all your PTA's financial needs

Get all the features you need – all on one platform.

Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
Digital first, easy account opening
No monthly fees or minimums
QuickBooks compatible
FDIC Fund Insurance
Digital & physical debit cards
Free fundraising tools
POS Solutions
Digital first, easy account opening
Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
No monthly fees or minimums
Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
Payment collection links
Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
Digital & physical cards for spending
Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
Free PTA fundraising tools
Traditional Banks
Cheddar Up
Your questions,

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Crowded is a financial platform that offers PTAs an easy way to collect, spend and manage money online. 

PTAs are constantly collecting money  – bake sales, teacher gifts, donation drives,  membership fees, and etc. Using Crowded to collect these funds is safe, easy and trackable. 

When the PTA needs to spend, they can spend from the same place where they collect. The PTA treasurer can issue digital debit cards as needed to members to spend with budgeted amounts. 

Also, use Crowded Rewards to generate extra income for your booster club!

Cheddar Up provides a great way to collect payments online, but that’s where it ends. Once you collect funds through Cheddar Up, you have to withdraw it to a bank account to use the funds. 

Crowded offers online payment collection, like Cheddar Up, but also provides modern banking services within the app. You can spend the collected funds, track payments, and use Crowded Rewards to raise extra funds for your group!

Crowded is also cheaper. Cheddar Up charges a 3.59% + $0.59 credit card fee while Crowded charges only 2.99%.

With collecting with Crowded, you can avoid constantly transferring funds between payment apps and banks to access your group’s money. Utilizing embedded finances, Crowded enables your group to bank, collect, and spend with just one platform.

Also, we provide fund protection. Unlike Venmo, funds you keep on Crowded are in FDIC pass-through, insurance-eligible accounts*, and FDIC insurance is available on deposits up to $250k through Blue Ridge Bank, N.A..

Absolutely! Crowded provides compliance services including:
  • Filing of Form 990
  • Support for tax and group exemption processes
  • EIN setup and upkeep
  • State-level tax exemption compliance

Crowded accounts are free to set up – we have no minimum balances or subscription fees.*

What do we charge for?

When collecting payments, we charge 2.95% of the collection amount if paid by card and the lesser of 2.95% or $5 for ACH payments.

You can always choose whether you want to cover these fees or ask your payers to handle them.

View our full fee schedule here.

Manage your nonprofit groups finances with ease using Crowded
Ready for easier PTA finances?
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