Use our Personal Fundraising Pages feature to raise significantly more with your fundraisers and increase supporter engagement!
To use this feature, be sure to turn on Personal fundraising pages on the Additional Settings page when you are setting up or editing your fundraiser. Then from the main fundraising page, click Create a Page.
Enter your Name and Fundraising Goal for the page - additionally, if you’d like to add your own image, video, or text description, turn OFF the following toggles:
You will then be prompted to upload an image or video, and enter your own description for your page!
Click Start a Fundraising Page at the bottom of the page to complete this process.
After you’ve created your page, the best thing you can do to start out is make a donation yourself to kick things off! This step has been proven to increase donor engagement, trust, and those who do so typically raise 75% more on average.
The next step is to beef up your page strength using the handy progress bar shown below:
Clicking on it will reveal the steps you should complete next to optimize your fundraising!
Sharing Your Personal Fundraising Page
Nothing is more effective for increasing engagement and raising more money than sharing with your friends and family, whether that’s via our Social Media share buttons, our Mailing List feature, or simply word of mouth, share away!
Sending emails with the CrowdChange Mailing List
Step 1: Once members have created their personal fundraising pages, they can share directly to social media with one click. Mass emails can also be sent using the Mailing List, which can be accessed by clicking the email icon next to the social media share buttons. To use the Mailing List, please see Step 2.
Step 2: Click "Contacts" from the Mailing List main page. Next, click "Add Contacts" in the upper right corner of the page and select whether you would like to import contacts from a CSV file, Gmail, Outlook, manually, and more. Once you have imported your contacts, click "Save Contacts." Once completed, click "Back to Mailing List".
Step 3: Click "Create New Campaign" from the Mailing List's main page. Select your desired recipients by clicking the ‘To’ field, and choosing either from the list of Imported Contacts or by selecting Donors from the down arrow drop-down menu in the top left. This will bring up a list of contacts who have made a donation to your page. Click "Add Recipients" to proceed.
Step 4: Under the "Select email template” section, select "Use blank template" to create your own email message. If any custom templates have been created, either by you or an admin, they will be available in this section as well.
Step 5: Select "Click here" under the "From" field to add yourself as the sender. A pop-up will ask for your name and email address. Once entered, CrowdChange will send a verification code to your email to confirm your identity.
Step 6: When you receive the email verification code, copy/paste the code into your CrowdChange page and click Verify. If you did not receive a verification email, please click resend verification code.
Step 7: Enter your subject line, your desired email text or edit an existing template by using the editing options within the Message Body editor. Note: If you are sending this from a bilingual fundraiser, you will be prompted to enter a subject line & email message for both English and French.
Step 8: As you finalize your email, click "Send Preview Email" to send yourself a preview. To save this as a template, toggle on "Save this message as a template for future use", confirm the message complies with your regional/national anti-spam laws and click "Send" to send it off!
From the Mailing List's main page, you can track delivery details for all recipients of your email campaigns by clicking "View Report" next to the desired campaign. This report will help you to understand which contacts have received and/or opened your email campaigns.