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How to Start a Fundraiser

You can create a custom fundraising page on your CrowdChange site in under 5 minutes!

Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Start A Fundraiser button in the top-right corner of your CrowdChange site.

  2. Fill out the General Info page, and toggle on any features you'd like to add to your fundraiser under Purchase options.

  3. Click Next and customize your fundraiser on the Additional Settings page, then click Create Fundraiser button to sign up / log in and get started, then start sharing your fundraiser!

For more detailed written steps, see below the video.

Please see the following related tutorials as well:

Detailed Steps:

  1. Click the Start A Fundraiser button in the top-right corner of your CrowdChange site.

  2. Fill out the General Info page:

    1. Fundraiser is bilingual - This allows you to enter all information in both English and French.

    2. Fundraiser Name - Set a name for your fundraiser that will be the main heading.

    3. In support of - You may be allowed to choose from a list of options, or type your own.

    4. Goal - You can turn the goal feature on or off, and set it to either a certain amount raised, or a certain number of donors.

    5. Date and time - Turn this on if you want to show a start date / time for your fundraiser.

    6. Fundraiser has an end date and time - Turn this on if you want to show an end date / time for your fundraiser.

    7. Fundraiser has a location - Turn this on if you want to show the location of your fundraiser.

    8. Fundraiser Description - Enter all the information donors & participants will need to know.

    9. Cover Image - Upload a banner / header image for your fundraiser.

    10. Add a Video - Allows you to paste a video link so that a video will be displayed instead of the Cover Photo on your fundraising page.

  3. Under Purchase options enable any features you want to use for your fundraiser:

    1. My event has tickets - See How Ticketing Works

    2. My event has apparel / merchandise - See How Merchandise Works

    3. My event has registration - See How Registration Works

    4. My event offers sponsorship packages - See How Sponsorship Works

    5. My fundraiser has custom questions - See How to Use Custom Questions

  4. Click Next and enable Peer-to-peer features:

    1. Personal fundraising pages - See How to Create a Personal Fundraising Page & Share It

    2. Team fundraising pages - See How to Create a Team & Invite Members

    3. Personal fundraising pages within teams - Allow personal pages to be created under teams.

    4. Set default content for personal pages - Set a default description for personal pages.

    5. Set default content for team pages - Set a default description for team pages.

  5. Advanced Features:

    1. Donations are tax deductible - Enable only if you will be issuing tax receipts for this fundraiser.

    2. eCards - Turn on and select Tribute Cards if you would like to set up personal pages ‘In honor of’ or ‘In memory of' individuals. Otherwise, select eCards.

    3. Collect Mailing Information - Turn on if you want to collect donor mailing information specifically.

    4. Fundraising pages goal is optional - Let page creators to decide if to have a goal.

    5. Donations only through personal & team pages - Disable general donations.

    6. Allows donors without emails to use their physical address - Let donors donate & register without an email address.

    7. Hidden event - Hide fundraiser from the public so only Admins and those with a link can find it.

    8. Accept recurring donations - You are able to choose between One-Time, Monthly, and Annual donations, in any combination.

    9. Show list of donors - Turn on if you want a public donor list for your fundraiser. Choose between ‘Top Donations’ and ‘Recent Donations’.

    10. Start accepting funds on date - Turn on if you want the fundraiser to open automatically at a certain date / time. A countdown will be displayed.

    11. Stop accepting funds on date - Be sure to turn this on to set a close-off date for your fundraiser.

    12. Donation matching - Enable if you would like donations to be matched. You will be able to set up the matching pool and settings through Donation Matching once enabled.

    13. Modify Donation Bar amounts - Allows you to change default amounts used in the Donation Amount bar at the checkout page.

    14. Donor covers service fees - Give donors the option to cover service fees, make it mandatory or not necessary.

  6. Click the Create Fundraiser button to sign up or log in - if you haven’t already, otherwise, you are ready to start sharing your fundraiser!

You can now hide the social media share buttons on your fundraiser if desired by clicking the icon shown below (From your fundraiser’s main page).

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