You can create peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns on your donation website which allow your supporters to fundraise on your behalf.
You can connect your fundraising campaigns to your nonprofit's Facebook page. Doing this will allow your supporters to connect their fundraisers to Facebook, meaning that donations made on Facebook will show on their GiveSignup page and vice versa. You will also be able to see those donations in your reports as Facebook donations.
Creating a Campaign
To get started creating one or multiple fundraising campaigns, create a Donation Website.
After enabling donations and customizing your donation website, navigate to Fundraising Campaigns >> Fundraising Campaign Setup on your Donation Website Dashboard. Click Create a Campaign to get started.
First, you will enter basic information about your fundraising campaign:
- Campaign name
- Start date and an optional end date. These are dates for accepting donations, not for individual fundraisers--those are set elsewhere (Fundraiser Options below).
- Campaign URL: This will automatically populate with your campaign name. If you have added a domain or subdomain to your donation website, the URL will reflect that custom domain rather than givesignup.org/donationwebsite/…
Messaging is automatically inherited from your donation website.
You can uncheck this setting to expand and add custom messaging for the campaign. This is the content that will show on your campaign’s main page.
Allowing Supporters to Create their Own Fundraising Pages
You can allow your supporters to set up Next, enable Fundraiser Options. You can either allow supporters to set their own end dates for their fundraisers, or you can set the number of days that a fundraiser is open from the date that it is set up (for example, 30 days for a birthday fundraiser).
Fundraising teams are not currently available, but they are coming soon!
The Logo upload lets you customize the image that is displayed for each campaign. We recommend images of about 300x300 that will crop well into a circle icon, as shown:
Once you have finished enabling your basic campaign settings, click Save at the top of the page.
You will see a success message, letting you know that your campaign has been saved. You can view the website for your campaign by clicking the View Website button, or update the settings by clicking the Edit icon in the center. Finally, you can delete campaigns with the trash can icon.
Fundraiser and donation data from deleted campaigns shows in your reports, but will not show on the front end website.
You can view your campaign and fundraiser reports on the Fundraising Campaigns >> Reports tab.
You can link your nonprofit's Facebook Payments-enabled Facebook page on Donations >> Facebook Fundraisers. Learn more about the integration here.