As event organizer, you have the ability to change your event’s duration, track offline donations, manage your leaderboard and message event members directly. We’ll walk through those steps here.
But first, how do you access your event page once it’s been created? Easy! Just login at mightycause.com/login and click your name in the top right-hand corner. Then, click "My Campaigns" on your user account. You’ll see any fundraisers you’ve organized listed here.
Click "Manage" on the fundraiser you are interested in working on.
Once you’re on your event page, it’s time to review the tools to success to manage your event effectively. You will use your event page’s dashboard to toggle between these tools.
Click on “Members” on the left-hand sidebar menu to get started. This is the central location for most of the engagement opportunities for your event members. You can also track event member’s progress and data from here, and communicate with your teams about their progress!
Invite New Event Members
Once you’ve set up your fundraiser template (see more on that below!), it’s time to invite your event members.
To invite event members, simply click “Members” from the left-hand sidebar. Then, just click “Invite Event Members” and add the emails you’d like to invite, separating them with a comma. Then, you’ll get a message letting you know who you have invited and asking if you’d like to add anyone else:
You can invite new event members at any time!
You’ll know a fundraiser has started to create their fundraiser by clicking “Members” on the left-hand sidebar at any time. Here, you’ll be able to see all event members who have joined, and the status of their fundraiser:
This is a great way to track if any teams or fundraisers get “stuck” during the setup process so you can email them to ask if they need help and let them know they must be published to show up on the leaderboard and join the competition!
This is also a place to see the most recent activity on each fundraiser on your event. This is a great tool to also be able to see their most recent activity, so feel free to use this to follow up and encourage fundraisers that haven’t seen a lot of action to their page recently.
Download Member List
Looking to capture all the event’s data to add to your CRM? Simply click on the Members section on the left-hand sidebar and click “Download Member List” — this will export your fundraiser’s data, like name, email, data joined, etc. into an Excel spreadsheet for you so you can easily track their information. Here are some other things you can do in the Members section of your event page:
Remove A Fundraiser From The Leaderboard
Did an event member create duplicate fundraisers? Did someone decide to drop out? You can also remove fundraisers in the “Members” section. Simply click the grey “x”, show in the screenshot above, to remove them from the leaderboard. This will not delete their fundraiser, but will remove them and any donations they received from the competition!
Message Event Members
It’s down to the wire, and your event is this close to hitting their goal. What should you do?
Message your event members and motivate them with some tips to continue raising funds!
You can do this from the Members section on your left-hand sidebar menu — simply click “Members” and then click the blue “Message All Members” button. Then, add a subject line and a note, and click “Send Message” to send the note to all the fundraisers on your event.
This tool is a great way to keep up engagement and keep those competitive juices flowing. Use this feature to remind fundraisers who’s on top of the leaderboard, why it’s important for your event to hit their goal, and any other milestones along the way!
With events on Mightycause, you can now track your donation information by individual fundraiser, team fundraiser, or for the event as a whole. Simply click “Donation Report” on the left-hand sidebar menu.
Then, just choose which fundraiser you’d like to view donation information for from the dropdown menu, and select the timeframe:
You can export any of the donations report views as a Spreadsheet by clicking “Get detailed report for this range” in the lower right-hand corner of the report.
You can also filter your event by General Fund, or view all fundraisers.
Adding Offline Donations
As the event organizer, you may want fundraisers to include checks and cash (or money from sponsorships) into your event’s total on the display counter. You can add offline donations to general funds or allow fundraisers to include them on their own fundraisers by following these steps:
To add an offline donation to your event’s total (this might be a check or cash from sponsors or hosts), click “Donation Report” on the left-hand sidebar. Then, click the grey “Add Offline Donation” button:
Add the details of your offline donation here:
Then, just select if you want to add it to your General Fund (remember: this won’t show on your leaderboard, but will show on the event’s display total):
One of the best first steps to take to manage your event on Mightycause is to first set up a template to make it easy for new fundraisers to get setup in just a few clicks.
To set up your fundraiser template, click “Fundraiser Template” on the left-hand sidebar. Then, just fill out the following sections and click “Save”:
- Suggested Fundraiser Title — this will be used as the default name fundraisers that join your event
- Funding Goal — how much do you want each fundraiser to raise?
- Fundraiser Image — this is a default image for fundraisers who don’t want to personalize their page
- Short Story — use this as a brief, one-sentence preview of the fundraiser
- Story — provide more details about the fundraiser, the organization and the event!
Don’t forget to click the blue “Create template” button below where you type the Story to save your template!
When fundraisers create their fundraiser, they’ll be prompted to choose to use the template or to personalize their own page.
With events fundraising on Mightycause, you can either set your event to be limited to invite-only or allow anyone to join. Invite-only is a great option for events that want to control the number of events members on their event and the message on their fundraisers.
By default, anyone will be allowed to join your event on Mightycause. To change this, scroll to the section titled “Membership Permissions” in your Settings, then just click the radio button next to the selection you’d like: Invite Only or Anyone Can Join.
Turning off Discoverability will hide your fundraiser so only supporters with a direct link can access your page, and it won’t show up in our Search.
Customize the image and text social media networks use when someone shares your page.
When you create your page, your page will automatically be given a URL. It’s a boring series of letters and numbers. But you can jazz things up and make your page more memorable, customized, and shareable by giving it a Custom URL. Keep it short and obviously make sure it’s relevant to your page.
Your General Fund
Donors have the ability to give to the “General Fund” — this is a great option for donors who want to support the organization, but aren’t familiar with a person or a fundraiser listed on the leaderboard.
When donors click the “Donate” button below the display counter on your event page, they’ll be prompted to choose which fundraiser they’d like to donate to:
To turn off the option to donate to a General Fund, simply visit your “Settings” and scroll to the section titled “General Fund” — then just toggle it on or off:
Donations to the general fund will not be counted towards the leaderboard (although they will show on on your display total). This option is available only for events that support certified charities on Mightycause, and is not available for events that support personal fundraisers.
Offline Donation Tracking
As the event organizer, you may want fundraisers to include checks and cash into your event’s total on the display counter. To allow fundraisers to add their own offline donations, click “Settings.” Then, scroll to “Offline Donation Tracking” and choose to ignore or include offline donations that fundraisers add to their own pages:
This is helpful for events that want to encourage fundraisers to only fundraise online, or for events with a lot of fundraisers where it may be difficult to track cash and check donations. If you allow offline donation tracking, that fundraiser’s offline donations will be included on their total on the leaderboard.
You might have had some eager fundraisers that started collecting funds a bit too early. In this case, you might want to start tracking donations made to fundraisers before your event started. To do this, just visit “Settings” and scroll to the section titled “Metrics” — then just change the start date to whatever you’d like!
This is also a great option for events who plan to use the same event page year over year. You can change your metrics to only include this year’s funds raised. This is an easy way to ensure you’re not “reinventing the wheel” each year, and fundraisers will only need to update their information, rather than creating a whole new page!
Delete Your Event
Finally, you may want to delete your event fundraiser if you start a new one next year. This will ensure that donors aren’t confused and donate to the wrong event. To delete your event, just scroll to the Settings section titled “Delete Event” — then just click the blue button and your event fundraiser will be deleted. Please note: This will not affect the fundraisers on your leaderboard — fundraisers must delete their own page by clicking “Delete Fundraiser” in the Settings on the left-hand sidebar of their fundraiser.
Ongoing Event Engagement
For a more streamlined experience, there is an “Activity Feed” featured on the event page, which includes all shares, comments, donations and likes in one stream:
As the event organizer, you can reply to comments on the Activity Feed, click the heart next to donations to “like” them and engage with the donor, and remove any comments from the feed that may have been accidentally posted publicly. This is also a great way to see how many people are sharing the page or its fundraisers so you can send a message to the team to encourage them to ask donors to share more!
Another great feature in the Page Editor is the Deadline tool. If you’re close to the end date, but still have a bit to go before you hit your goal, you may consider changing the end-date of your event. You can change your duration at any time by clicking “Deadline” on the left-hand sidebar menu in the Page Editor section. Then, just pick a new end date from the pop up calendar and click “Save”:
Like fundraisers on Mightycause, Updates are a great way to engage your teams, donors and other supporters. To add an update, just click “Updates” from your Page Editor section on the left-hand sidebar.
Then, just add the title and start typing your Update! Some updates you make consider sending throughout the campaign include halfway to your goal, hitting your goal, updates on who’s in the lead on the leaderboard or how close the competition, and any changes to the timeline (i.e., “We’ve Extended the Campaign for One More Week!”).
Once you click “Post,” the update will be emailed to your event members, every donor for your event, and anyone who has liked or shared your event page or a fundraiser for your event, so updates are best used for major announcements you want to share with everyone. Updates are archived in the Page Editor.
Do you have further questions on your event? Our support team is here to help Monday through Friday, 9 -5 pm EST! Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org