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 “Participants” on the left-hand sidebar menu to get started. Participants allows you to invite new members to your event and review all individuals that are actively participating in your event.
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 plus sign on the right hand side.
A popup will open up where you can 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 “Campaigns” on the left-hand sidebar at any time. Here, you’ll be able to see all event members who have joined, when they started their fundraiser 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!
Download Campaign List
Looking to capture all the event’s data to add to your CRM? Simply click on the download symbol on the right hand side:
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.
Message Event Members
To message your event members, simply select the individuals you would like to message using the checkboxes on the left hand side, and then select the mail icon on the right side of the report:
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 “Reports” 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):
Your Event Settings are divided up into three key tabs:
- General Settings
- Fundraiser Template
- General Fund
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, underneath the section titled “Event Customization” in your General Settings tab, click the radio button next to the selection you’d like: Invite Only or Anyone Can Join.
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.
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, scroll to the section titled “Page 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!
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, 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.
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.
Turn off Donations (option can only be viewed with Published Event)
Turning off donations disables the donate button for your Event. Please note that donations will also be disabled for any teams or individual fundraising pages participating in your event.
If your campaign is no longer relevant or active and you'd like to point visitors to a newer page instead, you can use this feature to display a redirect suggestion to all visitors. To do so, simply add in the new url within the textbox.
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, at the top of your Event Settings select the tab "Fundraiser Template." 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.
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 “General Funds Settings” tab and then underneath the section titled “General Fund Settings” — 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.
This section provides you the ability to craft the checkout process for donors.
This tool allows you to customize the suggested amounts displayed when a user clicks on the Donate button, and also allows you to add descriptions of those amounts for your donors to see. Setting custom donation suggestions makes it easier for donors to choose how much to donate by pre-loading options for them, and helps push donors to these levels.
To add in your own custom donation level select “Use custom donation suggestions” and leaving the “Add amount descriptions” box unchecked. If you wish to use both donation suggestions and amount descriptions, click both boxes, and enter the information. You must click “Save” to insert these customized fields into your checkout process.
You are limited to four custom donation suggestions, to avoid offering too many options (which negates the purpose of offering suggested amounts) and to keep the look of the window clean, user-friendly, and uncluttered. You also have a 60 character limit for the amount descriptions.
Users will always still have the option of entering custom amounts if they do not wish to use a suggested donation amount. (The minimum donation on Mightycause is $5; there is no upper limit.)
Event organizers have the option of allowing donors to dedicate their donation to another person. If the organization they are fundraising for has inputted designation options, the event organizer will also have the option to show that on the checkout.
These are optional for event organizers. (You do not have to allow dedications or designations.) You can turn on the options you’d like to offer using the check boxes. You can turn on both, one individually, or leave both unchecked if you do not wish to allow dedications and designations.
Donors will choose whether to leave a dedication or designation at the beginning of the checkout process.
When a donor leaves a dedication or designation, a column will be added to your Donation Report indicating their choice to ensure you can properly account for their wishes.
Dedications are made in honor or in memory of another person. You can enable dedications in the donation process by checking the box that says, “Show the option to make a dedication with their donation.”
When an event has turned on dedications, the donor will be able to choose whether they’d like to dedicate their donation on the first page of the checkout process. On the next screen, the will be able to enter the information for their dedication.
The dropdown menu for “Dedicated To” looks like this:
Event Organizers on Mightycause have the ability to collect additional information from donors beyond their name and email address. You can now opt to collect their mailing address, company, age, gender and phone number to help your event collect demographic information about your donors as well as contact information that will help you follow up more effectively.
You can choose from five different Data Collection options. There is no limit to the number of options you can turn on at one time, however, we recommend limiting your Data Collection fields to information you can use at your event n a meaningful way.
You opt into adding a Data Collection field to your checkout process by toggling the button on.
Post-Checkout and Thank You Page
The Post-Checkout allows event organizers to customize what happens after a donor completes the checkout process.
When a donation is completed, donors will be sent to a Thank You Page that contains a customize message from your event. You can build your custom message in an simple text editor that allows you to add links, videos, images and more.
(Please note that all video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.)
You can also make use of a CTA button that allows you to link to any page you choose, whether it’s your Mightycause page, your website’s homepage, your blog, your Facebook page, etc.
You can click the Preview button to view your customized Thank You Page.
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!
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