The General Fund of your event is for donations that are not assigned to a particular fundraiser or team within your event. For example, if your organization is hosting a bike race, some of your regular supporters may want to support the organization and the event. However, they might not know any of the teams or individual fundraisers on the leaderboard. Giving them the option to donate to the General Fund includes them in the bike race.
Adding a General Fund to Your Event Page
To add a general fund to your event, go to your event page by following these steps:
- Login at mightycause.com/login.
- Select your name in the top right-hand corner.
- Click "Managed causes" in the dropdown menu. This will take you to a list of your campaigns within your user account.
- Click on your event. This will take you to your event page.
Once you’re on your event page, click “Settings” on the left-side dashboard. Then select the "General Fund" tab at the top of your "Settings" page.
Here you can toggle the switch to “On” or "Off."
General Fund for ‘One Cause’ Events
If your event is fundraising for a single certified charity, the General Fund donations will automatically be directed to that organization.
General Fund for ‘Multi-Cause’ Events
If your event is fundraising for multiple causes, you’ll need to designate one charitable organization to receive funds from your General Fund.
When you visit “Settings” on the left-side dashboard and turn your General Fund tab to “On,” you’ll be prompted to select an organization to receive the funds. Please note, only registered 501c3 charitable organizations can receive funds from a General Fund.
You can then choose to customize the donation levels (or leave them as they are) and you’re set to go!
Donating to a General Fund
When donors visit your event page and select the "Donate" button they’ll have the option to search and donate to a particular campaign page or the event's General Fund.
To donate to the General Fund, the donor will select “ Donate to the event General Fund" and continue through the donation process as with any other campaign.
Note: Donations to the General Fund are added to your event’s total on the display counter, but are not added to any individual fundraiser’s total on the leaderboard.
Have more questions on events? Email firstname.lastname@example.org