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How do I add fundraising to my event?

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2019 01:01PM PDT

Fundraising, or as we like to call it – Giving, can be an integral part of any event. Here at Events.com we work with CrowdRise to provide you with a streamlined experience!

You will need to set up a CrowdRise Campaign in order to add fundraising or donations during registration.

Here are the steps to set up a CrowdRise Campaign

  1. Click here and follow the prompts to create your campaign
  2. Enable team fundraising, here’s how
  3. Customize your campaign 

If you need any help with these initial steps, please contact CrowdRise, or let us know so we may reach out to them on your behalf. CrowdRise contact info can be found here.

Here are the steps to connect your campaign with your event:

1. While in your event (on Events.com), click on GIVING on the left side of your screen.

2. Choose the option that applies to you – I ALREADY HAVE AN EVENT or GET SET UP WITH CROWDRISE – (Note: Events.com supports CrowdRise Campaigns, which are different from a CrowdRise Fundraiser. Please ensure you followed the CrowdRise steps above.)

3. LOG IN TO CROWDRISE. Clicking here will bring you to CrowdRise to Authorize Application. After logging in, you will be prompted to GRANT ACCESS. This step will connect our two platforms and direct you back to Events.com.

4. Select your campaign from the dropdown menu and click CONTINUE. The screen will refresh displaying your CrowdRise campaign link at the top and showing that the ENABLE FUNDRAISING tab is set to YES.

Beside the tab, you have the option to REQUIRE FUNDRAISING (automatically have your participants signed-up for CrowdRise pledging profiles in the events.com registration process) by clicking the checkbox.

Leaving the box unclicked, means your participants will be given the option to sign-up during registration. (Note: participants can always sign-up on their own later if they change their minds). Teams signing-up will be grouped together on CrowdRise under their team name.

5. The next step is to connect the organization or charity that you are fundraising for. If your charity is not yet registered on CrowdRise, please review our article – How does a charitable organization get added as a Giving option? Otherwise, search by name or EIN (Employer Identification Number) and click to select.

6. After you’ve finished selecting your charity, click SAVE at the top of the screen. The fundraising disclaimer or option will automatically be inserted into your registration form.

If your participants were signed up for fundraising, CrowdRise sends an email to them directly after registration with all the necessary steps to personalize their pledging page (optional) and get them started immediately.

Happy Giving Everyone!

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