Campus Community Fundraising is the collaboration between higher education engagement programs and community nonprofits, enabling students to fundraise for their favorite community causes through the shared GivePulse network. To learn more about how it works, click here.
1. Set up your bank account
From your group dashboard, go to the Payments tab on the bottom left and click Bank Settings.
On this page, you'll be required to fill out information for the type of account you hold, the legal country your organization or business is established in, account holder name, bank routing and account numbers and your preferred currency.
For a full explanation of adding your bank account, click here.
2. Create an ongoing fundraiser with peer-to-peer enabled
Start by going to the Giving area on your group dashboard, and select "Add Fundraiser."
Name your fundraiser something that reflects its purpose, such as Support [your organization's name]. Select Fundraiser and Open Opportunity for Type.
You may create a dollar or participation goal for your fundraiser if you're trying to raise a specific amount, or you may also select no goal and the total amount raised won't be publicly visible.
Click Save and Continue and fill out the information on the following tabs. It's recommend that you add a custom cover image and featured media.
On the Fundraiser Tab, select Yes for Enable Peer-to-Peer. This will enable others to come make their own fundraiser pages connected to your campaign and raise funds for you that go directly to the bank account that your organization added to its GivePulse page.
On the Checkout Tab, you can add a custom message that will show for all donors to your campaign or any peer-to-peer campaigns. If you'd like to collect custom information from your donors, drag and drop the custom fields from the right. It's recommended that you make these optional so as to not impede the checkout process for your donors.
Click Publish once your fundraiser is complete. Please note that you will not be able to publish your fundraiser until you have a bank account connected to and verified for your GivePulse group.
3. Students create peer-to-peer fundraisers
Once you've created your fundraiser page, students or other individuals will be able to go to your page and click 'Help Fundraise' to create their own fundraising pages connected to your campaign.
To learn more about how individuals set up and manage peer-to-peer fundraisers, click here.
For a more detailed description on how you can enable these capabilities, click here.
4. Manage and track funds
All donations that come in through fundraisers will be tracked in your fundraiser's Donations area, as well as your groups Manage Donations area.
Make sure you select Group Campaign and Individual Campaign to view which peer-to-peer campaign gifts came in through.
To view all campaigns and manage their visibility, click on Campaigns > Group Campaigns or Individual Campaigns. From that manage area, you'll be able to message the user who created the campaign, edit their page, deactivate donations, and view the page.
For a full explanation of donation and donor management on GivePulse, see our related support article.
For questions and support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.