Setting up and maximising your online giving page can be a bit daunting or a complicated task. Here we give guidance on how to set up your chosen online giving page and how to really get the most our of it so it reflects all the hard work you are putting in.
If you already have a GoFundMe account, all you need to do is choose to “start a new campaign”. If you do not already have an account visit the gofundme.com/sign-up page and enter a few simple details such as your name, address, a password and your contact preferences. After signing up, you will begin creating your campaign.
Your goal is important but you’ll want to make sure it’s attainable. It’s always a good idea to reflect on how much you’re looking to raise, but you always have the option to edit this later in your campaign if you find the goal is too low or too high. Next, choose your campaign title. This is your chance to stand out. Create a title that is specific to your cause. It has to be 35 characters or less, so make sure it fits!
You will need to select here that you are creating a certified charity campaign for Frimley Health Charity. Then choose a category. This can help your donors know what you’re raising funds for, but no need to overthink this part. Additionally, you can also choose here if you’re the sole organiser (you will manage all aspects and sharing for the campaign) or if you want a bit of support from friends or a club.
At this point, your campaign is now live and can start receiving donations. However, no one will see your campaign until you start to share it! Another way to share is by emailing your friends about your campaign. Finally, you can create your own memorable link which will make sharing easier. You can simply select the “Edit link” button to change it to something personal to your cause. You can only change your link once, so if you make an error, reach out to the Go Fund Me team, and they can get that edited on their end.
Visit justgiving.com/frimleyhealthcharity and select ‘Fundraise for us’. You’ll be prompted to log into your account and click ‘Start Fundraising’. if you don’t have an account you’ll be prompted to set one up
Next, choose what you’re doing. You’ll be given options such as celebrating an occasion, fundraising in memory or doing your own thing. If choosing ‘Taking part in an event’and you can’t see your event listed, select ‘Add your own’ at the bottom of the page and add some details about your activity.
You’l next be asked to enter details about your event and choosing your web address – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate. Click ‘Create your page’.
You’ll then be directed to your very own, brand new fundraising challenge page! By clicking ‘Edit Your Page’ at the top you’ll be able to enter a short description of what you’re doing to raise money – whether you’re joining in a big event, doing your own thing or celebrating something special – and the date or deadline you’re doing this by. Remember to look back at our helpful hints and tips listed on this page.
Job done! Your Fundraising Page is now set up and ready to accept donations. JustGiving will send the money that you raise to your charity on a weekly basis.
Every year our Charity and community organises a wide variety of events. Whether you are looking to take part in a run or cycling challenge, or maybe a quiz or bowling night, check our events calendar and get involved!
Meet new people and take part in fun activities to raise money for us. Find an event in your local area and find out how to take part.Find out more
Want to fundraise at home and unsure of what to do? Have a look here and see if we can help you get started. We’ve got lots of virtual fundraising ideas you can try at the moment while social distancing.
Sound out your idea, or find a brand-new one. Whether you’re a wizard at quizzes, a sports superstar or host with the most, Frimley Health Charity will be right behind you all the way.Find out more
Whether you want to hold a charity bake sale, plan a party or join one of our fundraising events, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to make your day fab and full of fun.
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to raising money for a great cause. We know that some people want to do their own thing, and we’re lucky that people organise all sorts of wonderful events to support us.