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How to update a campaign goal

Set, change, or remove a campaign goal at any time

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Written by Alyssa
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About campaign goals ๐Ÿ“ˆ

A campaign goal is the publicly displayed amount you're aiming to raise on a campaign. Setting a goal is optional, can be changed at any time, and will not affect your payouts in any way. You will need to set a goal if you want a progress bar to appear on your campaign. The types of transactions that count toward a campaign goal include:

  • Donations

  • Ticket sales

  • Offline transactions (paid by check or cash)

  • Winning auction bids that have been paid (winning bids on in-progress auction items will not count towards a goal until they have actually been paid for)

campaign goal bar example

Looking to update a personal goal on your team member profile, rather than the goal on an entire campaign? Head to our team member profile guide!

Goal update posts ๐Ÿ†

If you have a goal set on your Event or Page campaign, percentage announcements will automatically post to the supporter feed as you hit the fundraising milestones of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of your goal. These automatic updates cannot be turned off, but you can hide them from your Supporter Feed at any time.

50% goal notification

Setting a goal โš™๏ธ

  • On your dashboard, select your campaign from the list in the left-hand sidebar menu.

    • If you don't see it there, you can click All Campaigns to get the full list.

campaign list
  • Click on the Details tab.

  • In the Main Details section at the top, add (or edit) the number under Goal. If you already have a goal amount set, you can change it whenever you like.

  • Click Save!

main details section

Removing a goal โŒ

  • In the same section above, delete the number from the Goal section. Once a goal has been removed, it'll reset to the default grey text that says Optional.

  • Click Save!

remove a goal

Removing a previously-set goal does not remove automatic campaign updates from your supporter feed. You will need to manually hide those if you want to remove them.

Want to remove your goal bar and the amount raised? For Page and Event campaigns, you'll also have an option to Hide money raised. You'll find this under your campaign's Settings tab, in the Design section. Turn this on, and no totals will be displayed on the public page.

FAQ ๐Ÿค”

Can I embed a fundraising thermometer / goal bar on my external website?

Yes! You can embed a standalone progress bar on your website via a Goal Bar Widget.

Do General Donations campaigns show a goal bar?

No โ€“ย General Donations do not show a progress bar, regardless of a goal being set. This is because General Donations campaigns do not get their own dedicated campaign page.ย General Donations live on your Landing Page or Giving Hub.

Can a campaign goal reset every month, or can I set a recurring goal?

Not currently, but please take a look at the feature request for a recurring goal, and add a vote if this is a feature you would like to be notified about in the future!

How do I get my campaign to show Complete status in my dashboard?

A campaign will display as Complete in your dashboard when the campaign has a goal, and the funds raised either meet or exceed that goal.

What if I don't meet my goal, or exceed it?

Goals do not affect payouts or your ability to accept donations in any way. You don't need to hit your goal, and your campaign does not close if you meet your goal.


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