How to configure a Fundraising Event

Sell Tickets, send out invites, and even livestream your online Event with our powerful Event Campaigns.

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Create your campaign

To create a new Fundraising Event, click on New Campaign in your Givebutter dashboard, and select Start an Event.

new campaign button

Enter a Campaign Title. Don't worry; you can change this at any time!
If you want to offer team member fundraising, click the checkbox next to Enable Peer-to-Peer fundraising. You can turn this on or off later if you need to.

Click Create Campaign.

campaign title field

Customize your campaign

Your new Fundraising Event has seven tabs where you can customize all the information for your campaign.

numbered tabs

1. Details tab 🪧

2. Team tab 👩🏾‍🤝‍👨🏽

Ready to get started with our powerful peer-to-peer fundraising feature, Teams? Learn about how to enable multi-team and team member fundraising here!

    • Manually add team members to your Campaign

    • Remove team members from your Campaign

    • View your team members' progress

    • View your team members' pages

    • Edit your team members' display names

    • Edit your team members' profile picture

    • Change your team members' team

    • Edit your team members' personal goal amount

    • Edit your team members' story

    • Enable and manage Multi-Team Fundraising

    • Manually create new teams

    • Remove teams

    • Export team stats

    • View your teams' pages

    • Edit your teams' name

    • Edit your teams' goal amount

    • Edit your teams' URL

    • Edit your teams' logo

  • More Options

    • Enable/Disable Team Fundraising

    • Edit the fundraise button's text

    • Enable/Disable Multi-Team Fundraising

    • Toggle on/off team members' ability to create new teams

    • Limit the number of members per team

    • View pending team member invites that haven't been accepted

⛔️ Warning: Manually added team members cannot manage their own team member page! If you want someone to have autonomy over their profile picture, name, goal, story, etc you must invite them and have them create an account.

3. Event tab 🎟️

There are 3 subsections to help you set up your event.

event details, tickets, and promo codes

A. Event Details

  • Required fields

    • Type of event: In Person, Digital, or Hybrid

    • Event name this will display below the cover photo on your campaign page.

    • Digital and Hybrid - Livestream details

  • Optional fields

    • Event details

    • Start Date & Time

    • End Date & Time - if you enter a value here, your campaign will automatically stop accepting payments at this date and time. The campaign will still be visible but the donate/tickets button will be disabled.

    • Enable Event Reminders

    • Set the Time Zone for your event – The default time zone shown here is inherited from your Account Settings. If an admin sets a custom timezone on an event, then all associated times and timezones will be updated accordingly, including auction date/times if an auction is created on the campaign.

    • In-Person Location - a google map will be displayed on your campaign page

      • You can choose to Keep Location Details Private. Just click the checkbox next to that option. Only those who purchase a ticket with get the address details.

B. Tickets

C. Promo Codes

At this time, promo codes will apply to the entire purchase total or all tickets. Visit our roadmap to upvote additional requests for promo code customization.

4. Sharing tab 🤳

  • Customize how your Campaign appears on social media with your SEO Settings

    • SEO information appears on Google searches and social media posts. The title and description will appear on Google, and the title and photo will appear on social media.

    • SEO title and description override your Campaign details. If left blank, the SEO settings will default to your Campaign's title and description. For social media, there will be no preview image if you don't set one here, as seen below.

SEO preview without image

⛔️ Warning: Having trouble with your SEO settings? If you've already set previous SEO settings, the link may need to be debugged to show any updated information.

5. Tools tab 🛠️

  • Toggle on/off accepting payments

  • Toggle on/off the phone number requirement

  • Toggle on/off the billing address requirement

    • 💰Billing address is always required for card payments. But for other payments, like digital wallets, it is optional unless this is toggled "ON".

  • Allow supporters to pledge to pay via check and log an offline donation.

  • Toggle on/off Recurring Plans for this campaign

  • Select Recurring Plan frequency options

  • Select a default Recurring Plan frequency.

  • Manage Funds

  • Require a minimum donation amount

👉 FYI: Recurring Plans and Funds are automatically enabled for verified NPOs. Otherwise, they must be enabled in the Account Settings before they can be enabled on campaigns.

6. Auction tab 🏦

The Auction tab can be used in both pages and events. If you need to create an auction, click Add Auction and then view our article on how to create and configure your auction.

7. Settings Tab 🎚️

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