Create your campaign ➕
To create a new Event campaign, click on New Campaign in your dashboard.
A window will appear where you can select your desired campaign type. Select Start an Event.
Enter a title for your new campaign. 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.
Customize your campaign ✏️
Your new Event campaign has seven tabs where you can configure information and settings.
Title – Change your campaign title.
Subtitle – Large, bold text that appears at the top of your page.
Goal – Set a campaign goal to be displayed on your campaign. Read more about campaign goals →
Theme color – Set a theme color for your Form campaign. This color is used as a gradient background for your Form, as well as the goal bar, and other accents. If toggled off, the default is a black gradient. Read more about theme colors →
Cover Photo – Add an optional cover photo or video embed to your campaign. Recommended dimensions are 1200 x 630px, and the maximum supported photo size is 1MB. Embedded videos must be hosted on a supported platform (YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, or Vimeo) and the privacy setting must be Unlisted or Public. Private videos will not appear.
Story – Add a story to your campaign. This appears below the title, subtitle, cover photo, and goal, as applicable. Read more about campaign Story sections →
Ready to get started with our powerful peer-to-peer fundraising feature? Learn about how to enable multi-team and team member fundraising!
Manually add team members to your campaign
Remove team members from your campaign
View team member progress
View team member pages
Edit team member display names
Edit team member profile pictures
Change the team a team member is on
Edit team member personal goal amounts
Edit team member stories
Enable and manage Multi-Team Fundraising
Manually create new teams
Export team stats
View team pages
Edit team names
Edit team goal amounts
Edit team URLs
Edit team logos
Enable/Disable Team Fundraising
Enable/Disable the public fundraise button
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
There are 3 subheadings in the Event tab to help you set up your specifications. The information entered here will populate the Event section on your campaign page, displayed below the cover photo and goal bar.
Event Type – Choose the type of Event you're hosting.
Event Name – The name or title of your event. This can differ from your campaign title, and it will appear on your tickets and campaign page.
Event Details – Optionally add details about your event, such as parking information, attire, or other policies.
Start and End Date & Time – If you enter an end date, your campaign will automatically stop accepting payments at this date. The campaign will still be visible but the donate/tickets button will be disabled. Read more about end dates →
Enable Event Reminders – Send reminders to ticket holders 1 hour and 24 hours before your event.
Time Zone – The default time zone is inherited from your Account Settings. If a custom timezone is set on an event, then all associated times and timezones will be updated accordingly, including auction date/times if the campaign has one.
In-Person Location - Enter the physical location of your event. Adding an address here will add a clickable Google Maps link to your campaign page.
You can choose to Keep Location Details Private. If toggled on, only those who purchase a ticket will get the address details, and they will not be listed on the public campaign page.
Under this menu option, you can create tickets to sell as part of your campaign. You can add images to tickets, and create raffle tickets if this is part of your event. Read more about tickets and our available features →
Create promo codes for use in your campaign checkout process. 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.
Custom campaign link – Set a custom URL for your campaign. Read more about editing your campaign link →
Scan-to-donate – Download a unique QR code that points to your campaign. Read more about using Scan-to-donate →
SEO Settings – Customize how your campaign appears on social media. Read more about SEO settings →
SEO title and description– SEO title and description override your campaign details. If left blank, the SEO settings will default to your campaign's title and description.
SEO image – This is the image displayed when sharing on social media. If not set, the image will default to your account's cover photo. For social media, there will be no preview image if you don't set one.
Create and configure embeddable Widgets to install on your own external website. Donors can submit a transaction directly on your site, without being redirected. Read more about using Widgets →
Configure the payment options available on your campaign.
Accepting payments – Turn this off if you'd like to close the ability to make payments but keep your page publicly viewable.
Require phone numbers – Phone numbers are optional at checkout by default. Turning this on will always require supporters to enter their phone numbers.
Require billing address – Some payment methods (like PayPal and Venmo) don't require billing addresses. Turning this on will require supporters to always enter their billing address. Billing address is always required for card payments.
Allow supporters to select to pay via check – Turning this on will include an additional option for supporters to mail you a check.
If enabled, you will be required to add check mailing instructions.
Customize and configure donation frequencies and suggested donation amounts.
Frequencies – Choose which frequencies will be displayed to donors. If you select multiple options, you can select a default option to auto-populate. Read more about recurring donations →
Suggested amounts – Customize suggested donation amounts and add optional descriptions for each frequency. Read more about custom donation amounts →
Other – Allow donors to enter their own amount.
Minimum donation – Require a minimum donation amount per transaction.
Manage your campaign level fund configurations. Read more about using funds →
Display fund selection – Turning this off will hide the fund selector from your form. If you selected a default fund above, it will apply to all transactions.
Default campaign fund – Set a default fund, if applicable.
Add custom fields (custom questions) to your campaign to collect additional information from your donors at the time of checkout, from t-shirt sizes to dietary preferences. Read more about using custom fields →
The Auction tab can be used with both Pages and Events. If you want to add one to your campaign, click Add Auction. Read more about configuring an auction →
Publish campaign – Make this campaign publicly viewable and live. You cannot un-publish a campaign once you've started raising money.
Campaign type – Change your campaign type. Read more about changing campaign types →
Thank you message
Write a custom thank you message (specific to this campaign) that will appear in email receipts. Read more about thank you messages and receipts →
Fees & tips
Configure the fees on your campaign. Read more about fee settings →
Disable tips – By default, supporters can leave an optional tip for Givebutter. Disabling tips will increase our platform fee from 0% to 1%.
Hide fees – Turn this on if you'd like to hide transaction fees from supporters. Fees will be deducted from the amount donated, and absorbed by your organization.
Require fees – Turn this on if you'd like to require supporters to cover the transaction fees. Fees will be charged on top of the amount donated, and your organization gets the full donation amount.
Make this campaign unlisted – Turn this on if you'd like to hide your campaign from public view and keep it unlisted. Only those with the URL will be able to find it.
Delete campaign – You will only be able to delete your campaign if no transactions have been processed, even offline or test transactions.
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