Setting Up Your Core Fundraising Page

Once you're a Give Lively member, your nonprofit has a live fundraising page that is ready to be customized. This is called your core fundraising page. It comes with default donation amount options ($25, $50, $100, and $250) and a mission statement pulled from GuideStar, but we recommend customizing every aspect of your core page to fit your nonprofit. Read below to find out how to get started customizing your page. If you want to learn how to customize campaign fundraising pages, scroll down to the next section.

1. Fill in basic information about your nonprofit

  • Start by clicking the “Basic Information” tab on the menu on the lefthand side of the page.
  • Then enter the name of your nonprofit (for external display) and your organization’s mission statement.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

2. Upload a high-quality version of your logo

  • Click on “Logo and Images” tab on the left-hand menu.
  • Under logo, click "Choose File" and find the image file you'd like to upload as your logo.
  • Double-click the desired file.
  • Your logo image should be:
    • Minimum of 640x640 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

3. (Optional) Upload a high-quality background image

  • Under "Background Image", click "Choose File" and find the image file you'd like to upload as your logo.
  • Double-click the desired file.
  • Your logo image should be:
    • Minimum of 640x640 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

4. Choose your brand color

  • Enter the hex color that most represents your brand or select one from a color wheel. This color will serve as the background of your donation page.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

5. Upload a high-quality image for social sharing

This image will accompany your donation link when you share the URL via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform.

  • Your image must be:
    • Minimum of 1200x630 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format
  • We recommend that you use an image without any words or letters for optimal promotion across social media.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

6. Select your donation amount options and write impact stories to accompany them

  • Click on “Impact Stories” tab on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Fill in desired amount options based on your donation history.
    • In order for your selected donation amount options to appear, you must fill in all impact stories. Without customization, the default donation amount options are $25, $50, $100, and $250.
  • Write a short sentence (maximum 75 characters) next to each amount describing the impact a donation of that size would make on your organization.
    • For example, if your organization works to serve the hungry, a $25 donation amount to your organization "Feeds four children for a week." For an organization that protects wildlife, the story might be that a $75 donation "Preserves 15 acres of forest land."
  • (Optional, Story Template Only) Upload images for your impact stories
  • (Optional, Default Template Only) Click "Switch to Amounts Only Mode" if you'd like your page to only feature donation amount options without impact stories.
  • Select whether you'd like your donation amounts and impact stories to be arranged on your page from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

7. Write a "Thank You" message to donors

When a donor gives to your organization, they will immediately receive a receipt summarizing their donation for tax purposes. You have the option of including a customized 'Thank You’ message as a part of that receipt. Use your 'Thank You' message to show gratitude, reinforce your mission, or touch on the impact the donation will make.Write a Thank You note or copy and paste your existing note to donors into the field on the “Thank You Message” page.

  • Click on the “Thank You Message” tab.
  • Fill in the provided field with your written "Thank You" 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

Creating Campaign Fundraising Pages

To set up another fundraising page, select "Campaign Pages" tab in the menu on the top of the page, then click "Create Campaign Page" below. Follow the directions below to finish your page.

1. Select a Template 

Pick between the two options presented.

2. Fill in basic information about your nonprofit

  • Start by clicking the “Basic Information” tab on the menu on the lefthand side of the page.
  • Then enter the name of your nonprofit (for external display) and your organization’s mission statement.
  • (Optional) Change your fundraising page's template/
  • (Optional) Change your fundraising page's default donation frequency from monthly to one-time (or vice versa). 
  • (Optional) Set a campaign fundraising goal amount to feature on your page.
  • (Optional) Add in the donations received from other sources to include in your progress bar.
  • (Optional) Suggest a goal to supporters who create Peer-to-Peer fundraising pages.
  • Pick whether you want your page to show recent donations, and whether you want to give.donors the option to keep their donation private to the public.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

3. Upload a high-quality version of your logo

  • Click on “Logo and Images” tab on the left-hand menu.
  • Under logo, click "Choose File" and find the image file you'd like to upload as your logo.
  • Double-click the desired file.
  • Your logo image should be:
    • Minimum of 640x640 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

4. (Optional) Upload a high-quality background image

  • Under "Background Image", click "Choose File" and find the image file you'd like to upload as your logo.
  • Double-click the desired file.
  • Your logo image should be:
    • Minimum of 640x640 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

5. Choose your brand color

  • Enter the hex color that most represents your brand or select one from a color wheel. This color will serve as the background of your donation page.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

6. Upload a high-quality image for social sharing

This image will accompany your donation link when you share the URL via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform.

  • Your image must be:
    • Minimum of 1200x630 pixels
    • No larger than 1MB
    • In JPG format
  • We recommend that you use an image without any words or letters for optimal promotion across social media.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

7. (Optional, Story Template Only) Add a video

 Adding a video is only an option for fundraising pages in Story Template. If you'd like to add one, pick which service your video is hosted through (Vimeo or YouTube), then hit save. After you've saved, follow the directions to enter the video's ID.

8. Select your donation amount options and write impact stories to accompany them

  • Click on “Impact Stories” tab on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Fill in desired amount options based on your donation history.
    • In order for your selected donation amount options to appear, you must fill in all impact stories. Without customization, the default donation amount options are $25, $50, $100, and $250.
  • Write a short sentence (maximum 75 characters) next to each amount describing the impact a donation of that size would make on your organization.
    • For example, if your organization works to serve the hungry, a $25 donation amount to your organization "Feeds four children for a week." For an organization that protects wildlife, the story might be that a $75 donation "Preserves 15 acres of forest land."
  • (Optional, Story Template Only) Upload images for your impact stories.
  • (Optional, Default Template Only) Click "Switch to Amounts Only Mode" if you'd like your page to only feature donation amount options without impact stories.
  • Select whether you'd like your donation amounts and impact stories to be arranged on your page from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

9. Write a "Thank You" message to donors

When a donor gives to your organization, they will immediately receive a receipt summarizing their donation for tax purposes. You have the option of including a customized 'Thank You’ message as a part of that receipt. Use your 'Thank You' message to show gratitude, reinforce your mission, or touch on the impact the donation will make.Write a Thank You note or copy and paste your existing note to donors into the field on the “Thank You Message” page.

  • Click on the “Thank You Message” tab.
  • Fill in the provided field with your written "Thank You" 
  • Hit "Save" when you're done.

 

 

 

 

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