The Basics

What is Greeks4Good?

Greeks4Good empowers fraternities & sororities to raise more for philanthropy. Built specifically to meet the needs of the Greek Community, Greeks4Good campaign pages allow you to accept online donations, sell tickets, sell merchandise and recognize sponsors.

With Greeks4Good, you’ve got everything you need to simplify planning, streamline logistics, and maximize the fundraising potential of your philanthropy events!

What’s the difference between Greeks4Good and other fundraising or crowdfunding sites?

Greeks4Good is the only fundraising platform designed exclusively for fraternities and sororities.  Your Greeks4Good campaign page offers all of the tools you need to run a successful philanthropy event, including the ability to accept online donations, sell tickets, sell merchandise and recognize sponsors.

How long does it take to set up a campaign?

Setting up a campaign takes less than 15 minutes. After creating your account, you’ll enter details about your philanthropy and then pick + choose which fundraising components (such as tickets or merchandise sales) to add to your campaign. Finally, you’ll fill in your payout details, so we know where to send the funds once your campaign is complete. That’s it!

You can save and preview your campaign at any point in the process, and you can also go back and edit any of the information on your campaign page after you have launched it.

How much does it cost to start a campaign?

It’s completely free to create a campaign on Greeks4Good! The following fees are deducted from the money raised during your campaign:

  1. A 5% platform fee
  2. Standard credit card processing fees of 2.9% + $0.30 per donation.

This means that you keep approximately 93% of the funds raised during your campaign.

Creating a Campaign

Who can create a campaign on Greeks4Good?

Any member, or alumnae, of a fraternity or sorority can create a campaign on the Greeks4Good platform.

What tools does my campaign page offer?

With a Greeks4Good campaign page, you can:

  • Accept Online Donations
  • Sell Event Tickets
  • Sell Merchandise
  • Recognize Sponsors
  • Organize Volunteers

You can set up individual and/or team fundraising pages, and detailed campaign reports allow you to easily track which member is responsible for donations, ticket and merchandise sales (as well as download real-time reports at any point during your campaign).

The FREE Greeks4Good Mobile App allows you to raise money on the go, without the hassle of a card reader. Debit and credit card payments captured through the mobile app integrate directly with your Greeks4Good campaign page.

This 2 minute video is a great way to learn about all the features available within your Greeks4Good campaign page!

How long can a campaign run?

The length of your campaign can be between 7 days and 1 year.

What fees are charged to the campaign and its donors?

It’s completely free to create a campaign on Greeks4Good! The following fees are deducted from the money raised during your campaign:

  1. A 5% platform fee
  2. Standard credit card processing fees of 2.9% + $0.30 per donation.

There are no additional costs charged to donors beyond the amount they have elected to donate to your campaign.

What countries are donations accepted from?

We accept payments from a valid major credit or debit card, regardless of the country of origin. That means your donors can be from anywhere in the world!

Can donors contribute anonymously?

Absolutely! Donors have the option to request that they remain anonymous during the donation checkout process.

Are donations to my campaign tax deductible?

That depends!

If you elected to have the proceeds from your campaign routed directly to a 501(c)3 organization that IS registered with the Greeks4Good platform, donations to your campaign ARE considered tax-deductible.

If you elected to have the proceeds from your campaign routed to a 501(c)3 organization that IS NOT registered with the Greeks4Good platform, donations to your campaign will NOT be considered tax-deductible. However, you can invite the unregistered 501(c)3 organization to register with Greeks4Good by directing them here, so that donations to future campaigns will be tax-deductible!

Proceeds from a campaign that are going directly to your chapter via check or venmo are also NOT considered tax-deductible.

 


During Your Campaign

How do I promote my campaign?

You can easily spread the world about your campaign using the built-in social sharing capabilities, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email

You can also embed your campaign on any website to increase visibility!

How can people support my campaign?

There are two ways people can support your campaign: through providing financial support via an online donation, ticket or merchandise purchase, and by helping to spread the word about your campaign.

Supporters can donate, as well as purchase tickets and merchandise, through your campaign page or through the free Greeks4Good Mobile App with a debit or credit card they will immediately receive a confirmation email upon successful contribution to a campaign.

Another great way for people to support your campaign is by sharing a link to your campaign via email or social media. Each campaign has a unique URL, making it easy to direct supporters to your campaign page!

When do I receive the campaign donations?

Depending on how you chose to receive the funds raised during your campaign, payouts will be as follows:

Payment Directly To You/Your Chapter via Check or Venmo

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to Greeks4Good. Once your campaign ends, we’ll write you a check or send payment via Venmo within 72 hours.

 

Payment Directly To a Registered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to the 501(c)3 organization and they will be deposited immediately after each successful transaction.

 

Payment Directly To an Unregistered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be paid directly to the 501(c)3 organization via check within 72 hours.

Can I add add updates to my campaign page?

Yes! Simply login to your profile and scroll down to the section entitled “Your Campaigns” and click “edit campaign”. Once inside the “edit campaign” screen, you can add text and multimedia to the “campaign updates” section. This will add your update to your live campaign webpage and can be easily shared across your network and donors by sending them the link to your campaign webpage.

Can I see who donated to my campaign?

Yes! A list of campaign supporters can be seen in the “Recent Supporters” section of your campaign page. However, supporters who have requested to remain anonymous will be listed as such.

You can also download a real-time list of donations, tickets and merchandise sales in from your Campaign Reports.  Simply login to your account, visit “Your Campaigns” and choose “View Reports” to see and download your comprehensive campaign data.

I need to make a change, can I edit my campaign & profile details?

Of course! Campaign creators have ownership of their individual campaign(s) and profile page, and can edit any of the information associated with their campaigns and profiles at any time. Simply login to your account – from there, click “Profile” to edit your profile information easily, or click “Your Campaigns” and then “edit campaign” to change any of your campaign details.

Any of your campaign details, including your fundraising goal, can be edited at any time during your campaign. The one exception to this is the campaign title – campaign titles can not be edited once a campaign is live, because campaign titles are used to create the URL for your personalized campaign page. If you need to edit your campaign title once your campaign has gone live, please contact us. However, please realize that any change to your campaign title will affect the URL of your campaign page, so you’ll have to communicate the updated URL to your supporters.

How do I delete my account?

We’re sorry to see you go! Simply email us with “delete account” in the subject line and the email address linked to your profile on Greeks4Good.


After a Campaign

What happens when a campaign is complete?

When a campaign is complete, payouts will be as follows (depending on how you chose to receive the funds raised during your campaign):

Payment Directly To You/Your Chapter via Check or Venmo

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to Greeks4Good. Once your campaign ends, we’ll write you a check or send payment via Venmo within 72 hours.

 

Payment Directly To a Registered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to the 501(c)3 organization and they will be deposited immediately after each successful transaction.

 

Payment Directly To an Unregistered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be paid directly to the 501(c)3 organization via check within 72 hours.

When do I receive the campaign donations?

Depending on how you chose to receive the funds raised during your campaign, payouts will be as follows:

Payment Directly To You/Your Chapter via Check or Venmo

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to Greeks4Good. Once your campaign ends, we’ll write you a check or send payment via Venmo within 72 hours.

 

Payment Directly To a Registered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be routed directly to the 501(c)3 organization and they will be deposited immediately after each successful transaction.

 

Payment Directly To an Unregistered 501(c)3 Organization

Funds raised through your campaign page (through donations, event ticket sales and merchandise sales) will be paid directly to the 501(c)3 organization via check within 72 hours.

Can I add add updates to my campaign page?

Yes! Simply login to your account, click “Your Campaigns” and click “edit campaign”. Once inside the “edit campaign” screen, you can add text and multimedia to the “Campaign Updates” section. This will add your update to your live campaign page so it is visible to supporters.

Donating to a Campaign

How can people support my campaign?

There are two ways people can support your campaign: through providing financial support via an online donation, ticket or merchandise purchase, and by helping to spread the word about your campaign.

Supporters can donate, as well as purchase tickets and merchandise, through your campaign page or through the free Greeks4Good Mobile App with a debit or credit card they will immediately receive a confirmation email upon successful contribution to a campaign.

Another great way for people to support your campaign is by sharing a link to your campaign via email or social media. Each campaign has a unique URL, making it easy to direct supporters to your campaign page!

Can I see who donated to my campaign?

Yes! A list of campaign supporters can be seen in the “Recent Supporters” section of your campaign page. However, supporters who have requested to remain anonymous will be listed as such.

You can also download a real-time list of donations, tickets and merchandise sales in from your Campaign Reports.  Simply login to your account, visit “Your Campaigns” and choose “View Reports” to see and download your comprehensive campaign data.

How do you ensure the integrity of campaigns?

Campaigns on Greeks4Good are designed for fraternity and sorority members and alumnae to work together to raise money through leveraging their personal networks and communities. People should choose to support campaigns where they know or believe in the cause, campaign and creators. We rely on some level of social proof and encourage the campaign creators to provide regular updates on the campaign fundraising success including pictures and videos showing the results of the campaign donations and how the money was used towards the campaign cause.

Supporters are encouraged to do their own background research and only donate to campaign creators they know and trust.

Can donors contribute anonymously?

Absolutely! Donors have the option to request that they remain anonymous during the donation checkout process.

Are donations to my campaign tax deductible?

That depends!

If you elected to have the proceeds from your campaign routed directly to a 501(c)3 organization that IS registered with the Greeks4Good platform, donations to your campaign ARE considered tax-deductible.

If you elected to have the proceeds from your campaign routed to a 501(c)3 organization that IS NOT registered with the Greeks4Good platform, donations to your campaign will NOT be considered tax-deductible. However, you can invite the unregistered 501(c)3 organization to register with Greeks4Good by directing them here, so that donations to future campaigns will be tax-deductible!

Proceeds from a campaign that are going directly to your chapter via check or venmo are also NOT considered tax-deductible.