FEATURES:

Our platform comes stocked with every tool you need for a successful philanthropy event.

Pick and choose which features to include with your custom fundraising page:

ONLINE DONATIONS

Keep the money you raise, regardless of whether you reach your fundraising goal. Optional donation levels personalize the giving experience.

EVENT TICKETING

With unlimited ticket types for each campaign, PDF tickets that are emailed instantly and a downloadable guest list, it's the simplest way to run your event.

MERCHANDISE SALES

Specify custom features, price levels, "on sale" dates and quantity available. The optional shipping charge allows for merchandise sales to out-of-town supporters.

TEAM MEMBER FUNDRAISING PAGES

Fundraise as a team! Allow members to create their own unique fundraising page on behalf of your campaign.

SPONSOR RECOGNITION

Easily display sponsor details and logos on your campaign page to give your sponsors the recognition they deserve.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Identify specific tasks you need help with and allow people to sign up to volunteer via your campaign page.

MEMBER STATISTICS

Easily track which member is responsible for donations, ticket and merchandise sales and download real-time reports.

FLEXIBLE PAYOUT OPTIONS

Funds can be sent directly to you (via check or venmo) or directly to your foundation or non-profit organization.

MOBILE FUNDRAISING

Our free mobile app allows chapters to raise money for philanthropy on the go! Accept debit and all major credit cards without the hassle of a card reader. Payments are integrated with Greeks4Good.com fundraising campaigns.

CREATING & EDITING YOUR CAMPAIGN:

How do I choose a campaign title?

Your campaign name is the first thing supporters will read about your cause, so it’s important to choose a name that is descriptive and succinct. If possible, try to summarize your campaign in 5 words or less. If you can include a call to action, even better!

How do I determine a fundraising goal?

Fundraising goals should be ambitious, yet attainable. Here are two easy ways to set a goal for your campaign:

  1. If you have information about how much your philanthropy event raised last year, use this number and add 10% to come up with a fundraising goal for this year.
  2. Set a fundraising target for each member of your chapter and use that to calculate your overall campaign goal. Let’s say, for example, you have 100 members in your chapter and you’d like them each to raise $50 or sell 5 tickets at $10/each. You can multiply the number of members by the fundraising target per member to get your overall fundraising goal: (100 members x $50 each = $5,000 goal).

What are campaign Start & End dates?

The campaign START date is the date on which your campaign page will be published on the Greeks4Good platform so you can begin accepting donations and selling tickets/merchandise. START dates can be set to the current date or a future date of your choosing.

The campaign END date is the date on which your campaign will end, meaning you will no longer be able to accept donations and sell tickets/merchandise. If you set your campaign end date to March 16, 2018, your campaign will end at 11:59pm on the 16th.

Can I add videos and other media to my campaign page?

Yes, you can! There are opportunities for you to add a featured image and video to your campaign page, as well as embed any other media you would like:

WATCH & LEARN: CREATING A CAMPAIGN

Can I add customized, pre-set donation levels to my campaign?

Yes! If you’d like to add customized, pre-set donation levels to your campaign page, simply enter an amount for each donation level – adding descriptions for each amount you set up is optional. Even with campaigns using preset donation levels, supporters still have the option to enter a custom donation amount.

Custom donation levels are also a great way to set up sponsorship tiers to make it easy for sponsors to support your cause. Just enter the donation level required for each sponsorship and use the description field to enter details about the sponsorship level.

How do I create an event and sell tickets through my campaign page?

If you’d like to sell tickets or collect registration fees for an event, simply add an event and an “Attend Our Event” button will be visible on your campaign page. You can enter the name of the event, a description of the event and a featured image for the event. This image will also appear on your event tickets. Then you’ll choose the event start date and time, as well as the end date and time. You can also enter details about your event venue, as well as details about the event organizer. All of the details are optional so include them if you would like!

Now you’re ready to set up your event tickets (tickets can also be used to collect registration fees for your event). You can enter a name and price for your ticket and enter a description. You can even specify the time period during which you’d like the ticket to be available through your campaign page by setting up “on sale” dates. You can also indicate the number of tickets available for sale if you would like. You can add an unlimited number of tickets to your event.

How can I sell merchandise through my campaign page?

If you’d like to sell merchandise, simply add Merchandise and a “Buy Merchandise” button will be visible on your campaign page.

Simply enter a product name, description and image. You can then set up prices for the various options. Enter a size or style, along with a price and quantity available if desired. Examples of size or style options include SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE, or RED, YELLOW and BLUE. You can set up as many size and style options as you would like.

You can specify the time period during which you’d like the merchandise to be available through your campaign page by setting up “on sale” dates. You can also indicate the number of items available for sale if you would like.

You can add an unlimited number of merchandise items to your campaign page.

How can I enable team fundraising for my campaign?

If you want to allow others to fundraise on behalf of your campaign, turn on the option for Team Member Fundraising pages. This activates a “Fundraise for this campaign” button on your campaign page, which allows each team member to set up a unique fundraising page in 30 seconds or less.

Team members are given the option about whether to inherit or override the components from your main campaign such as the featured image, description of your philanthropy, video, etc.

I don't want to enable team fundraising, but I still want to track member participation & fundraising statistics for my campaign. How can I do this?

If you’d prefer to stick with a unified campaign page, you can still track fundraising totals for each member of your chapter. Instead of Team Member Fundraising pages, you’ll want to turn on the option to “Track Member Participation & Fundraising Totals” which will prompt you to paste a list of your member names. These member names will be available as a dropdown for guests to choose from during checkout and allows you to keep track of the donations, tickets and merchandise sales (if applicable) each member of your chapter is responsible for.

How can I recognize sponsors on my campaign page?

If you’d like to recognize any sponsors, you can add this component and a sponsor recognition section will be visible on your campaign page. Simply upload a sponsor logo and enter the sponsor’s website URL. You can add unlimited sponsors here.

How can I recruit volunteers through my campaign page?

You can recruit volunteers through your campaign page. If you add this component to your campaign, A “Volunteer” button will be visible on your campaign page and volunteers can sign up for the tasks you pre-set, as well as send you a message. Volunteer sign ups will be emailed to you directly.

Direct to You/Your Chapter

If you choose this option when creating your campaign:

  • 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.
  • Funds paid out directly to you/your chapter are NOT considered tax-deductible for donors.

Direct to NonProfit

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.

Funds going directly to a registered 501(c)3 organization ARE considered tax-deductible and your donors will be emailed tax receipts automatically.

 

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 routed directly to Greeks4Good and then paid directly to the 501(c)3 organization via check within 72 hours after your campaign closes.

In this scenario, donations are NOT considered tax-deductible. However, you can invite this nonprofit to accept direct payments for future campaigns so that your donations can be considered tax deductible. To invite your nonprofit, simply ask the non profit to register here: https://poweringphilanthropy.com/non-profit-registration/

Can I save a draft of my campaign while I'm working on it?

Yes! Simply click “Save & Preview” at any point during the campaign creation process to ensure that a draft of your campaign is saved. This way, you can easily come back and finish up your campaign page at a later time.

Previewing Your Campaign

While creating your campaign, you can preview your campaign page by clicking “Save & Preview”. You can then continue editing your campaign, or proceed with launching your campaign.

How do I edit my campaign?

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.

Can I edit my campaign at any time?

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.

I just launched my campaign. Now what?

As soon as you click “Launch Campaign”, you’ll get an instantaneous email confirmation providing you with the URL to your published campaign page. Now you are ready to start spreading the word and raising money!

Can I edit my campaign after I launch it?

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 and navigate to the right-hand menu. 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.

PAYOUT OPTIONS:

Direct to You/Your Chapter

If you choose this option when creating your campaign:

  • 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.
  • Funds paid out directly to you/your chapter are NOT considered tax-deductible for donors.

Direct to NonProfit

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.

Funds going directly to a registered 501(c)3 organization ARE considered tax-deductible and your donors will be emailed tax receipts automatically.

 

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 routed directly to Greeks4Good and then paid directly to the 501(c)3 organization via check within 72 hours after your campaign closes.

In this scenario, donations are NOT considered tax-deductible. However, you can invite this nonprofit to accept direct payments for future campaigns so that your donations can be considered tax deductible. To invite your nonprofit, simply ask the non profit to register here: https://poweringphilanthropy.com/non-profit-registration/

REPORTING & DONOR INFO:

Where can I find my campaign reports?

Reports are available in your campaign dashboard. Simply login to your Greeks4Good account and navigate to “Your Reports” using the right-hand menu.

Are my campaign reports real-time?

Yes! When someone donates, purchases tickets or purchases merchandise via your campaign page, your campaign reports will automatically update to reflect the most recent transactions.

Can I export my reports?

Yes! You can export your reports at any point during, or after, your campaign.

MOBILE APP:

Raise money for your philanthropy on the go with the FREE Greeks4Good iOS Mobile App!

How does the mobile app work?

The mobile app allows you to:

  • Accept debit cards and all major credit cards, without the hassle of a card reader
  • Snap a photo of a credit card, or enter card details manually

Receipts from mobile payments are emailed to supporters automatically, and payments are integrated with your Greeks4Good.com fundraising campaign.

Where can I download the mobile app?

You can download our free mobile app on the app store here.

How do I login to the mobile app?

You can login to the mobile app with your Campaign ID – this way, there are no usernames or passwords to remember!

To locate your Campaign ID, login to your Greeks4Good account and navigate to “Your Campaigns” on the right-hand menu. Your campaign ID is visible here:

Can more than one member of my chapter use the mobile app during our event?

Yes! As long as each member has downloaded the Greeks4Good mobile app to their phone, you can have an unlimited number of members accepting donations through the app at the same time. 

Which credit cards does the mobile app accept?

You can process payment from any major debit or credit card using the Greeks4Good mobile app!

Can I see which donations were made via the mobile app in my campaign reports?

Yes! Mobile donations will be noted as such in your campaign reports so that you can easily see which donations were made via the mobile app vs. your Greeks4Good.com campaign page.

FEES:

Simple pricing, no surprises.

What fees are deducted from the funds raised during my campaign?

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.

Does it cost anything to set up my campaign?

Nope! There are no upfront costs to create a campaign on Greeks4Good.

Why does Greeks4Good charge a 5% platform fee?

The 5% platform fee covers our costs to run, maintain and improve the Greeks4Good platform.  Investing in our platform and our team enables us to provide the support you need to succeed in raising more for your philanthropy.

Are there any fees charged to donors?

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

Are donations to campaigns tax-deductible?

It depends!

If you have chosen to have the funds raised through your campaign distributed to you/your chapter once your campaign finishes, donations to your campaign are NOT considered tax-deductible.

If you have chosen to have the funds raised through your campaign distributed directly to a nonprofit organization, donations to your campaign ARE considered tax-deductible and tax receipts are emailed automatically to donors.

As a donor, you can determine whether your donation to a campaign is tax-deductible or not by reading the “About Our Philanthropy” section of a campaign page. A note indicating the tax-deductible status of a campaign is shown at the bottom of this section.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS:

IndividualChapters

Take advantage of our tried and true strategies to help make your online philanthropy a smashing success!

Plan a Successful Launch

  • Line up at least 5 initial supporters before sharing your campaign with a broader audience (members of your chapter are usually a good bet). Having early support on your page makes future visitors 74% more likely to contribute!
  • Require all of your members to purchase event tickets and merchandise through your campaign page. This not only simplifies logistics on the back end for your philanthropy event, it also builds early momentum for your campaign that will inspire others to support you.

Spread the Word

  • Share your campaign on social media and ask all of your members to do the same. Keep sharing on social media throughout your campaign!
  • Ask your members to forward your campaign page on to family and friends with an explanation about why the cause is personally important to them.
  • Send your campaign page to alumni and ask them to support your philanthropy.
  • Ask Panhellenic & IFC to forward your campaign page to other chapters in your Greek Community.

Secure Sponsors

  • Many local businesses are looking for opportunities to market to college students and, as a result, they are happy to support your philanthropy event in the form of a sponsorship… all you have to do is ask!
  • You can easily use custom donation levels on your campaign page to designate various sponsorship levels (and their corresponding benefits – i.e. free tickets to your event, logo on the back of your t-shirts, etc.) to make it easy for companies to support you as a sponsor.
  • Give sponsors the exposure they deserve by adding a sponsor recognition section to your campaign page.

Run a Contest

  • Encouraging each of your members to sell a certain number of tickets or t-shirts is a great way to get everyone involved with and excited about your philanthropy, while helping you to raise more money!
  • You can enable Team Member Fundraising Pages on your campaign, which allows individual members to setup fundraising pagse with unique URL’s and fundraise on behalf of your campaign.
  • Alternatively, you can have each of your members promote your main campaign page, but still track which which of your members is responsible for bringing in supporters.
  • Consider giving out prizes to top fundraisers… the friendly competition is any easy way to help you raise more!
  • Whichever way you decide to run your contest, you can easily download a real-time report detailing which member is responsible for each donation, ticket or t-shirt sale via your campaign dashboard.

Maintain Momentum

  • Reach out to supporters you may not have already touched base with. Send a press release to local media to tell them about your campaign or ask the organization that will benefit from the funds you raise to share your campaign on their social media pages and with their networks.
  • Create a flyer advertising your campaign page and distribute this to your community and post it all over campus. Don’t be shy about asking for support for your campaign!
  • Post updates every couple of days on your campaign page. Share your personal thoughts and gratitude, highlight significant milestones, etc. Bring your participants and supporters along for the ride, increasing the likelihood that they’ll continue to share your campaign with others.

Finish Strong!

  • Make a big push for support or participation as you near the end of your campaign, including sending a final email to your friends and family.
  • Include a sense of urgency in excitement to drive action as your campaign nears the finish line.
  • Remind potential supporters about what impact the funds from your campaign will have for the organization or cause you are supporting. When possible, include a story or example of someone/something that has benefited previously.

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