You have the flexibility to create and manage your fundraising activities and campaigns in the order that best suits your planning process.
You can start by creating individual fundraising activities such as a silent auction, a raffle, or an event, and then link these to a new or existing fundraising campaign at any time. This approach is ideal if you prefer to develop and manage activities before formalizing the overall campaign.
Alternatively, you can begin by setting up a fundraising campaign and then add and create new fundraising activities directly within the campaign. This method is useful if you want to establish the overarching campaign framework first and then incrementally add activities.
Regardless of the approach you choose, you can continuously add new fundraising activities to your campaign, ensuring flexibility and adaptability in your planning. Both the campaign and its associated activities can be updated and managed in real-time, allowing you to tailor the fundraising process to your specific needs and timeline.
There is no limitation on how many activities you can link to a fundraising campaign; however, it’s important to note that a silent auction, raffle, event, or sponsorship must be exclusive to a single campaign; they cannot be linked to multiple campaigns simultaneously. In contrast, products and donation items are flexible and can be linked to several campaigns (simultaneously or across time).
From the Fundraising menu option, select the Campaigns tab. From here, a list of your existing fundraising campaigns will appear. By default, the list will be filtered to All campaigns (in either a Visible, Scheduled, Draft or Archived state), but this can be filtered further, as desired.
To get started, click on the Add Campaign button.
Following the same steps to setting up a page in CommuniBee, begin by filling out the fields below.
This section is all about the design of the campaign’s web page. You can upload images or link to a video that act as the banner for this page. The appearance of your banner can then be configured to create a truly stunning landing page for each of your fundraising activities.
Once you are done setting up your media, navigate to the Layout tab to preview your fundraising campaign.
Add additional details about the campaign so your audience fully understands what the fundraiser is all about. Please be aware that there is a 4,000 character limit for this text field. If left blank, we present the Short Description that was entered on the General tab.
Not only can you preview your campaign from this tab, but you can also make additional changes to the overall page layout.
To build on this page and add additional sections, follow the steps below:
To rearrange a block, use your mouse and hold left click on it, then drag the block above or below another block. Let go of left click to set the block in place.
With your page fully designed and ready to share to your audience, the Visibility tab is where you make the page visible.
At any time, you can manually update the status of this page. You can also schedule a Publish Date to have this page become visible at a specific date and time. Be sure to switch the status of the page to Live before entering a Publish Date. If you include a Hide After date, this page will automatically switch from Live to Archived at the specified date and time.
Once your fundraising campaign is created, you can start linking fundraising activities to the campaign (even if the campaign has a Draft status). If you have existing fundraising activities, you can link them to the campaign from the specific activities Visibility page. If you need to first create the activities, you can initiate creating each item from the fundraising campaign’s Overview page, which will automatically link them to the campaign.