Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving Tips and Tricks

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  • halloween
    Tricks, Treats, and Donations!
    Has trick or treating been cancelled in your neighborhood this year? With more and more communities looking for safe ways to connect in the name of Halloween, we love how UNICEF used the occasion to promote peer-to-peer fundraising with children and families.  more
  • givingtuesday
    How to stand out in the #GivingTuesday Noise
    What makes GivingTuesday effective for some and disappointing for others? Digital fundraising is all about a bi-directional, multi-channel relationship with your supporters, not spamming them with excessive emails and Facebook posts. What if what they really want is a safe, creative way to show support from the comfort of their own home? more
  • Make P2P Awesome
    Make P2P Awesome: A Checklist
    A quick checklist of items to help you take your p2p fundraising to the next level. Check out the post for the download. more
  • Calculations
    Predictive Modeling: You can Do It Too!
    Use the handy tool included in this blog post to help you begin predictive modeling for your peer to peer fundraising.  more
  • fundraise
    Launch DIY Fundraising in 3 Steps
    Promoting ways for supporters to raise funds on your behalf while participating in activities they find most compelling can feel overwhelming. Especially if you have kids running around your house right now, a demanding dog asking for another walk, or a team that was just downsized. Is that how you feel today? more
  • typing an email
    Subject: The Annual _____ Event is Cancelled: Tips to Help You Write the Event Cancellation Email
    Events are supposed to be fun, a light-hearted chance to support a cause you love and hang out with people you love. And it really stinks when you must cancel an event- no matter the reason. In this season of cancel, delay, postpone, and “well-see,” we thought it might be helpful to share a few tips to help you write that “Because of Social Distancing, we are ... more
  • email
    Email Templates for your Crowdfunding Efforts
    If you have been hesitant to launch your first P2P appeal because you don't know what to say in your emails, then today's post is for you. We feature a few email templates for you to copy and paste into your communication workflow, for free. Just add graphics and hit send! more
  • facebook
    Does your fundraiser's page not look right when they share it on Facebook?
    It can take some time for Facebook to update any content that your fundraisers changed on their pages. You can equip them by sharing this handy Facebook's Debugger tool  1. Go to 2. Ask them to enter the link to their page 3. Click Debug If the information showing is correct you're all set to ... more
  • etap1
    Integrate your eTapestry event with fundraising page creation
    Do you ever sit through webinars while multi-tasking? I was doing that same thing during a recent eTapestry Town Hall that highlighted the possibilities with Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising™, powered by JustGiving™. My ears perked up once I heard them talk about seamless integration. EVENT INTEGRATION?! WHAT? I DIDN'T KNOW WE HAD THAT! So just ... more
  • Guest Check Out
    Guest Checkout and Donor Name Display
    In case you haven’t heard, Guest Checkout is here for Blackbaud Peer to Peer, powered by JustGiving! This means donor transactions can be smooth, fast and simple. However, if you are donating via Guest Checkout, AND want your name to display on your charity of choice’s  page, you can follow these steps (visuals included for the important steps): 1. ... more
  • Adding Images to Campaigns
    Guide to Campaign Images/Videos for Organizations
    When learning new software, it is helpful to know how changes made on the “back end”/administrative portion affects what is displayed on the front end/public-facing sites. Below is a quick guide for campaign visuals and videos for organizations. 1. This logo is set under Branding>Premium Branding. This image will carry over to all campaign ... more
  • Shareables
    What are Shareables
    What is Shareables? Shareables is a new tool for your supporters to create personalized images that they can share on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to promote their Fundraising Pages! You can take a look at some of the shareable images we’ve created below:   How does it work? A fundraiser selects their favourite Shareable image on:  ... more
  • Offline donations
    How do your fundraisers add offline donations to their page?
    There are two ways to make sure your fundraisers' offline donations reach your organization.  1. They can make an online donation using their credit/debit card The can Pay the donations into their own bank account and make an online donation via their Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving fundraising page.    2. They can send donations to the organization directly and use the 'Raised offline' function They can also send donations raised offline directly to your organization. It's a good idea to encourage them to reference their Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving page address to help with your reports. Here is how they can add these donations as a 'Raised Offline' amount to their fundraising page so they're included in your fundraising total. Ask your fundraisers to: Log into their account Click 'Edit' underneath the page they'd like to add the balance to Click 'Edit' alongside 'Raised offline' on the right  Amend the total amount raised offline and select 'Save'.     If they’d like to acknowledge the friends and family who've given you money offline, you can  add a quick update  to their page thanking them for their donation. more
  • thank you message
    Setting up your thank-you messages
    A thank-you message is sent to everyone who makes a donation through Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving. This is sent as part of an email receipt and it can be personalized so your organization can use its own words to thank the people who donate to your cause.   This is the default message that your donors and sponsors will see ... more
  • Social Media
    For Fundraisers: How can I promote my online fundraising page on social media
    For Fundraisers: How can I promote my online fundraising page on social media Share these 6 social media fundraising tips with your fundraisers to help them achieve their targets.  Athletes hit their stride with coaching, encouragement and training plans.  The same goes for fundraisers.  Make sure you're providing your fundraisers with tips and ... more
  • Set Up and Configuration Guide
    First Things First: Set Up Your Account.
    During your initial account setup you'll gain access to your administrative console and set up payments. Follow this guide to complete the initial account setup of your Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving account.   more
  • The Sophie Model
    Calculate how much more your fundraiser could be making with the Sophie model
    The Sophie Model was created by one of our lovely colleagues, Sophie. She works directly with our charity members, helping them to get the most out of their fundraising efforts. Sophie created a tool that shows you just how much more your organization could be raising from your fundraising effort by moving one of three key levers: - The number of ... more
  • listing events
    Listing your event on Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving
    Listing your event on JustGiving makes it easier for you to promote it to your supporters and encourage them to fundraise online. You can track how much has been raised for a specific event in your Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving reports. How to list a public event If an event is public, chances are it's already listed on our ... more
  • impact statement
    Adding your impact statement
    Your impact statement is your organization's short story – what you do and why you do it in 80 characters. It's your chance to tell your supporters why your organization exists so they know the impact of their donation. It's short and snappy so it's easy to share on social media and mobile phones where space is tight. It appears on your organization's ... more
  • Adding a new user
    Adding and managing your organization's account users
    Having your own log in to Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving means you can instantly access our tools when you need them and create and personalize your fundraising efforts. There's no limit on the number of users who can have a log in, so anyone at your organization who needs one, can get one. How do I add a new account user? It's ... more
  • marshfield
    How do we build this for our foundation or association?
    Perhaps you are a collection of local hospitals, working as one but respecting the independent needs of each location. You could be a collection of schools or an affiliate group structure. Whatever the case, you may be looking at building out your P2P campaigns through Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising™, powered by JustGiving™ and scratching your ... more
  • Measuring your success
    Evaluating And Improving Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program
    You’ve recently finished your nonprofit’s peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, so what’s next? It’s the perfect time to recap, review and revisit your campaign so you can improve your nonprofit’s peer-to-peer fundraising results for next year. But where do you begin with evaluating and improving upon this year’s campaign? It may seem overwhelming ... more
  • fundraiser options
    Get rid of the Sign Up options for your campaign
    I know how you feel. You took the time to create a birthday campaign or have a specific fundraising purpose for your campaign. You add all the assets. You update the text. And then... When you test it out and create a personal fundraising page, you immediately get hit with this screen and think, WHAT?!  Let's take it a step back for a minute. All ... more
    Introducing Team Fundraising
    When someone joins a team, powerful things start to happen. They feel more confident, they feel supported and they raise more money. Our stats show that on average, being part of a team helps EVERY team member raise an extra $44 each! This shows there is huge power in uniting people to grow your income which is why we're so excited to share that we’ve added ... more
  • Event fundraising
    How to create event campaigns
    Event fundraising still raises a lot of money for organizations, but we know it can be challenging keeping fundraisers engaged and motivated to reach their fundraising target. Whether your supporters are running, swimming, cycling, or combining all three, engaging and motivating them is important to income generation. There’s strength in ... more