First you will need to create a Tiltify account. After you have done that please continue!
Congratulations on successfully creating your Tiltify account! But now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty: starting your first individual campaign! The first one is always the most difficult since it will be your first time interacting with our dashboard and trying to figure out where everything is - but once you are settled in, your future campaigns will be a breeze!
- How to Begin Creating a Campaign
- Choosing your Cause
- Initial Campaign Details
- The Campaign Dashboard - An Overview
Where to Start
You can start your first campaign from a number of places:
- Your Campaign Dashboard select "create new individual campaign"
- Any Cause landing page
- Any Ongoing Event page
- Team campaigns can be supported from the campaign page
Table of Contents:
Choosing your Cause
The first thing you will have to choose it a Cause unless you are coming from a Cause, Event or supportable campaign page.
From this page, you will see there are numerous causes you can choose from! You can search by name or type of cause. Once you have found the cause you want to fundraiser for, click on it.
In some cases, causes will have ongoing events that you can be part of! If you wish to be part of a particular event, click on the corresponding event. If not, click on "skip" to begin filling out your initial campaign details.
Some Events require registration details so you may need to fill out additional information to register for an Event.
Initial Campaign Details
First, you'll have to decide what type of campaign you want to create.
- Individual campaign is meant for those that wish to fundraise on their own.
- Team campaign is meant for those looking to create a team campaign or initiative that will allow for multiple individuals to fundraise under their event.
- Supporting campaign allows you to create your campaign in support of a team campaign.
For this article, we will cover creating individual campaigns.
Once you have selected an individual campaign, you will be asked a series of questions about your campaign, including:
- Campaign Name (What are you calling your campaign/event?)
- Campaign URL (What will the link look like for your campaign page?)
- Campaign Description (You are you fundraising?)
Some campaigns may have a "type". These types offer a way to categorize and customize the creation of the campaign. Celebration, Memorial and Run, Walk or Ride, for example, prompt you to add the day(s) you are fundraising for by adding a schedule item. All features are available for all types, these options just give you particular template most relevant to the "type" of campaigns.
Next you can select a media type. It's not required so you can just click on skip if you want to set this part up later.
Depending on your cause the possible media types are:
- Image (.jpg, .jpeg or .png)
Lastly, set your Campaign Goal (What is your goal amount you want to raise?) - This amount can be changed after your campaign is created, but we suggest making this amount achievable. You can always adjust your campaign goal up, not down.
Once these questions are filled out, you will be given a chance to review all of the details before officially creating your campaign!
Once you click "Create Campaign", you will be sent to the campaign dashboard, only steps away from actually starting your fundraiser!
The Campaign Dashboard - An Overview
The Campaign Dashboard is where the magic happens. From this page, you are able to edit your campaign details, increase your initial fundraiser goal amount, change event dates, generate a schedule, create donation incentives, milestones, polls, targets, read donor messages, and also contact us via the support button in case anything breaks! That is a TON of information to cover, which is why we've written its own article here. If you just want to get your donation link live - clicking the "Publish" button in the top right will activate your campaign and provide you with a donation link.
Congratulations on creating your first campaign! Whether you spent the time to go through all of our tools, overlays, and integrations, or just wanted to get your donation link live and functional, you've just completed your very first (of hopefully many) charity campaigns! While we aren't your parents, we do believe that the tools we offer are a great way in engaging your communities and receiving more donations - so make sure to review the following links to up your fundraising game:
- The Campaign Dashboard - In-depth explanation
- Add a Schedule
- Adding Incentives
- Adding Milestones
- Donor Messages and Moderation Tools