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!
- Choosing your Cause
- Initial Campaign Details
- The Campaign Dashboard - An Overview
Choosing your Cause
If you were previously logged in to your account and have navigated to our home page at https://tiltify.com , you can begin your first individual campaign by clicking the "Start a Campaign" button in the middle of the page. If you had to log in first, you will likely be on your Tiltify account page. From here, you can click on "New Campaign" on the left side navigation bar.
From this page, you will see there are numerous causes you can choose from! You can use the search bar to narrow down your options by name or type of charity. Click on the charity you wish to do a fundraiser for.
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 "Just support the charity" to begin filling out your initial campaign details.
Initial Campaign Details
There are 3 types of campaigns you can run: an individual campaign is meant for those that wish to fundraise on their own. A 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. A support campaign allows you to create your campaign in support of a team campaign. For this article, we will cover individual campaigns.
Once you have clicked on 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?)
- Start Date (When does your campaign start?)
- End Date (When does your campaign end?)
- Campaign Goal (What is the goal amount you want to raise?) - This amount can be changed after your campaign is created, but we suggest making this amount lower so you can hit your goal and increase it as you go!
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 on the campaign dashboard, only steps away from 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, challenges, 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: