Incentives are a great way to encourage your community to donate to your campaigns! In this article, we will be covering Rewards and how they can have an impact on your fundraising campaign!


Topics Covered

  • What are Rewards?
  • Types of Rewards
  • Creating a Reward


What are Rewards?

Rewards are incentives that you can provide to your community when they individually donate a specified amount to your campaign. Similar to purchasing a product online, they can view your rewards, chooses the one they want, donate the specified amount (or more - we won't complain about more money going to charity) and then it will be on you, the fundraiser, to fulfill the reward! 


Types of Rewards

There are two types of Rewards: Virtual and Product. Virtual Rewards refer to the types of rewards that can be fulfilled without physically sending it to someone. These rewards can range from consuming a Bean Boozled Jelly Bean during your livestream to doing a 1 minute dance party to celebrate the donation. As long as you can fulfill the reward without additional interactions with the donor, it will fall under a Virtual Reward. 


Product Rewards are rewards that require physical shipment of an item to a location (typically to the donor themselves). This includes sending out personalized keychains or thank-you cards or t-shirts/other products you create yourself. Please keep in mind that Reward Fulfillment is your responsibility - if you agree to send something to a donor, it is not the responsibility of Tiltify to execute that for you.


Creating a Reward



After navigating to the Incentives tab, click "add incentive" will bring up the window above. 



Enter a short name and description for your reward



Set the minimum donation amount to redeem (keeping in mind they can always donate more if they wish!) as well as the quantity (in case you want to limit how many of this reward you can give out)



If you're feeling fancy, you can also add unlock timers to allow for your reward to only be available at certain points in your fundraiser - this works great if you want to plan out your entire event while having only specific rewards appear during specific games - or if you want to encourage active participation so donors have to pay attention to when the really awesome rewards unlock!



You can also require the donor to answer a specific question, in case the reward needs additional information - i.e. Steam ID or in-game Usernames. This information will only be seen by you, so there's no need to worry about this information being seen publicly!



If your reward is physical and requires shipping information, you can request that information here. This information will only be shared with the fundraising organizer (aka. you) so there's no need to worry about this information being seen publicly!



Upload an image for your reward...



Double check the information, and you're done!



Once created, you will have to activate your reward in order for it to appear as a donation reward option - just click on your actions in order to activate!


Conclusion

Rewards are an excellent way to engage your community and encourage donations to your campaign! Providing rewards of all levels - from small donations to gigantic ones - is a great way to enforce the idea that every little bit counts, so try your best to come up with rewards at all sorts of levels to maximize the potential of your fundraiser!