To create a Fitness campaign, click the 'Create a new campaign' button in the Campaigns section of your dashboard.
Choosing your Cause
The first thing you will have to choose is a Cause unless you are coming from a Cause, Event or supportable campaign 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 fundraise 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.
Customizing Your Campaign
To create an individual campaign, select the Individual option. For a Team campaign, select the Team-based campaign option.
To set up a Fitness campaign, select the Fitness option and then click Continue.
You'll now be given the option to connect a digital fitness app to import your activities to your campaign. Currently, you can connect Strava, Fitbit, or Garmin.
Now you can add your fitness goals. There are common options like Running, Walking, Cycling, and we've also added an Other option for anything you'd like(knitting, for example)!
Once you have set up the digital fitness options, 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?)
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 raise your campaign goal, but not lower it.
Some Events require registration details so you may need to fill out additional information to register for an Event. Depending on the event, you may be asked to provide an address, your DOB, a phone number, etc. This information is requested by the cause for the event registration. Some causes may have a regististration fee.
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", you will be sent to the campaign dashboard, only steps away from actually starting your fundraiser! If you are ready to publish your campaign right away, click "Create & Publish" and your campaign will be live!