Fundraising Guide

 
Fundraising on ammado allows you to receive donations from all around the world. In this guide, we will outline some of the benefits of fundraising on ammado,detail how to set up and edit a fundraiser and tips on how to make the most effective use of your fundraiser.
 
 
Benefits of fundraising on ammado:
 
 
Effective international fundraising
  • Anyone in the world can donate to your fundraiser
  • Receive donations in over 80 currencies and most payment methods worldwide
  • We support micro-donations so donors can give as much or as little as they like
  • We support automatically repeating donations

Receive donations on any website

Donations can be made to your fundraiser on other sites too! The ammado Giving Widget, our portable donations tool, will facilitate donations to your fundraiser on any website/blog/intranet where it is placed – in all the currencies and payment methods that ammado accepts! Everybody – signed in or not – can get our ammado Giving Widget.

Reach a wider audience through Facebook

Start accepting donations on Facebook pages with our “ammado Giving” app. Anyone can donate directly to your cause without leaving Facebook.

Donors can also comment and share their donations with their friends making this app a great way to raise funds.

Access real-time reporting

You can track the success of your fundraiser at any time. Your fundraiser comes with a progress bar that displays how close you are to your target amount. We will also send you an (optional) email each time you receive a donation. 

Share your fundraiser

The surest way to success in fundraising is to let people know! Share your ammado fundraiser on Facebook and Twitter or through email with your friends, colleagues, employer – and even your chosen nonprofits!

 

Seting up an ammado fundraiser

 
ammado Fundraisers are easy to set up, easy to use and allow you to fundraise for multiple nonprofit organizations at once!

For international campagins ammado has created a special type of fundraising page, a World Fundraiser, to enable tax-efficient donations. Please visit this article for more information on World Fundraisers and an illustration of set up.

 

1. How to set up a Fundraiser:

 

Go to http://www.ammado.com/startfundraising and select either the log in or sign up options.

 

 

If you aleady have an account, you can log in straight away. Otherwise, select which type of ammado account you require.

 

 

2. Enter the details of your fundraising campaign and click ‘Start’ 

Search and select your nonprofit beneficiaries:

 
Next you can choose various fundraiser options. Setting a target will give you a progress bar showing donations.

 

 

Hidden Fundraisers:

You can set up your fundraiser as hidden so that it's not searchable on the ammado site and can unhide it at anytime.

 

 

Your fundraiser is created - what next?

 

Now your fundraiser is ready to take donations. Personalising your page with details of your challenge or campaign will encourage more donations. ammado also has several useful tools to help you achieve fundraising success!

 

1 Updating your Fundraising Page

Your fundraising page is completely under your control and contains lots of ways to share the stories of your adventure and get people excited about donating.


  

 

To change an image, click on the image icon in your cover image area. You can then select an image to display on your profile page, an image to display as a cover background and an avatar to represent your fundraiser in our donations widget.
 
 
 
 
 
To edit the fundraiser details, either click the Edit Fundraising button in your cover image area or the Edit action available in each section on your fundraising page. This will bring up the Settings page where you have options to change your beneficiaries, target amount, thank you message and so forth. From Settings you can also "stop" (and "restart") your fundraising effort.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2 Keeping track of donations 

 

When someone makes a donation to your fundraiser they will be sent an automatic email confirming the details of their donation. The donation is also instantly reflected on your fundraiser profile page. Each day, you will also receive an email telling you how many donations you received throughout that day. If you wish to view your donations in more detail, you can also access your online fundraising statement. 

 

  • Accessing your fundraising statement

 

Your fundraising statement is also accessible from your Donations menu.

 


  • Accessing comments

Comments made by your donors will be visible when you download your statement. 


Promoting your fundraiser - useful ammado tools

 

You can encourage donations to your fundraiser in all the usual ways like sharing the link to your fundraising page through Facebook, twitter and email. ammado also has some great fundraising tools to help you boost donations: Donate buttons for your email signature, a Facebook Giving Application and the ammado Giving Widget. All of these can be located on the promote page of your fundraiser. Simply click the “Promote Cause” button on your fundraising page. 

 


  • Donate buttons for your blog, website or email signature

Adding a donate button to your email signature is a great way of increasing donations and reminding people to donate. You have options of colour, language and size. 

 


  • Collecting donations on Facebook

Facilitate donations to your fundraiser on any Facebook page with ammado’s Facebook Giving App. This is accessed on the Promotion page of your fundraiser. Our step‐by­‐step guide shows you how to add the App.

 

 ammado Giving App on Facebook


  • Collecting donations on other websites

 

ammado’s portable donation tool, the ammado Giving Widget, will enable you to collect donations on virtually any website, blog or intranet. You can choose different colour/size/ beneficiary options, save and then copy and paste the code generated to your website or blog. Perhaps you can convince your friends, employers or groups to do the same allowing people to donate to your fundraiser from all over the web! Your widget code for your fundraiser is found on the Promotion page of your fundraiser. Find out more on adding the widget.

 

ammado Giving Widget

 

Best of luck with your fundraising journey!

support@ammado.com will happily answer any queries you have

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