Starting an online event for your school - whether it is a runathon, walkathon, colour run or readathon - you've come to the right place!
After helping hundreds of schools with fundraising events for many years we know there is a right way and a wrong way to set up these events.
Before you get started, make sure your school is signed up with mycause so that you can access your partner dashboard. If you are not signed up, please do so at https://www.mycause.com.au/partner-signup/school
Step 1: Enter all of the basic information, including event name and dates, target fundraising amount, an event logo (this can be your school's logo) and a short description of the event.
Toggle the switch next to "Fundraising" to the on position so that your event is Fundraising only. If you are charging a registration fee for your event please contact us.
Step 2: Next you will be asked to select a template for your event landing page. The ‘School colour run’ and 'School fun run' templates are best suited for school event fundraising. You will customise the template later.
Step 3: SETTINGS – Fundraising: Now you need to enter your Fundraising settings. Double-check that mandatory fundraising is selected, and that your school appears as the beneficiary under ‘Charity settings’.
Step 4: SETTINGS – Fundraising Page: Customise your default Fundraising Page settings by adding description text, fundraising page images and your main school colour as the ‘Fundraising page colour’. This step is critical in order to get your event approved. Please make sure your images are to the specified sizes.
Step 5: SETTINGS – Social Media: Upload an image that will display when people share the event on social media and add default text for each social media platform in the sections below.
Step 6: Now you are ready to customise your event landing page (your website). You can also come back and do this later.
First choose your colour palette. Simply upload your school logo to generate the correct colours, then use the drag and drop website creator to make your event look great! Add in your own text and images to replace the generic ones that are in the template. Later after you create class pages you will link the buttons to each class page.
Step 7: Get your event approved by letting us know that it is ready.
Once your event is approved you must create your pages - find out how here.