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.
Step 1: The first step for setting up your fundraising event is to enter all of the basic information, including event name and dates, target fundraising amount, an event logo and a short description of the event.
Step 2: On mycause you can choose registration + fundraising or fundraising only for your event. Only choose registration if you are charging a fee for participation in the event or if you have multiple activities to select. Otherwise, keep it simple and choose fundraising only. If you are charging a registration fee for your event please contact us.
Step 3: Next you will be asked to select a template for your event landing page. The ‘School colour run’ template is best suited for school event fundraising.
Step 4: Now you need to enter all of your fundraising settings. Double-check that mandatory fundraising is selected, and that your school appears as the beneficiary under ‘Charity settings’.
Step 5: 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 size.
Step 6: 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.
Once your event is approved you must create your pages through one of the methods below:
Here are your options for fundraising types:
ONE PAGE PER CLASS - "INDIVIDUAL" PAGES
**We recommend this setup style
ONE PAGE PER CHILD - "INDIVIDUAL" PAGES
ONE GROUP PAGE PER CLASS - "GROUP PAGES"
To create these pages go to your orange entity portal.
Go to the event.
Select event manage/manage fundraising.
Click the add Fundraising Page button.
Add a FAMILY page for your class.
Each student can add themselves – no email address required
Choose what to call this page type in settings/fundraising settings (e.g Class/Room/Year…)
Donors can donate to any student (eg their child) or the whole class
Please phone our office on 1300 885 157 for further support