Webinar Recap: Make Money, Save Money

This webinar was a high level look at some ideas you can use to make money and save money right now. If you want to dive deeper into any of these ideas, we have a ton of resources below to get you started: Webinar Recording Slides https://runsignup.com/GoVirtual State of the Industry Where are we today? […]

Webinar Recap: (Free) Virtual Events with Donations and Fundraising

Nonprofits are dealing with canceled fundraising events and a severe decrease in donations. It’s time to go back to basics: engage your communities while saving money and making money for your nonprofit. People need connection more than ever, and free virtual events (or a small registration fee) with donations and fundraising are a perfect way to […]

Donations and Fundraising: COVID-19 Webinar Recap

Further your mission–but first, take care of your people This is and will continue to be an extremely difficult time for nonprofits. It’s time to go back to basics: engage your communities. People need connection more than ever. Focus on your employees, beneficiaries, and volunteers first, and keep any donations and fundraising messaging simple, actionable, […]

Fundraising Minimums

Today we released another feature to help nonprofits raise more and save time. Nonprofits that set fundraising minimums for an event can now automatically charge fundraisers the difference when minimums are not met by a certain deadline. When the Fundraising Minimums feature is enabled, fundraisers’ credit card information is securely saved and nonprofits can automatically […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A GiveSignup Case Study

Creating community and raising more About Central Kentucky Race Management Central Kentucky Race Management, originally called Central Kentucky Timing Services, was founded in 2017 by Jeff Proctor. The company has since expanded into race management and picked up two other co- partners, Damon Barnes and Greg Milby. With each founder experienced in different areas of race […]

GiveSignup Newsletter, February 2020

GiveSignup.org We are happy to introduce our new GiveSignup website. We feature more of our characters who represent the different ways your nonprofit can generate revenue and engage supporters on GiveSignup: Run/Walk/Rides, Donation Websites, and Ticket Events. The new website design has a single and simple call to action: Get started free.  When you get started free, […]

Webinar Recap: Grow Donations and Fundraising with RunSignup

More than 8,000 nonprofits use RunSignup to raise more and save time. This webinar reviewed the different ways that fundraising events set up registration, donations, and fundraising on RunSignup, and covered the best settings and tools to grow donations and incentivize fundraisers. There are more donation and fundraising tools than ever before, and this webinar […]

Fundraising: Individual Fundraisers

You can allow your supporters to fundraise for your cause by going to Fundraising >> Individual Fundraisers and enabling Individual Fundraisers. There are 4 tiles that organize existing settings and make setting up fundraising simple: General Settings Customizations and Display Settings Fundraiser Rewards Advanced Settings Click the tile component to edit the settings: This blog […]

Donation and Fundraising UX Update

Today more than 8,000 nonprofits use RunSignup as an all-in-one registration and fundraising solution, and even more races allow donations and fundraising on behalf of charity partners. With the 2019 launch of GiveSignup and the release of the most powerful tools in the industry that help your fundraisers raise more, from our free Facebook Fundraiser […]

Donations: Setup

You can enable donations for your run/walk/ride and customize your donation settings on the Donations Setup tab. There are 7 tiles that organize existing settings and make setting up donations simple: General Settings Donation Page Customizations Tax Deduction Rules Donation Discounts Corporate Matching Gifts Donation Summary Emails Advanced Settings Click the tile component to customize […]

Donation Forms

Nonprofits can now create an unlimited number of Donation Forms to grow donations. Donation Forms automatically apply your nonprofit’s branding and custom domain or subdomain, giving your nonprofit a 100% white-label solution to collect donations. Donation Forms are both powerful and easy to create so that your nonprofit can raise more and save time: Create […]

Donation Website Cover Pages

With GiveSignup’s donation websites, any nonprofit can create a beautiful website for their nonprofit or donation campaign with a custom domain or subdomain, built-in security, mobile responsiveness, SEO optimization, and integrated donation confirmation information. Cover pages let nonprofits create websites that look as professional and unique as the missions they represent. GiveSignup’s Donation Websites look […]

Add Multiple Dedication Settings

You can now add multiple dedication settings to your race’s donation page. This gives donors more flexibility for how they can dedicate their donation when they donate to your cause. To add multiple dedication settings, navigate to Donations/Fundraising >> Setup >> Basic Setup on your Race Dashboard. Scroll to the bottom of the page and […]

Donation Websites: CSV Upload for Offline Donations

You can now upload a CSV file of offline donations to any donation website. This makes it efficient to enter a large number of offline donations to your donation website. First, you will need a CSV file with the data you would like to import. Required fields for your CSV include: First Name Last Name […]

Add Offline Donations to Donation Websites

When your nonprofit receives donations by cash or check, you can record as a Manual Donation in your Donation Website Dashboard. All Manual Donations will count towards your donation goal progress, show in the top donor scroll, and appear in your donation reports. You can add offline donations by navigating to Donations >> Manual on […]

Symposium 2019: Fundraising Panel

For the 8,000+ nonprofits who use RunSignup, fundraising is an essential part of their events. But it’s more than just collecting donations–everything from your communications strategy to your social media presence can affect your results. At Symposium, we invited some experts from the nonprofit space to share their knowledge about how to recruit, motivate, and […]

Fundraiser Email Capabilities

RunSignup offers the capability for fundraisers to send emails right from their fundraising page to request donations, thank donors, and invite others to join their fundraising team. Race directors can promote their nonprofit’s brand and make it easy for their supporters to engage their networks by creating preset templates and content for fundraisers to send […]

Donation Websites

Donation websites are now available as part of RunSignup for Nonprofits’ Early Adopter Program. Donation websites will be publicly available to qualified 501c3 nonprofits in mid-July. Your nonprofit will be able to use flexible and fully customizable donation websites in a variety of ways: Seamlessly integrate with your nonprofit’s website as a way to accept […]

Recurring Donations for Nonprofit Ticket Events

Nonprofit Ticket Events can now enable recurring donations, giving your supporters the option to make a recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual donation when purchasing a ticket or making a stand-alone donation. Enable Recurring Donations To enable recurring donations for your nonprofit’s Ticket Event, go to Donations >> Donations Setup on your Ticket Event Dashboard. Turn […]

Overview: Nonprofit Ticket Events

This summer, we are releasing a new platform designed specifically for nonprofits alongside our existing race registration platform. This platform will allow nonprofits to create ticket events, organize run/walk/rides, collect donations, and view CRM data and reporting, all through beautiful, easy-to-design websites and dashboards. The Nonprofit Dashboard lists all the campaigns, ticket events, and run/walk/rides […]

Donation Features for Nonprofits

Our new donation features for nonprofits make it easy to raise more money in less time. Currently, we have a donation feature for ticket events, which are available to members of the Early Adopter Program. Supporters can donate during ticket purchase, as well as through a button on your event website, helping to maximize the […]

Nonprofit Dashboard

The Nonprofit Dashboard is one of the new features we are developing for our nonprofit customers. It will be publicly available in mid-July. Until then, only customers who are part of the Early Adopter Program will have access to it. It provides a central platform where nonprofits can see consolidated reporting across all of their […]

Team Fundraising Page Co-Captains

Last year, we released a co-captain feature for team fundraising pages. The feature gives team fundraising captains the ability to grant other users captain access for their fundraising team. This is helpful for large fundraising teams or teams that are managed by corporations. Team captains can grant this access from the FUNDRAISING section of their […]

CRM for Fundraising

We have begun to release CRM functionality for fundraising organizations. The RunSignUp CRM enables you to look across all of your races and build filters for Participants, Fundraisers and Donors quickly and easily. In the example above, this race has 23,076 total participants. We want to look for people who were participants from near Moorestown […]

RaceTrends: Are You Asking For the “Right” Donations?

It’s no secret that the endurance industry is BIG business for charities large and small. While your local charity 5K will likely find that turning a race into a profitable endeavor is a lot harder (and requires a lot more sponsors) than it looks, it is possible to raise money through your events. Fundraising Event 101: […]

CRM View Extended to Donations and Fundraising

We have extended our new CRM view to include full details on past Fundraising and Donations. For example, here is the Donation view (selected on the left hand side) organized by year (viewing 2013 when Bob was generous): Here is the view for Fundraising: Right now, this view is only accessible from the Participant Report […]

Charity Fundraiser Spot Allocation

We are extending our Fundraising platform to allow large races to manage the process of allocating spots to different charities who use a diverse set of fundraising platforms outside of RunSignUp. The big benefit is that the race then gets each fundraiser to go thru the normal registration process and collect all the normal race […]

Donation Webinar

This is a re-recording of the Donation Webinar from Feb. 2, 2017. It covers an introduction webinar of the basics of Donations as part of our overall Fundraising Platform. This covers simple donations, donation levels, 4% processing fee as well as options for donor payment of processing fees, manual donation entry, reporting and more. A […]

Option for Participant to Pay Donation Processing Fee

We have had the ability to enable an option for donors to pay the processing fee for a while: You can now customize the text to  encourage donors (or registrants) to pay the processing fee themselves: This is set under the Financial -> Pricing -> Processing Fee Type.  

Pledge Fundraising

The RunSignUp Fundraising Platform has been extended with an advanced Pledging System. Many fundraising events have a pledge component to them – with donors promising to support fundraisers based on number of laps or miles completed, or simply a fixed amount based on the completion of the event. As shown below, Fundraisers can have their […]

RunSignUp Fundraising 4.0 Offers a Solution to Charity-First Races, Walks, and Rides

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading race management platform for promotion, registration, and race day has added an upgraded fundraising platform to allow large nonprofits and fundraising events to complete the lifecycle of their event on a single platform. The new Fundraising Platform addresses the needs of many charity-first races, walks, and rides that need […]

Recording Matching Gifts

In addition to the ability to Matching Gift Data Links, RunSignUp now offers races a way to keep track of Matching Gifts on a per donor basis. In the Donor Report example below, Bill Hewlett’s employer, HP has made a matching gift donation. Record this by first clicking Edit: When clicking on Edit, you can […]

Donation & Fundraising Email Capabilities

We have customized our email marketing capabilities for use with Donations and Fundraising. Fundraisers now can email when they are logged in. There is also a new Communications menu item for race directors under Donations with the capabilities found in the overall email marketing system, but customized for Donations and Fundraising. Fundraiser Emails One of […]

Import OffLine Donations

You can now easily import offline donations either one at a time, or in a spreadsheet csv. In addition, the system will automatically generate a thank you email if that option is chosen. The import is done on the Donations -> Manual page. Here is a sample spreadsheet: When importing the spreadsheet, RunSignUp will provide […]

Major Fundraising & Donation Enhancements

We have released a ton of enhancements for races who do Donations and Fundraising. This addresses the needs of many charity-first races and walks stuck on old legacy donation systems – brining all of the power of those systems into a modern implementation with industry leading race registration, promotion and race day tools. Here is […]

Aligning Teams and Fundraising Teams

While some races want to have a separate definition for Teams and Fundraising Teams, there is also a need to align these so they are essentially the same. This has an advantage in that a team can be created or joined on the first step of registration rather than waiting until the Fundraising step. To […]

Automatically create Fundraising Page for Imported Participants

We have added an option that automatically creates a fundraising page when importing participants. This option is only visible for races that have donations set up and allow fundraisers. Note you can set up standard options like Fundraising Goals and Donor Lists. When a participant is imported, if there is an email associated with the […]

Year-Over-Year Fundraising and Donation Report

We have added a Year-Over-Year fundraising and donation report. The report can be access under Donations>>Reports. In the ACTIONS drop-down menu, select Year Over Year Summary. Then, select the Donation Periods you want to compare and hit GENERATE REPORT: This will give you the YOY summary report to compare donation counts, quantities, individual and team fundraiser comparisons, […]

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