Fundraising Events in 2020 – Low Frills, High Enthusiasm

As a part of our survey to gauge experiences and expectations throughout 2020 and 2021, one thing stood out: event organizers were inspired and motivated by the enthusiasm that participants have had for supporting their cause – even if the events weren’t what they were used to. We’ve noticed this dedication to nonprofits in a […]

Customer Success Story: Paterson Music Project Increases Fundraising by 368%

Looking for some inspiration and proof that events can be successful in 2020? With a little innovation and a willingness to pivot, Ride for PMP, in tandem with the Garden State Fondo, raised $20,000 for the Paterson Music Project (PMP) – an increase of 368% in fundraising. The success of the event was centered around […]

Show Fundraising Progress on Results

You can now show individuals’ real-time fundraising progress on their results pages with a Donate call to action. This is a great feature for nonprofits where the focus of the event is on fundraising, encouraging fundraisers to hit their goals, and creating competition around who can raise the most. The fundraising progress meter is available […]

Virtual Event Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits

Several months into the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of almost all in-person fundraising, nonprofits are forced to continually find new ways to engage their supporters from a distance. The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can do this virtually, and RunSignup | GiveSignup offers a set of tools that […]

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 […]

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: Team Fundraisers

Team fundraising can be a great way to encourage competition and community for your fundraising event. RunSignup makes it simple for your fundraisers to sign up, become a fundraiser, and join or create a team.Please Note: You must enable Donations and Individual Fundraisers before you can enable Team Fundraisers. There are five tiles that organize […]

2019 Review: RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser Integration

RunSignup announced our free Facebook Fundraiser integration in July 2019. The integration allows your fundraisers to auto-create a Facebook Fundraiser from RunSignup. The amounts raised on RunSignup and Facebook are automatically synced, enabling your participants (and your nonprofit) to raise more and reach fundraising goals faster. It’s already clear from our data that the RunSignup […]

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 […]

What Happened to Crowdrise?

Many nonprofits, their run/walk/ride partners, individual fundraisers and their donors are being surprised to see Crowdrise.com redirected to an entirely new website – https://charity.gofundme.com/. It is a bit confusing since GoFundMe made no real mention of the Crowdrise brand shut-down and redirect in their press release on October 15, or anywhere on their site. GoFundMe […]

All-In-One Charity Bib Fundraising Platform

A growing number of nonprofits are using RunSignup/GiveSignup for charity bib fundraising. They are choosing RunSignup/GiveSignup as their all-in-one fundraising solution to raise more and save time for several reasons: Easy-to-use all-in-one platform for nonprofits and fundraisers Free platform with a flat 4% processing fee on all donations that donors can opt to pay Free […]

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 […]

Fundraising Page Makeover: Phase 2

Phase 2 of updates to Individual and Team Fundraising pages is in production. Phase 2 lets you empower your fundraisers to tell their fundraising story and journey. Your supporters can now create beautiful slideshows on their individual and team fundraising pages to showcase their motivation to run, walk, ride, or swim for your event’s mission. […]

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 […]

Something Facebook Gets Right – Fundraising

Facebook gets a lot of blame for the bad things we do as people (bullying, fake news, tilting at politics, etc.). Facebook should also get a bit of credit for when they help facilitate the positive actions people take as well. I’m talking about Facebook Fundraising. Facebook has made it very easy for nonprofits to enable […]

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 […]

Hide Sold Out Ticket Groups & Levels

We have just released a new feature for ticket events. There is now an option in the event wizard to automatically hide ticket groups or ticket levels that are sold out on the event page or the ticket purchase screen. It is located in Step 3 (Purchase) under Waiver and Other Registration Settings. Here is […]

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 […]

Facebook Fundraising for your Nonprofit Race

Facebook has changed the peer-to-peer fundraising roadmap with the addition of Donate and Fundraise tools for nonprofits. Facebook fundraising gives your nonprofit access to the world’s largest social network (2.27 billion active monthly users) and, as part of a broader effort to do social good, there are no processing fees for donations made on Facebook. […]

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 […]

Re-Live The Symposium: Youth Events, Business Sessions, and More!

We captured some of our favorite presentations from the RunSignUp Symposium on video and are gradually sharing them with all our customers and friends. You can check out all the presentations that have been uploaded here: https://resources.runsignup.com/symposiumpresentations/ Newly released videos include: Youth Events: Advantages and Challenges, with Gary Kutscher of the OC Marathon Gary, is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bring Back My Fundraising Team

We have made it simple for fundraisers to “bring back their team” – sending them invites once your team fundraising page is complete. Set this up in your Fundraising Settings (Dashboard—>Donation—>Setup) and click on “Enable Bring Back my Team”) Once this feature is enabled (just by checking that box), a captain can bring back their […]

Auto-Import Past Year Fundraiser Contacts

As part of our CRM efforts, we now automatically import past year contact information that fundraisers may have imported or donated in past years. This makes it simpler for fundraisers to contact people to ask for support in the new year. Here is an example of a fundraiser’s contact list. From this management page fundraisers […]

Fundraiser Email Updates

Now, when a fundraiser sends an email through their fundraising center, they can select specific contacts from the fundraising list. Before, a fundraiser needed to select all contacts on their list. Here is an example of the selection option in the fundraising center: We also added the option for fundraisers to save draft emails. During the […]

RaceInsights – Donation and Registration $

RaceInsights now allows you to see specifically the amount of money coming from Registrations and Donations. Here is an example. Note how the table at the bottom shows the amount of each coming from website referrals and from email (you can drill down further to find which websites and which emails): Simply click on the […]

2017 RunSignUp Symposium Presentation Videos

We’ve been busy editing and collating the videos from this year’s RunSignUp Symposium…and while the collection is not yet complete, we wanted to share the ones that are ready! You can find links for all completed presentation videos here: http://resources.runsignup.com/2017symposiumpresentations/ Links for individual presentations are below. Customer/Industry Presentations Supercharging your Sponsor Program, with Peter Abraham Driving […]

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 […]

Participant Import now Includes manual Donation entry

There is now an option to enter a donation during the participant import process. This will save a step when entering offline registrations, since a donation amount can be entered at the same time as the participant information.  If the import also is creating a Fundraiser for the imported participant, then once the participant/donation is […]

Fundraiser Minimum Emails sent to deleted fundraisers

We updated this report to add a ‘Hide deleted fundraisers’ option that is checked by default. If fundraisers were deleted since the report was generated, re-generating it would clear them regardless of the checkbox as well. This is useful for if a participant was originally in the charity bib event, but then transferred to the […]

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 […]

Charity Description Placement Options

We now give Fundraising Races an option of where the place the description of the charity on the donation page. By default if there are a number of Donation Levels, we put the description below the levels to make sure those “action Buttons” are “above the fold”. We now give you an option to move […]

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