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 […]

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 […]

New Fundraising Fields for Participant Report

We have added two fields for the Participant Report in the Hidden Fields section: This allows you to easily see Fundraising Captains in your participant reports. The Fundraiser ID is useful for combining multiple reports in spreadsheets – for example participant data along with Fundraising data for individuals.

New Fundraiser Reports

We have greatly expanded the Fundraising Reports, adding a number of options: Captain Report Top Fundraisers Report Fundraiser Type Individual or Team Reports Sort by Team Size or $Donations Filter by Fundraiser Custom Questions For example, the Captain Report shows all  primary contacts (an Individual Fundraiser is also a “Captain”): The Top FundRaiser Report has […]

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, […]

RunSignUp Symposium Slides

Here are the slides from the RunSignUp Race Director and Timer Symposium. RunSignUp State of the Union – Bob reviews the past year and introduces RaceDay Go, RaceDay Photos, RaceDay SignUp Kiosk and more.   Donations & Fundraising – CASA Superhero Run – Barbara Herzog   Race Director Checklist – Trish Portuese, Championship Racing   […]

Fundraiser and Race Series Widgets Added

We have added a couple of new widgets. The first is a list of Top Fundraisers.  You have the ability to set the number of fundraisers who appear, and as usual customize the look and feel to match your website.   The second widget is for Partners only, and allows you to create a Race […]

Charity Default Message for Fundraisers

Charities can now set a default message that will appear on each Fundraiser’s page. The fundraiser can modify this message, but it provides for better “standard customization” capabilities for charities working with many fundraisers. Note each Charity can set their own message and it will appear when a fundraiser selects to support that charity as […]

Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes Case Study

We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users.  View the PDF Version of the Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes Case Study Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes and RunSignUp The Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes program uses RunSignUp to […]

Donations and Fundraising from Aut2Run

One thing we frequently hear our Partners warn against is the creation of a Race/Run/Walk for fundraising without fully understanding the creativity and labor required to make such an event profitable. Fundraising events can be labor-intensive time vacuums, but they can also be hugely significant fundraising vehicles when done with the right mix of passion, logistics, and […]

CASA Superhero Run Richmond Case Study

We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users.  This CASA Superhero Run Case Study focuses on creating a family-friendly event, cultivating fundraisers, and creating a positive volunteer experience. View the PDF Version of the CASA Superhero Run Case Study CASA […]

Donor and Fundraising Goal Widgets

Now you can put a scrolling list of donors anywhere on your website, as well as our cool fundraising goal wheel. The example on the right shows each widget. These widgets can be placed anywhere on your website with a simple line of code. Building these widgets is simple. Go to the Promotion -> Widget […]

Updated Fundraiser Report

We have fine tuned the Fundraiser Report with some suggestions made by the Semper Fi Fund. The key additions are: Click on the name of each fundraiser to go to their detailed information including contact information and details on their fundraising. Fundraiser search to quickly find the information on each fundraiser or fundraiser team. With […]

Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study

We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users.  This Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study focuses on creating techniques for fundraising and engaging Sponsors.  View the PDF Version of the Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study Overview: The Gobble Gobble […]

Updates to Donations & Fundraising

Our new Donation and Fundraising system has been out for over a month, and we have gotten some great feedback.  And by great, I mean suggestions for how to improve things even more!  So we released an update today to the process people go thru.  It reduces the complexity for runners during registration who want […]

Tying Groups and Fundraising Teams together

RunSignUp offers three different ways to group people together: Groups/Teams – this is a generic grouping mechanism that allows for things as diverse as Triathlon relay teams to social groups of people to get together. Corporate Teams – this is a powerful way to allow organizations to set up teams that they pay for and […]

Waiving Race Fees for Fundraisers

Many races raise money for charity. One of the common practices is to offer free entry to runners who raise a minimum amount for the charity. Many large marathons like Boston, New York and Pittsburgh even reserve slots for charity fundraisers. The RunSignUp Fundraising 2.0 platform has been designed to address all of the aspects […]

Multiple Charities 2.0

With our new Donation and Fundraising system, we have given new features for supporting multiple charities. The first thing you will notice is how each charity gets their own “card”. Each card can have a logo and automatically lists the goals and amount raised in real time. Splitting Donations – One of the  coolest features […]

Donations and Fundraising 2.0

Overview We redesigned our Donation and Fundraising system based on the feedback from the thousands of races who use these features with our platform. Our goal was to meet the needs of our customers, make things more intuitive and easier to understand, and keep the flexibility that can let each race tune the system to […]

FirstGiving – RunSignUp Press Release

RunSignUp and FirstGiving partner to provide races an integrated fundraising solution March 11, 2014 – Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp and FirstGiving have partnered to offer a simple way for race directors to use FirstGiving for fundraising within the RunSignUp race registration process. Race directors can now tie their event to one or more of the […]