To get started on creating your team fundraising page, head to the www.mightycause.com
Place your mouse over the + icon on the top left side of the page.
A drop-down menu will open:
Click "Create a fundraising team"
Next, you will need to decide whether you’d like your team to support a single cause or multiple causes.
This depends on what kind of campaign you’re running. Are you a nonprofit employee organizing your volunteers to fundraise together? Then you’ll click “No,” because you want all of your team members to raise money for your nonprofit. Are you spearheading a holiday fundraising effort for your company and don’t have any particular cause in mind? Then you’ll click “Yes,” because you want your team members to pick their own cause. Think about the kind of team you want to create and why you’re raising money, and choose accordingly.
There are a few more variables here that you’ll want to consider, as you’ll see on the next screen, because we also allow team fundraising for personal causes. But don’t worry, none of these choices are engraved in stone, so you can just click back if you need to change your mind.
If you choose “Yes”…
You’ll need to decide whether you’d like to limit your team members to charitable causes, or whether you’d like to allow personal causes as well.
If you want to limit your fundraising activities to charitable organizations, but allow each team member to pick any organization they’d like to support, you’ll want to choose “Yes, Limit To Charity.”
There are plenty of situations when you might want to allow personal fundraisers. So, if you’d like to allow for some flexibility in what kinds of fundraisers may be part of your team campaign, you’ll want to choose “No, Allow All Causes.”
If you choose “No”…
You will need to specify for which charity you’re creating a team. (At this time, single-cause teams are only available for charities.)
Search for the charity’s name — it should pop up below the field where you type the name.
You’ll be able to see the location of the charity as well as their Employer Identification Number, or EIN. This is a nine digit number that is unique to each charity and tied to their tax-exempt status.
Both of these can be used to make sure you’re choosing the correct charity. If you’re starting a team for a chapter of a national organization or a charity with a common name, such as a humane society, you’ll want to check both the location and the EIN to ensure that you’re choosing the right one. We can’t move your team over to support another charity if you’ve already chosen one and started raising money, so it’s important to make sure you’ve chosen the right one!
After you’ve made those important decisions, that’s it! You can start customizing your team page.