One of the cool things about Deposit a Gift is how customizable your fundraiser is. Specifically, you have the ability to create a fundraiser that’s more than just a fund for flat donations; you can break down your various needs into specific line-items using our Wish List tool for more directed giving. It’s a great way to give people a sense for the use of funds and empower them to give to a preferred area of need.
Here Is An Example Of What It Could Look Like
How To Create a Wish List Of Specific Contribution Items For Your Fundraiser
Step 1: Log into your account and click the name of the event on your Account Home page to navigate to your Dashboard.
Step 2: Once on your Dashboard, click “Edit Site”
Step 3: After clicking ‘Edit Site’ you will be directed to the Site Manager. Click on ‘Contribute’ to access your editable Contribute page.
Step 4: At the top of the page is where you should have already set your goal and written a message to supporters. Scroll down and you will find an option to create your Wish List. You can add items one at a time by clicking the orange ‘Add New Item’ button, or we suggest you click the orange ‘Rapid Registry’ button for quick and easy setup. It will trigger a menu of pre-made options organized by theme. Find the option that best suits your fundraising needs.
For this particular example we are creating a School PTA fundraiser, so we chose the ‘General School PTA Fundraiser’ from the Education Category.
Step 1: Click to highlight the items you would like to select and then click ‘Add Items to Fundraiser’ to seamlessly add them to your Wish List.
Tip: Select ‘all’ to add everything at first. You can always delete from the list, but sometimes it’s easier to envision how it works with everything on there initially.
Step 2: To make it easy and give you a sense for what to day, we have pre-assigned pricing and pre-written descriptions, but everything is customizable. To edit any of the fields (ie. The goal, the name or the description), just click the pencil icon to activate the editable state. Then fill in the preferred information and click ‘Save.’
That’s it! Just continue editing and adding new items until your fundraiser reflects exactly what you are trying to accomplish. You can always look at your page in real time to see what your supporters will see, by clicking the green ‘View’ button at the top of the page (or, it might be an orange ‘Preview’ button if you haven’t yet published your site.)
- Example: IHADLA College Supplies Drive has a very clear, concise wish list to help users.
- Example: JFCS Emergency Aid Holiday Campaign also makes use of the DAG wish list in order to make it clear to individuals exactly where their contributions will be going.
We hope you enjoy using the Wish List function, allowing you to show people what you are raising money towards with goals on a micro-level. If you’d like any personal assistance with setup, please contact us – we are happy to help in any way we can. Good luck!