Do you have a project or cause that you are passionate about? Do you need some funding to achieve your goals and dreams? Causability.fund is here to help. This unique platform enables cause-based initiatives to succeed.
The process of setting up your cause is a simple process, and with Causability.fund, you can easily accept and track donations to support your project.
Before you Begin
Before you begin registering your cause, there are a few things you should prepare in advance. Gather photos, videos, and other graphics that will help your audience understand your cause. Plan your fundraising campaign, such as establishing a target goal, writing a description of your cause and why support is needed, and draft the communications you’d like to send to your supporters. Finally, make sure you have an active Stripe account; if not, create one since this is the platform Causability has partnered with to process your contributions. Now you’re ready to begin!
Visit Causability.fund and click on Create a Cause. If you’ve previously registered with us, simply log in. If you’re new to working with Causability, please sign up.
Once you’ve signed in to your account, click on ‘New Cause’ from the menu in the left sidebar. If this is your first cause, link your Stripe account to your Causability account and then click on ‘Create a Cause’. Get ready to begin describing your cause, vision, and goals!
Now it’s time to start with ‘the basics’!
Enter your campaign name and upload a cover image. Make sure your name and image are descriptive of your campaign, as well as engaging and interesting. Select the most relevant category for your campaign and indicate the location of your project or cause.
Does your campaign have a funding goal you’d like to reach? If so, indicate that goal so your donors can cheer you on as you get closer! Are you going to offer perks to your supporters? You can find additional information on perks, the benefits of including them, and how to set them up HERE.
When would you like your campaign to begin? Indicate that next, and if there is an ending date, be sure to include that as well.
Is your campaign in memory of anyone or anything? Be sure to let your donors know!
Next, you can enter a personal message to your supporters to display before they submit their donation. This is an important piece of the puzzle since it is your way to communicate with your audience in your voice. Let your supporters know exactly how their contribution will be spent to further your cause, the importance of their donation, and how through their generosity, they are helping to improve their community. Be passionate, but clear, concise, and direct in your messaging. Once you’ve completed your message, indicate whether your donors should be required to read it prior to submitting their contribution.
Accept the terms and conditions, and step one is complete!
If you are adding perks to your campaign, please read THIS article for some helpful information, tips, and suggestions.
Look and Feel
The next step in the process is to give your cause its ‘look and feel.’ First, provide a headline for your campaign. Make this short but descriptive so your supporters will understand the scope of your cause.
Next, write a brief, relatable, and interesting description of your campaign. Be sure to be engaging so your readers will really understand your project and understand the importance of your mission. An effective way to show your audience how significant your cause is, add a photo, a photo gallery, or a video.
Causability.fund offers several methods for communicating the progress and success of your campaign to your donors. Indicate whether you’d like to display the amount raised, a countdown timer, comments from your donors, or any of the other matrices we offer.
Thanking your donors is one of the most important elements of a successful campaign. Causability.fund will send an acknowledgement email to your supporters, so your next step is to craft that message. Enter your subject line and your note. Be sure to thank them for their generosity and support, and reiterate how their contribution will be spent to further the mission of your cause.
Before moving on to the next step, indicate which text you’d like on your CTA button.
Click submit to add your campaign to Causability.fund to begin collecting donations!
Spread the Word
You have done a great job explaining your cause and why it’s important! The next step is to spread the word about your campaign. Click HERE to learn more about how to promote your cause on social media platforms, via email campaigns, and more.