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Creating Your First Campaign

Posted by GoFundify Team on November 27, 2016
The GoFundify team has done its very best to simplify creating a Campaign. 

Step 1.
Formalize your Campaign ideas, thoughts, fundraising goals and objectives.

Step 2.
From your profile select Create Campaign.

Step 3.
From the pop up box complete the following required fields.

Name of Campaign

This should be a clear simple name easily understood by a contributor.  It should be directly related to your Campaign's cause and not too long as it is also the end portion of your personal Campaign's page URL:  This is the page that you, friends, family and others alike will share on social media websites like facebook and twitter.  The more times this page is shared the faster your Campaign will reach its goal.  Once this field is completed you can save and return to the campaign as many times as needed before publishing and approval without losing your content.

About Your Campaign

What is your Campaign and cause?  Tell the world what they need to know to contribute to your Campaign.  It should be unique, creative, honest and straight from the heart. Tell contributors what you will do with the contributions - more information is often better. 

Above the text edit field you will find six icons to help you make the Campaign about section more presentable and professional. 


You can use each of these icons or simply type plain text.  Each icon in order does the following - Bold Your Text - Italicize Your Text - Add Lists to Your Text - Insert Bullets Before Your Text - Add Links to Your Text & Insert Images to Your About Section.

Badge Summary

This is probably the most important part of your Campaign and the 140 character summary that appears on the home (main) page icon Campaign badge; the Campaign category page and the Featured Campaign section, if selected as an "inspiring" Campaign by the GoFundify team.  Be creative and draw in a contributor's attention.


This is an mandatory field.  Enter your Campaign's location - Country, Province/State & City/Town. Simply start typing your location and it will auto generate options for you to select.  This will allow users to search local Campaigns such as yours.  If your Campaign is local or being shared with local potential contributors completing this field is very useful.


Select the closest most appropriate available category that reflects your Campaign.


This is an optional field to align your Campaign with a group.  You can learn more about groups here.

Video - URL

This is an optional field.  This is the URL (Link or web address) of either a YouTube, Vimeo or facebook video that you may use alternatively as the Campaign Featured video instead of a Campaign photo or image. Simply copy and paste the video URL here and fundify will automatically load your new Campaign video.

Upload Your Own Image 

This is a required field if a video URL is not used. Click the "Upload Your Own Image" link and upload a catchy applicable image that effectively represents your Campaign. The image should be at least 610px wide by 344px.  You can upload and change this image as required to suit your needs.  This image will be displayed as a cover for your Campaign main image as well as your icon badge image displayed on home page and shared on social media. 

Fundraising Goal

This is the final Campaign goal in dollars. The minimum goal is $500.00.  The goal should be realistic and in direct proportion to your Campaign objectives.  Although there is no maximum goal, an overreaching goal will dissuade and distract contributors. 

Campaign Strategy 

Choose either "All or Nothing" or "Keep it All".  An all or nothing campaign refunds all contributor's donations if the goal is not met within the selected duration time frame.  This option is usually not selected for cause and charity fundraising however can be useful in Campaigns such as business start-ups. The keep it all strategy is more common and all contributor's donations are reserved and available for payout regardless of duration time frame or Campaign goal. 

Campaign Duration in Days

How long will your Campaign run? Select the length in days - minimum is 7 days and the maximum is 90 days. Most Campaigns run at least 60 days. For "All or Nothing" Campaigns the maximum is 60 days.

Contribution Amount

Select "Hide" or "Show" the amount a donor contributes on the Campaign page.  Most people like to be acknowledged for their generosity.  This selection is applicable to all contributors including anonymous contributors.
Campaign Tab & Rewards

A valuable part of your Campaign used after you save your first Campaign is the Campaign and rewards tabs.  Learn more here.  For business start-ups review this article here.

Step 4.
Review, save and submit your Campaign for approval and publication.  

Step 5. Share your Campaign with friends, family, co-workers, and on social media.

Your Done!

Now watch the green slider bar grow as your contributions increase.  The more you share the greener your Campaign becomes.
Good Luck ! 

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