Getting Ready for a Seamless End-of-Year Event

If You're Hosting an Event Fundraiser, Traditional or Digital—We've Got You Covered!

Whether you're looking to maximize your Flipcause tools & services for your event, ideas and tips for virtual event fundraisers, or want to see examples of what other nonprofits are doing, we’re here for you.


HOW FLIPCAUSE CAN HELP

Events can feel stressful and we hope to make them easier for you! Below are best practices to consider when setting up your fundraiser, and how you can leverage Flipcause to the fullest.


TIP 1: Combine Multiple Ways to Support

Year-end fundraising events, such as galas, are meant to celebrate your hard work, year impact and thank your donors and sponsors for their support.

As everyone rallies around your collective impact and gets inspired about the difference they can make, it’s helpful to offer multiple ways of support – whether through ticket sales, donations, sponsorship, volunteering, or a combination of the above. You can even add peer-to-peer. Try to stick to no more than 3 calls-to-action per campaign. The more buttons you add, the higher likelihood someone will choose nothing at all.


You can turn on your campaign shopping cart to allow supporters to combine multiple actions into a single transaction (such as buying tickets and merchandise together). The multi-faceted approach to fundraising allows your fundraising to take place before and during the event with different appeals.


TIP 2: White-Label Your Campaign URLs for a Fully-Branded Experience

White-label your campaign URLs or use custom subdomains so your donors know it’s your organization! Here’s what a custom subdomain looks like on Flipcause:


TIP 3: Use Flipcause LIVE Mobile App for On-Site

Don’t forget to bring your devices to your event for checking in event attendees and volunteers. And of course, processing donations and payments at the event itself!

The Flipcause LIVE Mobile App is here to help make your life easier on the day of your event.

Before using the Flipcause LIVE Mobile App, make sure you review our Event Checklist and read through the Getting Started Guide.

During your event, you can use the Flipcause LIVE mobile app to: 

Download the Flipcause LIVE App on iOS today!


TIP 4: Lean on Your Success Team!

Can we help you build your campaign? Get in touch with your Success Team and we'll be happy to take care of the setup for you!
 

TIP 5: Use Our Exceptional Text-to-Give Feature!

The Flipcause text-to-give feature provides a hands-off opportunity for your supporters to engage with your organization. This feature is free with your Flipcause subscription, and many organizations have found success in using this in replacement of card reader transactions!
 
If you want to learn more about our text-to-give feature, feel free to reach out to us, or you can also take a look here.


END-OF-YEAR EVENT FUNDRAISING GUIDE

Going Virtual? Yes, you can! Read more on our blog about how you can turn your events virtual, what tools to use, what to keep in mind, and some real-world examples of those who have done so successfully. We also have further reading and resources for virtual events if you need more support!

Check out our End-of-Year Event Fundraising guide for more tips, ideas, and resources.