We use Virgin Money Giving as a fundraising platform to collect online donations. The benefit of this is that all the money is collected centrally and Gift Aid is claimed automatically.
For this challenge you can create your own fundraising page related to the event and direct your supporters there to make a donation towards your individual appeal. If you would rather send people to the main page without creating your own that’s fine, but it is easier to keep track of if you create your own.
Here is a step by step guide to creating your own page:
Visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/glengoyne to open up our Glengoyne Lodge Appeal page. Click on “Start fundraising” at the top to begin the process.
If you already have a Virgin Money account you can log in at this point, otherwise you’ll have to provide a few details and register for a new account.
You’ll next be prompted if you want to create an individual fundraising page, or a page as a team. If you create one as a team you can add individual fundraisers to it, but all the donations will appear in one place. This would be good if you were fundraising as a workplace or family for example.
The next stage is you’ll be asked what you’re doing to raise money. You can just type “Virtual Tour of Scotland” and click next. This box doesn’t really matter but we can’t switch it off!
When you click “Next” you should be presented with a list of options for events – one of which (probably the top one) will be our event – “Virtual Summer Camp Tour of Scotland”. Just click on this to go to the next stage.
Next you’ll see Glasgow Disabled Scouts appear as the charity you are raising funds for. You can answer “no” to the next question, then choose whether or not you want to be kept on our mailing list after this event.
Then click “create my page”.
That’s it – your page has been created!
Next add some information to it so that people know what you are fundraising for. You might want to use some of the words from our guide to “telling the story” here.
Some top tips on the page itself: