Online fundraiser pages provide registrants like you with support and encouragement when participating in fundraising activities that support the mission of the foundation. Fundraisers use the power of email and social media to reach out to friends, family, and co-workers to encourage them to donate online and support the mission funded by the event.
Once you have registered for a Salsa Peer-to-Peer fundraising event—or someone has registered for you—then you are ready to customize your fundraiser account for your fundraising activities. Your fundraiser portal will enable you to...
- Manage all your events in one place, if you participate in more than one peer-to-peer event for the foundation or even multiple foundations that use Salsa Engage.
- Post updates to Facebook or Twitter to share your activities.
- Email updates to friends, family, and co-workers on your progress toward your fundraising goal.
- Track your online and offline donation progress.
- Join or manage Teams of fundraisers who band together toward a common goal, encourage each other, and raise more money toward the mission.
Login to Fundraiser Account
In addition to the activation link in the email you get when you are registered, there is a link for any fundraiser to log in to their own account at the bottom of any fundraiser page on the live event site. A login button can also be added manually to the main P2P page via the Visual Editor.
Log in with the email address and password used during registration. Just above the Password field is a link to recover a forgotten password. You can also log in with Facebook, assuming that your Facebook account uses the same email that was used during registration. You must complete a Facebook authorization when you attempt this for the first time.
Once logged in, you are taken to the main, individual fundraiser dashboard. At the top left corner of the page is the name of the organization for which you are fundraising and the name of the default event.
Beneath their page name and their name are tabs for switching between a fundraiser page and any team page that was created for this event.
Each tab and section will be addressed below.
If you are registered for more than one P2P event managed by Salsa Engage, you can switch between events using the My Events link in the top right. If you are not involved in more than one event, you will not see this link.
Connect to your Facebook or Twitter accounts here on the Settings tab. Links are also available for downloading an app for iOS or Android to manage these supporters and settings on your smartphone. Fundraisers may also edit their account contact information on this tab.
Connect to Facebook or Twitter by selecting the appropriate button and authorizing the connection to your social media channel.
Once connected, a green checkmark will replace the red exclamation point next to Social Networks and your account profile photo shows next to your connected account. Select the Disconnect button to release the authentication.
Using the P2P Mobile App, you can check your progress, ask for donations, and thank donors quickly and easily on the go.The app is free to download for Apple devices on iTunes as well as Android devices on Google Play. A red checkmark next to Mobile App indicates that the app has never been connected to your account.
Edit your name, email address, and account password.
Log out from your account from any screen. The link is available on every page.
View Page Button
View your page from any screen in the Fundraiser Page tab. The link as displayed below is available on every page.
Clicking the link will open the live fundraising page in a new browser window and is exactly what all public site visitors will see (as long as any changes have been saved and republished).
The page is divided into four separate tabs which allow you to track progress toward the fundraising goal, post progress updates to social media, and manage the fundraising page configuration.
Fundraiser Page: Dashboard Tab
This main page provides useful information for you to plan and organize your fundraising efforts. Each section can be hidden by selecting the minus sign enclosed in a box to the right of the section's name.
Promote Your Fundraiser
You can promote your activity in the following ways:
- Generate a new email.
- Post to your already-existing Facebook account.
- Post to your already-existing Twitter account.
- Copy the unique page URL to paste into some other social media or sharing context.
- Add a donate button to any web page where you want the button to be displayed that directs to your donate page.
Raise Money Via Email
Clicking this icon opens a new email in the default email program on that device. We automatically fill email content with the default email content that the foundation has provided. You can edit the default content at this point, as well as updating the TO: address(es) and Subject line.
Raise Money via Facebook
This icon will direct you to authorize the P2P software to work with Facebook. Once authorized, you will see the content suggested by the foundation, and two button options: Share This on Facebook or Compose Your Own.
Either button opens a new window to share the content and post to Facebook. In addition to posting the content or allowing you to compose your own, we automatically include a link to your fundraising page.
Raise Money via Twitter
This icon will direct you to authorize the P2P software to work with Twitter.
Once authorized, you will see the content suggested by the foundation.
Either copy and paste the content into the text box or type your own content. Then, post your content on Twitter. A link to your fundraiser page will be appended to the end of your post.
Copy Your Page Link
The link to your fundraiser page will be automatically copied to your computer's Clipboard.
Add a Donate Button
Create a custom donation button that you can add to any web page on which you want this button displayed. Customize the button's text label, font, color, and corner style. Then, copy the code to your clipboard and paste into your web site.
Fundraisers may set their fundraising goal at registration or change it afterward. On this Dashboard screen, under the Your Progress section, select the Change Goal link to edit the monetary amount you expect to raise.
Change Page Name
The page name is configured during registration but can be changed at any time. Click on the pencil icon to change the page name and to save those changes.
Team Page Link
View your live team page from this dashboard screen. Clicking the link highlighted above will open the live team page in a new browser window and is exactly what all your supporters will see, as long as any changes have been saved and republished.
If you are the Team Captain, you will not be able to abandon your team. However, if you are not a Team Captain, you will be able to...
- Leave your current team if you are currently on a team.
- Join an existing team if you are not currently on a team.
- Join an existing team and jointly remove yourself from a current team.
- Create a new team and become the Team Captain of the new team
- Remove yourself from any team of which you were a current member.
Fundraiser Page: Post Update Tab
Fundraisers can post an update in their own words to tell friends and family how you are progressing! Updates post to the fundraising page and optionally to your Facebook and Twitter channels.
Fundraiser Page: Edit Page Tab
The Edit Page tab allows for control of three elements to your page: the profile photo, the story, and the cover photo.
Change Profile Photo
Fundraisers can add an eye-catching profile photo that will help raise money, from a Facebook Photo or by uploading a new image (jpg, png, or gif format only, 3MB max in size).
Once a current profile photo has been added, edit the cropping of the photo or remove the photo and add another.
Fundraisers need to tell people why they are helping to raise money for the cause. Let supporters know what it means to support the foundation's mission. Use the editor to tell the story that will be displayed on the fundraising page.
The organization holding the event sets the cover photo by default by. It's best to leave the cover photo as-is but it can be cropped or removed and replaced with another banner if necessary.
Fundraiser Page: Donations Tab
A table of donations lists each donor to your cause, so you can thank them for their support.
Offline Donation Form
If you raise funds offline, keep track of cash and check contributions you receive with this offline form. Selecting the 'this form' link will open a new window.
Use your browser's Print function to print this form as many times as you need.
Fundraisers may be part of a team effort if teams are allowed for that particular event.
NOTE: Fundraiser goals work may work together to add to the team goal and the event goal. However, team and event goals do not reflect in the individual fundraising goal.
To switch to the Team Page section, select the Team Page tab toward the top of the screen, just to the right of the Fundraiser Page tab.
Team Page: Dashboard Tab
Certain functionality on the Team Page Dashboard works exactly the same as on the Fundraiser Dashboard:
- Change Name
- Change Goal
- Copy Team Page Link
- Offline Team Donations
Team Page: Members Tab
The Team Members tab displays all fundraisers connected to the team, and displays the following information about them:
- Fundraising Name
- Fundraiser Page Name
- Current Amount Raised
- Current Goal
- Progress (expressed as a percentage of the Goal reached)
Team Page: Edit Page Tab
Just like the Fundraiser Page, the Team Page profile photo, story, and cover photo may be added or edited.
Change Team Profile Photo
Teams can add an eye-catching profile photo that will help raise money, from a Facebook Photo or by uploading a new image (jpg, png, or gif format only, 3MB max in size).
Teams need to tell people why they are helping to raise money for the cause. Let supporters know what it means to support the foundation's mission. Use the editor to tell the story that will be displayed on the team page.
Team Cover Photo
The cover photo is set by default by the organization holding the event. It's best to leave the cover photo as-is but it can be cropped or removed and replaced with another banner if necessary, if you have a special logo for your team, for instance.
Team Page: Donations Tab
A table of donations lists each donor to your cause, so you can thank them for their support.