Do you want all team members to thank their own donors and post updates on the fundraiser? Or do you want the organizer to handle the majority of the communication? Having a plan can help you avoid confusion or mixed messages when fundraising.
Part of the fun of team fundraising is involving your team members whenever possible, as it makes the fundraiser more engaging.
Choose your fundraiser organizer
The fundraiser organizer will create the GoFundMe, edit the main story, invite and remove team members, and set up withdrawals if they choose not to add a beneficiary. The fundraiser organizer is the main point of contact.
Choose your beneficiary
If the fundraiser organizer prefers for someone else to manage the funds, they can send a beneficiary invitation to the person they’d like to handle the funds instead.
Choose your other team members
You’ll want to let everyone know what their roles as team members include. Through GoFundMe team fundraising, team members will be able to do the following:
- Post updates on the fundraiser
- Send thank you notes to donors
- Share the fundraiser
- Send messages to the team
You can unofficially assign team members to different roles, such as social media manager or writer. This ensures the organizer doesn’t have to do all the work.
Donors will be able to assign their donation to the team member of their choice, so it’s easy to keep track of how much of the total amount raised should go to each individual member.
For example, if you’re fundraising for each member of your high school marching band to buy a new uniform, it will be clear to see exactly how much each team member needs to reach their personal goal.