How to customize a Donate-Only Campaign

Steps to edit content, design and settings on a Donate-only campaign

The purpose of a Donate-only campaign is to prioritize asking for donations rather than asking individuals to join your team. Individuals will not be able to join your page and raise funds for your cause alongside you.

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How to Customize a Donate-only Campaign

From your Campaign Manager, select the Edit icon. Then, click Edit on the Campaign Card

Donate Only Edit Cards

This will take you to your Campaign Editor:

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In the Content tab, Fill out basic details of your campaign including your Campaign Name and Story. Add visually-compelling photos and engaging (but short) video.

  • You may add up to 10 photos and 1 video in the Gallery
  • Photos must be larger than 600x400 pixels
  • Videos must be in a YouTube or Vimeo format

Set a goal and date/location if your campaign involves a live event. Your goal can be changed at any time. For more on Goal Setting and how to set a campaign goal, check out this resource Here.


All edits preview in real-time on the right hand side of your screen.



Toggle to the Design tab to set a theme colors on your campaign. Include a logo to go in the top left hand corner of your campaign page, such as your organization’s official logo.

Design Tab

Link your campaign logo to your organization’s website, or to your nonprofit profile page.*

Below you can customize whether various text and buttons display on your campaign, including the Total Amount Raised, Campaign Creation Date and the Donation List (i.e Donor names and Donation amounts under “Recent Donations”).*


Finally, set a Facebook Custom Share Image and Text to preset the content that appears when someone shares this campaign on Facebook.*


*Indicates options exclusive to nonprofits on our Premium/Enterprise subscriptions.



Toggle to the Settings tab.


Customize your Campaign URL. Under the Settings tab, you can customize your Campaign URL. We recommend making it short, easy-to-share, and specific to this campaign. You may only change your URL once. The prior version of your URL will be automatically redirected to your new URL.

Toggle settings to configure any restrictions or advanced features on your campaign:

1. Disable New Fundraisers: Toggling this setting prevents participants from joining your campaign and becoming a member of your fundraising team. If your campaign is Donate-only, this option should be selected.

2. Disable Donate Button: Prevent any donations to be made to your campaign. You can set your Donate button to turn off immediately (when changes are saved) or at a future date.

3. Hide Donation Dollar Amounts: Hides donation amounts under the “Recent Donations” section.

4. Allow Offline Donations: Permits Offline Donations to be entered on your campaign.

5. Fundraising Minimums: Fundraising minimums allow you to set an amount and deadline for which individuals on your campaign must agree to raise a predefined amount of money by a specific date. Since you’ll only be asking people to donate (and not fundraise), be sure to toggle fundraising minimums off.

Campaign Account Code: Implement a unique code on this campaign to display in your Report Center. If you have different initiatives, chapters or other campaign-specific markers, you can keep track of them by including an Account Code in the space provided.

Google Analytics Tracking ID: If you have a Google Analytics account, include your Tracking ID here to track the traffic on this campaign.**

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*Fundraising Minimums, Campaign Account Codes and Google Analytics Tracking IDs are available to nonprofits on Premium and Enterprise subscriptions.

**Proper Google Analytics Tracking requires an additional step to implement successfully. Reach out to your Success Specialist for more details.


Preview Mobile

All CrowdRise campaigns are mobile-optimized, so each page is built to look great on any kind of device. Toggle the icons to preview your campaign on a tablet and a smartphone.

Mobile Preview

Remember to hit Save at every change. Once your edits are completed, return to your Campaign Manager by clicking the “x” in the top left hand corner of the Editor toolbar.

Once you have returned to your Campaign Edit view, click the View icon in the top right hand corner to see your changes as they will appear to external users.



See also:

How to customize a Standard Fundraising Campaign

How to customize a Multiple-team Campaign

How to customize a Registration/Ticketing Campaign