How do I upload a photo to my campaign?

Customize your campaign with vibrant and compelling photos. When uploading, ensure that the file is in any of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, gif or png.

Adding photos to your CrowdRise campaign is an important part of making your campaign personal to your nonprofit's mission. Follow the tips below to ensure accuracy and ease of uploading photos:

  • Use a file is in any of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, gif or png.
  • Make sure that the file extension isn't saved with uppercase letters - our uploader can be a little sensitive sometimes.
  • The bigger your photo, the longer it will take to upload but it should only take between 3 seconds and 1 minute to upload.





Here are the recommended dimensions for all photo upload options on CrowdRise:

  • Campaign and gallery photos: 600 x 400 pixels
  • Multi-team campaign header: 1600 x 600 pixels
  • Header logo: 700 x 80 pixels
  • Nonprofit profile banner image: 1440 x 504 pixels
  • Profile thumbnail image: 375 x 375 pixels


Why is it asking me to crop my picture?

All of the image placeholders on CrowdRise are generally rectangle, oriented in landscape format.

If your photo does not fit this format already, you will be asked to crop the top and bottom edges. You can also crop out that person who photobombed your otherwise lovely photo.

The best way to prevent cropping is by starting with a horizontal, rectangular image.


Why does my photo look stretched out?

Make sure that any photo you upload is at least the recommended size listed above (that just means you don't want to use really small photos or they won't look as good). If it’s smaller than the recommended size, it will be stretched to fit.


Why is my photo facing the wrong direction?

Make sure your photo is facing the right direction before you upload it. Mac computers may automatically rotate your photo in your gallery, but might save your file in that orientation.

Even if it looks right on your computer, you should open it using the photo software on your computer or a free program online to confirm that your photo is oriented in the right direction, and then save it. This way, it will upload to CrowdRise perfectly.


My photo isn't the right size. How can I make it fit?

If you're having trouble getting an image sized to fit on CrowdRise, try using a free, online photo-editing service like or to upload and edit your photo.


If you are still having trouble uploading your pic, email us with the photo and the URL of the campaign where you'd like the photo uploaded and we'll help.