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Passion Fundraising - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a passion fundraising event?
A passion fundraising event is created when a CF Foundation event participant is inspired by their favorite hobby or pastime to develop a unique fundraising event or opportunity. Passion fundraising allows participants to elevate their fundraising efforts by getting friends, family and community involved in a fun, exciting and personal way. Whether you are a team leader, team member, individual or virtual participant, you can start a passion fundraising event.
How do I get started on Passion Fundraising?
Before you create a passion fundraising event, you must register for a CF Foundation Special Event. Click here to register. After registering, it can take up to forty-eight hours for the “Passion Fundraising” button located in your participant center to become active. This will bring you to the passion fundraising website, and you can begin registration for your event.
Does my passion fundraising event need to be in person?
No, it is dependent on the comfort level of the event organizer and their guests. For a list of virtual event ideas, please click here.
What is this site for?
This website allows CF Foundation Special Event participants to create a passion fundraising event and bring their events to life. This fundraising tool helps diversify fundraising efforts and helps event organizers reach new goals and support fundraising efforts.
How do I create an event?
To create an event, you will first need to be registered for a CF Foundation Special Event. After registering, it can take up to forty-eight hours for the “Passion Fundraising” button located in your participant center to become active. This will bring you to the passion fundraising website, and you can begin registration for your event. Once registered, click the “Create Passion Event” button and select the appropriate template for your event.
What is the difference between the passion fundraising templates?
Each theme features a default photo that is customized for each event type along with a basic event description to help get you started. This image and text will always be editable after you create the event.
How do I share my passion fundraising event?
Spread the word about your event through email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.
How do I edit my passion fundraising event page?
There are two options to edit your page: you can use the admin view that is under Site Content --> Edit Site Content, or you can open your event page in a new tab. In both options, you'll have the Site Builder tools enabled when logged into your account.
Click here to access the Passion Fundraising walk-through guide.
How can someone create an event page from my passion fundraising event?
In order for someone to create an individual fundraising page from your passion fundraising event page, you must have individual pages enabled for your event. To enable this feature, from your passion dashboard click "Edit Info" on your event card. Check the box at the bottom next to "Enable fundraising on my event." A prompt will appear after purchasing a ticket to the passion event or making a donation to create a fundraising page, and people can set up their own individual pages from there.
What is the difference between creating a passion fundraising event and creating an individual page for a passion fundraising event?
If you create a passion fundraising event, you are the event organizer. As the organizer, all the event decisions and event execution is up to you. If you create an individual page as part of a passion fundraising event, you will help to promote and raise funds and awareness for the passion fundraising event, but you will not be the event organizer.
Who will get credit for the funds raised through a passion fundraising event?
The passion fundraising website is a tool to help CF Foundation Special Event participants raise funds to support their fundraising efforts. The participant who creates the passion fundraising event will receive credit for all the funds associated with the event. This includes any individual pages that are created as part of the passion fundraising event.
When will I see funds raised from my passion fundraising event show up on my Special Event fundraising page?
It can take various amounts of time based on the type of donation. Donations made online can take up to 2-3 business days to appear on your Special Event fundraising page. Donations that are made offline can take up to a month before you see the funds raised from your passion fundraising event on your personal fundraising page.
How do I turn in cash or check donations from my passion fundraising event?
All cash and check donations obtained from your passion fundraising event should be turned in to your local CF Foundation chapter within 45 days of the event's conclusion.