--What's the Difference between Nonprofit Pages, Fundraisers, and Teams?

 

Razoo has a number of tools that help nonprofits raise funds in the most effective manner. While these tools, when used in conjunction, can be very powerful, there are important differences between them. In this article, we will clear up confusion between these tools, and how you can best use them for your fundraising!

 

Overview of page types:

1. Main Organization Page

Your nonprofit's main organization page is the bread and butter of Razoo. There are 1.2 million nonprofit organization listings in the Razoo database. The process of claiming your Organization page gives you back-end access to the page that establishes your nonprofit's listing on Razoo. 

There’s a lot you can do with your organization page!

 

 

Organization

Fundraiser

Team

Accepts Donations

Yes

Yes

No

Can Display Fundraising Thermometer

No

Yes

Yes

Has “Share” Widget

Yes

Yes

No

Customizable Title

No

Yes

Yes

Can access from main organization page

N/A

Yes

No

Can display Images/Videos in a gallery

Yes

Yes

No

Can be started by anyone

N/A

Yes

Yes

Can have a campaign end date

No

Yes

Yes

Can accept/display offline donations

Display only

Yes

Yes

 

 

Fundraiser Pages

Razoo’s mission is to democratize fundraising, and Fundraiser pages are where this happens. Fundraiser pages can be created by anyone, even if the fundraiser has no formal relationship with an organization. This “democratization” is safe because all fundraisers must be linked with a specific organization, and all funds raised go straight to that organization.

Anyone can create a Fundraiser page, and when they do, that fundraiser will be displayed within the "See More Fundraisers" section of the main organization page, under the “Organization Information" box title.

Here are the critical things you need to know about Fundraisers:

  • Anyone can create a fundraiser, but all funds still go to the main organization.

  • Fundraisers can be the bulk of what is placed on Team pages (in other words, teams are made up of individual fundraisers).

  • Fundraisers can be edited and deleted only by the individual who created it, or by Razoo staff.

  • Nonprofits can access donor information from Fundraisers directly from the donor report on your Nonprofit page.

  • Nonprofits can create Fundraisers on behalf of their Organization page too! If you are an administrator of your nonprofit on Razoo, then your page will create as a charitable Fundraiser by your Organization, as opposed to a charitable Fundraiser for your organization.

 

Team Pages

This video may be the best place to get a good overview of teams. Watch that, then read the rest of this article.

Team pages are one of the most powerful features on Razoo - but they can also be the most confusing.

First, terminology: a “team” page is a leaderboard of individual fundraiser pages and projects. A fundraiser can represent an individual, a small group, a classroom, or any other group size. When most people think "teams", Razoo thinks "fundraiser". Most confusion about teams stems from this terminology. 

  • If you're having a 5k walk/run event, and thirty people will be fundraising, you should create only one team, and that team will have thirty fundraisers. 
  • If you're having a PTO fundraising event, and each classroom will be fundraising together, you should have only one team, with one fundraiser per class.
  • If you have six groups of people that are competing with each other to raise funds, each of those groups will create one fundraiser each that will be ranked on a single leaderboard, I.E. a single team page. 

A team page cannot accept donations, because it simply ranks individual fundraiser and project pages against each other. It displays the totals raised by all the fundraisers and projects. 

Here's the critical things you should know about teams:

  • You usually need only one team per event. (Remember - the terminology is confusing!)
  • The team captain can allow fundraisers to raise funds for different causes, or for just a single cause, but once the team is created, it cannot be switched. (Although you could delete the team and start anew.)
  • There can only be one level of hierarchy on a team page. You cannot have individual fundraisers lumping together into a larger group, lumped together again against other large groups. (Think "Students collecting into classrooms competing against other classrooms." Just go with "Classrooms competing against other classrooms.")

Now - here's more information about teams:

 

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