How to Set up a JustGiving Team Page for Your Business
Follow Our Easy 5 Part Guide
Author: Jenny Wickett | Marketing Manager | Formus Professional Software | Nov 2021
In this how-to guide, we take you through the five key stages required to create a team fundraising page for your company or organisation.
To set up a business fundraising page, JustGiving requires you to create two pages for one event. One page is the business account holders event page (called the Fundraising Page) and the other is the Team Page.
You also need to set up each member of staff with separate accounts before you can link them to your team event.
Here's how you do it...
1 - Set up a Company Account on JustGiving
If you don’t already have a company JustGiving account set this up first.
Company accounts don’t exist in JustGiving as such, but you can sign up to have an account using your company details rather than your personal details.
If you are starting from scratch pop over to justgiving.com sign up using your company name as the first name and surname and use a company email address
2 - Create a Company Fundraising Page on JustGiving
This step creates the instance of the event that is attached to the business account.
This Company page may seem a bit redundant at first, and creates extra work, but JustGiving requires you to have this page before you can create a Team page, which is our end goal.
The benefit of this page is that anyone wishing to contribute, but who does not wish to sponsor a particular member of staff, can name the company as the representative instead.
- Log into the JustGiving company account you have created.
- Click “Start Fundraising” at the top of the main page.
- Choose “a charity"
NOTE: If you can’t find the right event to sponsor use the link the charity usually provides.
- Follow the instructions, populate your page and save.
3 - Set up Staff Accounts
This part may take a little time and patience, but it is worth it if you have a busy workforce and your marketing department would like a little more control over branding and tone.
You will only have to set up the staff accounts once. In future you will only have to create a new staff “Fundraising Page” for each new event you do.
We set our staff up so that our marketing manager could access the individual accounts as well as the staff themselves. Accounts are password protected.
Sign up each staff member taking part with their own JustGiving account to use for business fundraising events only.
If you are handling this from one department, be sure to securely store the individual passwords you use.
4 - Set up The Team Event Page
This is where it all happens. This is the page you should always link to when promoting your event.
- Signed in as the original business/company account, navigate to your “Profile Page”
It should now contain the Account Holders Fundraising Page you just created.
Click on it to open it again.
- In small text below the main heading (just before your “Story”) you will see a “create team” link.
This will take you through the process of creating what is essentially a copy of the account holders “Fundraising Page”.
- Follow the instructions to create the page.
Once set up and linked, the page will display each participating staff members fundraising information, in a list below the blurb about the event.
Even better is the fact that anyone can donate/sponsor a member of staff from this page.
It gives donors the chance to get to know who you are as a business through your staff it also shows each staff members personal target and progress.
We have found that this is great for inspiring both a little friendly competition but also shared support and generosity across the business.
Staff members who are not taking part but wanting to donate, often choose those who might need a helping hand to reach their target.
All staff fundraising efforts are part of the overall business target.
Any donations made to an individual member of this team page is calculated and displayed at the top of the page.
5 - Link Your Participants to The Team Page
As with the business account, each participant account requires a “Fundraising Page” of their own relating to the event. You cannot invite or join an existing team page without having one within each participant’s account. Yes, yet more duplication but currently, at time of publishing, this is the only way.
Don’t worry you’re nearly there!
We found it helpful to do this part for our staff.
If you should wish them to do this themselves, you could invite them to set up the page and connect to the team page via the “invite by email” option.
- From the main business account home page (click the JustGiving logo top left) find the Team page you have created for the event.
- Scroll down below the “Story” and click “Invite team members” then click on “Copy link” (Do not use invite by email if you are setting this up for your staff).
- Open an incognito window. If using Chrome, right click on the browser icon to find it. If using Edge, it will be called “New InPrivate Window”.
- Open JustGiving in the new window. Log into the Staff members JustGiving Account.
Note: Username is their email address.
- Paste the “Invite team members” link you copied into the browser search bar, click enter and you will be navigated to the team page logged in as that staff member. Click “Accept” at the top of the page.
- Next “Create your fundraising page”.
Follow the instructions and populate the page.
Once this is done you should see this participant paper within the Team page.
NOTE: If you try to use “connect your fundraising page” you may find that you will receive this “Unable to join the team” message. This will be because you must create a fundraising page in this account first.
Once you have done this for all your participants, your team will be ready to go!