Next steps to take when your fundraiser has ended
You’ve created your ColoradoGives.org page, worked hard to raise money for your charitable cause of choice, and now your fundraiser is over. Now what?
Ending the Fundraiser
You picked an end date for your fundraiser when setting up your page, so there’s nothing you need to do to end your fundraiser. Your page will still be able to collect donations even if your end date has passed — so if you need more time to collect donations, you can continue sharing your page.
You don’t need to do anything to release the funds you raised during your fundraiser to the charity — ColoradoGives.org takes care of that for you! Funds will be automatically be direct deposited to the nonprofit around the 15th of each month for all donations raised in the prior month.
If you fell a little short of your fundraising goal, no problem! ColoradoGives.org doesn’t hold funds until you meet your goal or penalize you for not raising your goal, so the nonprofit organization you raised funds for will get the money either way, guaranteed.
Disabling Your ColoradoGives.org Page
At this time, you have two options if you would like to disable your ColoradoGives.org page:
- Turn off your page’s Discoverability and Donations (in your page Settings). This will mean your page can only be accessed with a direct link and cannot be found in searches and will disable donations on the page.
- Delete your page.
Odds are that if you aren’t actively sharing your page with family and friends, very few people (if any) will find it on their own, so you shouldn’t worry too much about disabling your ColoradoGives.org page.
This support article will take you step by step as to how to disable your page.
Thanking Your Donors
Even if your fundraiser has ended, you aren’t truly done until you thank your donors for helping your fundraiser become so successful! You can send them a personalized email, call them on the phone to thank them for their contribution, or even write a handwritten thank you card. Make sure you acknowledge your donors’ generous contributions to ensure that the next time you raise money for charity on ColoradoGives.org, these donors will be inspired to help you again!
Follow up with the Charity
If the charity you chose to support wasn’t already aware of your fundraiser, make sure you reach out to them to let them know how much raised for them! Give them the chance to thank you for contributing to their cause.
Have additional questions about any steps you need to take after your fundraiser has ended? Contact us here.