A Personal Challenge Event is an event which somebody can donate to or create a Personal Fundraiser page for.

Note: If you want somebody to register for an event, it’s best to create a Ticketed Event or Ticketed Event with Fundraising instead.

In this article, you will learn how to:

Create the Event page

To create a Personal Challenge Event:

  1. Select Manage > Event Pages in the Charity Checkout menu.

  2. Click Add New.

Step 1 - Target

  1. To set a target amount for the challenge, enter an amount in the How much would you like to raise? field.

  2. If you don’t want to set a target, click No fundraising target required.

  3. To include Gift Aid in the totaliser, deselect Exclude Gift Aid from totaliser. The totaliser is the number which displays on the Event page showing how much money has been raised so far.

  4. To exclude offline donations from the totaliser, select Exclude offline donations from totaliser.

  5. To exclude the event from your Profile page, select Exclude from profile.

  6. Select Personal challenge event.

  7. Click Continue.

Step 2 - Event details

  1. Enter the name for the event in the Challenge name field.

  2. Select the type of challenge from the Challenge type dropdown.

  3. Enter the date of the challenge in the Challenge date field.

  4. Click Continue.

Step 3 - Event content

  1. Enter the title for the event in the Your event title field. This will appear on the Event page.

  2. In the text editor, enter the details of the event. You can also include images, video, and links.

  3. Click Continue.

Step 4 - Banner image

  1. Click one of the two options to add the photo for the Event page:

    • Use default: use the default background photo from your Profile page.

    • Upload photo: If you want to add a photo for this specific event.

  2. Click Continue.

Step 5 - Customise your page link

  1. If you want to edit the URL for the Event page, you can change the text in the field.

  2. Click Continue.

Step 6 - Preview

  1. Here you can see a preview of the Event page. If you want to make any changes, click Back.

  2. Click Continue.

Step 7 - Spread the word

  1. Click No thanks.

  2. Click Finish!.

Change additional settings

There are a number of additional settings for the Event you may want to look at after you’ve created it. 

To update the settings, click the Cog icon > Settings on the same row as the event. You can update the following settings:

  • Hide page total: Hides the total amount raised from the Event page.

    Tip! You may want to hide the amount when you launch the event while you wait for the first donations.

  • Hide number of donors: Hides the total number of donors from the Event page.

    Tip! You may want to hide this number when you launch the event while you wait for the first donors.

  • Pin to top of the page: Pins the event to the top of the Profile page.

  • Donations only: Removes the option for Personal Fundraiser and Team pages.

  • Enable leaderboard: Adds a leaderboard which ranks the top 5 fundraisers of the event.

  • Exclude from profile: Excludes the event from appearing on the Profile page.

Connect a Donations Checkout

Once you’ve created the event, you have the option to connect a Donations Checkout to it. This will link the Donate button on the Event page to a Checkout specifically related to this event. To add the Donations Checkout:

  1. Click Edit checkout on the same row as the event.

  2. Click Select under Taking Donations.

  3. You will be taken through the steps for creating the Checkout.

Note: If you don’t add a specific Donations Checkout to the Event page, donors will be taken through the Fundraiser Checkout.