A Celebration event is an event where people sign up to raise money to celebrate an occasion, such as a birthday.

In this article, you will learn how to:

Create the Event page

To create a celebration 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 event, 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 Celebrating an occasion.

  7. Click Continue.

Step 2 - Event details

  1. Enter the name of the event in the Occasion title field.

  2. Select the type of event from the Occasion type dropdown. You will be asked to provide some additional information, depending on the type of event.

  3. 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.

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

  • 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 to the Event page

Once you’ve created the event, you have the option to add 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.