Customising General Settings
Once you have chosen a template and created a page, you'll be directed to General Settings to begin personalising your page. You can edit anything you see that has a pencil mark by it.
Give your page a title so other people can find it easily. You might want to give your page a title that reflects the name of your fundraising appeal (eg. Light Up A Life), or individuals might like to include their name (eg. Tom's Marathon Challenge).
Choose which charity to raise money for by editing this option. If you do not wish to raise money through your page, click 'I don't want to fundraise'.
Upload Image (selected templates only)
This option will be displayed when you can upload your own image to use within the template. For example, jigsaws and selected tribute templates (eg. Photo Memories). Please upload a high resolution image. You can use the cropping tool to ensure your picture is the right size and shape.
This is your opportunity to share your story and inspire others to contribute to your page. This story is displayed in 'About Page', and will be shown in the summary when someone shares your page on social media.
If you're fundraising, use this space to explain why you're raising funds and how donations will make a difference.
You can write anything here, but if you need some ideas, a good structure would include the following:
- A bit about you
- If your page is dedicated to someone special, write something about them too
- Why you have created the page or why you are raising money for a particular cause
- How each contribution will make a difference
Some pages have the option to be set to Object or Progressive.
- Object: Supporters are invited to select and reveal a specific object on the page with their donation. For example, one flower represents one donation.
- Progressive: The page grows to represent progress against a fundraising target. For example, if the target is £100 and someone donates £50, half of the objects will be revealed.
Fundraising Target & Total
If you're trying to raise a specific fundraising target, you can enter this here. Please note that if you have set your page mode to Progressive, a fundraising target is required.
Thank You Message
When somebody contributes to your page, they will receive an email giving them a link to view or edit their message. You can add your own personal message to include in this email here.
The web address automatically updates to match your page title. If you want to change it to something more memorable, you can edit this here.
If you are using multiple words, we advise separating them with hyphens (eg. visufund.co.uk/our-fundraising-appeal). It is not possible to change your URL after publishing your page, so make sure you're happy with it before going live. Read more about setting up a page URL in this article.
If you'd like to invite your contributors to upload a photo with their message, set Allow photo upload to 'Yes'. This could work very well for pages that are dedicated to someone, either in memory or to celebrate a special date such as a birthday fundraiser.
This is the picture that will be displayed when your page is shared on social media. You can upload your own image or use the default one provided. If your page is dedicated to someone special, you might want to share a photo of them here.
To ensure your image displays in its best format, we recommend a resolution of 1200px x 630px where possible.
Charity accounts only
Page Logo & Header
You can choose either a solid colour or transparent (invisible) header for your page. If you want to add branding to your page, choose the solid colour option and you'll be able to pick an exact colour from your charity brand.
You can also change your page logo here. By default, your main charity logo will be displayed. If you wish, you can upload an alternative logo to be displayed in the header. We recommend using a PNG file with an image on a transparent background.
In addition to the photo upload setting (see above), you'll also be able to select a preset for your donor message display. For example, if your page is for In Memory messages, you might choose Dedicated To or Remembering. A preview of your chosen message format is displayed so that you can see how this might look. Please note that this setting can only be changed before your page is published - if you need to change it after publishing, please contact us.