Glossary of Terms

You may encounter the following terms while using risefundraiser

  • Crowdfunding is a fundraising method that combines the power of social media with support of your friends and family
  • Fundraising: is the process of gathering voluntary money contributions by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Fundraising typically refers to efforts to gather money for nonprofit organizations, profit organizations and individuals
  • Campaigns: Create a unique fundraising campaign which can assist in raising funds, creating awareness for your cause, project, event, or need. Fundraising Campaigns is a good way to reach out to everyone in your network, community and ask them for their support to successfully reach campaign goal
  • Peer to Peer Fundraising: Peer-to-peer fundraising is similar to crowdfunding, however on the contrary rather than you soliciting donations, your supporters will do it on your behalf ! Participants create respective fundraising pages, set goals and request their networks to contribute towards fundraiser
  • Chapters: Chapter allows you to organize campaigns into teams, groups or any other subcategories. This depends upon the organizational structure, campaign/program structure. Chapter/Team goals are tracked independently and can foster a spirit of competition, allocate goals fairly, or simply organize a large campaign efficiently. For more information refer
  • Lead Champions: Lead champions are champions that support a team or a chapter and usually recruit more champions to succeed in their goals. The lead champion, apart from fundraising, manages the chapter page, engages and motives other champions on that chapter. For more information refer
  • Champions: A Champion is anyone who takes it upon themselves to join the campaign and help raise funds through their personal network to reach the goal. Champions assist fundraising campaigns reach their goals faster by inviting their connections to join, share or donate. For more information refer
  • Chapters, Champions, Lead Champions - Taxonomy/Dictionary: This dictionary allows administrators to define names for Chapters, Champions and Lead Champions which will be visible in the peer to peer fundraising campaign. The dictionary is accessible from the manage campaign section. If this is not specifically defined, then standard system definition will be considered
  • Corporate Matching: A lot of companies add to employee's charity contribution. Through a corporate matching program, a company can match employee's contribution toward a charity - match can be exact match, double or even triple depending upon corporate's matching initiative
  • Advocacy Campaigns: Advocacy campaigns provide your supporters with ways to contribute towards your cause in a non-monetary fashion and spread word, raise awareness for your mission