How to start a new campaign on Risefundraiser – Overview

How to create and edit my fundraising campaigns?

Step 1

How to create my account?

You can sign in through your Facebook or Gmail account, or fill in basic information. You will receive a verification email, to activate your account.

Once signed in you can edit your profile and add more information.
How to set up my fundraising campaign?

Step 2

Once you create your account, explore various section that can be used to setup the campaign, invite people (Supporters, fundraisers, volunteers) to participate and promote your campaign.

How to name fundraising campaign?

Title your fundraising campaign to convey the main purpose, action and cause your campaign will be supporting. Ex. Rebuild the Doug Walker Challenge Course. Learn more: Tips to effectively name non-profit fundraising campaign.

What is a Campaign Summary?

This section is an opportunity to further elaborate the campaigns title/name and briefly introducing the campaign, its aim/goals or provide background to the cause and connect with viewers. Alternatively, this section can be used to challenge, evocate emotion through critical questioning or/and appeal for action.

What is Category?

List in general area of impact for your fundraising campaign or organization allows campaigns to be easily discovered by donors. This improves campaigns visibility and discoverability. Please choose the best fit from the categories shown. If you would like to see a new category added, please request customer service.

Choosing/adding your beneficiary organization

risefundraiser only allows approved charitable organizations to receive funds.  Being typing the organization name to search the database and select. If the organization is not listed, you can request to add an organization by filling a simple form by clicking on “Add New Organization” and provide required information and documentation.

Can I raise funds for a personal cause through risefundraiser?

Yes you can raise fund for personal cause

What are the criteria to qualify as a beneficiary organization?

For the United States of America:

Organizations must be recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organizations formed for charitable, educational, religious, literary, scientific, or other tax-exempt purposes. For more information, see

Fiscally sponsored organizations are not eligible.

Organizations, such as churches, that are automatically considered tax-exempt must still obtain recognition of 501(c) (3) tax exemption from the IRS to qualify to be registered as a beneficiary organization on risefundraiser.

For India, organizations must be classified as one of the following:

Organizations registered under Sections 12A and/or 80G of the Income Tax Act. Organizations registered as one of the following legal forms: Registered societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and/or Public charitable trusts under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Section 8 companies under the Companies Act, 2013 (formerly Section 25 companies under the Companies Act, 1956

NOTE: Only organizations with a valid registration certificate under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) may receive foreign contributions.