How to Thank Your Donors as a Fundraiser

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2018 09:12AM PDT

There are several different ways to thank your donors through your personal fundraising page. Thanking and sending personal messages to donors is a great way to engage your donors, and encourage them to share your page with their own network to increase your chances of reaching your fundraising goal.

Log into Classy to manage your fundraiser
Thank Your Donors By:
Option 1: Thanking through the Donations Tab
Option 2: Thanking through the Activity Feed
-Or-
Option 3: Thanking through Email

 

1. Log into Classy to manage your fundraiser

Log into your Classy account, and access your Peer-to-Peer fundraising page from your list of current fundraisers by clicking the Manage button next to the appropriate page.

Option 1: Thanking through the Donations Tab

Step 1: Navigate to the Donations Tab

After selecting the Manage button located next to your fundraising page in your Member Profile, you will be taken to your fundraiser dashboard. From there, select the Donations tab, which will generate a list of donations made to your fundraising page.

Step 2: Post Comment and Thank!

Once you identify the donor(s) you would like to acknowledge, select the Thank button located to the right of their contribution, type your message, and click Comment! You can also take the guessing game out of thanking your donors by using the Mark Thanked feature, which indicates who you have thanked and who you have yet to thank for their donation.

Option 2: Thanking through the Fundraiser Activity Feed

Step 1: Switch to the Fundraiser View

After selecting the Manage button located next to your fundraising page in your Member Profile, you will be taken to your fundraiser dashboard. From there, select the View option in the top-right corner of the screen to switch to the live fundraising page view.

Step 2: Navigate to Fundraiser Activity Feed, Comment & Thank!

Once on the live fundraising page view, scroll down until you see the Fundraising Page Activity Feed located near the bottom of the page. This will display the most recent activity made to your page. Here you can acknowledge donors by clicking the Comment button next to a donation, typing your thank you message in the resulting text field, and finally selecting Post Comment.

Option 3: Thanking through Email

Step 1: Navigate to the Emails Tab

After selecting the Manage button located next to your fundraising page in your Member Profile, you will be taken to your fundraiser dashboard. From there, select the Emails tab, then select the Thank You - Thank your donors email template.

Step 2: Copy Message & Send Thank You!

If you prefer to thank your donors via email, this will provide you with a pre-populated thank you email template. All that is left to do is select Copy Message, paste the copied language into a new email in your personal email account, and send the thank you! This copied message contains a link back to your personal fundraising page as well!

For any questions regarding thanking your donors, please contact Classy Support.