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Easy Crowdfunding in 7 Steps

Crowdfunding is a great way for individuals, communities, clubs and charities to raise funds for a specific cause or project.

GalaBid’s crowdfunding platform is easy to use and quick to set-up.

Setting-up a Crowdfunding Campaign on GalaBid takes no time at all, especially if you already have a Stripe account.

All GalaBid campaigns must be linked to a Stripe account to ensure a safe and secure payment gateway. However, if you don’t have a Stripe account yet, don't worry, setting up an account is simple and can be done from within the GalaBid dashboard.

Step 1

Register for a GalaBid account here https://dashboard.galabid.com/register?lang=GB

Step 2

Click ‘Create Campaign’. Complete a few fields to set-up the shell of your campaign.  

Step 3

Click ‘Add Item’ and select ‘Crowdfunding’.

Now it’s time to tell your story, add images and set a target (if you would like to).

See a campaign example at galabid.com/crowdfundingdemo

Tip: Describe why and what you are crowdfunding for as specifically as you can.

For example if fundraising for a football team you could specify that the proceeds will be used to pay for winter jackets and away kits.

Tip: Set up a realistic target that’s achievable over the course of a few weeks. You can carry on collecting funds once the target has been reached.

Step 4

Head over to Setup > Payments and click to set up a Stripe account or connect an existing Stripe account. This enables you to automatically receive the proceeds into your bank account.

Tip: Make sure to choose Individual/Sole Trader if you are not representing an organisation when setting up your Stripe account.

Step 5

Decide if you would like to ask supporters to cover Stripe’s transaction fees. This allows you to keep more of the proceeds raised by the campaign.

If you would like to, click the pencil icon to edit the Online Payment fee, complete the fields and click 'Done'.

To see the Stripe fees in your region visit Stripe.com.

Alternatively, don’t change any settings and your campaign will absorb the transaction fees. The fees will be automatically deducted by Stripe.

Tip: We recommend setting this as an option for donors to cover transaction fees as we find most supporters are happy to do this.

Step 6

If you would like to customise your campaign you can change colors, add banners and logos over in the Branding Section.

Tip: Add colours along with any logos you are authorised to use for a super professional looking page.

Step 7

Share your unique link with potential supporters on social media and email.

Tip: Don’t forget to keep everyone updated on your progress throughout your campaign.

Set-Up At A Glance

Good Luck and happy Crowdfunding!

If you have any questions along your journey our dashboard includes articles, videos and a great support team ready to chat with you.

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