LAUNCHING YOUR FUNDRAISER
See below for a step-by-step tutorial on launching your
Sun-Oka Fruit Farms fundraiser.
Step 1. Create an account
Use this link to access the registration page: REGISTER HERE
The page will open in a new window so that you can easily refer to these instructions if needed as you go through the setup process.
*IMPORTANT The link above is only to be used to register your account. Not to login to your account in the future. Once registered, you will receive an email with the correct link to the login page for future access.
First, enter the email address you will be using as the organizer of this fundraiser.
Then create a password.
Next, you will be asked to enter your name and phone number.
Finally, enter the details for the organization that you're running the fundraiser on behalf of.
* PLEASE NOTE
The name you enter for your organization here will be seen by everyone throughout your fundraiser and cannot be edited later.
Your phone number will not be seen by other fundraiser participants.
That's it. You have completed registration.
Step 2. Join a campaign
This year we have added a new feature to make it easier for organizations that wish to run more than one fundraising sale throughout the season.
Click on the red button that says "Add a campaign"
A popup window will appear. Select the campaign(s) you wish to participate in and click "Join".
*You are able to join new campaigns at any time during our fundraising season.
If you would like to make adjustments to your campaign's end-of-sale date, please contact us via email.
Step 3. Create and distribute your campaign link
Your campaign link is a unique trackable link created specifically for your fundraising campaign. Everyone that clicks on it will be directed to your group's private platform and store. All orders made through this link will be credited to your fundraising campaign.
Once you have joined a campaign, the red
"Get Campaign Link" button will become activated.
Click on it to generate a unique, trackable link for your group's fundraiser.
A popup window will appear with your unique link.
Click the button to copy the link, then paste it into your fundraiser announcement(s) and send it your group members.
Congratulations! You're all done.
Your fundraiser has been launched and is now running. Our app will take it from here. Time to put your feet up and enjoy a refreshing beverage.
NEXT PAGE: Managing Your Fundraiser
TIPS FOR A MORE FRUITFUL FUNDRAISER
"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising." -- Mark Twain
Email is king
There are many ways to spread the word about your fundraiser, but email remains the most effective method. An announcement to your group's mailing list is the fastest and easiest way to get the ball rolling.
Social media packs a punch
Platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are excellent for getting the attention of others with eye-catching images. If your group has a page on one of these sites, make a quick post to let your followers know about your sale.
We have a few pre-formatted graphics available for you to use for this purpose. A link to these files will be e-mailed to you upon registration. Choose the one(s) you like best and post them with a brief written message, and don't forget to include your Campaign Link.
Gentle reminders make huge a difference
Industry studies have repeatedly shown that groups that send out four or more emails during their fundraising campaign will raise an average of 70% more than groups that send only 1-2 emails.
Be sure to take opportunities to remind and encourage everyone, especially as the sales deadline is getting near. We typically see close to 40% of sales occur in the last three or four days of a fundraising campaign. Procrastination is real. We all have very busy lives and even the best intentioned supporter may get side-tracked.
**IMPORTANT Make sure to include your Campaign Link in every email.