Setting up your Boycott your Bed JustGiving page

A step-by-step guide for team members

Thank you so much for choosing to do something amazing and support Action for Children! In this guide, we’ll take you through how to set up your JustGiving page and join your team.

The easiest way to join a team is by asking your team captain to send you an invite link, but there’s a way to join if that hasn’t happened yet and you’re keen to get going, please read on!

How did you sign up to Boycott your Bed?

I’ve signed up via a Boycott your Bed board member.

Please use the relevant location link below to set up your fundraising page:

I didn’t sign up via a Boycott your Bed board member.

If you found out about Boycott your Bed through an Action for Children campaign or communication, social media, are a member of staff, an existing supporter, please use the link below to set up your fundraising page:

There are two sets of instructions depending on whether you've been sent an invitation link from your team yet or not.

Joining a team without an invite

Step 1. Login to JustGiving using your personal JustGiving account details.

If you are new to JustGiving, simply click ‘Sign up’ below the login box and follow the link through – then enter your details and click ‘Sign Up’.

 

Step 2. Create your page.

Once logged in/signed up, the next page will ask for some information. Fill in the form as appropriate, selecting your answers and opt ins.

Once the form is filled in, click the blue box ‘Create your page’.

 

 

Step 3. Make it personal

This is a preview of your page. The majority of the page has been created for you including images, an event description and a story.

Important: your page is not yet ready to share, so please ensure you continue to follow the next steps.

In the top left corner, please click the ‘Edit your page’ button.

 

Scroll down this page to find ‘Edit and personalise your page’ and click ‘Edit your title, target, cover photo and story’.

Please update the following:

‘Your page headline’ – Input your full name (or team name if you’re taking part with others i.e. your family) in the area as specified. For example: Joe Bloggs – Boycott your Bed 2021

‘Tell us what you are doing and why’ – personalise this as you wish, it will appear just under your headline on your page.

‘What’s your fundraising goal?’ – Input your fundraising target here.

‘Tell your supporters your story’ – we’ve included some suggested wording you can use here but feel free to personalise this section with your own motivation for taking part. The most personal pages have the best success.

‘Other participants’ – If you’re boycotting your bed with other people, such as family or friends, you can add their names here.

Once you have finished your edits, click ‘save and continue’ to return to your page.

 

Step 4. Find your team and request to join

When on your fundraising page, you will see the below on the right-hand side, click on this:

Scroll down until you see the list of ‘Teams’ on the right-hand side.

 

Find the team that you would like to join on the right-hand side and click onto the page.

 

 

Important: if your team hasn’t yet been set up, skip to step five and you can connect to your team at a later date. Your team captain can send you a link to the team page.

 

 

When on the team page, on the top right corner, click ‘Join the team’.

 

Click ‘Connect fundraising page’

Select the fundraising page you’d like to connect

 

 

Congratulations, you’ve successfully connected your page to your team’s page!

Step 4. Kick-start your fundraising

1. Don’t be afraid to share

Sharing over social media and WhatsApp can help you raise more. Don’t be afraid, people will want to hear about the incredible things you are doing.

2. Don’t forget about email

There are lots of your friends, colleagues and neighbours who are not regulars on social media but would love to hear about what you are doing – good old emails are a successful method of raising funds.

3. Update your page

Let supporters know how you are doing by updating your page often, they will enjoy following your progress!

I’ve received an invite to join the team, now what?

Step 1. Accept the invite

First, click the link provided which will then open up JustGiving.

Once on JustGiving, click ‘Accept’ at the top of the page.

Login to JustGiving using your personal JustGiving account details. If you are new to JustGiving, simply click ‘Sign up’ below the login box and follow the link through – then enter your details and click ‘Sign Up’.

 

Join the team! Click on ‘Create your fundraising page’ (Note: if you have already created your fundraising page, you can click on ‘connect fundraising page’, select the page you’d like to connect and then continue – you’re done!) 

 

 

Step 2. Create your page.

Once logged in/signed up, the next page will ask for some information. Fill in the form as appropriate, selecting your answers and opt ins.

Once the form is filled in, click the blue box ‘Create your page’.

 

 

Step 3. Make it personal

This is a preview of your page. The majority of the page has been created for you including images, an event description and a story.

Important: your page is not yet ready to share, so please ensure you continue to follow the next steps.

In the top left corner, please click the ‘Edit your page’ button.

 

Scroll down this page to find ‘Edit and personalise your page’ and click ‘Edit your title, target, cover photo and story’.

Please update the following:

‘Your page headline’ – Input your full name (or team name if you’re taking part with others i.e. your family) in the area as specified. For example: Joe Bloggs – Boycott your Bed 2021

‘Tell us what you are doing and why’ – personalise this as you wish, it will appear just under your headline on your page.

‘What’s your fundraising goal?’ – Input your fundraising target here.

‘Tell your supporters your story’ – we’ve included some suggested wording you can use here but feel free to personalise this section with your own motivation for taking part. The most personal pages have the best success.

‘Other participants’ – If you’re boycotting your bed with other people, such as family or friends, you can add their names here.

Once you have finished your edits, click ‘save and continue’ to return to your page.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully connected your page to your team’s page!

Step 4. Kick-start your fundraising

1. DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHARE

Sharing over social media and WhatsApp can help you raise more. Don’t be afraid, people will want to hear about the incredible things you are doing.

2. DON’T FORGET ABOUT EMAIL

There are lots of your friends, colleagues and neighbours who are not regulars on social media but would love to hear about what you are doing – good old emails are a successful method of raising funds.

3. UPDATE YOUR PAGE

Let supporters know how you are doing by updating your page often, they will enjoy following your progress!