Event fundraising? mycause has got you covered

Fundraising events are fundamental to helping charities and non-for-profits achieve their mission.

Thanks to technology, now anyone with access to the internet can donate to a cause that they care about in just one click!

mycause are the proud pioneers of peer-to-peer fundraising in Australia so event fundraising is our bread and butter.

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a multi-tiered approach to crowdfunding. This means individuals can create personal fundraising pages for your cause’s behalf.

Another key contender in the game is Funraisin, an event and peer-to-peer fundraising platform based overseas.

We know how important it is to find the right event platform for you, so we’ll be comparing the features between mycause and Funraisin.

Support local

mycause was founded in 2009 and is a fully owned and operated Australian business based in Melbourne, Victoria.

With mycause, you are one phone call away from receiving expert fundraising advice or assistance on the platform.

There is also an online help desk with an average response time of 2 hours.

Funraisin was created in 2016 and is based in the UK.

Funraisin does not have a help desk system and manage inquiries solely online. That means it could take hours or days for an urgent request to be answered.

Is it free?

Yes. All events created on mycause are free to set up.

For Funraisin, there is a fee of $5,000 before you can start setting up an event and access any services.

Safe and trusted payment gateway

At mycause, payment is fast and PCI secure with no Stripe or third-party gateway needed thanks to our link with Braintree, the global leaders in data security.

This allows mycause users to access API integrations that can display real-time data from your event on your website.

With Funraisin, you have to BYO gateway which may incur an extra fee to purchase and set up on your event.

Access advanced registration capabilities

Funraisin provides single and group event registration however the capabilities are limited.

Funraisin’s registration follows a basic process that does not allow customization.

On the other hand, mycause has loads of unique event registration and fundraising capabilities.

  • User-friendly event portal – mycause’s event management portal that allows complete control and visibility of the event’s progress.
  • Easy registration – Create multiple activity registrations eg. Run 5, 10 or 20km or swim, cycle or walk event. You can set the pricing depending on age too (child, adult senior).
  • Bulk upload – You can also bulk upload multiple fundraising pages at one time! This saves time when you need to create multiple pages per school, class or group.
  • Team fundraising – All team members appear on one page. Donors can donate to one member or the entire team.
  • Sell event merchandise – You can set up an online store to sell event merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, and wristbands.
  • Generate promo and discount codes – This includes providing general promotional codes allowing $ or % discount for groups and individuals.

Fully custom page designs

Funraisin’s events can be fully branded however they only offer basic templates and designs with minimal custom features and options.

mycause’s stylish and easy-to-use drag and drop templates allows users to design their event page with ease.

You can choose from various event templates that can be set up in minutes.

Templates range from running events, group challenges, school events and more.

To set up an event, users simply:
1. Choose their preferred template

2. Upload their branding colours, logos, images, and text

3. Your event is ready to be shared!

Event settings are also customisable including custom fundraising target, dollar handles or whether to hide or show donations and comments.

Automated communications

Funraisin does not offer automated communications but instead provide access to SMS and email triggers. You will incur a fee to access this.

Again, this is a standard template and does not offer fully custom functions to allow a personable approach to their event communications.

At mycause, we provide a free automated and customisable email system to communicate and congratulate participants and teams.

This is custom-built with your branding, content, and images to encourage participants throughout their fundraising.

mycause vs Funraisin: Which event fundraising website suits your needs?

Both mycause and Funraisin have the capabilities to help you reach your goals. The only difference is which event features suit your fundraising needs the best.

If you’re based in Australia, rest assured that you will be giving back to an Australian owned and operated company with on-the-ground staff in Melbourne.

The team at mycause is one phone call away from providing you with our expert event fundraising advice and assistance throughout the platform.

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