Setting Up a Just Giving Page

Follow the simple steps below to create your page for Beat:

  1. Visit the Beat page and click the ‘Fundraise for us’ button. Enter your account details to log in or if you’re new to Just Giving, click ‘Sign Up’ at the bottom of the page.
  2. Choose the type of fundraising you are doing. Let us know whether you're taking part in an event, celebrating an occasion, fundraising in memory or doing your own thing.
  3. Fill in the form with a few more details about your activity.
  4. Choose your web address – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate.
  5. If you're running a bake sale, or selling tickets to an event, raffle or auction select ‘yes’ when asked if you will be asking for donations in return for goods or services. This means donations to your Page won't be eligible for Gift Aid. 
  6. Click "Create your page"
    Now you’ve created your page – follow the checklist below to 
    • Add a photo. People who add a profile picture tend to raise 15% more. (Remember: Please do not use ‘before and after’ photos or any images that may be triggering)

    • Set a fundraising target. Target setters raise up to 46% more!

    • Add a fundraising summary. Make sure your supporters know what you're doing, for who and why. A page with a summary raises an average of 9% more. 

    • Add a fundraising story. Your story has power to raise awareness and let others know they aren’t alone. Not sure how to start? Use our sharing your story when fundraising guide.

    Now you have your page set up and ready to go. Here are some tips to make the most of the features on Just Giving.

    • Live streaming
      To combat social distancing, turn your event or activity virtual and invite people to join you for your fundraising. Whether you are hosting a quiz, going bald for Beat or holding a music livestream through your Just Giving page so friends and family can be involved.

    • Add updates
      Regular updates keep your page looking fresh and give you plenty of opportunities to share it. We've found that you could raise an average of 6% more for every update you make!

    • Share on social media
      Keep sharing your page with friends and family, email us for advice on articles and blogs to share alongside your page. Remember to email friends and family members the link to your page who don’t have social media pages.

Amy raised £921 by going Bald for Beat!

As I was browsing Twitter during lockdown I happened upon an appeal from Beat for funds to support their Helpline. It hit me right in the heart because I've used the Helpline before when I was really struggling with my own eating disorder. The person who spoke to me was so kind and helpful. Without doubt they helped me on my road to recovery. I know how hard lockdown has been on my own mental health and to lose a resource like this would be devastating for people who are struggling.

I created a JustGiving page to share on social media and with friends and family. I was contacted by Beat and offered support and some really great graphics to share on my page. I was so overwhelmed with the support I received, especially as I know how tough things are financially for people at the moment.

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