If you are already connected to a larger Reseller, most likely your representative will walk you through how to create your Fan Club. If not, then you can simply go to https://create.fanclub.org and fill out all required fields for your group, making sure to hit the “Save” button on every page you fill out as you go.
There are seven simple steps to set up a Fan Club:
Step 1: Activation- This first step is what makes this Create a Fan Club process secure. Throughout the process, you can close out of your Create a Fan Club page as long as you have saved at least your Group Leader information (see Step 2 below). Once you fill that page out, you will receive emails regarding next steps in the process which include a link with your new Fan Club url and an Activation Code that you will need to complete the creation process. When you go back to this url, you must go through Step 1 and enter in the Activation Code provided.
Step 2: Group Leaders- This step allows you to enter in your information as your group’s leader. This is also where you will choose your group’s url. Enter your information then scroll down and click “Save.” Once you have saved your information, you can read and accept the Terms of Service. If you will not be the one to sign this OR you will not be the one to fill in the remaining information in this process, you can also add other group leaders on this page.
Step 3: Group Profile- This step is where you fill in very basic information about your Group.
Step 4: Rewards- This step is where you personalize your giving ranges, choose your perks, and select the discounts offered to your Fan Club, Ambassador, and President’s Club members. Depending on amount donated, fans can “work their way up” and open up new and deeper discounts. It is best to make sure you choose discounts that are applicable in your area and from there, choose smaller discounts for Fan Club members and make the discounts larger as fans work their way to “President’s Club” status.
Step 5: Branding- This step is where you fill in all pertinent branding information for your group. Not all fields are required, but it is best to provide as much information as possible; the more information you provide, the more complete and attractive your Fan Club site will be to potential fans.
Step 6: Events- This step of the process includes creating your first Event, which in this case is an “Evergreen” online donation event. This means that once your Fan Club website is created, fans can immediately begin giving online to your group. At least one fundraising event is required to activate your Fan Club.
Step 7: Payment Settings- This step includes entering all necessary payment information for your group so that you can begin receiving donations. All products sales, online donations, and text-to-give pledges made possible by the Fan Club Fundraising software are securely managed and distributed by the mGive Foundation and Charity Boost as your donor advised funds. During this last step, make sure that all other tabs at the top show green check marks next to them and click the “Create Your Fan Club” button.
Once you have created your Fan Club, please allow 24 hours for activation of your newly created fansite. You will receive multiple emails from Fan Club Fundraising in this timeframe as well. Please read all emails and following instructions for any further steps needed.