Information for Team Leaders

Hey There Team Leader!

As a "Team Leader" you are the one who creates the "Team Page". You are the creator and admin of this page, and you share it with your team members so they can join. See below for a detailed guide for how to do this.

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a diagram showing how teams fit within events


Step 1 - Set Up a Team

Go to the Event and select "Participate". If the Event has Team Fundraising enabled you will see a link to create a new team (under the buttons to fundraise independently or join an existing team):

image of buttons for participation

Note: Team Leaders are not automatically set up as Fundraisers. If you want to fundraise as part of the team, you will need to create your own Fundraiser page connected to the team (select the “Join Team” button on your Team).


Step 2 - Invite People to Join Your Team

Use the "Share" button on your Team Page!

  • On a desktop device the “Share” button allows you to post your Team URL on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, email it, or copy the URL to use elsewhere.

  • On a mobile device the “Share” button accesses the sharing functionality on your device, so you can post to any app you have installed.

  • Consider downloading a QR code (from the Share button on desktop or scroll to the bottom of your page on a mobile device). QR codes link your online page to the “real world” - print them on a poster or newsletter etc and people can quickly scan with their phone to access your page to join.

    Note: It is possible to have a “Donate” button on your team page to allow donors to donate to the team as a whole, rather than via a particular member. Contact us once you have your page set up to enable this.


Communicate with Team Members using "Page Updates"

Page Updates allow you to quickly communicate with team members and/or donors to team members pages all at once. They are a great way to keep people motivated and thank your supporters!

  • All visitors to your Team page can see your updates (unless you mark them not to appear).
  • Team Members and/or subscribed donors are automatically sent your update via email.
  • Your supporters can also comment on page updates that appear on the page, so it's not all one-way.

How to make a Page Update

  1. Log in.
  2. Go to your Givealittle page.
  3. From the page-owner menu, at the top right of the page, select Manage Updates:

  1. On the Page Update Management screen select Create a New Update:

Enter the update content, and make sure to click "Submit" or "Save for Later" .

Who will see a Page Update?

When you Publish a Page Update it immediately goes live under the Updates tab on your Givealittle Team page. At the same time a message is sent to our Helpdesk Team, who check it out and then send it on to all Team Members (for a Team update) and Donors (if you want to update them).

If you don’t want the page update to appear on your Team page you can select “Hide update from page” after you save the Page Update.

What can I put in a Page Update?

  • Anything you like - e.g. Messages of thanks for support so far; An update on your progress; More background information or links to other websites; A request to forward your page URL to their friends (a Page Update gets emailed to people who have already donated, they want you to succeed and will probably be happy to have another way to support you).
  • We highly recommend adding a photo, and/or video. You can keep the text to a minimum, or write a long update - totally up to you!

If you need time to think about it or craft your message you can save for later,select without publishing it, and come back any time.


General Team FAQ’s

Can people fundraise in Teams for any cause on Givealittle?

Only Event pages support Team fundraising.

How many people can fundraise in one Team?

Teams can have an unlimited number of members.

How are Teams ordered on the Event?

Teams display in descending order of amount raised. (You can choose whether the listing of individual participants is sorted by amount raised or alphabetically, but Teams just display in order of amount raised.)

Who can set up a Team?

Anyone can set up a Team and one account can manage multiple Teams. The manager of the Team does not have to fundraise as a member of the Team.
If you set up a team and want to fundraise yourself, you will need to set up a separate Fundraising page linked to the team.

Can people swap between Teams if they make a mistake and join the wrong one?

Yes, Fundraiser pages can be swapped between Teams, so long as the Event and Beneficiary don’t change.

Can people change their mind about being in a Team?

Yes, Fundraiser pages can be added to Teams, removed from Teams, and swapped between Teams (so long as the Event and Beneficiary don’t change).

What order do members appear in on the Team?

Members are sorted by alphabetical order of first name.

Can I turn off the button allowing new members to join my team?

When you have all the team member pages you want set up, you can contact us to remove the “Join Team” button.

How do goals work in teams (individual fundraising goals vs team goals)?

Events, Teams and individual Fundraiser pages can all have goals. These goals are all independent of each other, so you don’t have to worry about coordinating Team goals with individual member goals.

Can people donate to the team, rather than just via a team member’s page?

It is possible to have a “Donate” button on your team page to allow donors to donate to the team as a whole, rather than via a particular member. Contact us once you have your page set up to enable this.


Still have questions? Contact our friendly team for help.