Blog > 13 June, 2022 (last modified: 26 March, 2023)
How to create a fundraising leaderboard for a team or organisation. It's much easier than you imagine and won't break the bank.
Fundraising is hard. It requires thorough planning and execution. Once it's underway, one of the challenges is drawing attention to your initiative, keeping people updated, and keeping donors coming back.
One relatively easy way to update (and motivate) everybody involved is setting up a leaderboard and sharing it. Here's an example of the band Metallica using a leaderboard for their fundraising activities.
Having a central place to track progress is an efficient way to literally get everyone on the same page. If the leaderboard is visually appealing then success is (almost) guaranteed.
In this post we'll look at one easy and low-cost solution for creating fundraising leaderboards.
But before we get into that, here are some questions that you should ask yourself initially. This will help you get a better idea of your requirements:
Once you have thought about and discussed these questions, it's time to dive in.
Keepthescore.com is aimed at individuals and organizations that need a cost-effective and simple solution. The leaderboards can be created quickly and will not cost you a vast amount of money. In fact, if you are a non-profit organization, we will give away the leaderboard for free (just write us an email).
You can create a leaderboard exactly like the Metallica example mentioned above. Just proceed as follows:
Once you have created your leaderboard and embedded it elsewhere, it is easy to update. You do not need to touch the embed code again -- unlike many other solutions out there. To update you use the admin link to your leaderboard -- all integrated widgets will update automatically ✨.
If you don't need to show the individual contributions, then a fundraising thermometer might be a better option. It's a simple and effective way to show the progress of your fundraiser.
Keepthescore.com also offers a fundraising thermometer that you can also embed on your website. It's free and easy to use.
We offer a variety of themes to really make your leaderboard "pop" and give a highly professional (or fun) look-and-feel to your efforts.
To see all available themes take a look here.
To sum up, here are 6 reasons why you should use a leaderboard in your next fundraising campaign:
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