Classy for Beginners
By Michael Richey
Before you can ride or stride to change the course of cancer in a 24 Foundation event, you need to master Classy, our online fundraising platform. Registering and fundraising through Classy is easy when you follow our step-by-step guide. Read on, and you’ll be ready to begin in no time!
Choose Your Registration Type
Start on the 24 Foundation home page, and click “Register” in the top right-hand corner. Choose your city and the way you’d like to participate: as an individual or on a team.
As an individual
If you’re riding or striding solo, click “As an individual.” Done and done.
Join a Team
Click “Join a team,” and choose one from the alphabetical list by navigating through the pages or by searching for a specific team name.
Create a Team
To create your own team, click “Create a team,” type in your team name, and set a fundraising goal. Click “Create Team,” and you’re done!
After finishing any one of these three steps, you’ll be taken to the registration page.
The Registration Page
From here forward, the sign-up experience is the same no matter what type of participant you are. Your fundraising page is only a few steps away.
1. Select Registrations
Select the option from the list that most closely matches your situation:
- Adult Rider (Ages 18+)
- Youth Rider (Ages 12-17)
- Child Rider (Ages 8-11)
- Adult Walker (Ages 18+)
- Youth Walker (Ages 12-17)
- Child Walker (Ages 4-11)
- Virtual Participant
Click “show details” on any of the participation boxes to see perks and requirements. Add or subtract the number of participants you want in each category, and click “Complete.”
2. Complete Registrations
Now it’s time to enter information for all the attendees you added on the last page—these are all basic details like name, email, address, phone, etc. Fill in everything in the appropriate boxes.
Accept the waivers by clicking both checkboxes—and be sure to read the waivers before you do so you understand the terms of the event.
Finish up the additional questions after the waivers:
- Emergency Contact Name and Info
- T-shirt size
- Jersey size
- Do you ride or stride to support a local beneficiary?
- Are you a cancer survivor?
- How did you hear about 24 Foundation?
- Highest level of education (optional)
- Household income (optional)
Add a promo code on the right-hand side if you have one, and click “Next.”
3. Add an Extra Donation
Here you have the chance to add an extra donation of $24, $50, $100, $250, or whatever amount you’d like.
If you don’t want to donate, click “Skip” to continue.
You’re almost done! Complete your purchase with your name, email, and address. Check the box to let the 24 Foundation know if they can update you with their latest news.
And you’re done! With Part I at least. From here, you have two options:
1. Check Your Email
2. View Your Fundraising Page
In your email inbox, you should find two messages with the subjects “Claim your account” and “Claim your fundraising page.”
Click the link in the body of either email, create a password, and you’ll gain access to Classy, the online platform you’ll use to manage your fundraising!
Your Classy page is also your Settings page for your 24 Foundation account. Click 24 Foundation under “Organizations I’m Supporting” to get to your 24 Foundation profile.
From here, you can manage your fundraisers, donations, and teams. Clicking “Manage Fundraiser” takes you to your fundraising page.
And here you are on your fundraising page! Now you’re ready to start raising money to support hundreds of cancer survivors. Here are some quick ways you can get started.
From your fundraising page, click “Manage” in the top right-hand corner to start creating and editing page details like your name, photo, story, and page updates. Once you’ve got those in place, it’s time to start spreading the word. Click the Facebook and Twitter icons next to your name to share your page on social media—the link icon is another way to share on other platforms, or anywhere else you can think of.
Another effective way to get the word out is campaigning through email. A personal email to people who care about you goes a long way to help raise money for this important cause. And we’ve made it easy with email templates! If you click “Emails” underneath your name on the management page, you’ll be shown two templates, “Ask for donations” and “Thank you donors,” which you can copy, paste into an email draft, and modify as you like. It takes away the stress of staring at that blank page and trying to think of the best way to ask for donations.
Now that you’re all set up with Classy, and you know what to do, get out there, start fundraising, and enjoy the event!