I am just browsing CiviCRM as a possible tool to run an annual sponsored event. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the size of the tool and I wondered if someone could please point me in a good direction to get me started?

The event is an annual sponsored cycle ride. Each participant signs up with a range of options:

  • Distance (100km or 30km)
  • Transport to the event (chargeable) (Yes or No)

They have their own fundraising page with a link that they can promote by email or on Social Media and friends click on a "Give Now" button to sponsor them. The fundraising pages are customisable with a photo of the participant and the ability to write a few lines explaining why they are taking part. It would be good to be able to pre-populate the page with some default text.

Some participants take part over several years and it would be good to be able to track their previous participation and fund-raising over the years.

It would be good for each sponsor to be able to view all their donations. Some people sponsor several participants.


PCP (or Personal Campaign Pages) is the tool you are looking for. You can investigate this a bit more by going to a demo site eg and looking at one of the Contribution Pages eg https://dmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/admin/contribute/pcp?reset=1&action=update&id=1 which is the tab where you set up the PCPs and then at

https://dmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/contribute/campaign?action=add&reset=1&pageId=1&component=contribute where you can create your PCP eg https://dmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/pcp/info?reset=1&id=2&ap=0 (which will disappear within 24 hours when the site gets reset)

it currently shows the widget for my $500 goal.

Donating for multiple folk in one go can't be done via this approach. Only way I could think would be using PriceSets on Events but that has no way of letting each fundraiser see how they are going.


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