How can REACH help with mission trips?

How can REACH help us with our upcoming mission trips? 

REACH can help you plan, fundraise for and promote your mission trips. Here's how:

1. Set up your Mission Trip as an Event

Set up your mission trip as an Event in REACH. Include a start/end date, any description as well as photos and video. Include payment options such as requiring a deposit, offering a payment plan or paying in full at the time of registration. Include custom form fields to obtain any needed information at sign-up such as t-shirt size, emergency contact, etc.

Admins can then monitor registrations and easily send emailings to those registered.

How to use our Event Management System

2. Start a Fundraising Campaign

Organizations and supporters can start fundraising campaigns to raise funds for mission trips.

Campaign pages include any desired text, photos and videos as well as a section for updates. A list of donors and the donation amount are included by default. The amount can be hidden and admins can make the donor anonymous, if desired.

Supporters can start their own campaign and then easily share the campaign on social media. For supporter-started campaigns, organizations can require approval of a campaign prior to the campaign being public.

Setting up a Campaign
Campaigns FAQ

3. Custom Forms

Organizations can set up an online form to capture any desired information of those interested in the mission trip.

How to set up a custom form

4. Sell Promotional Products

Organizations can set up an online store to sell t-shirts or any other promotional products for their mission trips. The number of products and variants per product are unlimited, each product can be set to taxable or tax-deductible, inventory amounts can be set and you can include a flat rate cost per item to ship. 

You can easily associate your products with your fundraising campaigns and choose to disable them if you do not want them shown on your public page.

How to set up an online store

5. Mail Merge

Generate and send targeted mission trip flyers and emails to the supporters interested in your mission trip. Easily print address labels for your snail mailings.

Watch a Video on how to create a flyer
How to generate mailing labels

6. Start Conversations

If your mission trip includes visiting sponsorships, you can start moderated conversations between your sponsors and their sponsorships before and/or after your trip. Conversations allow your supporters to send a message to their sponsorship that is then reviewed by your organization. Administrators can then share the message with the sponsorship in a variety of ways depending upon your organization's structures and/or policies.

How Conversations work
Writing your Sponsored Child - tips from a REACH partner

General FAQ

  1. When do you release new software updates?
  2. Holiday Support Schedule 2020
  3. Managed Missions Integration
  4. Why is my web browser showing up as 'Not secure' when using REACH?
  5. How do I switch from a trial account to a full account?
  6. How do we change our plan level?
  7. What's the difference between full donor management and basic donor management?
  8. Can I allow certain admins access to only certain areas in REACH?
  9. Can we customize our 404 page not found error page?
  10. How do I use your Retainer Service?
  11. What is the Projects module?
  12. What is the Pages module?
  13. What is the Places module?
  14. How do I hide a Place or location from showing on our public site?
  15. How do I update our main image and team images?
  16. How can REACH help with mission trips?
  17. Where can I add my Facebook Pixel code?
  18. How do I delete a supporter, sponsorship or sponsorship type?
  19. How do I update my REACH menu?
  20. Can we sort our items (donation categories, places and projects) in REACH?
  21. What's the difference between a Supporter Group and a Supporter Segment?
  22. What is the External Reference ID?
  23. How does the 'Mark as Current' option work?
  24. How do I update the Copyright date at the bottom of my site?
  25. How do I set up a form?
  26. Can we add a privacy policy page to our site?
  27. What is recorded under a supporter's activity tab?
  28. I'm having trouble logging in. Can you update my password? Can you help?
  29. Why am I not seeing an Upload button to add a photo?
  30. What is the REACH Index and how is it calculated?
  31. Can I use my own domain name with REACH?
  32. How do I set up our online store to sell our products?
  33. What is the preferred browser to use with REACH?
  34. How can I update my logo link?
  35. Sponsorship Type Description
  36. How can we prevent fraudulent activity?
  37. How do I update to the new Events page design?
  38. Can we add and edit General Ledger (GL) Codes?

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