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Creating and Managing Fundraiser Teams

Teams in Handbid fundraisers are a collection of fundraisers who are organized into a team.  Teams have their own page and image, but an end-user cannot donate directly to a team. Instead, they will need to select a team member who will receive the donation.

A team's total amount fundraised is the combination of the amount raised by each of its team members.  

Teams can be enabled or disabled by Handbid for your event.  By default, teams are enabled.  If you need them disabled for any reason, please contact Handbid support. 

An example of a Team Fundraiser page is below. You will see in the image that the team members are listed at the bottom left.  When a user donates, they will be asked to specify a team member to receive the donation.


Opening the Teams Editor

To create or manage a team, click on the Team Manager icon in the toolbar

This will bring up the team manager where you can add or edit teams. You can click on a team to edit it or you can click on the green plus icon to create a new team.


Creating a Team

When you click on "Create a New Team", a new team window will appear.  In this window, you need to complete the following:

Team Name

Give your team a name. You have a maximum of 32 characters

Team URL

This is the web link that will take users directly to the team page.  Handbid will auto-populate this field, so you don't need to modify it unless you want to. We do recommend you NOT edit this URL unless you are comfortable doing so. Web URLs have very specific requirements and some characters that are restricted and cannot be used.


No team will show up until you change the status to OPEN.  You can do that here.


A team description will show up under the photo or video on the team page.  

Photo or Video

A team page (similar to a fundraiaser's individual page) can have either an image or Video appear.  You can select which one appears in the field that says "Show On Page"

To add an image, click on the "Choose and Image" button and select an image to upload to Handbid.  (Note, if you get an error saying that "Something went wrong", it is possible your network is blocking access to Handbid's image CDN.  Try connecting on a different network and try again).

To add a video, you will need to pull the EMBED code from a video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.  These are the only two video services Handbid currently supports (for security and legal reasons).  Below is a video that explains how to extract the video embed code from a YouTube video. THe video provides an example for a fundraising page, but the process is the same here.  Just paste the embed code into the Video Code field:

When you are done, click SAVE to save the team information.  

Remember, if you intend to have this team available for others to join, then you need to make sure it is in an OPEN status!