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We would love to hear from you about how we can improve CrowdRaising.co. We encourage you to email us your ideas and feature requests. We will also be hosting CrowdRaising.co beta testing sessions for future releases. Keep an eye out for our email announcements if you'd like to participate.
Members are people who joined a campaign. They can do most things you'd want to do in a campaign: join and contribute to tasks, edit their contributions, post comments, and participate in discussions. They can also invite others to join the campaign.
Trusted members are members with access to advanced campaign-level abilities. They can create and lead tasks, edit the campaign settings, approve contributions, and ban/unban users from the campaign. They can also trust/untrust other members. Trusted members are identified by an asterisk (*) after their usernames.
The creator is the person who started the campaign. Creators are like trusted members but can never be banned or untrusted.
Note that anyone on the Web can view CrowdRaising.co campaign, and any logged-in user can post comments and participate in discussions unless they are banned.
A task is a job or bit of work that needs to be done within a campaign.
A contribution is someone's work on a task.
Every task has one leader and one or more contributors. Only trusted members can lead or create a task, but any logged-in user can contribute to a task.
Only trusted members can be task leaders. If you are trusted, you can assign any trusted member (including yourself) to a new task. To change a task's leader, just edit the task and type a different user into the "Leader" field.
Any logged-in user can contribute to a task. First, you need to join the CrowdRaise and pledge time to the task. Find an open task and join it by clicking the "Pledge Time" button.
When you're ready to contribute, click the "Contribute" button on the task page and fill in the information. Click "Create Contribution" and you're done!
You can always revise your contribution by clicking the "Contribute" button again and posting a new contribution.
Currently, CrowdRaising.co supports:
If a textbox is marked "Some HTML allowed," you can use the following HTML tags:
<strong> <i> <b> <img> <span> <div> <p> <em> <br> <sup> <sub> <table> <tr> <td> <th> <strike> <li> <ul> <ol> <hr> <tbody> <small> <span> <center> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <iframe>.
Posts on tasks or contributions are called comments. Comments are best for leaving feedback on a specific task or contribution.
CrowdRaising.co also supports forum-style posts called discussions. Discussions are best for higher-level conversations that go beyond one task or contribution. Discussions can be categorized to appear in a certain tab (e.g. a discussion about inviting users could be categorized "People") or left uncategorized for campaign-level discussions.
They can mean whatever you want. Here is one suggestion:
Log in and click your username at the top. Your profile page will load. Click the "Edit" button at the top of the "Profile" box.
You can customize which notification emails to receive (if any) by logging in and clicking the "Settings" link at the top.
CrowdRaising.co allows you to enter many tasks at one time using a CSV file.
Each field in the file must be separated with ";" (semi-colons)
The CSV file should have the following information on each line:
Title(Required);Instruction (Required);Number Of People Needed (Optional);Deadline (Optional);Leader (Optional)
If an item is marked as optional, you do not have to enter it. Here is an explanation of each field:
Title (Required): This is the name of the task that you want to create.
Description (Required): These are the instructions that will show when you open up a task.
Number of People Needed (Optional): This is the number of people that you need to work on a particular task. If this is left blank, 1 person will be used.
Deadline (Optional): This is the due date for the task you are creating. If this is left blank, a deadline of one week from today will be used.
Leader (Optional): This is the username of the CrowdRaising.co member that you want to be assigned as campaign leader. If this is left blank, you will be used as the campaign leader.
If I had a CSV file with the following line:
Task 1;This is my first Task
I would create a new task called "Task 1" that would have "This is my first Task" as instructions when you opened the task.