We have thousands of causes on TheGivingMachine, managed by hard-working cause “representatives”. Causes rely on their representatives to get new Givers signed up and also remind those people who are already Givers to shop via us.
But what happens when a cause rep can no longer manage a cause? Here is our guide on how to update your cause’s representative, plus a few top-tips for those taking over the helm.
- Who will manage the cause?
You’ve decided it is time to handover the reigns, but who to? Most cause representatives either work for the charity or organisation or are part of the school’s PTA. However, you may decide that one of your cause supporters would be a good choice to manage your TheGivingMachine account. Above all your cause representative should be enthusiastic about your cause and your TheGivingMachine account. Remember that this person will have access to the cause account page and the information contained in these pages, including bank details.
A representative can spend as much or as little time as they want managing TheGivingMachine account, but the most successful representatives regularly remind and thank their Givers. There are lots of tools on TheGivingMachine website to help you promote your cause. Find promotional materials here.
The cause representative is our point of contact with the cause. If your cause has yet to add BACs details then we may ask for their help to update those documents.