We know that often when you are fundraising you can have funds coming from various sources that you may wish to show in your project. For example you may have received a grant directly from a funder that has not come through The Good Exchange. Or, you may have held a fundraising event and raised money from this.
These funds can be added to your project to reduce the amount sought on The Good Exchange accordingly. To do this you need to complete the following steps:
1) log in to your applicant account on The Good Exchange and click on 'My Dashboard' to find the live project you need to amend.
2) Click on the 'Edit Project Details' button and under the Project Information section you will see a section titled 'Externally Raised'.
Click on the 'Add' button to bring up the following box: Add in the details of who has granted you the money or how the funds were raised and whether or not this has already been paid. If there is a condition on the funds being granted (e.g. project must have raised 50% already) this can be added also.
Click on 'Create' to complete this section.
Amounts added will reduce your overall target on The Good Exchange and will appear as 'Other' when you hover over the 'i' symbol next to the barometer.
It is extremely useful to keep this information up to date and keep track of the overall project funding. Funders are also given the option to match funds raised externally and like to see how active your fundraising is.