The end of the Challenge is so, so, so fun and so, so, so unexpected. Anything can happen. We’ve seen 5th place jump to 1st place, 2nd place come in with a $10 margin, etc. So, make those last days, hours and minutes really count.
But, don’t let your supporters wait until the final seconds to donate. Reach out via your campaign update tool and use our customizable email drafts to remind them that you need all the help you can get, but, donations do take time. Their donation needs to be fully processed by the time the Challenge is over. So, don’t wait until the last second and realize a donation didn’t get through that you counted on.
As soon as the Challenge is over, the donate button will turn off and that will be it. We’ll send an email officially closing the Challenge.
At that point, it can take up to seven (7) business days to verify the winners. As soon as we have the official winners, we’ll email all of the Challenge participants to announce the grand prize winners and update the Challenge page.
The best part of the Challenge is that even if you aren’t one of the grand prize winners you still get to keep the money you raise. Pretty awesome, right?