How to create and manage a Mightycause account, navigate the Mightycause platform, connect through social media, and more.
If you’ve made a donation or two on Mightycause before, you may not have given much thought to your user account, or even realized that you had one. But your Mightycause account is a powerful thing — it allows you to quickly make donations to causes you support, access your donation history and annual giving statements, interact with other Mightycause users, and even create your own fundraisers.
Here’s how to create a user account and navigate Mightycause to find the features you’re looking for.
We’ve designed our website to be user-friendly. All of the options you need to get around on Mightycause are right at the top of the page.
This navigation bar will appear on every page on Mightycause, so you can always get to where you need to go. Here is what the different options do:
If you are not logged in or new to Mightycause, you will see a log in option next to the search bar.
When you are logged into your Mightycause account, you’ll see your name and user avatar on the right side of the navigation bar. (If you haven’t uploaded an avatar yet, it will be a randomly-assigned illustration.)
When you are logged in and hover over your name with your mouse, you’ll be able to access your site menu.
Navigating Mightycause on a mobile device or tablet
Mightycause doesn’t have a separate mobile site, but it will look a bit different on a mobile device or tablet because Mightycause is designed to be responsive to the size of your screen. Here’s what your homepage looks like:
If you’re not logged in, the site menu will be nested under the three bars on the left.
And when you’re logged in, you’ll see the same options as normal, but with the icons only and no text.
Signing up for a Mightycause account
If you’re new to Mightycause and would like to create an account, click “Log In” from the navigation bar.
Then choose “Sign up” at the bottom of the window. You have a couple of different options for how you’d like to sign up.
You can login with your Facebook account, with Google, or with your email address. Choose whatever option is easiest for you!
Sign up method and permissions needed
Facebook: When you choose to sign up using your Facebook account, you will need to log into your Facebook account (unless you’re already logged in). Click “Continue as [Your Name]” to proceed. We will access your friend list, email address, and location. We don’t post on your behalf, and we won’t have access to your private information.
Google: You can sign up easily using your Google account. Many of us are logged in to Google already (especially if you’re using Chrome), so this option makes signing up and staying logged in a snap. Mightycause will need to access your email address and public profile information. We will not have access to your emails, Google Drive, or any other personal information.
Email: This simplest option, you can sign up using your email address. Mightycause does not need any additional permissions when you sign up with email.
Your user profile
When you sign up for Mightycause, you’ll have a user profile page where you can track contributions and access receipts for donations, manage recurring donations, manage any fundraisers you’ve created, and add a photo and information that shows your personality to the Mightycause community.
You can access your user profile in two ways from your site menu. When you’re logged in, you can click either “Profile” or “Your Fundraisers” to access your profile.
When you’re on your profile page, you’ll see your name and user avatar (which is a randomly-assigned illustration if you haven’t uploaded an original one yet). When you scroll down, you will see different tabs that you can toggle between.
Profile sections and what’s there
Friends on Mightycause, interactions with other Mightycause users
A list of donations, likes, and shares. Provides a link to the page you contributed to, receipts for donations, ability to stop recurring donations, and the dates of the contributions.
Any fundraisers you’ve created on Mightycause, listed by whether the fundraiser was personal or charitable, with a link to the fundraiser page so you can manage it.
This option will only appear to users who have administrative access to a nonprofit organization page on Mightycause.
Editing your profile
To customize your user profile, click the blue “Edit Profile” button.
When you’re editing your profile, you can upload a photo of yourself to use as your user avatar, share your location, write a short profile, and fill out a fun Q&A that helps the Mightycause community get to know you.
Your profile is also where you can manage any linked social media accounts.
Your contribution history
One of the most important parts of your Mightycause account is your contribution history. You can view, download, and print receipts, manage recurring donations, and download annual giving statements from this section of your Mightycause account.
To view your contribution history, click on your name from your site menu.
You’ll find your contribution history under the “Your Contributions” tab.
Mightycause considers every share, like, and comment a “contribution” as well so you’ll see any record of these actions in the “Your Contributions” tab alongside your monetary donations.
Annual giving statement: If you have a giving statement for the previous year available, you will find it in the “Your Contributions” tab at the top. It is a hyperlink that will take you to an itemized list you can use to claim monetary charitable donations on your taxes.
Recurring donations: Underneath the tile card to the Mightycause page to which you set up a recurring donation, you’ll see the amount of your donation, the date of your last donation, and “Stop Donation.” If you would like to stop your recurring donation, you can click “Stop Donation” to cancel the recurring donation immediately.
Receipts: Under one-time donations, you’ll see “Get Receipt” under the tile card for the Mightycause page to which you donate. You can view, download, and print your receipt at any time by clicking “Get Receipt.”
If you have a lot of contributions and cannot find a donation, like, or share you’re looking for, it might be further down the page if it’s older. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and keep scrolling to go further back in your contribution history.
Your account settings
You can manage your Mightycause account from your Settings page. Here’s what you can update or edit from your Settings page:
You can update your email address. You can only use an email address on one Mightycause account, so you won’t be able to add an email address that’s being used on another Mightycause account.
This is where you can update your password.
When you create a Mightycause account, you are automatically opted into receiving certain emails from us. You can manage the notifications you receive in your account settings.
To make donating simple and easy, you can save your credit card information to your Mightycause account, so you won’t have to enter it each time you donate. You can view which payment methods you have saved to your account here, and remove any payment methods you would like.
You can connect your bank account to your Mightycause account. This feature is for people running personal fundraisers, so if you’re on Mightycause to donate, you don’t need to worry about this option and should save your credit card information under Payment Methods.
You can connect social media accounts, such as Facebook, Google, and Instagram accounts to your Mightycause account. This section of your settings page is where you can see which accounts are connected, and remove accounts you do not want connected to your Mightycause account.
Deleting your Mightycause account
Users cannot delete their own accounts on Mightycause, but our customer support staff is happy to delete your account for you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to delete your account.