There are several ways you can choose to end, take down or stop accepting donations to a fundraising campaign.
Before we outline your options, you may want to consider just leaving your campaign 'active' or 'live'. There is no harm in leaving a campaign active. Heck, the worse thing that could happen is that someone donates to the campaign.
However, we understand there may be other reasons why you would want to stop a campaign for further collecting donations. There are a couple of options to either stop a campaign from accepting donations or removing it entirely.
Stop Accepting Donations: This is probably the best route for you to take. When you stop accepting donations, it still allows the campaign URL to be visible and active, however, potential donors are NOT able to give, as no new donations to be processed. Here are step by step instructions on how to stop accepting funds for your campaign.
In your campaign dashboard click on 'Settings'
Click on 'Donations Options'
Toggle off the checkbox associated with 'Accepting Funds'
Archiving the Campaign: The other option is 'archive the campaign'. When you archive the campaign the URL is no longer visible to any donor or support, past or present.
Please note, if a previous donor gave to the campaign and later wanted to check-in on the progress of the campaign, the campaign URL would not be visible to the donor, which may lead to a missed opportunity to further your connection with the donor.
If you decide to 'archive the campaign' you ARE still able to unarchive the campaign' if you so choose.
Here are step by step instructions on how to stop accepting funds for your campaign.
In your campaign dashboard, click on the ( ... ) next to the respective campaign you would like to archive. Then click on the 'archive' option.
Confirm you would like to 'archive' the campaign.
To see 'archived' campaigns click on the archive button.
To 'unarchive' a campaign click on the ( ... ) and then select 'Unarchive'. The campaign then becomes an active campaign again.