Set up your personal profile

Everyone on Benojo is special and has their own personal profile. Here's how you make it yours:

  • Sign in using the username and password you chose when you registered
  • Select the Your Profile icon, or Profile from your named dropdown menu top right.

Not much to see yet is there? Click the Settings menu item to get started.  The 2 main tabs to look at are General and Profile and key fields are discussed below:

  • On the General tab
    • Personal:
      • Update your name if applicable
      • Change your email if you wish

        mail If you change your email, you'll need to reconfirm it by clicking on the validation email sent to your inbox

      • Select your gender (some volunteering opportunities are gender-specific)
      • Add your work Employee number, if applicable
    • Your Address:
      • Add your address; you can use your work or personal as preferred.  Note that this does use an address lookup, so select the address that matches yours in the dropdown area when you type it in
    • Causes I make contributions to can contact me: A cause may contact you in regards to your specific contribution, but this toggle allows them to also contact you if there are other giving opportunities you may want to participate in
    • Notify me about charity events (e.g. balls and fundraisers): As these are not specific charitable contributions, we allow you to choose whether you want to know about this kind of event or not
    • Notify me when new campaigns are created that match what I care about: This being on means that when a campaign is added that matches your interests (primarily based on your causes), you will receive a notification email letting you know.  Otherwise, visit Benojo regularly and check your personalised home page to see new ways to help.
    • Email me when I have new notifications: When you have a new on-platform notification, having this on means we'll also e-mail to let you know that it's there
  • On the Profile tab:
    • About
      • Who I am and why do I want to give: Input a bit of information about why you want to give, and what's important to you in the world of good
      • Add a Profile Photo - this is what people will see when you interact with them on Benojo
    • Qualifications and Interests:
      • Connected causes: Choose any charities who have a profile with Benojo who you wish to connect with. Connecting means that you see their available Campaigns on your home page, their icon will show in your profile panel and that whenever a new campaign comes out from that cause, you'll know about it.
      • Skills: - this is what you have to offer a cause from a skilled volunteering perspective, areas in which you can offer help and skills
      • Areas of interest: Select your own personal areas of giving interest. Adding these will add campaigns from those areas of interest to your home page.
      • User certifications: Select any qualifications which may add value to giving opportunities, such as First Aid or Army Reserve.
    • Settings:
      • You can select to 'hide campaigns I've given to on my public profile' if you wish your contributions to remain private.

Don't forget to Save on each screen when you're done.

Remember, you can change any of your personal information whenever you like by coming back to Settings

Your personal giving dashboard

Once you start giving on Benojo, you'll see your personal dashboard stats at the top of your profile page begin to populate to show all the good you are doing. You'll also see that you are able to download reports showing all your contributions across an Australian tax year.   Note that when anyone else looks at your profile, they won't see a donation amount, they will see how many times you have donated.

The Contributions area via your personal menu shows all contributions you've made via Benojo (or recorded) to make sure your profile is up to date with all of your philanthropic activity

Your Contributions report provides you with a detailed breakdown of all your giving activity. A downloadable csv file, fields include Donated ($), Volunteered (hours), tickets purchased, Cost of those tickets, Campaign name, and Cause name.  

Your Tax Deductible (found via your profile on the bottom left of the screen) report provides you with a summary of all tax deductible donations for tax time. So anything you have donated to a Benojo campaign is detailed here. The csv file fields includes date of donation, amount, campaign name and cause benefited.