In Givsum, connections are your way to interact with users and charities the way you want to.
Connecting with Users
To find users, the easiest thing to do is search for them. Click the search icon at the top of the page and start typing their name. We will search as you type to help you find who you are looking for faster. By clicking on a user's name in the results (or anywhere else throughout the site), you will be taken to their profile where you will see an orange "Follow" button on the upper right. Once you have clicked "Follow," a request will be sent to that user. Once they accept, you will be officially following them.
Once you are following users, you will be able to see them all at once from your Connections page. On this page, you will also see suggestions of other users to follow, pending follow requests, users who are following you, users who are requesting to follow you, and charities you follow. We've given you the ability to cancel pending requests, unfollow users, and block users should you choose to do so.
Connecting with Charities
To find charities, the easiest thing to do is to search for them. Click the search icon at the top of the page and start typing the name of the charity. We will search as you type to help you find what you are looking for faster. By clicking on a charity's name in the results (or anywhere else throughout the site), you will be taken to their profile where you will see an orange Givsum Button on the upper right. Clicking that button throughout the site opens up an action menu, which will contain a link to follow the charity, as well as to donate or log charitable activity for that charity.
You will be able to see all the charities you follow on your connections page. You will also be able to unfollow from this page, or using the Givsum Button for that charity throughout the site.