The Fundraising Goal Category is an overall goal which can be a combination of several activities. For example, you could have a Fundraising Goal Category called Golf that captures revenue from a golf tournament event, an online auction, and a membership drive appealing to the golfers that happens after the event.
You can assign a Fundraising Goal Category to a transaction or as part of donation, event, and auction pages.
Under Workspace>Transactions & Invoices>Goal Progress you are able to generate stand alone fundraising graphics that can be embedded onto a webpage. These graphics are similar to what you are able to include on an online Event Page. You are able to select the type of graphic and what Fundraising Goal Category the graphic will operate with.
The first tab of the setup is the General Progress Info. Here you are able to give your Fundraising Graphic a name. After that tab comes the Settings. On this tab under the "Goal to Us" dropdown you can select whether the goal should be based on a total Amount or total number of Transactions. Based on that selection you can then set the total Goal Amount or total Goal Quantity.
Here you can also select which Goal Category the Graphic should use for which transactions to include in the calculation. These transaction can also be unpaid Pledges or Pay Later.
After selecting each of those setting you are able to click the "+ Widget" button to setup the styling of the graphic. Please see below for each of the styling options. The graphic itself can be displayed as a Donut or Thermometer.
The final tab Preview & Publish will then supply you with the embed code for each of the widgets you created on the previous step.