Widget not shown on upfront for fundraiser or events

Using upfront theme and fundraiser plugin.
I have made a fundraiser post and when I tried to click "View Widgets" in the settings page, all I get is the following message:
"The theme you are currently using isn't widget-aware, meaning that it has no sidebars that you are able to change. For information on making your theme widget-aware, please follow these instructions."

I tried dragging widget element and setting up a widget that way but also fails.

Does upfront always assume it has no sidebats?