How do I build an individual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising page?

Passionate supporters like you can actively advocate for your favorite causes, making a real difference in your communities and creating a far wider ripple effect. 

When someone donates through your individual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising page, the funds are added to the goal of the Campaign Page to which your page is linked, which then benefits the nonprofit that is driving the campaign

Register an account

To start a new Peer-to-Peer Fundraising page:

  • Click the "I Want To Fundraise For This" button on the Campaign Page you wish to support. 
  • Register for an account with your chosen email address. 
Note: If you see an error message advising that your “Email has already been taken”, it likely means that you previously made a donation or purchased an event ticket through Give Lively. At the time of that previous transaction, an account was set aside for you tied to your email address. You can create a password and log in to your account via the email receipt that you received at the time of the transaction. If you cannot find the email receipt, contact Give Lively support or use a different email address to create a new account. 
Important: You are only able to create one Give Lively user account per email address. Through that account, you are limited to one personal fundraising page per nonprofit campaign, but can still support multiple campaigns of one nonprofit, as well as the campaigns of other nonprofits.

Customize your page

After signing in, “Personalize This Page” is where you can tailor the page to suit your needs, including showing why your chosen cause means so much to you and why others should support it. You can return to this page at any time by clicking “Edit Page” at the top right corner of your fundraising page.

  • Use “Name on Page” to edit how your name appears on the page.
  • Under “Add A Note”, write a passionate personal note so your network understands the importance of contributing.
  • Add a fundraising goal for your campaign (in dollars) to the “Your Fundraising Goal” field. The ‘Your Fundraising Goal’ field may be pre-populated if the nonprofit has set a “suggested goal”. This will be the default if you don't change it.
  • Upload a clear profile picture of your face. Remember that your photo is an important part of your profile. Your family and friends will feel more comfortable donating to your cause when they see and recognize you on the fundraising page.
  • Consider uploading a Hero Image. Choose between using the default image, uploading your own image or uploading your own video.
    (a) Default Image - No further action is required. The default image is inherited from the Campaign Page you are fundraising for.
    (b) Image - Select “Upload new image” and then navigate to the JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF image you want from files on your computer. A large, high-quality image is best. Recommended dimensions: 2000 x 1200 pixels (5:3 aspect ratio). Use the image cropper to frame your image: slide the gray ball along the scale to zoom in or out; click and drag on the image to center it as desired. Then click the “Save” button.
    (c) Video - Select “Edit” and then paste in the direct link to a public video (on YouTube and Vimeo only) that you wish to embed on your page. Paste the full URL (with “http://" or “https://“), not an “embed code.” Then click the “OK” button.
    (d) No Media - Click the "No Media" button to have no Hero Image.
  • Click the “Save” button.  
  • Lastly, bookmark your fundraising page in your browser so you can easily return to it later. Alternatively, you can visit the Campaign Page you’re supporting and click the “Go To My Fundraiser” button at the bottom right.

Reach out to your network

The first rule of fundraising is: always talk about your fundraiser. This is how you convert excitement and goodwill into dollars for your chosen cause’s important mission! 

Share word of your fundraiser in two ways: 

  • Click the “Share This Page” button under “Donate”. Then select the icon of a social media site you use. Choosing the email icon allows you to compose an email with the link to your fundraiser.

2) Click the “Copy Link” button under “Donate” to copy the link and paste it into an email, a social media post or anywhere else that accepts links.

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