As a P2P Fundraiser, you'll log in through GiveGab.com where you'll be able to edit your Fundraiser Dashboard which updates your P2P Fundraising page. Let's dive in!
Step 1: Getting to Your P2P Fundraiser Dashboard
After logging in through GiveGab.com, click on "Dashboard" under "Your Personal Fundraisers" from your personal dashboard:
Step 2: Adding Personalization with a Profile Picture
We'll dive into each tab of your Fundraiser Dashboard, but before we do, let's talk about that grey smiley that may appear on your Dashboard and on your Fundraising page.
To update that grey smiley to an image of yourself as your profile picture, you'll want to click on the grey smiley on your Fundraiser Toolkit.
You'll be brought to your "Personal Settings" page where you can upload and save your profile picture.
Step 3: Tell Your Story
Within the first tab of your peer-to-peer (P2P) Fundraising Dashboard, you can tell the story of why you are a P2P fundraiser for this organization! Here you can add your personal story, set a goal for yourself, upload a custom image, or even swap it out with a video link from YouTube or Vimeo.
If you have both a custom image and a video link entered in, only the video will appear on your profile.
Notice that there is also a section to add your phone number. This is optional and will only be shared with authorized group administrators.
Step 4: Make a Donation
Within the second tab of your P2P Fundraising Dashboard, you can add a seed donation to your campaign. Setting an example for other donors by donating shows you’re committed to the campaign so they should be too.
Step 5: Reach Out
Within the third tab of your P2P Fundraising Dashboard, you can send personalized emails in plain text to your friends and family asking for donations. You'll even have the option to upload your contacts from popular services such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail and send them an email right from this page!
Step 6: Share Socially
Within the fourth tab of your P2P Fundraising Dashboard, you can cast a wider net and share your page on Facebook, Twitter, or other Social Media sites with a direct link.
Step 7: Give Thanks
Within the final tab of your P2P Fundraising Dashboard is one of the most important steps you'll need to complete as a P2P fundraiser - thanking your donors. Let your donors know how their contribution made an impact, by sending them an email right from this page or mark them as thanked if you showed your appreciation another way.
Step 8: Track Your Progress
To the right of your tabbed checklist is a progress box. Within this box you'll find a number of stats regarding your progress, a direct link to your P2P fundraising page, and social share buttons. The first section is the progress made towards your fundraising goal, information about how many donors you have, how many emails you've sent, and how many days are left in your fundraisers.
If your P2P fundraiser is for a giving day, you will not be able to join or create a team and the option will not appear.