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Fundraising Website Tutorial
Go to www.active.com/donate/rallynw Yay!!!You are just getting started. Have fun!
Click on the “Sign in” button
Do you already have a www.active.com account? Unless you ran previous races you would not have an account. To create an account check “no” and then “continue.” Sign in here if you already have an account
Complete the form to create an account. The * means that you have to fill this out to be able to move on. When done, click “Agree & Continue” Use your own email address. That will be your username. Keep your password in a safe place for future reference. This is going great!
Give a title to your page, i.e. John Smith’s Fundraising Page; Create your website address by adding your name at the end. Wow, you ARE creating your own website! This is where you put the title of your webpage: John Smith Running for Childhood Cancer This is now your personal website address . You can send it to your friends and family! Write your full name here. If your name is already taken write down a variation of your name like jsmith, johnS, etc. Click “Continue” to move on.
Click on the “Edit Campaign Details” tab at the top of the page. Type in an inspirational tagline like “ Running for Childhood Cancer Research” This is where you can tell your Rally Kid’s story and/or your story. Show your motivation behind why you are running the race. Your Rally Kid’s story can be found on the Rally Foundation website if you want to include it.
You can upload your picture here! It can be your picture or a Rally Kid picture that can be found on the Rally Kids website . Just save them on your computer and upload them on the site. Add your fundraising goal here. Add your Rally Kid’s picture or your picture for better impact. Set up a higher than minimum fundraising goal to encourage donations. Add a nice caption line “This is the Rally Kid I am running for” or “Here is a picture of me training”
Click “Save and Finish” at the bottom of the page before you leave the tab. Otherwise no changes will be saved. Yikes! Check these two buttons.
“ Change Layout Design” tab One of the “better flow” designs. Click “save and finish” before moving on to the next tab. You are almost there! Doing great Go to the “Change Layout Design” tab
“ Set Color Scheme” Tab Click on the colored square and the color palette will appear to the right. The preview window will show you how the site will look like. Click “save and finish”
Congratulations! You now have a website! Go to the next slide to see how to check your fundraising report!
“ View Reports” Tab All of your donations will show up here. For reference, any time you want to check your progress, click here to see your donations.
Your next step is to email your family and friends:
“ In January I will be running in the (your race) on behalf of the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. I am so honored to be running this race in honor of (Rally Kid name) who had a tough battle with childhood cancer and is my inspiration to keep training for this race. Please visit my website at: (your website here) to learn more about (Rally Kid name) and to donate to my race.”
Add an email signature that shows the race, the reason you are running for and the link to the fundraising website
Thank your donors as you receive donations and encourage them to fundraise for you as well
Promote your fundraising website through social media outlets like facebook, twitter, myspace, etc.
Organize fundraising parties or events
If you have any comments or questions about your fundraising website, please contact Kate@rallyfoundation.org (include your sign in and password in the email for the website you just created)