Skip to main content

Fundraising Pages put the FUN in raising money for your favorite nonprofit!

By Dana Rinderknecht, GivingFirst Manager

Have you ever been so touched by a nonprofit organization that you wanted to tell everyone you know about their amazing work? Have you ever wondered how you could impact the nonprofit that is closest to your heart? Well, have I got an idea for you!

Recently we introduced Fundraising Pages on GivingFirst.org. What is a Fundraising Page, you ask? This is an opportunity for you to raise money for your favorite charity. Sometimes there's only so much good you can do by yourself. That's why we've made it easy for you to raise money for your favorite charity. By creating a personalized fundraising page on GivingFirst, you can enlist all of the people you're connected with to support your cause.

The example I always give is let’s suppose I decide to run a marathon – such as the Colfax Marathon in Denver. Since this is a huge commitment for me and something I would want everyone I know to know about and to support me in my endeavor, I would like to use it to raise money for my favorite charity. I can go to GivingFirst.org, find that charity and click on the "Fundraise Now" yellow button.

The next part is really the easy part, as I enter the information about my campaign. This is where I can explain why I am doing this and why I want to raise money for this particular agency. I can also upload a photo or two of me training, perhaps a video of me volunteering with the agency or talking about them, and I can customize the URL (web page address) for direct access. Then I just share the link to my page and watch the money roll in! Did I say there is a great thermometer showing the progress towards my goal?

With the Colfax Marathon in early May, we have seen great success so far with Fundraising Pages. But they are not just for extreme athletes! These could be used to raise money for nonprofits on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, or retirements. They can also be used to support a specific purpose or need of a nonprofit, such as building a playground, buying a new refrigerator, or a matching grant opportunity. The limit is really your imagination! I for one am looking to see what new ways people have for Fundraising Pages.

Can you even imagine how they could be used for the next Colorado Gives Day?

• To learn more, visit the Fundraising Information page on GivingFirst.org
• Check out this sample Fundraising Page benefiting Family Tree
• To see if a specific charity has any Fundraising Pages, review the Overview tab of its profile.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

$36.1 million raised on Colorado Gives Day!

Marla J. Williams, president and CEO, Community First Foundation

Thank you, Colorado!

I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on another year of extraordinary giving. As you know, earlier this week on Colorado Gives Day people from across our state and around the country opened their hearts to give.

Their generosity resulted in $36,129,285 million in donations to 2,309 Colorado nonprofit organizations. This record-breaking amount surpassed last year’s Colorado Gives Day total, which raised an impressive $33.8 million. Since its debut in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised more than $181 million for Colorado nonprofits.

One thing is clear: generous donors and the nonprofits that inspire them are the heart of Colorado Gives Day. Although Community First Foundation provides the giving platform, participating nonprofits have taken ownership of this event and spread the word far and wide, which is the main Colorado Gives Day success story.

Through your efforts every year, more and more Co…

Giving eCards and Kid-Friendly Profiles Help Include Kids in Giving

By Dana Rinderknecht, Director of Online Giving
Last year, Community First Foundation expanded our online giving platform to include a site especially for Kids – KidsforColoradoGives.org. All donations through this site are made with ColoradoGives Giving eCards. These are electronic gift cards that can be purchased on ColoradoGives.org and used to donate to nonprofits featured on either ColoradoGives.org or KidsforColoradoGives.org. We especially recommend purchasing several eCards and sending them to your favorite kid or kids. The kids can then go to KidsforColoradoGives.org and check out kid-friendly profiles to choose nonprofits to support.
Along with introducing the new ColoradoGives website this year, we asked nonprofit to create kid-friendly profiles on KidsforColoradoGives.org to forward our goal of introducing the younger generation to giving. Each participating nonprofit answered four key questions and added at least one photo and one video to help kids understand how their…

One for the History Books

Kayla Arnesen, Director of Strategic Communications
August 15th. It is a BigDay.
Plenty of historical events have happened on August 15. In 1947, India became independent from British rule. In 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair opened its doors to participants and spectators. In 1973, US involvement in Vietnam ended. Today, we’re adding one more observance to the list: the redesigned ColoradoGives.org is launched and ready for visitors!
The new, improved giving website is designed to make online giving easier and more fun! Of course, ColoradoGives.org will continue to provide comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits. But now, it also features fresh photos and graphics, improved functionality and donor-inspired navigation.
If you are a parent or grandparent, get together with the kiddos you care about and visit KidsforColoradoGives.org. The website is a kid-friendly component of ColoradoGives.org that connects the next generation of Colorado gi…