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The Benefits of Peer to Peer Fundraising Pages

If you’d like to raise money for Our Little Roses but aren’t sure how to rally your friends and family to the cause, we’d like to share how our peer to peer fundraising pages can help. Through a partnership with Network for Good, Our Little Roses has an easy-to-use online platform that you can use to request donations from your community.

Our fundraising pages give you all the tools you need to create a compelling appeal, provide a secure donation process, and most importantly, thank your donors personally. Let’s take a look at each of the benefits, so you can learn more about how to raise money for charity.

Customize With Your Story

One of the biggest advantages of peer to peer fundraising pages is the ability to share your own story. Think about the last time you made a donation. Was it because of their generic fundraising letter? Or because a friend or family member described how the organization had personally impacted their life?

When Our Little Roses supporters talk about their experiences, whether they share about a recent mission trip or the wonderful girl they’ve sponsored over many years, it brings our mission to life. And that makes all the difference.

As you set up your page, you’ll be prompted to add your own photos and edit the information that appears on the main page. You can write everything yourself, or you can tweak the language we’ve provided about the work we do. 

For example, one supporter added the following personal message on her page:

All of you who know me know how passionate I am about the girls at Our Little Roses! Thru the past 10+ years that I have been visiting, I have seen such tremendous transformations and success stories – all due to the kind hearts of so many. This year the two girls I sponsor will celebrate two momentous occasions – one at her Quinceanera and one at her High School graduation. I have watched them grow since they were 4 and 7 and I could not be more proud!

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To give your own P2P page that extra personal touch with a candid background photo, reach out to the Development & Communications Coordinator at Admin@OurLittleRoses.org. This reinforces your personal commitment to the cause.

Share With Your Network

Once you have your page approved by our team, you’ll be ready to share it with the world. With a click, you can post your page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or via email. But you can also copy the link to share in any of your other online communities like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, or Pinterest. 

When you post, your page will appear with your primary photo and description. However, it’s often helpful to add a personalized message to clarify your fundraising goals and encourage clicks.

You can also send personalized emails to make sure you reach everyone who might donate since your message could be missed on social media. But fortunately, you don’t have to worry about clogging up your email inbox. You can send and track everything right inside the Network for Good platform.

Use Templates for Communications

Even when you’re passionate about an organization, sometimes it’s hard to find the right words. After all, not everyone is a writer. But you don’t have to be when you use our fundraising page. 

You’ll find templates for every part of the process – for the home page, email requests, and thank you letters. This makes your fundraiser more effective because Our Little Roses can help you explain the transformational work we do – through stories, statistics, and photos.

Of course, adding your perspective is important, as we noted above. But for those who fear the blank page or feel awkward about asking for a donation, our fundraising pages can get you started.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a fundraising expert. You can rely on the compelling photos, videos, and stories that Our Little Roses provides in the templates to bring our story to life.

Offer a Secure Donation Link

If you’ve coordinated fundraisers in the past, it can be stressful to collect individual donations. When you’re dealing with cash, it’s more responsibility and risk. Fortunately, your fundraising page allows your friends and family to make a secure donation online. It also makes it easier for more people in your network to donate, anywhere in the world, which expands your fundraising potential.

As peer to peer fundraising pages have become more common across nonprofits, you’ll likely find that your connections are familiar with the concept. This gives them reassurance that their donation is going directly to the organization. You can also share that Network for Good uses industry-leading internet security protocols. Your donors will see as a padlock icon on their browser when they advance to the secure processing page of the website.

Thank Your Donors Individually

One of the most important benefits of peer to peer fundraisers is the ability to see and thank your donors. This is critical to building a community of Our Little Roses supporters. 

Although Facebook birthday fundraisers have increased in popularity, they don’t allow you (or the organization) to see who donated. You can send a general thank you message to your friends, but you can’t follow up personally unless they told you about their donation.

Network for Good does allow anonymous donations, but for those who would like more information about Our Little Roses, we can continue to communicate. This opens the door to potential partnerships and sponsors, helping us grow and do more for our girls.

Ready to get started? You can set up your peer to peer fundraising page at any time directly from our website. It’s easy! You’ll be guided through each step. But if you have any questions, please contact our team and we’d be happy to help.