Note: Online fundraising campaigns must be done via The Borgen Project platform by following the steps below. Third party platforms such as GoFundMe charge very high processing fees and the organization does not directly receive the funding. For this reason, fundraising done on outside platforms will not count toward your fundraising total. To receive credit for your great work please follow protocol!
Let’s get started! Here’s an example of what your personal Online Fundraising Campaign will look like:
To Set up your Personal Fundraising Platform:
STEP 1. Download the Online Fundraising Campaign document and fill in your answers. Note that we need the fundraising profile description in .doc, .docx, or native Google Docs format!
STEP 2. Find or take two nice, clear, horizontally orientated photographs of yourself formatted strictly as .jpg (.jpeg) or .png files. Rename the photo to include your first and last name. If the photo is too large/high quality it will slow down your page, although too small pictures will look not clear. You can resize photos here (minimum of 300 kB and maximum of 700 kB will look best.) As far as dimensions, photos should be rectangular and ideally at least 600 pixels wide x 400 pixels high. Like this:
STEP 3. Email your filled out online campaign document and the two photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Online Profile.” The photographs should be sent as separate attachments and should not be included in the .docx questionnaire response.
That’s all! You’ve done your part, now let us handle the backend.
Please allow 72 hours for us to create your fundraising page. Once your profile is live, we will send you an email with the URL letting you know you can spread the word. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to edit your page, please contact email@example.com.