This is the new one-stop shop for information and instruction about how Give Lively members use our powerful, practical and free fundraising technology. For more background support about Give Lively, go to our introductory FAQ pages.
In Peer-Based Fundraising, a team leader creates and manages a Team Fundraising page, recruits teammates, sets fundraising goals, organizes fundraising activities, and is the team’s biggest cheerleader. But where to start? Read here!
It takes only a few minutes to establish a Team Fundraising page, which is just as elementary to maintain.
To begin, create or sign in to your Give Lively account. Then pick a team name that represents your group. It could be a color, a noun, an adjective, or a combination of words. The name should be concise, memorable, relevant, and appropriate to the nonprofit you’re supporting.
Make it stand out with compelling imagery, a team logo, and a personal note from you, the team leader.
As a team leader, you manage the team page, but you are also a fundraiser, so you’ll automatically have an individual fundraising page connected to the team. To find this page, use the dropdown with your name in the top right of the page. This shows all of the individual fundraising pages and team pages associated with any nonprofit and campaign on Give Lively for which you were or still are raising funds.
To edit your individual page, click the option under "Your Fundraising Page" and then select "Edit Page." Take time to customize it by writing a passionate personal note and uploading a clear profile picture of your face.
Keep in mind that your photo is an important part of your profile, as it is also included on the team page and an important way to achieve your fundraising goals! This is because your family and friends will feel more comfortable about joining the team or donating to it when they see and recognize you.
Now that you have a beautifully designed Team Fundraising page, it’s time to add team members. Recruit from your network! Reach out to friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, or any other select groups of people that will help you grow your team. A good strategy for recruitment is to send emails, post on social media, shout from the rooftops – whatever it takes to build a big, committed team.
Here’s an example of a team recruitment text that can be used in an email:
Hi there! I’m excited to be leading a fundraising team in support of [nonprofit's name], an organization that [nonprofit's mission]. Will you join my fundraising team, [team name], to help [nonprofit's name] reach its [campaign name] goal and [describe campaign's impact]. Together we can make a big impact. Sign up here: [link to team's fundraising page].
Make a plan with your team. Identify team and individual fundraising goals, then strategize about fun ways to achieve them. Hold fundraising events (in real life or live streamed), make donation asks, use social media to spread the word, etc.
Get Creative! Fundraising ideas for inspiration:
As a team leader, you can set your team up for success by holding them accountable.
Send motivational messages every week or so to keep your team engaged and on track.