What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising?
Peer-to-Peer fundraising allows supporters of PHP to actively fundraise for PHP by creating their own personal fundraising page linked to PHP's Donorbox fundraising page. Supporters can individualize their personal fundraising page, tell their PHP stories, and explain why PHP matters to them. Supporters then share their page with friends, family, and community members seeking donations for PHP (hence “peer-to-peer”).
How Does the Money / Donations Flow?
Since your fundraising page is linked to PHP's Donorbox fundraising page all donations you acquire flow directly to PHP's donation collection system. All money collection tasks are taken care of by PHP. You are able to track the amount of donations your peer-to-peer efforts have generated and PHP can see the level of donations you are responsible for.
Step 1. Click on the “Start a PHP Fundraising Page” button above. This will open up a new windo onto a contact form.
Step 2. Fill in your Name and Email Address in the contact window the click the "continue" button. An email will be sent to you from Donorbox.
Step 3. Open the email and click on “Complete Your Account”
Step 4. Establish your password then click the "Sign-up" button. This will take you to PHP's Donorbox campaign page.
Step 5. Click the “Set-Up Campaign” button in the upper right hand corner and it will take you your new fundraising page.
Step 6. Customize your new PHP fundraising page. (This is not required but it helps others identify with why you are fundraising).
a. You can upload a picture or image associated with you so folks recognize you or leave it blank.
b. You can upload a picture for the background or let it default to PHP's background image.
c. By defailt PHP's description is loaded. You can tweak it or re-write this entire sections sharing why PHP matters to you.
d. You can add a fundraising goal if you like. A fundraising counter will automatically be shown if you do.
Step 7. Click the "Save and Preview" button.
Step 8. You will go to a page that says “Congratulations – Pending”
Step 9. Either choose to preview the page or continue editing.
Step 10. The last step is sharing the “donorbox” post on your social media via the three buttons at the bottom of the screen.
It is that easy!
Below are two assets that may help you if you are getting stuck. The first is a YouTube link from Donorbox explaining set-up and the the second it the Donorbox website instructions.