Let’s use the power of the crowd to stop a pipeline.
As the battle over TransMountain (formerly Kinder Morgan) heats up, standing as strong allies with Indigenous Peoples is more important than ever. Set up an online fundraiser to get your friends and family involved in putting reconciliation into action.
Online fundraisers are our secret weapon to how we raised $650k to stop Enbridge — and how we are doing it all over again with $675k — and counting — raised to stop TMX! Click the button above to set up your crowdfunder, then come back to this page and check out the tips below on how to make the most of your online fundraiser!
Step by Step Guide to Online Fundraising
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Psst…. if you hit a snag…. we are here to help!
Having trouble creating, editing, or signing into your online fundraiser? Please contact Pull Together and we’ll follow up with you. Tech support is easiest by phone so please include your phone number and a good time to reach you in your message.
1. Set up your fundraiser
Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button. Start by fundraising as an individual: even if you plan on joining or creating a team, you need to start with your own individual profile.
2. Set a goal, end-date, and catchy headline. SAVE THE CUSTOM URL!!
• Important!! When you create a short URL, you are creating a custom link that goes directly to your fundraising page, i.e. https//fundraise.raventrust.com/YourName.
Be sure to SAVE THIS LINK so you can share it easily on social media and by email. Click “Next”, and you will be guided to create a username and email or sign in with Facebook. Save that info too!
** Our fundraising software automatically assigns an account to anyone who has donated to Pull Together, or to any other RAVEN campaign. If you are getting a message that says “There is already an account associated with this username”, you will need to click the retrieve password button — even though you were never assigned a password! We’re working with our software provider to solve this glitch. If you are receiving this error message, click “Reset Password”. You will need to check the email you provided when you initally donated to Pull Together/RAVEN and, using the Magic Access code that you receive from us, return to the login page and set up a new password. REMEMBER: You can always reach out to us for help using the button above. We know this step can be tricky! **
3. Customize your story
Make sure you are logged into your page. Click the MANAGE button in the top right hand corner. You will be shown a series of cards which walk you through how to customize your story and personalize your email messages. To change your profile picture: Click MANAGE. Select the DETAILS tab. Click “Upload” to choose a new photo from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
4. Share your fundraiser
Before posting on social media, give your fundraiser a little momentum by reaching out to friends and family directly via an email, text message, or phone call. A personal message asking for their support will go a long way. Be sure to include your fundraising page’s short URL with every message you send.
Once you’ve done your first round of personal outreach, social media is a great next step to keep everyone updated on your progress and impact.
5. Engage your donors to share your fundraiser and post on social media
You will receive emails whenever someone donates to your page. When you reach out and thank them, invite them to share your fundraiser with 5 of their friends by email, and to post on social media. Post the short URL link to your page directly in your message.
6. Post campaign updates Every week or two, it helps to post updates about your campaign. Here’s how: • Click the “Manage” button in the top right hand corner of your screen. • Under the “Story” tab, click “Updates”, then click “Create New Update” • Write your story. Add photos or click the video icon to add our awesome and inspiring Pull Together video : https://vimeo.com/211535415 • click “Publish”. Then, choose the Facebook and/or Twitter buttons to share your update on social media.