Providence Peer-to-Peer Fundraising program FAQs

General Info

1.  What is the Providence Peer-to-Peer - also known as DIY - Fundraising program? 
It's a way to give you the power to run your own personal fundraiser.  Our registered participants receive an individual fundraising page with the ability to recruit team members or simply collect donations from friends and family - and even to recruit a team of fundraisers to make your efforts go even further.

2.  Who is allowed to create a fundraising page?
Anyone who wants to make a difference!  Whether you're hosting an event, participating in an athletic challenge, or simply collecting donations instead of birthday gifts, a personal fundraisingweb page fits the bill.  Every donation matters.

3.  Who should I contact if I have questions?
We're here to help you succeed!  

Hillary Freeman
Digital Philanthropy Officer
Phone:(818) 847-6433



Creating a Fundraiser

1.  How do I create my own fundraising page?
Visit our home page, select the ministry you'd like to raise money for and register as a participant.  Once you've completed registration, you'll be able to personalize your fundraising web page and can begin collecting donations.  Be sure to check out our Fundraiser Toolkit for tips.


2.  Can I choose where my money goes?
Yes.  When registering as a participant you will have the opportunity to designate how the funds you raise support your ministry.  If you don't see the option you were looking for, contact Hillary Freeman at the email or phone number listed above.


3.  How do I add a photo?
Log in to your Participant Center and select your Personal Page.  Once there you will see an orange button to upload a new profile photo.  Once the button has been selected, click choose file and select your image.  Make sure images are in .jpg or .png or .gif format. 


4.  How do I update my personal fundraising page?
Log in to your Participant Center and select your Personal Page.  From there you'll be able to make updates to your content including text, font type, font size, font color and general formatting.


5.  I don't want everyone to be able to see my fundraiser page, just the people I contact and share the link with.  How do I make my page private?
When you log in to your Participant Center you will see the "Home" section highlighted in orange.  Select the "Profile" section and once there, choose the "Event Options" tab.  From there you will be able to set your page to "Private".


6.  What should I do once my page has been created?
Start raising money!  Take a look at our Fundraising Toolkit for ideas and recommendations on next steps.


7.  How do I update my fundraising goal?
Log in to your Participant Center and click "Edit Goal" near the bottom of your Participant Center.  Type in the new monetary amount and then choose to "Save".



1.   How do I ask friends to donate?
In addition to sending personal emails and posting on social media, you can also go to your Participant Center and click on the email section at the top of the page.  You will be taken to the suggested messages page, where you can click on versions for a standard form message.  You will still have the opportunity to personalize your emails before sending to friends and family.


2.   How do I find out who donated to my page?
Go to your Participant Center and select the "Email" section.  Within this section you can choose to view your donors as well as send emails to thank them for their support.