Create a Fundraiser

One of the best ways that you can help Cultivate is by creating a fundraiser through GiveMN.org. You can set your own fundraising goals, invite others to contribute, and share your progress. Its very easy to set up and we’ll give you everything you need!

To create a fundraiser: follow these instructions.

1. CREATE A GIVEMN ACCOUNT:
• Go to https://givemn.org/register.
• Fill in the form with your name, email address, and a password of your choosing.
• Verify your account through the email you will receive immediately.

2. CREATE A FUNDRAISER:
• After creating an account, log in and click on fundraise at the top of the page, or in the menu.
• Type the name of the organization – Cultivate International
• Create a name for your fundraising page, such as “Cultivate Change: (enter your name)”
• Change your page visibility to “show”.
• Create a headline, such as “Instead of giving out charity, let’s cultivate tomorrow’s leaders!”
• Tell your story (tell others why you support Cultivate’s mission to empower community leaders).
• Customize your donation form. You can choose whatever you wish, or use these suggestions:

o $600 sponsors a partner’s in-country training
o $300 sponsors a partner’s program for one month
o $75 sponsors a partner for one week
o $30 sponsors a partner for 2 hours of personalized training
o Or, give any amount to support Cultivate’s partners’ work.!

• Write a thank-you email for donors, such as “Thank you so much for donating and helping me reach my goal of (enter amount). Your donation will help people near and far build their capacity to fight poverty and injustice in their communities. I am so grateful, and I know that the men and women partnering with Cultivate are too!”
• Manage your fundraising thermometer (your fundraiser goal) and matching gift (if you wish to match others’ gifts with your own funds).
• Skip the offline gift adjustment.
• Choose your fundraiser logo (download from our website).
• Upload images and videos that tell your fundraiser’s story (download from our website).
• Save it all, and then your fundraiser will be live!
• Share your fundraiser on through social media, emails, and text messages.


Media that you can use and download (simply click and download):

Cultivate Logo                     Header Image

Sample Social Media Picture           Sample Emails and Social Media Posts

Cultivate Program Handout