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Create a Fundraising Page

How It Works

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A personal fundraising page (PFP) is a web-based platform that invites your donors to give online. Each page can benefit one fund of your choosing at Seattle Children’s and provides an area for you to share your story and photos. With a set goal for each page, a scrolling donor list and a thermometer that fills as you reach your total, a PFP will engage those who give to your page as they help you reach your goal!

Seattle Children’s will issue an individual tax-deductible receipt for each completed gift made by a donor to your page. Utilizing a PFP is an effective way to raise funds for Seattle Children’s without having to keep track of totals. They can easily be shared to social media pages, have no minimum required goals and can be used year after year.

Get Started

Decide what hospital area or research program you want to support and choose a template that is right for you. When your page is finished, contact us with the final URL of your page and then begin fundraising!

Featured Fundraising Page Templates

Greatest needs

Gifts to greatest needs help Seattle Children’s provide outstanding patient care, support research into groundbreaking treatments and ensure all children in our region receive the medical care they need.

Uncompensated care

You can help Seattle Children’s keep its founding promise to the community: caring for all children in our region regardless of families’ ability to pay.

Research Discovery Fund

Give to the Research Discovery Fund and propel research forward that is at the tipping point of a breakthrough, attract top scientists or expand our facilities.

Other templates

FAQs

  • What is a Personal Fundraiser Page (PFP)?

    A Personal Fundraiser Page or PFP is a page you customize to send to your friends and family when soliciting donations on behalf of Seattle Children’s. Once you register to become a fundraiser, a basic PFP will be created for you. You then will have the option of personalizing the photos, name, text and goal!

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  • Why a PFP and not GoFundMe?

    When you raise money through a PFP, donations are directed immediately to Seattle Children’s and no process fee is taken out of your donations. Additionally, Seattle Children’s is then able to thank each individual donor from your page with a letter in the mail that contains information pertinent to claiming a tax deduction. GoFundMe or other crowd-funding sites do not offer us a way to thank your donors and may also charge fees to process your donor’s gift.

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  • The hospital area I want to support isn’t listed. What do I do?

    If the area you would like to support isn’t listed, please email us and we can help you set up a PFP that fits your fundraising goals!

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  • Can I access your donor data drives?

    Donor privacy and information is protected by law, and therefore we are unable to share that information with you. You can see your donor’s name and gift amount on your dashboard if your page’s donors choose to share it at the time of their gift.

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  • Can Seattle Children’s help cover my event expenses?

    Unfortunately we are not able to cover fundraiser event expenses. However, we can assist you with the wording you use to ask community members to provide donations. Please note, once a gift is made to your fundraising page, it is directly deposited and cannot be redirected to you to cover expenses.

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  • Can I create a team fundraising page?

    Yes! A Team Fundraising Page (TFP) is a page you customize to send to your friends and family when soliciting donations on behalf of Seattle Children’s. In addition to the basic PFP, a basic Team Fundraising Page will be created for the team captain. You then will have the option of personalizing it the same way you personalized your PFP page. All members who sign up on your team will be listed on the TFP with their amount raised and a link to their PFP.

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  • My donors don’t feel safe giving online. How can they give?

    Online donations are our preferred method. Our website is secure, and your donors will have access to their e-receipts immediately. Your donor scroll will identify your new donation as soon as the donation has been made.

    Offline donations can be made if you collect cash or checks from your donors, please bring them to our office. Please do not mail cash. If sending a check, please mail it right away. In order for the donation to be properly credited to your PFP you must notify us that the donation(s) were collected by you for your specific fundraiser. Please provide the URL of your PFP on the memo line of checks and include a note with any additional information.

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  • How do I send a personalized email to potential sponsors?

    On your dashboard, you will find an icon that says “Send Email”.

    Click on this icon and follow the steps provided to personalize the email. To view the default language, select “Preview.” If you’d like to be alerted by email when someone makes a donation through your page, notify our staff.

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  • How do I upload a photo to add to my PFP?

    Click on the “Browse” icon in the photo section, then select the photo you would like to add to your page. You can keep the original default photo as part of your slideshow or you can uncheck the box next to that image and upload up to three of your own photos. It is important that you downsize your image(s) to the approximate size of the photo area – no more than 300 pixels wide, 300 pixels tall. Otherwise, your image may appear skewed.

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Questions?

Email us and we’ll be happy to help.

Fundraising Spotlight

Kat’s Crew Takes Aim at Sarcoma

Kat TiscorniaUp until last spring, Kat Tiscornia was a typical 8th grader. After she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, she set her sights on beating it – and on asking for donations to help all children with the disease. Since then, Kat has used a fundraising page to raise more than $400,000 for sarcoma research. Thank you, Kat!

Patty Riley Uses Her “Second Chance” for Good

Patty RileyThank you to our friend Patty Riley for creating an online fundraising page to support Seattle Children’s Cancer Center. With over $8,000 in donations, Patty is making a difference for an important cause!

 

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