4th Annual Walk Event
Join us for a day of compassionate action,
practice and friendship, providing basic needs for life!
|San Francisco, CA||October 19|
|San Jose, CA||October 6|
|Sacramento, CA||October 24|
|Los Angeles, CA||November 17|
|Willington, CT||October 26|
|Tampa Bay, FL||December 8|
|Ann Arbor, MI||October 6|
|St. Louis, MI||October 19|
|New York, NY||November 2|
|Houston, TX||November 24|
|Beanteay Meanchey, Cambodia||October 3|
|Nagpur, India||October 6|
|Yorkshire, UK||August 25|
May I be a good doctor for those who suffer from illness,
A guide for those who have gone astray,
A lamp for those who dwell in darkness,
A source of treasure for those in poverty and need
Vows of Samantabhadra from the Avatamsaka Sutra
BGR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
Registering and creating a Fundraising page
For a video walk-through of online registration and fundraising page creation, go to: http://firstgiving.wistia.com/medias/682702e826
1. Navigate to your event on FirstGiving
2. Click on the call to action button at the top of the page
3. Next you will select a registration type. If you are registering more than just yourself you can select the number of people you are registering for each registration type.
4. If you have used FirstGiving before, it will prompt you to login using your FirstGiving credentials, or you can login with your Facebook credentials. If this is your first time using FirstGiving you will be prompted to create a FirstGiving account.
5. The next step will be to answer any registration questions for yourself and for others that you are registering. At the bottom of this form you will sign off on any necessary waiver information for participation in the event. Others that you are registering must sign off on this legal information separately in a form that will be provided by the event organizers.
6. Next you will be prompted to join or create a fundraising team. If you do not wish to be apart of a fundraising team, you can “skip this step” on the bottom of the page.
7. Finally, you will be prompted to create your fundraising page. Here you can customize your page with your personal story of why you’re participating in the event, photos, and a fundraising goal to display on your page.
8. It’s a good idea to make the first donation to your page, as this will encourage others to make a donation (see checkbox on the bottom left of the page for this option).
9. Once you have submitted payment and your page has been created, you can log back in to your account at any time to make edits or updates to your page as well as share through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
10. One of the best ways to get word out about your fundraising page is to click on the “Send your page to friends” button which is found under the “Your Fundraising” tab of your FirstGiving account. This will walk you through the process of importing your contacts’ email addresses from your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail accounts or any of your past contacts on FirstGiving. You can customize the text of this email and personalize further with: first/last name of the potential donor, the event you are fundraising for and the total you’ve raised so far by clicking on the MailMerge data pieces on the left-hand side of the page. This email will link your contacts directly to your personal fundraising page when they receive it.