Create a Personal Nature Fund for the Gulf
Photo © Bridget Besaw

Thank You! Your decision to take action for the Gulf Coast Restoration makes a world of difference to the Gulf's plants, animals and natural communities and the lands and waters on which they depend.

By creating a personal nature fund to benefit the Conservancy's work in the Gulf, you are inspiring your network of friends and family to share your passion for this important ecosystem and our natural world. Because of supporters like you, the Conservancy continues its work across the Gulf's coastal bays, marshes, rivers and forests, strengthening and restoring vital habitats for sea turtles, oysters, whooping cranes and thousands of other plants and animals.

After setting up your Gulf fund page, you can immediately start fundraising! Here are some simple tips for what to do next:

  • Customize your personal fundraising page with photos and updates at any time.
  • Tell your story. Sharing why you care for our natural world is a meaningful and effective way to inspire others.
  • Promote your effort by using email and social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, to quickly and easily reach out to your friends and family!
  • Review our Personal Nature Fund FAQ to get answers to common questions.

Best of luck and thank you for supporting the Gulf Coast Restoration!

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Create Your Personal Fundraising Page for the Gulf

All donations made through this page support The Nature Conservancy’s Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration. The story you share on your page reflects your personal views, which may differ from those of The Nature Conservancy.

 

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The following image shows how the content elements are arranged on your default fund page. As you work with the sections below, the corresponding section in the image will highlight to indicate where that information will be located on the default fund page layout.

 

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The nature fund name will be the title of your personal fundraising page. Using a descriptive label — such as your name and your reason for creating the nature fund — will help people find your nature fund when they search for it. You can edit your nature fund's information at any time.

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Your story is featured on your personal fundraising page. When you tell a compelling story of why you want to create your nature fund page to support the Gulf, you help inspire your network of friends and family to support your goal. Examples of why people have created fund pages include being inspired by the Conservancy’s work and wanting to help engage others, asking for donations instead of birthday presents, adding an option for a wedding registry, taking part in athletic competition like a marathon or triathlon, and honoring a person who has made a positive impact for nature. Donations made through your page support The Nature Conservancy’s Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration, so to avoid any confusion, your page should not suggest that donations will go towards any other location, animal or cause.

 

 

 

Upload a picture to add a personal touch to your personal fundraising page, and to help your network of friends and family make sure they are donating to the right nature fund. To show more than one picture, you can create photo albums upon completion of the initial setup.

 

Upload a Picture for Your Personal Fundraising Page:

1. Prepare your image.
Images must be .gif, .jpg, or .png files. Files with a .jpg or .png type will be automatically resized to fit in a 225 x 300 pixel space. The maximum acceptable file size is 1.5 Mb.

2. Select the file.
Enter the name of the file on your computer or use the Browse button to select the file.


If unable to access browse button, press enter key here to launch the browse dialog..

3. Click the upload image button.


 

 

The Fundraising Goal will display on your page and may encourage people to give generously to your cause.

 

 

The nature fund description will display with your fund name in search results to help distinguish this fund from other funds with similar names. Enter a short summary of your reasons for creating the fund and who it benefits.

 

 

 

A personal fundraising page that is private does not display in search results. Only those people to whom you send a link or know the URL of your page will be able to view your fund page if you mark it private.