So, you want to Walk / With World Relief to end human trafficking in Durham. What are the next steps?

1. REGISTERFirst, you can find all the practical details here (when, where, route map, etc). Secondly, you actually will sign up through this site. For walkers who aren't interested in getting their walk timed, it's free (select "community walk" after you hit the button to register). All others have to pay a fee. Enter in your contact info. Type in "World Relief Durham" for the nonprofit you will support. You will also need to select "World Relief Durham" as the existing group you'd like to join. Once you submit the information, you will need to "pay" for the event (it's free, so it automatically processes it and emails you the receipt).

2. BECOME A FUNDRAISER There are three ways to raise funds through this walk. First, we have donation envelopes at our office (801 Gilbert St. #209, Durham 27701). People will write checks to the Great Human Race or to The Volunteer Center of Durham. Put World Relief Durham in the memo. Secondly, you can direct people to our online donation page. Finally, you can set up your own personal online site by clicking here. You will see a green banner near the top with the option to "create a team member fundraising team." Select it. The "active giving" site will prompt you for your username and password. Since this is your first time, click that you do not have them. Fill out the form. Once complete, it will now allow you to log in. After you log in, you will have the chance to create your own URL (website address). I recommend just using your first and last name, no spaces. You can then personalize your own site (name, tagline, message, goals, etc). Be as creative or simple as you like.

3. FUNDRAISE Now that your site is set up, you can email, facebook, tweet, write letters, print flyers, and do everything else to connect people to your own personal fundraising site so they can support you. If you used for first and last name, your webpage will be: http://www.active.com/donate/ghr2012/firstlast (so, for example, my own is: http://www.active.com/donate/ghr2012/timmcgee). Please encourage the people you contact to join us in the walk and/or raise funds on their own (you can raise money even if you aren't walking!). Flyers, the facebook event, and other promo material can be found on our previous blog post. One IMPORTANT NOTE: if it is at all possible to actually collect checks instead of having people donate online, please do it. The online donation subtracts almost 7% of the donation as a "fee." You can include this information, though, on your website as part of your message! Some final details about fundraising (other places to pick up envelopes, how to submit your donations, etc) can be found on the Great Human Race website. The end date for collecting checks (and getting your completed packet to us) is March 16th.

The online fundraising keeps going even after the run! Please email me (tmcgee@wr.org) with any questions.