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How It Works

Start a Fundraiser

Get started fundraising by choosing an area to support and determining a goal. A personal fundraising page allows you to create and customize a webpage with your own story, photos or video about why you are fundraising to support Duke Cancer Institute. Log in to your Fundraising Dashboard to make your fundraising page your own.

Spread the Word

Share your page with your friends and family via email, text and social media. Your Fundraising Dashboard allows you to send emails directly through our platform so you can see who has opened and responded to your emails. Make sure to share your personal page URL for your friends and family to donate directly to your page.

Reach out to for a Fundraising Toolkit to learn more about spreading the word. 

Track Your Progress

Watch your progress grow and exceed your goals to support Duke Cancer Institute! Along the way you can receive milestone badges to recognize your great work.

Saying thank you to those who support you is important! Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard o see a list of donors and send customized thank you notes. All of your donors will also receive a tax receipt from Duke and an acknowledgement email from Duke Cancer Institute. If you would like to send a custom acknowledgement to your donors, please contact Susan George James ( as you are setting up your fundraising page.

Engage Your Social Network

Personal outreach and social media are the keys to success in connecting with your friends and family to support your fundraiser for Duke Cancer Institute. You can make direct asks through email, text, social media posts and DMs.

You will also hear from us along your fundraising journey to see how we can help you. If you need to contact us with specific questions, please contact Susan George James (

Contact Us

If you have specific questions or would like to direct your virtual fundraising to support a specific area within Duke Cancer Institute, please contact Susan George James ( .