Your Participant Center is equipped with online tools to simplify and automate your fundraising activities through e-mail, Facebook and your very own Walk MS web page. This step-by-step guide shows you how.
PARTICIPANT CENTER OVERVIEW
The Participant Center empowers you to quickly:
- Kickstart fundraising by making a personal donation
- Inspire others with your story via your personal web page
- E-mail donation requests and send donor thank you’s
- Learn simple fundraising ideas
- Check your fundraising progress
- Download mobile & Facebook fundraising apps
- And more
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HOW TO DRIVE FUNDRAISING AND TRACK YOUR PROGRESS THROUGH THE ALL-NEW WALK MS PARTICIPANT CENTER
Here are just a few of the ways to rock your Participant Center:
Reach People Easily with Pre-formatted E-mails
When sending e-mails through your Participant Center, you can choose to write your own message or select one of the pre-written options for various topics such as:
- recruiting people to join your team
- soliciting for donations or
- sending a simple “thank you” message
The pre-written e-mails are convenient, professionally-written, and provide helpful information about Walk MS and the importance of the cause.
Spark Donations through Your Personal Page
Wanna tell people why you’re involved in Walk MS? Then take full advantage of your “personal page.” It’s super easy.
First, share your story so your friends, family and colleagues have a better understanding of—and a powerful connection to—you and/or the person you’re honoring through the event.
Then, be sure to add some photos. People who share pics along with their story tend to bring in higher donations. I mean, that’s what we’re ultimately trying to do here, right?
Generate Awareness and Raise Funds Fast with the Facebook App
As we’ve heard from hundreds of participants, Facebook is the most popular (and easiest) way to drive fundraising and awareness of Walk MS.
The Facebook app is great because it’s easy for everyone involved. You can choose what message you want to post—or create your own—and it links directly to your Walk MS donation page so that your friends, co-workers or family can donate in one fell swoop. Talk about a great way to increase awareness and garner a lot of attention with such little effort!
Track Your Progress
Through the Participant Center, you can also keep track of how much fundraising you have done both individually and as a team. The site even keeps tabs on who you should follow up with and how many days you have left to meet (or exceed!) your fundraising goal.
Send Team Updates
Team Captains can easily send info and updates to their teams. One of my favorite features is the ability to upload your personal e-mail contacts from your Gmail, Hotmail or other e-mail account to your Participant Center address book so you can fully utilize all of your online contacts!
The best way to get to know and how to fully use your Participant Center is to get in and just start exploring.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY WALK MS PARTICIPANT CENTER?
Visit walkMS.org > login > follow the steps to access your Participant Center
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If you need any help or suggestions on how to fully utilize your participant center and social media platforms, please give me a holler.
Walk MS Manager
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter