Learning to use your Walk Center can be confusing. Follow this tutorial to make fundraising with your Walk Center as simple as possible.
Go to www.projectbread.org/walk and click “Go to Walk Center” in the top right corner.
There, you can customize your Personal Page (and your Team Page as well, if you are a Team Captain). Talk about why you’re walking or running, invite people to walk or run with you, and above all, ask for donations! We've provided a sample template to help you get started.
You can also customize your Personal Page’s URL to make it easier for your donors to access – just click “URL Settings” under the “Personal Page” tab. This shortens the link you can share to your fundraising page as well as makes it personal to you, http://support.projectbread.org/goto/JoeWalker. You can also choose to make your page public or private.
You can also upload your own photos or video to your Personal Page. This will add a personal touch so that your friends and family can see they really are giving to you!
Under the "Components" tab, it appears that you have the option to add or remove a Status Thermometer and a Fundraising Honor Roll from your Personal Page. Unfortunately, the Thermometer and Honor Roll cannot be removed from your page.
Once you’ve set up your Personal Page, it’s time to email all your friends and family to ask them to donate to your Walk or Run! To import contacts from your email address book, go to the “Email” tab in your Walk Center, then go to “Contacts” on the right and click “Import contacts.” If you want to add other contacts that are not in your email address book, click “Add single contact.”
Once you’ve added your email contacts, click on the “Compose” tab on the right-hand side. There, select an email template – they are grouped under the categories of Recruiting (asking people to volunteer or walk with you), Solicitation (asking your friends and family to donate to your Walk) and Thank You (thanking those who donated to your Walk). Select one of these templates (you can preview them first), then click “Next” in the bottom right.
On the next page, you can edit the subject line and body text of the email (font, colors, etc.) and choose which email stationary you want. You can also choose to include a personalized greeting by checking the box underneath the subject line. Preview your email at any time by clicking “Preview” on the bottom.
When your email is all set, click “Next.” This will bring you to a page where you can select who you want to send your email to. Select individual people by checking the boxes next to their names, or select the box at the top of the column to select all your contacts. You can also add or import contacts on this page.
Click “Next” again. This will bring you to a page where you can preview your email and then send it. You can also save it as a draft or as a template. Once you’ve sent the email, it will appear in your “Sent” tab. Drafts will appear in the “Drafts” tab.
Online donations will automatically appear under the “Progress” tab. Here, you can see how far along you are towards reaching your fundraising goal, how many days are left until the Walk, a graph of your fundraising progress, and a list of people who have donated along with the amount given. If you are part of a team, you can view your team’s progress under the “Team” tab on the right side.
Make sure to keep track of your offline donations – checks and cash that you receive in person rather than online. To enter an offline donation, click “Enter new gift” on the right side and fill in the appropriate information. This gift will now be added to your fundraising total.
If you need additional assistance, please call a Success Coach at 617-723-5000, they will be more than happy to assist you.