Captain's Corner

Important steps for setting up your Personal Page and Team Page.

Here are step-by-step directions to getting involved with our 2017 TOUR OF CHAMPIONS!

You can:

  • CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM
  • DONATE TO A TEAM
  • DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION
  • VOLUNTEER
  • JOIN AS A SPECTATOR
  • CREATE A VIRTUAL TEAM

 

EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!!

Once you are registered, here are a few tips as to how to personalize your pages (remember every fundraiser will have a PERSONAL AND A TEAM PAGE).  You don't have to share both of them, it is up to you.....but we will be promoting some fun ways for both Teams and Individuals to get involved with our fundraising incentives!  

STEP 1:

Locate MY FUNDRAISING TOOLS located in the top right hand corner of the screen.  It will be to the left of your name if you are logged into your account.
STEP 2:

Customize your PERSONAL PAGE  

Select the Edit My Page from the buttons above and you will come to the page brings you to your DASHBOARD.  All the tools you need to manage your personal page and goals are on this page.  You can also access your team page (see bottom of the left hand column).  

TO UPDATE YOUR PHOTO click on the bowling pins/ball.  It will instruct you to select a photo to upload and save.   * Notice when you are on your PERSONAL PAGE, it will say MY Fundraising Dashboard.  

Once you are happy with your image and your goals go to EDIT MY TEAM PAGE (bottom left hand column).

STEP 3:

Edit your TEAM PAGE

On this page you will want to update your TEAM PHOTO (click on the circle next to your team name and upload the photo of your choice).  You can also edit the text on this page by clicking the wheel in the upper right hand corner of each box.  You can also update your team goals, see your team members and add a personalized video if you wish.  Once you update your page make sure you SAVE YOUR PAGE by clicking the GREEN SAVE BUTTON in the lower left hand corner. 

You will notice a green and grey bar across the bottom of your screen updating you on your progress. You can click on the green text to the right to take you directly where you need to go to do the next step in completing your page. There is also a small green arrow on the far right that will show you all the steps remaining. You do not have to complete this to start fundraising, however, Qgiv.com has put this in place based on best practices used by the most successful fundraising teams. We hope you find it helpful and it helps you achieve (and surpass) your goals!

STEP 4:

SHARE YOUR PAGE AND GOALS AND RECRUIT TEAM MEMBERS!

We have made this incredibly easy for you this year!  There are several templates you can use to recruit team members, contact donors, share your page on Facebook, Twitter and via Text!  

From MY FUNDRAISING TOOLS (top right hand corner) you can select SHARE EVENT and send emails, post to Facebook or share on Twitter.

STEP 5:

CREATE AN EMAIL

You can use a template email (drop down box shown in lower left of image) or you can create your own custom message.  You will need to add emails, however, as people donate or join your team there will be lists created for you to easily contact your team and donors.  

STEP 6:

POST TO FACEBOOK

Again, you can create a custom post or schedule posts based on activities that happen on your page. You have to give Qgiv.com (our fundraising platform) permission to access your FB page, but if you do, you can manage all of your posts from the application directly - including scheduling posts so you don't have to remember to do it! AWESOME!!!

Bowl-a-thon FAQs

How much does it cost to have a team?
If your TEAM has reached $200 in donations by 12/31/16 you will receive your lane
After 12/31/16 each lane will be $250

Can I have more than 1 (one) lane if I have more than 5 (five) bowlers?
There is a limit of 5 (five) BOWLERS per team. If you have more than 5 (five) BOWLERS, you will need to form 2 (two) separate teams.   (Exceptions for immediate family will be made.)

How do I know who has signed up as a BOWLER for my TEAM?
Team Captains can manage and view registered bowlers through their TEAM dashboard.

What if I have less than five BOWLERS?
If we have a BOWLER who does not have a TEAM, we will ask to add him/her to your TEAM.


Can I order extra shirts for members who are not bowling?
Yes, you can order extra shirts for $8 by visiting OUR STORE

How do I know who has donated to my team?
Your TEAM Page will have links to the names of your Donors, the amounts and donated by whom.                                                            

What if I get cash or a check?                                                                                                                                                                                              Team Captains can add cash and/or checks to their team by clicking 'my fundraising tools' in the top right corner of the page and then selecting 'Donation Center'.  At the bottom of the page click 'Add Cash or Check'.  Donations will not be reflected in Team total until cash and/or check is received by The Foundation.  Don't forget to put your Team name in the memo section of the check.  Please mail to: The Foundation, PO Box 533462, Orlando, FL 52853   

Do donors receive donation confirmations or acknowledgements?                                                                                 
Yes, when a donation has been successfully completed, the donor will receive a thank you email confirmation (based on the information the donor provided on the donation form). On their credit card or bank statement, the donation will show up as QGV*Down Syndrome Foundat.