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14 May
Online Fundraising

Troy Cartwright Song for the March of Dimes!

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Exciting news! Singer Troy Cartwright is generously donating the proceeds and tips from “Change the World” to the March of Dimes in honor of our 75th anniversary. Troy is proud and excited to be supporting the March of Dimes:

“My older sister was born premature and received care in a neonatal intensive care unit, an idea promoted and advanced by the March of Dimes. It is a real honor for me to be able to give something back to an organization that has provided me and many other families so much joy. I don’t know where I would be without my big sisters and I know there are millions of other little brothers and sisters who feel the same way.”

Download it here!
To learn more about Troy, visit http://www.troycartwright.com

19 Apr
Online Fundraising

The Final Countdown

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We are at the final countdown as March for Babies is literally around the corner. Cities from all around the country are gearing up toward the walk. Haven’t registered yet? Don’t delay, sign up today! It is super fast and easy.

Have a fundraising page? Great! Need help reaching your goal? Check out these fundraising suggestions:

• Have a 10 for 10 fundraising challenge. Challenge 10 of your friends/family to donate $10. That’s an easy $100 toward your goal. Consider taking the challenge to Facebook or Twitter.
• Follow up with your donors; make sure to collect all your cash/check donations.
• Looking for one last fundraising push? Consider having a car wash, bake sale, garage sale.
• Had a garage sale and had left over items? Auction them off on Ebay.
• Update your voicemail greeting to include you are walking for March for Babies and provide a link.
• Host a fundraising dinner and invite your friends/family.
• Ask your hair stylist, doctor, dentist, gardener, etc for a donation.
• Include your fundraising link in your email signature and business card.

9 Apr
Online Fundraising

Thalia for March for Babies

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Latin recording superstar Thalia lends her voice for America’s babies! When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.

If you haven’t already, REGISTER to walk in a March near you! You can walk with a team, create your own, or walk as an individual walker!

29 Mar
Online Fundraising

Consider Being a Virtual Walker!

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Become a Virtual Walker

Can you believe April is almost here? For many of us March for Babies is right around the corner.

Has something come up that will keep you from walking on March for Babies day?

You can still fundraise for March for Babies even if you can’t attend the event. It’s true! Consider being a “Virtual Walker.”

You can still support your team by joining and raising funds to help your team meet its goal. Whether you’re on a team or not, if helping babies is important to you but you can’t attend the event in person, attend in spirit by joining and then asking everyone to donate. They won’t mind if you can’t walk this year.

Your online registration to March for Babies allows you to fundraise wherever you are. While we would LOVE to see you on event day dressed in your best purple gear we understand there can be scenarios/situations where attending the walk is not possible. Being an online virtual walker grants you the access to continue your support for our mission.

22 Mar
Online Fundraising

Know Your Fundraising Link

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Signed up for the March for Babies 2013 walk? Great! Now it’s time to ask your family and friends to support your walk. Here is a great tip on how you can ask for donations onto your fundraising page:

The March for Babies website has some really great tools that you can use once you are logged in: email, social sharing, E-cards, etc.

But, you don’t have to be logged in to ask people to donate if you learn the link to your page. The link to your page is super easy to remember: the first part is www.marchforbabies.org the second part is your username and when you put a slash between the two – viola – you have the link to your March for Babies page: www.marchforbabies.org/username



• You can Text or Tweet the link
• You can type the link in your favorite social site posts
• You can add the link to your email signature
• You can write the link on your business card and give to someone – any time you’re talking about walking, you can write the link down and give to the person so they can go donate

We’d love for you to login to marchforbabies.org and/or use the apps to do your fundraising – but as long as you LEARN YOUR LINK, you don’t have to login to fundraise!

Want to walk in March for Babies but haven’t yet signed up? You can register by selecting either Join a Team, Start a Team or Find an Event on www.marchforbabies.org to get you started!



Have questions? Contact the OFT Help Desk at ofthelp@marchofdimes.com or 888-274-3711

20 Mar
Online Fundraising

Make a Donation to Your Page

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Our March for Babies Fundraising Guru, Zoe, shows first time fundraiser, Chris, how to make a donation to his March for Babies Fundraising page.

Watch the video and learn why making a donation to your own page is one of the best ways to kick off your March for Babies fundraising!

1 Mar
Online Fundraising

Looking for a quick guide to help you reach your March for Babies fundraising goals? Check out this one page guide that shows you how to get started! You can download it as an image here or download it as a PDF file here.

Have more questions? Reach out to our online fundraising team here.

8 Dec
Online Fundraising

2012 March for Babies Walks Are Posted!

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Get a jump on your New Year’s Resolutions by signing up for your March for Babies 2012 walk!

Did you walk last year? Just sign in and reactivate your account.

New to March for Babies? Get started by finding a walk near you!

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.

11 Apr
Online Fundraising

Email Signature Badges

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Do you use the email signature badge to fundraise? The email signature badge is a cool tool that, when installed, appears at the bottom of the emails you send from your email account. It automatically updates with your fundraising bar and links back to your personal page.

But did you know there are now two types of email signature badges? The first is a standard badge that anyone can use. The second is for folks who are dedicated to raising more than $1000 for March for Babies.

So check them out by logging into your March for Babies account and clicking on “Get Your Custom Fundraising Badge” on your dashboard.
They are a great way to help extend your fundraising efforts!

Having trouble? Let us know and we will help you out!

28 Mar
Online Fundraising

What to do with Cash and Checks

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You probably experienced how easy and fun it is to receive online donations. Don’t you just love those e-mails that tell you you’ve got another donation?

So, what do with any checks or cash you receive? You have a couple of options:

1. Bring them with you the day of your walk and hand them in at the event
2. Mail the donations to your state’s chapter office ahead of time
3. If you’re walking with your company team, there may be a Bank Day at your office
Regardless of which option you choose, don’t forget to add the cash/check donations to your March for Babies page and print a copy of your sponsor form.

To add/check check donations manually, log on. Click on the “view sponsor form” tab. Click the “add cash/check” donations section – you’ll have to scroll down.

In the pop-up window, enter the donor’s information and amount (we’ll need an e-mail address to send them an e-mail confirmation/receipt). Select “yes” in the “received” section to mark the donation as being received (the donation will not appear on your progress bar until you do this this). Click “submit” and repeat for any other checks or cash donations.

To print your sponsor form, click the “view sponsor form” link. Select the “printer-friendly form.”

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