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28 Feb
Linda

MFB2014 Tshirts wo sponsors

We’ve got an exciting new fundraising incentive for you! We’re excited to reveal the 2014 March for Babies t-shirt design, featuring “Go Baby Go” as its theme. This year, for the first time, the t-shirt will be available in two colors – light purple on an ash grey shirt, or light purple on a bright purple shirt.

You may be asking yourself – where can I purchase this t-shirt? These shirts are not for sale – but you’ll get it for free when you meet the $200 fundraising benchmark! In order for all the walkers on your team to get one of the t-shirts, they each need to raise $200. You get to choose the color you want, too!

A couple quick FAQs:

• You get the t-shirt the morning of the walk
• You get only one t-shirt (not a t-shirt for every $200 raised, after $200 you are available for other exciting incentives!)
• Each walk site will have a limited number of styles and shirt sizes, so arrive early to get the most selections to choose from

Thank you for joining us and supporting March for Babies! If you haven’t registered yet, make sure you get started today!

24 Feb
Linda

Four Js

Have you registered for March for Babies? If you have, you’re one step ahead of everyone else! But you may be thinking – what do I do know? Sometimes the prospect of fundraising all on your own can be a little daunting – that’s where team support comes in!

The first step after starting your team is to get your family and friends to register too! Knowing you’re in it together, having the community to bounce ideas off of, and having a support system as you fundraise is key!

It might take a couple of reminders, but before you know it your family and friends will be part of your team. Once they’ve registered it’s easy to keep in touch on fundraising and see how you’re meeting your goals. So don’t delay – register today and remind your family and friends to join you!

March for Babies is a community event for everyone! Get started now!

11 Feb
Linda

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When you start raising money during March for Babies, you will naturally start to get the question “where does my money go?” The answer to this question is both easy and hard – the March of Dimes helps babies, but in so many ways, you might not know them all!

That’s why we invite you to share this infographic that shows what we do in just one year! Just follow the link, right click, and save! Then you can share it to Facebook, Twitter, and more!

If you haven’t started your fundraising yet, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time! Visit our website to register and start your fundraising today. You’re making the difference for stronger, healthier babies!

4 Feb
Linda



Have you registered yet for March for Babies? What are you waiting for? Did you know that if you get started now and raise $100 by February 28th you will get this complimentary March of Dimes BPA-free water bottle!

This exclusive March for Babies water bottle will be awarded based on your online fundraising level achieved by end of business February 28, 2014. Online donations can be made via PayPal or credit card. Your gift will be shipped to your registration address approximately 2 weeks after the deadline.

Get started now and let your team know about this early fundraising incentive!

31 Jan
Linda

Signed up for the March for Babies 2014 walk? Great! Now it’s time to ask your family and friends to support your walk.

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 May
Linda

Post-walk donations can still add up!

Did you know that even if our walk is over, any donations we receive still count to earn us a gift card or to increase its value?

We have until May 31 to continue to raise money for vital research and programs — and get closer to earning a Kmart or Macy’s card gift card to spend in-store or online!

Raise $350: $15 Gift Card / $500: $25 Gift Card / $1,000: $50 Gift Card / $2,500: $125 Gift Card $5,000: $250 Gift Card / $10,000:
 $500 Gift Card / $20,000+:
 $600 Gift Card

We’re getting closer, so let’s keep up the good work. The more we raise, the higher the value of our gift card and the more we help babies and moms!

14 May
Online Fundraising

Troy Cartwright Song for the March of Dimes!

Posted by Online Fundraising


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

6 May
Linda



You’ve done so much for March for Babies, but we’re still short of our goal. The good news is that the money you’ve raised so far is already supporting moms and babies in your community.

The numbers might be down…so think “UP!”

For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

It’s actually quite doable. Maybe send a few more emails; ask 10 people for just $10; donate a little more to your own campaign; suggest making a donation to March for Babies to honor a special mom for Mother’s Day.

We can still get there…and you could be packing your bags. Good luck!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on Facebook

2 May
Linda



As you know, March for Babies is our biggest annual fundraiser that supports lifesaving research and groundbreaking programs for babies, moms and families. Our hopes were high, but we haven’t reached our goal…YET. You can make this happen. Even if your walk day has passed, your opportunity to help babies hasn’t.

Listen to this — if you go the extra mile for babies, you could be going places! For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

You can be the lucky winner AND bring us closer to our goal!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on facebook.com/marchofdimes.

22 Apr
Linda

Feel GREAT About Asking

Posted by Linda



Feel GREAT about it

We all have family and friends that we are in constant contact with via texts, emails, Facebook, etc. — constantly dashing off tidbits from our everyday lives and sharing comments, jokes, YouTube videos, you name it.

But when it comes to asking for donations….OMG.
:-\


When asking for support, you may feel uncomfortable, but the results could surprise you. And even if you don’t receive a donation, you will certainly be admired for your wonderful intentions — helping babies!

You don’t have to be overly serious or hit people up with grim statistics.
But by all means:

Make them feel special. Remind them of the lifesaving work that they are supporting and how their donation will help give more babies the healthiest start possible. (What’s not to love about that?!!)

Reach out with a personal touch. Express in your own words why the mission means a lot to you. Emphasize a project or goal of the March of Dimes that you care about. Share a story of someone you know who was affected by premature birth. A personal message from you carries a lot more weight than a form request.

Above all, remember that there is no harm if the response is “no.” You can feel great about trying to make a difference for the nearly half a million babies born too soon each year.

You asked…and that’s all we can ask for.



REGISTER AND REACH OUT to help babies.
It’s not too late!

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