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24 Feb

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Posted by Linda

Last year almost 60,000 of you used our March for Babies Facebook application! This year we hope to beat that record!

Facebook has made some changes in the way it handles applications since last year. The biggest change is that you can no longer post applications to your profile page.

We’ve made some major improvements this year that will help get you to your goals, reach more people than before and have fun while you are doing it!

This year you can fundraise and support the March of Dimes March for Babies in more ways:


Game Board

Game Board

1) Select an activity from the game board.
2) Complete the activity to earn your reward.
3) Publish your progress to your wall for your friends to see.
4) Come back any time to repeat an activity to increase your fundraising reach.


Rewards Shelf

Rewards Shelf

1) Select your shelf to view the rewards you’ve earned so far.
2) Collect all 6 rewards.
3) If you are a March for Babies veteran, the rewards you earned last year will appear here as well.


Quick Pick Menu

Quick Pick Menu

No time to play the game? Use the buttons above your game board to quickly:
• Ask for donations from your friends
• Invite friends to join your walk
• Invite friends to grab the app and fundraise themselves


Leader Board

Leader Board

1) See the top March for Babies leaders on Facebook (March for Babies friends tab).
2) See who are leading the pack among your own Facebook friends (My friends tab). Only friends who are using the app will appear here.
3) Roll over a friend to see their score and stats.
4) Scroll through your friends by using the arrows to the left and right of their profile pictures.
5) To add a friend, click on a blank square and select your friend.
6) Click on a friend to visit their game board to see their progress.
7) Click “My crib” to return to your game board.


1) Click “Become a fan” to receive updates from the March of Dimes.
2) Connect with over 100,000 March of Dimes supporters and stay on top of the latest news!

Let us know what you think! Get the application here.


New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Ellen — February 24, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

I do not like that this is our only option. I don’t have time to play games and other finicky stuff. I do enough of my own outreach. I just want a FB badge like we had last year. I will NOT put this app out on my page.

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Nicole — February 25, 2011 @ 9:29 am

Not happy that I can’t post to my profile. That helps me fundraise.

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Mark — February 27, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

Isn’t there a way just to do fundraising from Facebook without asking people to play a game? The game is nice for folks how are into that stuff (i.e. Farmville), but most of my Facebook friends would be happy just to use a banner link and donate.

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Kristine Burton — February 28, 2011 @ 12:38 am

I’m walking for stronger, healthier babies! Please join me in March for Babies and help prevent premature birth and birth defects!

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Elda Coleman — February 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

Also, not particularly happy with the app. Preferred the badge format from last year, too. Any chance of that coming back?

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by Lauren Davis — March 1, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

This app is challenging to use and not very fundraising friendly in my humble opinion. Is there a way if we do have to use this app that we can ask more than one person at a time to join our walk or fundraise? For example, when I click on the app to send it out to people, it only allows one person’s name at a time. Thanks for any thoughts.

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by THADDEUS MEJAC — March 10, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

when is this year walk 2011 thank you

New March for Babies Facebook Application!

Comment by admin — March 28, 2011 @ 10:08 am

Thaddeus, click on ‘Find an Event’ to find the location and date of a walk near you!


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