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1 Dec
Online Fundraising

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

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Hi everyone!  To those of you who are new to March for Babies and Online Fundraising, I am glad you are joining us.  Those returning for another fun year, thanks for joining us again. 


I am Sharon, a staff member with the March of Dimes. I have been actively involved with the Online Fundraising site since it was first started in 2003 so I know first hand how it has changed and grown.  I am excited about chatting with you about ways to make this online fundraising experience as easy and fun as possible.  To me this has nothing to do with technology, but a lot to do with how we have started to communicate with our family and friends  – we use email. 


I use email now to share stories with family about our children, how things are shaping up for various holidays, latest breakthroughs in child care (I’m learning about timeouts and being firm with them!).  This is gentle fundraising. 


I am lucky that as part of my work I interact with many people across the country and hear from them first hand how they use online fundraising to enhance their effort.  You are part of that effort – I would like to hear from you – share with me what you have found that works.  I will also have some guest bloggers with me, so when you ask me a question or share a concern, I may pass it on to one of them.  If you happen to throw some technology things my way, I might ask one of my tech team mates to address it (this blog is not about solving technology!)  Here is what I see us talking about:


-Features of Online Fundraising

-Tips for Fundraising Online such as Emails and Badges

-Customizing Your Pages to Make them more Personal

-Staying in Touch with Team Mates

-Monitering Your Progress

-If You are a Captain – Working with Your Team


I don’t know about you, but I love to get my first email that says I have just received a donation.  I just say – keep ‘em coming.  Send those emails!


Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by brandy — January 6, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

Hi Sharon
my name is brandy and i am very interested in starting a team to rais money fro the march of dimes,but i am still a little unclear of how things work and how you raise money. me and a group of my friends are planning to attend the march for babies in april. if you could kind explain things alittle bit to me i would greatly appriciate it thank you so much for your time and i look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Amberlee — January 13, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

Hi Sharon
My name is Amberlee, and I’ve been raising money for March of Dimes for a few years now, but I’ve never done the online fundraising and I was wondering how I do that. I know you can send out e-mails to family and friends, which I do, but I was also wondering if you could have other companies and organizations donate money to myself. And if so, how would you go about doing that. If you could get back with me I would really appreciate it.

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Joanna — February 19, 2009 @ 12:48 am

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Joanna — February 19, 2009 @ 12:52 am


I will Be walking with Continental Airlines. this is my 3 year walking.if you would like to sponsor me and help me reach my goal click on the link below.


Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Lesa Handshoe — March 4, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

I am raising funds for the april 19th walk @ hazard high school in hazard kentucky registration @ 1:15 and 2pm start. I am also recruiting walkers. contact me by email or postal mail. I am also on myspace and I am on facebook. My mom had a miscarriage and a stillborn b4 me and my sister had an ectopic pregnancy. please support this effort either through me someone else or start a team yourself.

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Heather Boggess — March 18, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

Hi Sharon,
My name is Heather; I am new to March For Dimes and a little unsure about how it works if you could respond and let me know I would love to hear in time to walk on the 28th of March.

Welcome All 2009 Online Fundraisers!

Comment by Jessica — April 2, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

Hi, Sharon
My name is Jessica and i am new to the march of dimes and a little unsure how to raise money online. If you could respond and let me know how i do things as a team captian that would be great.


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