march for babies blog
Get ready to MARCH!
It’s the exciting countdown to March for Babies! Our hearts are full, our spirits are high and our will is stronger than ever to march on to help ALL babies. Grab your t-shirts and sneakers and check out these last-minute reminders:
Reach out again to potential donors – send one of our new eCards! Or post on Facebook and make sure to include the link to your personal fundraising page to make it even easier. They will receive a thank-you and tax receipt.
If you raised money online, print your personalized sponsor form from your personal page and bring it to your walk, along with your cash and checks.
If you raised all your money offline, download and fill out a blank sponsor form to record your fundraising efforts.
Contact your local March of Dimes chapter if you have any last-minute questions.
This will be a day like no other.
A day when we stand together in the fight to help babies have the healthiest start possible!
Ready… set… MARCH ON!
Raise $200+ to get the official March for Babies “Go Baby Go” t-shirt seen here with our March for Babies Celebrity Ambassador and mom Hilary Duff! This t-shirt was designed by a military mom with a connection to the March of Dimes mission. It’s not for sale, so you’ve got to fundraise to get it! Need help? We’ve got lots of resources – check our blog often for tips!
Haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late to get started! Visit our homepage and type in your zip code to pull up walks near you – including dates, locations, and times!
Looking for resources to help with your March for Babies fundraising on social media? Check out our tips below!
We also have these cute memes that you can use to boost your recruitment and fundraising! Tag family members and friends as they register & donate!
For high resolution, click on the photo, and it will pull up in a new window or tab. Then right click to save! You can share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Haven’t registered for March for Babies yet? It’s not too late to get started! Click here to register as an individual walker or start your own family team!
We hope you’re excited about 2014 March for Babies! It’s Fundraising Friday, and we recommend you check out our Fundraising Companion video, which is full of helpful tips!
Every dollar you raise in March for Babies helps support research and programs that help moms, babies, and families.
If you haven’t yet, register and start your fundraising today!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s mid-March and it’s March for Babies season! Today is a great day to get registered and start asking your family and friends for donations! Need some help? We’ve got 5 easy ways to ask:
#1 Fundraise online
The winning way to fundraise. We know how busy you are. Online fundraising is faster and brings in 3 times more money. Share your personal fundraising link via email and post on social media like Facebook and Twitter!
#2 Make your own donation
There’s a lot of value in setting a great example and showing how much you care.
Post your reason for walking, status updates, pictures, etc., to Facebook and Twitter to create a fabulous fundraising network. Don’t forget to include your personal fundraising link.
#4 One-stop fundraising
From the Dashboard on your personal fundraising page, you can upload photos to personalize badges for your emails, website or blog; or create funny, friendly eCards.
#5 Stay connected
Your Dashboard also lets you: download iPhone® and Android apps so you can conduct your campaign from the palm of your hand; download our Facebook app; or easily spread the word with the social media share buttons.
#6 Double your donations
Asking your donors if their company has a matching gift program is a terrific way to raise twice as much.
#7 Call on colleagues
Talk about the walk face-to-face, leave notes around the office or hang posters in your workspace and on bulletin boards.
#8 Outside the box
Beyond work, reach out to a ready and caring audience: your children’s school, an organization you belong to, a place of worship.
#9 Quick way to $250
Cann’t hurt to give this a try! Make a $25 donation. Ask three friends to match it; two family members for $20; four colleagues for $15; a neighbor for $10; your doctor for $25; and a local merchant for $15. You did it!
#10 Remind and thank
Don’t miss an opportunity to help babies. Send reminders to those who expressed interest but haven’t yet donated. Please thank everyone genuinely and enthusiastically for supporting you and remind them how special they are.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-274-3711