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21 Apr
Online Fundraising

Fundraising Made Easier

Posted by Online Fundraising

Notice something new? We’ve used your feedback to make a few site improvements. When you log in to your dashboard page today, you’ll find quick links to fundraising tools and a better way to e-mail potential sponsors through your personal address book. We’ve also added features throughout the site to make it even easier to donate and to sign up to walk.
If you have any questions about these changes or ideas for future improvements, we want to hear from you! E-mail us at

2 Apr
Online Fundraising

Personal Fundraising Message Outdated?

Posted by Online Fundraising

Does your fundraising message on your personal page refer to WalkAmerica instead of March for Babies?


The problem is, our system can’t determine if you’ve customized your message in previous years or kept the standard one. Since we don’t want to delete anything you spent time on, we decided to carry all messages over – regardless of the content.


This is an easy fix. Log on. On your dashboard, click “Your Personal Page” (the box that has the little preview of your page). You can now edit your message. Write something yourself, or copy and paste the standard 2009 March for Babies message below:


one day… all babies will be born healthy


today… too many moms and families know the heartbreak of having a baby born fighting to survive


I’ve joined March for Babies because the March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will help:


- support all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects


- educate women on things they can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby


- provide comfort and information to families with a newborn in intensive care


- push for newborn screening and health insurance for all pregnant women and children


Please help by donating today!


It’s easy, safe and secure – just click to make your donation.

24 Mar
Online Fundraising

What to do with Cash and Checks

Posted by Online Fundraising
Farmer's Insurance presents a big check!

Big check from Farmers Insurance

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.”

23 Mar
Online Fundraising

Trouble Adding a Picture to Your Page?

Posted by Online Fundraising
March for Babies '08 Sacramento

March for Babies 2008, Sacramento

Did you try to add a picture to your personal fundraising page and got an “ILLEGAL ATTEMPT” error message in return? Here’s what happened: Your picture probably didn’t meet the requirements of our site. Right now, all pictures have to be saved as .jpg or .gif. If you see another extention, open your picture and “save as” a jpeg.


If your picture has the right format, it may just have been too large. Try resizing it to no larger than 250kb. How to do this depends on the software you use. If you’re having difficulties, send your image to

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