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ONLINE FUNDRAISING

Fundraise for Walk MS online and harness the power of the internet. The National MS Society provides powerful web fundraising tools. Start using them today!  


1. Start by logging in to your account to access your Participant Center (login is in the top right corner of the screen). If you have forgotten your username and/or password, click here to retrieve it.

2. Once you access your Participant Center, you can update your personal fundraising page (and your team page, if you are a team captain), track your progress, and reach out to friends and family with the email templates. Each time you send an email from your Participant Center, a link to your personal fundraising page (and team page) is automatically added.  

3. If you did not register online, you can still collect donations online. Once your registration is processed, create a username and password to get your own Participant Center. The Center has a variety of features to help you raise funds. Contact us at nyrevents@nmss.org, or call 1-800-344-4867 (press 2) for help with creating a username and password.  

4. Be sure to update your fundraising goal if you pass the first goal you set. This encourages people to donate to you, because they feel they are helping you achieve something. 

5. From your Participant Center home page, you can download our Walk MS Facebook application. The application will feature your fundraising goal on your profile page, track your fundraising progress, and allow others to register for Walk MS. Friends and family are able to donate to you from your Facebook page.  

Our Online Fundraising Guide with instructions on how to use your Participant Center will be coming soon!

If you have questions or need assistance with any of the fundraising tools, contact us at nyrevents@nmss.org, or call 1-800-344-4867 (press 2). 

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Fundraise with Facebook  

Change your profile picture to a photo of the Walk MS or National MS Society logo. It’s a constant reminder to your Facebook friends that you’re participating in Walk MS and raising funds for the Society. Send a newsfeed story using "Get the Word Out" and your friends can click directly on your status update to donate to you. Share your story of why you walk, and read stories of other participants. View your personalized fundraising badge, which includes a thermometer that keeps track of your fundraising progress and provides an easy way to check real time fundraising status.

Get your Facebook fundraising started today! Post a link on Facebook to the fundraising page in your Participant Center and let folks know how your Walk MS fundraising is going. Send a message through Facebook to all of your friends and spread the word about your fundraising. You never know who has a connection to MS. Here's a great how-to guide on raising funds through Facebook.

How to Email Your Facebook Friends

Facebook limits your messages to 20 people at a time. To send a fundraising or recruitment email to a large audience you should export your Facebook friends’ email addresses into your personal email or Participant Center. Yahoo recently released a new feature that does this for you. Once you’re logged into your Yahoo account, click on “contacts”, and then select the option to import your Facebook friends. Yahoo will take you through a step-by-step process. If you don’t have a Yahoo account, you can create one to get your Facebook contacts, and then export those email address to any email server of your choice.

Stay Up-to-Date on Walk MS News!

Walk MS Upstate New York is on Facebook. Stay updated with the latest event news and photos by joining the Walk MS Upstate New York page on Facebook.

Follow us and help us build our page! Be sure to post comments, share exciting news, and connect with other friends of the chapter.

If you do not already have a Facebook account, sign up for one at Facebook.com.

A Guide to Using Social Media – Tips and Tools

 

National MS Society - Upstate New York Chapter
1650 South Avenue Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620
585-271-0801 ; nyrevents@nmss.org

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