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HELP FOR WALKERS, TEAMS & SPONSORS

Click HERE to download a General Overview of our Walk.

Click HERE to download a Sponsorship Proposal Package.

Click HERE to download a Walker Packet.

These packets will include all of the information you need to make participating in the walk easy and fun, including registration information, fundraising ideas, and important walk day information.


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About the Walk

WHAT IS A “WALK TO D’FEET ALS” TEAM?
A team in the Walk to D’Feet ALS is two or more people who gather together and raise money to support The ALS Association. The team can consist of family members, co-workers, friends -- anyone with a desire to help those affected by ALS.

 

HOW DO I SIGN MY TEAM UP?

  • Choose a team name. Be as creative as you want “Bill’s Buddies”, “Wine Lovers,” “Marnie’s Party,”  “Acme Corporation.”
  • Project the number of team members you plan to recruit. 
  • Set goals for your team. Each member of a team is encouraged to gather his/her own sponsors, usually via a letter writing campaign.  The average walker raises $100. Strive for this average and use it when setting goals. For example, if you plan to recruit a team of 10 your team goal would be at least $1,000.
  • Submit the Team Registration Form.

WHERE/WHEN SHOULD DONATIONS BE TURNED IN?
There are many ways to submit donations:

  • Checks may be mailed to our chapter office address in advance of the walk at 310 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 630, Portland, OR 97204.  
  • Some team captains choose to collect everything from their walkers at one time and turn them in all together, either prior to or at the Walk.
  • You may direct a person online. 
  • Bring all your donations on Walk day.
  • All donations received after the Walk should be mailed to our Chapter office address.

HOW CAN I GET CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED IN CASH OR BY CHECK LISTED ON MY PERSONAL OR TEAM PAGE?

If you want to have check or cash contributions added to your personal or team page prior to the walk, you can enter them off-line in your Walk Center or mail them to our chapter office (please convert cash to check). Once received, we will enter them onto your pages and the amount raised will be added to your team/personal fundraising.

 

IF A PERSON REGISTERS ONLINE, DO THEY NEED TO FILL OUT THE FORMS IN THE WALK BROCHURES OR ON WALK DAY?
No.  Only one registration form is needed. 

HOW DOES REGISTRATION WORK ON WALK DAY?
Registration tables will be available for all people who haven’t already registered and for those who need to turn in donations. Any walker who has already turned in $75 or more may receive a t-shirt at registration.  

WHAT ABOUT THE WALK PRIZES?
Any individual walker who raises $75 or more will receive a Walk to D’Feet ALS T-shirt.  Raise over $500 and you can choose to receive one additional prize based on your total dollar amount.  Prizes will be based on walker money turned in before or on the day of the Walk.    All other prizes will be received within 8 weeks following the walk.

Individual Prizes:

  • No Prize     I would like my entire donation to further support The ALS Association
  • $ 75           Walk to D’Feet ALS T-shirt
  • $500          Walk to D’Feet ALS long sleeved shirt & T-shirt
  • $1000         Walk to D’Feet ALS fleece blanket & T-shirt
  • $2500        Walk to D’Feet ALS fleece jacket & T-shirt
  • $5000+      Walk to D’Feet ALS 3-in-1 parka & T-shirt.

Team prizes will also be awarded for the largest team & the team that raises the most $.

 

IF A WALKER RECEIVES A DONATION ONLINE IN SUPPORT OF THEIR WALK, HOW WILL THEY KNOW? 
All registered walkers will be notified via email whenever a person donates in support of their walk. Walkers may then send an email thank you to the donor if they choose.

 

HOW WILL DONORS BE ACKNOWLEDGED?  
All those who contribute to the walk will receive a letter of thanks and confirmation from The ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. We will make every effort to send these letters as quickly as possible. Please rest assure that everyone will receive an acknowledgement. They will be processed once the Walks are over.

 

About Online Transactions

IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
Convio has made every effort to protect your information.  They use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet.  They have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so your data is securely stored.

HOW IS MY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION HANDLED?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send your credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.

General

I FORGOT MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here  to find your password. You will receive an e-mail with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us at walk@alsa-or.org for help.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD?
First, login to the site using your username and password. Once logged in you will see a link at the top of the page called "Update My Profile." Once in your profile, you will be able to change your contact information, e-mail address, username and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately. There is no need to sign in again.

HOW DO I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM EMAIL?
Towards the bottom of each e-mail message there is a link stating, "Click Here to Unsubscribe from this E-mail Message." Click this link and follow the instructions given to unsubscribe.

About My Walk Center

WHAT IS A PERSONAL PAGE?
A personal page is an online promotional tool for your use when asking your friends and family to join your team or sponsor you by making a donation. Once you sign up for an event online, by default, you will have a personal page created for you. You have the option of personalizing this page by going to your walk center. You will be able to customize images, text and the style/color layout of the page. A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY PERSONAL FUNDRAISING GOAL?
First, you will need to login to your walk center. On the bottom right side of the walk center home page is the location to modify your personal fundraising goal. Enter your new goal and submit the changes.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY TEAM NAME, TEAM DIVISION, OR TEAM GOAL?
Only the team captain has the ability to change the team name or team division. The team captain will need to login to his/her walk center and click the "My Team Progress" button on the top right. On the Team Progress Page, team captains will have the ability to update the team name, division and goal.

HOW CAN I SEE WHO HAS DONATED TO ME?
Login to the site using your Username and Password. Go to your Walk Center and click the "my progress" tab; this will allow you to view your donor list and any amounts having been donated.

HOW CAN I SEE WHO IS ON MY TEAM?
Login to the site using your Username and Password. Go to your Walk Center and click the "team progress" tab; this will allow you to view your team roster and the amounts raised by each team member.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY TEAM MESSAGE?
Simply go to your Walk Center and click the "Update Message to Team" button. This will allow you to make all necessary changes to your team message.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRIVATE PERSONAL PAGE AND A PUBLIC PERSONAL PAGE?
By default, a personal page is Public, meaning your name will appear in the participant search list, and anyone accessing the site will be able to support you. Setting your personal page to Private means your name will not appear in the participant search list, and only people you personally invite will be able to support you.