Mission: Solve Hunger

As the race has grown, so has the impact. CHIditarodders pack some serious potential — check out the history of our food and fundraising in our charity statistics page.

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Food: Greater Chicago Food Depository

We are teaming up with our friends at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) once again for all non-perishable food donations. You can help!

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Funds: CHIditarod Foundation

CHIditarod Foundation 501(c)(3) is the beneficiary of your fundraising efforts. Since inception we have granted $95,000 to Chicago-area nonprofits combatting hunger and food scarcity. To learn what this is all about, and why it rocks, check out the CHIditarod Foundation page.

Team Fundraising: How do I get Started?

This year we’re using the Classy social fundraising platform. Everyone can set up a fundraising page — team, volunteer, checkpoint squadron, etc. There’s a lot of cool bonuses for raising money,  check out all the bonus levels.  There’s a lot of cool CHIditarod swag to collect, so go check it out!

What is Classy?
Classy is the world’s fastest growing fundraising platform for social impact organizations. Since 2011, they have enabled millions of people across 300K individual campaigns to help fund more than 3,000 organizations. We joined forces with Classy to help streamline our fundraising platforms, and making it easier for racers to create fundraising pages and share them online.

The step-by-step process is coming soon! If you have any questions please email us at fundraising@chiditarod.org. MUSH!

Why create a fundraising page?
Because that’s how you can help CHIditarod provide grants to awesome local charities who are working hard to alleviate hunger in the Chicago area… and because you can get awesome swag and recognition at CHIditarod!!

Who needs fundraising pages?
Everyone does – whether you are a Racing Team or a Fundraising Team, you need at least one fundraising page for donations to be made. You can then invite friends to join your team and create their own fundraising page (a sub-page from your team page).

How do I create a fundraising page?
How you create a page depends on whether or not you are racing…

Yes, I’m racing!

I’m the Team Captain

  1. Once you complete your team registration in dogtag, a new, personal fundraising page will be created for you, using your supplied information as a placeholder
  2. This page will be assigned to the email address you registered with in dogtag
  3. You can customize your personal page. You do not have to wait for the team page to customize your personal page.
  4. This link can be used to guide you through customization (just skip over the first part talking about how to “create a page” since yours was already created) customize your page

Join your Team’s fundraising page

  1. Once your team captain completes your team registration in dogtag, a fundraising team will be created in Classy. This information will automatically be sent to your team captain, so ask them for the info
  2. On your team’s fundraising page, there is a big “Join Team” button on the left handside. This will prompt you to create a personal page.You can customize your personal page. You do not have to wait for the team page to customize your personal page.
  3. This link can be used to guide you through customization (just skip over the first part talking about how to “create a page” since yours was already created) customize your page

What if my Team Page isn’t created yet?

  1. That’s okay – personal pages can be created first
    Once the entire team is registered, dogtag will notify the Team Captain that the team page will be created
  2. Each team member then needs to join, using the “Join Team” button (left side of personal page) to connect their personal page to the team page
  3. Once your team page is linked to all of the personal pages, you will be able to see both individual and team fundraising totals

No, I’m not racing but I want to fundraise
Those who are not racing will not be using dogtag for registration, so you will have to set up your own pages. It’s actually pretty easy…

Create a Personal Page

  1. Follow this link to create your personal fundraising page. It will explain both how to create a page and to customize it. Be sure to choose “Individual” as the page type Create a new fundraising page
  2. If you are part of a fundraising team, once the team page is created you can join it using the “Join Team” button on the left side of your personal page.
  3. Once your personal page is linked to the team page, you will be able to see both individual and team fundraising totals

I’m part of a group of volunteers, checkpoint squad, etc. Who is our Team Captain?

  1. Any member of your fundraising team can be Team Captain, but one of you must be designated as such and create the team page for others to join
  2. The Team Captain must first create their personal page by following the steps in the section above, using the “Individual” page type
  3. Then, to set up your team page, follow this link and choose “Create A Team” instead of Individual: Create a team page
  4. Make sure that team members join the team page so that you can see your individual and team totals rolled up
  5. Follow this link to get tips and suggestions on how to fundraise like a mad dog!! Manage your team