Fundraising


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Mission: Solve Hunger

Power your Local Community!

Fundraising for CHIditarod is one of the most powerful ways you can participate with us in our fight to end hunger in the Chicagoland area. Since inception our CHIditarod Foundation 501(c)(3) has granted 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.

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Why create a fundraising page?
Creating a fundraising page makes it super easy to fundraise for . Most importantly, you are helping us deliver grassroots grants to awesome nonprofits. Second-most-importantly, prizes and prestige; the more you raise, the more awesome the swag and incentives become.

Who needs fundraising pages?
Any entity that wants to raise money needs one – whether you are on a Racing Team, Art Cart Team, fundraising individually, or as a squadron (checkpoint crews, volunteers, spectators, etc), you need at least one fundraising page for donations to be accepted.

Let’s get started…

 

Yes, I’m racing!

Woohoo! Our dogtag team registration software handles all of the initial setup.

I’m the Team Captain

  1. Once you complete your team registration in dogtag, your Fundraising Team will automatically be created in Classy. This information will be sent to your email address
  2. In addition, a Personal Fundraising Page will be created for you to customize, with some of the information already populated. This page will be assigned to the email address you registered with in dogtag
  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

I’m a member of a Team (but not the captain)

  1. Once your team captain completes your team registration in dogtag, a Fundraising Team will automatically be created in Classy. This info will be emailed to your team captain, so ask them for the information and URLs.
  2. On your team’s fundraising page, click the big “Join Team” button on the lefthand side. This will prompt you to create a Personal Fundraising Page which will then be linked to your team automatically. You can 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.
  2. Once the entire team is registered, Classy will create the Fundraising Team and notify the Team Captain.
  3. 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
  4. 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

It’s very easy to set up your fundraising pages…

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. Your Personal Page is where people donate

Create a Fundraising Team

  1. After you create a Personal Page you can optionally create a Fundraising Team. Other people can then join your team and fundraise together.
  2. Make sure that team members join the team page so that you can see your individual and team totals.
  3. Be sure to share the link to your team page with anyone you want to join your team or donate!

Join a Fundraising Team

  1. If you want to join a Fundraising Team that’s already created, you can join it using the “Join Team” button on the left side of your Personal Page.
  2. 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. Follow this link to get tips and suggestions on how to fundraise like a mad dog!! Manage your team

 
I’ve read all of this and I’m still confused!

If you have any questions please email us at fundraising@chiditarod.org. MUSH!