Starting June 1st, we encourage everyone to track ALL miles completed during the month. Since 100 miles in 30 days is no easy feat, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to finish the challenge. If you exceed 100 miles, keep walking and share your progress with the group!
GivePanel is the software that we use to help make the fundraiser creation process as simple as possible – it only takes 1-click to get started. The GivePanel software will only have access to the fundraiser that you create for the challenge. This will allow our team to easily track fundraising totals in real-time.
You have to manually set your fundraiser to run through July 1st. Facebook’s automatic default is two weeks. You can edit your fundraiser any time before it closes, but you won’t be able to change the date once it ends. If your fundraiser has already ended, we encourage you to start a new one and continue fundraising through the end of the challenge (July 1st). You can include a note on your Facebook wall letting your friends and family know how much money you already raised during your first fundraiser if you wish!
If using a Computer/laptop, click “More” then “Edit.” If using a mobile phone, Click “Edit” on your fundraiser and set it to June 1st.
We are unfortunately unable to merge your two fundraiser totals into one but not to worry as PCF will still collect 100% of donations from both fundraisers. We suggest ending one of your fundraisers and then keep raising funds with the other. You can include a note on your Facebook wall letting your friends and family know what your total is if you wish!
The fastest way to locate your Facebook fundraiser is to visit: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage/. If you are unable to locate your fundraiser using this link, please visit your personal Facebook page then scroll down until you see an icon to access your fundraiser. If your fundraiser is still active, you should be able to locate it from your personal Facebook page.
Here are some tips for how you can get your first donation or continue to receive more:
- Share your fundraiser on all your social platforms, with your colleagues, friends, and family
- Invite people to your fundraiser using the invite button at the top of your fundraising page
- Donate to your own fundraiser (Facebook recommends this to get your Fundraiser off the ground)
- Post photos and videos to your social media and on your fundraising page to inspire people to support you
- Ask your workplace if they can match fund your fundraising total as this will really help to maximize vital funds
No, fundraising is not required to receive your t-shirt or participate in the challenge. However, as a non-profit organization, we rely on donations to continue funding life-saving research for patients. Remember, there is no minimum donation target, so any donation received once you create your fundraiser is much appreciated. We are very grateful for every donation received!
A Facebook fundraiser for PCF is the same as a fundraiser for this challenge. Just ensure your end date is set to April 1st.