1. Personalize Your Fundraising Pages
As part of the registration process, you’ll create a user name and password that you will use to login and manage your fundraising pages. Be sure to personalize your Team Fundraising Page and your Personal Fundraising Page with personalized messages and also upload a photo that represents you and your team.
From the Tour de Guelph website homepage, choose ‘Login’ and enter the user name and password you created when you registered. Click on ‘Team’ from the main menu once you are logged into the fundraising portal. Scroll down the page to where you can add photos and update your team message. You can also deactivate the default photos by clicking on each of them, deselecting ‘display image’ and saving your changes.
From the main menu in the portal, you can also switch to your personal page and personalize your page with a photo and message as well.
2. Recruit Teammates & Encourage Fundraising
We suggest sending out a series of at least three emails to invite people to your team.
Once your team is established, we suggest sending regular fundraising encouragement emails to your team members to remind them to fundraise, at least three is recommended.
In your emails, you can give updates, such as how many people are currently on the team, list the people who have joined, report on your fundraising progress.
Finding a team sponsor to donate a prize two that can be used as incentives for people to join your team or to fundraise may help.
If a corporate team, see if your company will match all gifts, offer a prize, or provide some other incentive like an extra vacation day for all that join and fundraise a minimum amount.
3. Manage Team Members
You can use the fundraising portal to manage your team and its members. Login and then in the left navigation menu. Click on Team to expand all the options you have for managing your team.
Team Results: shows a summary of your team’s fundraising efforts
Recruit Team Members: gives you email and social media tools that direct people to your team page to join your team. Click on the address book icon to easily upload all your email contacts from any of your email accounts.
Email Team: allows you to easily send emails to all team members who have already joined your team.
Edit Team Info: allows you to edit your team name and add a summary description for your team.
Manage Team Sponsors: allows you to send email messages to anyone who has followed through with a donation to your team or anyone on your team.
Manage Team Cash & Cheques: allows you to enter donations that you have received offline. Please note that all offline donations can be dropped off at The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital prior to the event, or hand them in on the day of the event.