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REGISTRATION 

Should I start a Team or join as an Individual?
Someone would like to join my Team but may not be able to attend the Walk. Can they still join?
Can I start a Team with 2 people?
Is there a fee to participate?
What is the deadline to register or join a team?

 

THE DAY OF THE WALK

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the Walk?
Are bikes, rollerblades, scooters or skateboards allowed at the Walk?
Can I arrive late?
How much do I need to raise to receive a T-Shirt on Walk day?
If I don't pickup my T-Shirt at the event, can I get one mailed to me?
What happens if it rains on the day of the Walk?
What is the Walk route like?
How far do I have to Walk?
Can I bring my dog?
Will there be food?
I am part of a Team, where do I check in?
Can I register on the day of the Walk?

 

WALKER TOOLS

Starting a Team
Fundraising Kit 

DONATIONS

Do I have to send in my donations? Can I bring them with me to the Walk?
What if people want to give me cash?
What if my donors don't want to donate online?
Do I have to fill out one donation form for each check?
Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk? Where do I send the checks?
Will the money turned in at the Walk show up on my web page and my donation report?
How long will it take before the checks I mailed show up on my page?
Where do I get donation forms?
Are donations tax deductible?
Who should checks be made payable to?
How do I find out if I am one of the Top 3 Fundraisers or Team members?
Can ALL of my dogs be crowned as 2012 Honorary Chairdogs if I am the Top Fundraiser?

MATCHING GIFTS

I think my company matches. How do I get this started?
Where do I send my matching gift form?
I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page. Where is it?

 

ABOUT THIS SITE

Who is Blackbaud?
What is unique about this website?
Is my information secure?
What is the long website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?
Can friends and family make a donation to a Walker by going through the main website?
Why is the "Sponsor Walker" search not finding a Walker that I know has registered?
How can I see who has donated to me?
I forgot my Username and Password. How can I find out what they are?
All of my Donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
Will Blackbaud put my name on various mailing lists?

 

SPONSORSHIP

Is Corporate Sponsorship tax deductible?
Can sponsorship money be credited to a personal or corporate team?



 

REGISTRATION

Should I start a Team or join as an Individual?

If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a Team. If you are attending alone, please join as an Individual.

Someone would like to join my Team but may not be able to attend the walk. Can they still join?

Yes, they can still support you by joining your Team and fundraising as a Team member even if they are unable to attend.

Can I start a Team with two people?

There is no minimum size for a Team. The maximum size is ten people.

Is there a fee to participate?

All dogs WALKING OR NOT must be registered in order to enter the campus. Those attending with a dog must collect or donate a minimum of $25 PER DOG or pay a $30 admission fee at the door.  

Dogs can bring as many people as they'd like :-) 

All money raised goes directly to the homeless, abused and abandoned animals cared for by the Monmouth County SPCA.

What is the deadline to register or join a Team?

Online registration will be open until noon on Friday, October 4th. You can also register on the day of the Walk for an additional fee.


THE DAY OF THE WALK

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the Walk?

Yes! Even wagons for little ones (both two and four legged) are welcome.

Are bikes, rollerblades, scooters or skateboards allowed at the Walk?

For everyone's safety, we cannot allow any of these items.

Can I arrive late?

Yes. Check-in will be open until the Walk ends. Please go directly to the check-in area when you arrive.

How much do I need to raise to receive a T-Shirt on Walk day?

Volunteers will distribute shirts to participants who have raised a minimum of $50 in pledges (both pre-event and day of event donations will be counted).

If I don't pick up my T-Shirt at the event, can I get one mailed to me?

In order to reduce costs, ensuring that more dollars are directed to the mission of the Monmouth County SPCA, T-Shirts will be available on Walk day only and not mailed to participants who are unable to attend the event. Please call or email to arrange for pick up if you cannot attend.

What happens if it rains on the day of the Walk?

Raining cats and dogs? A rain date is scheduled for the following day- Sunday, October 6th from 10AM-3PM.

What is the Walk route like?

The routes are paved walking paths.

How far do I have to walk?

There are 2 walk routes. One is approximately ½ mile and the other is approximately 1 mile. Water stations will be set up on both routes. Walk as little or as much as you would like! It's not about how many miles you log, but the impact you will have on the lives of thousands of homeless of homeless animals throughout Monmouth County.

Can I bring my dog?

All dogs who follow the rules are welcome!

Your dog must:
Wear a current rabies tag, license or have proof of rabies vaccinations with you on the day of the Walk or you will not be permitted to participate.
Have current vaccinations.
Be on a leash and wear their Dog Walk Bandana for the duration of the event.
NOT be aggressive to people or other dogs.
NOT be a female in heat.

Please:
Be courteous, responsible and scoop up after your pet. Poop bags are provided to every participant.
Use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet so the event will be enjoyable for everyone.
Walk the course with your dog only if both of you are conditioned for it.
No retractable leashes or leashes over 6 feet, please!

Will there be food?

Food and beverages for both people AND their pets will be available for purchase throughout the venue.

I am part of a Team. Where do I check in?

It is best if your Team picks a time and location to meet. The Team Captain can then check the entire Team in at registration.

Can I register on the day of the Walk?

Yes, you may register on the day of the event. You will be able to start your Walk more quickly if you pre-register. Remember, pre-registration is $25 and registration at the event is $30.


WALKER TOOLS

Starting a Team

Fundraising Kit 

DONATIONS

Do I have to send in my donations? Can I bring them with me to the Walk?

While you can always bring your donations to the Walk, it is preferable that you mail them in as soon as you can to:

MCSPCA Dog Walk
PO Box 93
Eatontown, NJ 07724

In order to qualify for Top Fundraising prizes, donations must be received no later than noon on Friday, October 4th .

What if people want to give me cash?

If you are able, the safest option is to send a personal check covering the full amount, along with the corresponding donation forms. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity. If this is not possible, you can also always bring the cash donations and appropriate donation forms to the Walk.

What if my donors don't want to donate online?

You can always have your donors mail their donations:

MCSPCA Dog Walk
PO Box 93
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Please have them submit the corresponding donation forms with their checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts.

Do I have to fill out one donation form for each check?

Yes. This is the only fail-safe way to ensure that you receive the credit you deserve for all your fundraising efforts.

Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk? Where do I send the checks?

Absolutely! Please mail donations with the appropriate donation forms to:

MCSPCA Dog Walk
PO Box 93
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Will the money turned in at the Walk show up on my web page and my donation report?

Absolutely. If the corresponding donation forms were filled out and submitted along with your donations at the Walk, your fundraising efforts will be reflected on your web page and donation report within four weeks of the event.

How long will it take before the checks I mailed show up on my page?

Please allow two weeks for your donations to be deposited, processed and posted to your web page.

Where do I get donation forms?

Donation forms can be printed from each participant's individual webpage.  The link (titled "make a donation offline") is located right under your goals.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Monmouth County SPCA is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax ID number is 21-0679893.

Who should checks be made payable to?

Please ask your supporters to make checks payable to MCSPCA Dog Walk.

How do I find out if I am one of the Top 3 Fundraisers or Team members?

Once all eligible pledges have been counted, the Top 3 Fundraisers and Top Team will be posted on the 2013 Dog Walk homepage no later than 5PM.  The dog who collects the most pledges will be crowned 2014 Honorary Chairdog, and be featured in the logo for next year's Dog Walk!

Can ALL of my dogs be crowned as 2014 Honorary Chairdogs if I am the Top Fundraiser?

Due to logo and promotional material size constraints, the MCSPCA is only able to feature ONE dog as Honorary Chairdog each year.  We understand that this may be a difficult decision for many participants, but we sincerely appreciate your consideration.  Best of luck to everyone!


MATCHING GIFTS

I think my company matches. How do I get this started?

Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Please contact your company's Human Resource department for instruction on how to double your fundraising efforts through matching gifts.

Where do I send my matching gift form?

You can send your matching gift form to:
MCSPCA Dog Walk
PO Box 93
Eatontown, NJ 07724

I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page. Where is it?

We cannot post a matching gift until the corporation involved approves it. Unfortunately, corporations match gifts on a different timetable during the year. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact us via e-mail at kelly@monmouthcountyspca.org and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.


ABOUT THIS SITE

Who is Blackbaud?

Blackbaud is a marketing infrastructure service provider offering advanced Internet fundraising solutions to charitable, educational and political organizations. Monmouth County SPCA has contracted with us to provide online support for the Dog Walk & Pet Fair 2013. Through the website you can register for the event, collect donations from family and friends and more.

What is unique about this website?

This website is so unique because it offers the capability for individuals to not only register for the event, but also to collect donations from their friends and family through a much more efficient mechanism. Monmouth County SPCA Event Manager and the event Walker can track the progress of donation collections through viewing secured online reports.

Is my information secure?

Yes. Blackbaud has made every effort to protect your information. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.

What is the long website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?

This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email center in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.

Can friends and family make a donation to a Walker by going through the main website?

Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate a Walker by clicking on the "Sponsor Walker" button. By typing in the name of the Walker, they will be directed to the Walker's personalized pledge page.

Why is the "Sponsor Walker" search not finding a Walker that I know has registered?

You must type in the first name or last name of the Walker exactly how it is spelled. It is not case sensitive.

How can I see who has donated to me?

Go to the Log-in section on the site. Use the Username and Password that you received when you registered for the event. You can then view your Donor list and the amounts that have been donated.

I forgot my Username and Password. How can I find out what they are?

Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your password. You will receive an email with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us by visiting our customer support site.

All of my Donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?

As your Donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll.

Will Blackbaud put my name on various mailing lists?

Blackbaud, Kintera division collects and maintains only personal information that is voluntarily submitted to us. We will only share personally identifiable information with a third party if and when the individual submitting this information has permitted us to do so, or if we are required by law to do so.


SPONSORSHIP

Is Corporate Sponsorship tax-deductible?

Funds given in exchange for sponsorship deliverables can be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your company's accounting and tax experts to get an accurate description of what can be declared charitable and what is a business expense. Monmouth County SPCA is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization. Tax ID Number: 21-0679893

Can Sponsorships be credited toward my fundraising goal?

Absolutely!  Corporate Sponsorships are essential to the success of the Walk, and are a great way to super-size your fundraising efforts.  Please contact Development Coordinator Stephanie Attaway via email at stephanie@monmouthcountyspca.org for more ways you can help!

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