Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for Bowl for Kids' Sake online?
Click “Register Now for 2017" on the Bowl for Kids’ Sake home page to start the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt with a link to your fundraising webpage. You can also check out our short video.
Do I need to personalize my page?
People who edit their website to show why they are collecting donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee are more successful at raising money. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. Check out this video that will give you some ideas about what to say!
I am a Team Captain. What do I need to do?
1) Recruit 4 or 5 more people to join your team.
2) Sign up for a bowling session that works for your team.
3) Encourage team members to raise $100 or more to meet your team goal. You can share information about the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has on your community, keep your team informed about incentive prizes, and provide fundraising tips.
4) Have Fun! Join us at the bowling center to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good a bowler you are, it’s about celebrating the impact your team will have on your community through the donations you raised!
5) Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment. Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or email them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting the children we serve.
I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?
Check out these short videos on how to send emails and use social media to reach out to your networks. And don't forget about letters, phone calls, and even a bake sale. Get creative! Need more help? Give us a call! We're happy to brainstorm a few ideas with you!
How can I see who has donated to me and who has joined my team?
Sign in to your personal page (HQ) to view sponsors and teammates. You can view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.
Can friends and family make a donation to me by going through the main Bowl for Kids' Sake website?
Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate you by clicking on the "Donate to a Bowler" button. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your personalized pledge page.
Can my sponsors pay by cash or check?
Sure! Most bowlers find it easier to keep track of checks. You can enter your donations into your HQ and then bring all cash/checks with you to your bowling event. Want to see how? Check out this video!
Where does the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake go?
All money raised through Bowl for Kids' Sake directly supports our mentoring program. We depend on the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Check out the 'About Us' section for more information on how Big Brothers Big Sisters works.
Why is the "Sponsor Bowler" search not finding a Bowler that I know has registered?
You must type in the first name or last name of the Bowler exactly how they entered it when they registered. Try using just the first few letters of someone's name if you're not sure how it's spelled. If you have a problem locating a bowler that you are sure has registered, please contact us.
All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
Some donors prefer to keep their gifts anonymous. When someone makes a donation, they can choose if they would like to have their name, donation amount, and/or a message appear on your personal page.
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 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.