Q: Is there a cost to participate in the 2018 Vancouver AIDS WALK?
A: No, there is no cost to register or participate. However, the Vancouver AIDS WALK is a peer to peer fundraising effort. Participants register and then raise money from their peers that goes to help low income people living with HIV in BC. By registering, you agree to try and raise donations by asking your friends, family and coworkers to make a donation.
Remember, only WALKers who raise $100.00 or more in donations will get a FREE Limited Edition Joe Average t-shirt as a sign of our gratitude! Register now and check out our Fundraising 101 page now!
Q: What does it mean to be a team captain?
A: Being a team captain for the Vancouver AIDS WALK is fun, rewarding and a fantastic way to make a difference in your community. Team captains register as captains, create a team fundraising page, recruit team members (friends, family or coworkers) to help fundraise and raise donations by sharing the link to their team fundraising page. A team can range in size anywhere from 2 people to 500 people – the sky’s the limit! Last year’s teams were credited with raising almost $40,000.00, which is pretty amazing!
Q: How to add members to your team
A: There are a number of ways you can add members to your team. The most important thing is that you share your team’s fundraising page URL with team members so they can share it with the people they’re asking to donate.
You can add members to your team the following ways:
- Email: email your team name and list of team members to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We suggest using an excel spreadsheet. Please make sure to include the following: WALKer’s full name, mailing address, email, phone, T-Shirt size (for WALKer’s who raise more than $100)
- By Phone: submit your team name and list of team members over the phone by calling 604-915-WALK (9255).
- Team Registration Form: Use the Team Registration Form. Download it here. Print it out, fill in your team name and team members information, and return the form by email (email@example.com) or fax (604-893-2251) or by mail or in person at Positive Living BC c/o Fund Development 1101 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 0R1
- Online: Once you have activated your account and created your personal fundraising page, on your profile you’ll find a button labeled “Join My Team”. You can use this button to add new members to your team one at a time (Please note: new team members will also be prompted to activate an account and set up a personal fundraising page. If you want them to promote the team page, be sure to share the team page URL with them with instructions to not bother setting up a personal page).
Q: How to set up your personal fundraising page
A: After you’ve completed your online registration, you’ll receive an email that contains a link to activate your account and set up your personal public profile. There, you can upload a photo of yourself and a short bio about why you are WALKing. Most importantly, this is where you can enter your personal fundraising goal. Once you’ve added a goal, your profiles buttons will work to generate a personalized tracking link to our donate page (this is how we’ll track you or your team’s progress).
If you have any questions about setting up your account, check out our fundraising 101 page. You’re also welcome to contact Jason Hjalmarson, Positive Living BC Fund Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.