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Frequently Asked Questions - General

How does a virtual 5K work?  Register at www.hopetowalk.donordrive.com. Run, walk, or roll 3.1 miles during the weekend of October 1-3, 2021. Optional: Take a selfie and post it on your social media with hashtags #htwvirtual5k and #wewalksotheycan.

Do I have to run? No. You can walk your dog, stroll your baby, rollerskate or ride a skateboard – whatever you wish!

Is there a cost to participate? No, participating is absolutely FREE – and we’d like to encourage as many people as possible to join in!  Remember that #wewalksotheycan.

How do I get a cool T-shirt? Anyone who raises $50 or more will get one of our awesome 5K T-shirts!  Raise your $50 by June 1 in order to ensure you get your 5K T-shirt in time for the event!

Can I accept checks toward my fundraising goal? Yes!  Checks or cash can be accepted and mailed to: HOPE TO WALK, 125 N. Main Street, Suite 500-188, Blacksburg, VA 24060.  

How do I make a social media post?

To make a social media post, you can record a video of yourself in a well-lit area explaining HTW’S mission, the details of the virtual 5K, and how they can sign up! Be sure to include the link to your personal or team fundraising page in the caption, easily accessible if they decide to join your team (refer to answer for question #3 for instruction on sharing links!). Our virtual 5K hashtags are #HTWVirtual5K and #WeWalkSoTheyCan. Here is a social media tool kit I made with tips and prompts you can use as guides for making your social media posts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YGBlhvDpQkmy98psXJ6pBfhLwPRpF1QY/view?usp=sharing

 

How can I change my personal fundraising goal?
 

A. login then click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account.

B. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page.

C. Below your name, there will be an icon with 3 people, followed by your team name. Click the icon, and it’ll redirect you to your team’s fundraising page.

D. There will be a pencil icon to the right of your team’s current fundraising goal. Click the icon, and you will be prompted to change your fundraising goal.

E. Click “Update goal”, and you are all set! 

 
How can I get people to sign up under my team?

The easiest way is to send people the link to your personal fundraising age! To do this:

A. click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account.

B. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page.

C. Towards the middle of your personal fundraising page, there are three tabs labeled My Story, Donations, and Settings. Click Settings.

D. There you will see your page link. You may copy it as it is to send to your friends and family, OR you can click “customize” and change the link for others to find it more easily!

E. When you are finished, remember to click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page!

F. Send the copied link to your friends and family, and it will direct them to your fundraising page where they will be able to register and join your team!

 
Who can I contact with a question? Email info@hopetowalk.org with any specific questions.  
 

FAQ For Team Captains:

 

What is the difference between my team goal and my personal goal? 

Every registrant will be asked to set a personal fundraising goal, which will be whatever you personally hope to fundraise. This amount can be different from your team fundraising goal, or it can be the same! However, any funds your team members receive towards their personal fundraising goal, including the team captain, will automatically be added towards the team’s fundraising goal! Whether people donate to your personal fundraising page or your team’s fundraising page does not make much difference. 

 

How do I change my personal fundraising goal? 

To change your personal fundraising goal, click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page. There will be a pencil icon to the right of your current fundraising goal. Click the icon, and you will be prompted to change your fundraising goal. Click “Update goal”, and you are all set! 

 

How do I change my team fundraising goal? 

To change your team fundraising goal, click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page. Below your name, there will be an icon with 3 people, followed by your team name. Click the icon, and it’ll redirect you to your team’s fundraising page. There will be a pencil icon to the right of your team’s current fundraising goal. Click the icon, and you will be prompted to change your fundraising goal. Click “Update goal”, and you are all set! 

 

Does changing my personal fundraising goal change my team’s fundraising goal? 

No! Changing your personal fundraising goal will simply mean you are deciding how much of your team’s current fundraising goal you are hoping to raise. It will not affect your team’s fundraising goal. 

 

Does my personal fundraising page or my team’s fundraising page have to raise $50 in order to receive a T-shirt? 

Your personal fundraising page must receive $50 in order to qualify for a T-shirt! However, whatever funds donated to your personal fundraising age will automatically count towards your team’s fundraising goal. 

 

How can I send people the link to my fundraising page/customize my fundraising page link? 

To send people the link to your personal fundraising page, click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page. Towards the middle of your personal fundraising page, there are three tabs labeled My Story, Donations, and Settings. Click Settings. There you will see your page link. You may copy it as it is to send to your friends and family, or you can click “customize” and change the link for others to find it more easily! When you are finished, remember to click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page! Remember: all funds sent to your personal fundraising page will automatically be added towards your team’s fundraising goal! 

 

How can I send people the link to my team’s fundraising page/customize my team’s fundraising page link? 

To send people the link to your team’s fundraising page, click your account icon in the top right corner. This will direct you to your personal fundraising account. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “View Your Page”. This will direct you to your personal fundraising page. Below your name, there will be an icon with 3 people, followed by your team name. Click the icon, and it’ll redirect you to your team’s fundraising page. Towards the middle of your team’s fundraising page, there are three tabs labeled Our Story, Donations, Roster, and Settings. Click Settings. There you will see your team’s page link. You may copy it as it is to send to your friends and family, or you can click “customize” and change the link for others to find it more easily! When you are finished, remember to click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page! 

 

Can people donate money without joining my team? 

Yes! When they are on your team’s fundraising page, there will be two tabs, one saying “Join Our Team” and another saying “Support Us”. If they only want to donate, they can click “Support Us” and not be added to your team’s roster! However, assure them that registering is free of charge! 

 

How can I get people to join my team/make a social media post? 

What we have found to be two of the most influential ways to share our mission at Hope To Walk is by word of mouth and social media! To make a social media post, you can record a video of yourself in a well-lit area explaining HTW’S mission, the details of the virtual 5K, and how they can sign up! Be sure to include the link to your fundraising page in the caption, easily accessible if they decide to join your team. Our virtual 5K hashtags are #HTWVirtual5K and #WeWalkSoTheyCan. Here is a link to some example scripts/prompts you can use as guides for making your social media posts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YGBlhvDpQkmy98psXJ6pBfhLwPRpF1QY/view?usp=sharing