Frequently Asked Questions - Personal Fundraising Pages
Are you a previous participant but you've forgotten your password? Go to https://baykeeper.org/user and click "Request new password." You will receive an email with a one-time login link. Click to reset your password and log in.
Did you try to set up a fundraising page and get an error message that the email address is already registered? This means you already have an account under that address. Click on the link at the top of the page in the red box that reads "Have you forgotten your password?" Enter your email address and hit "E-mail new password."
Each fundraising page is linked to a specific event, so you'll need to make a new page for the 2017 Bay Parade. However, after you log in, you can view your previous fundraising pages and if you want, copy over the same text.
Visitors to the Baykeeper website can also go to baykeeper.org/bayparade, click on the "Donate" button, and see a list of all participants' fundraising pages
Absolutely. All you have to do is log in to your account at baykeeper.org/user and click on the link on the upper left-hand side of the page that reads "Click here to view your fundraising account and personal fundraising pages." That link will take you to your current personal fundraising page. Click on your page to open it. A yellow text box will be visible, only to you, on the top of the page. Click on the blue text that reads "Edit your page." When you are finished making edits, click the "Save" button on the bottom of the page. Everyone who visits your page will see the updated version.
This is a great thing to do so you can know who to thank and see how much more fundraising you need to do.
Go to baykeeper.org/user and log in if you haven't yet. Then click on the link on the top left of the page that reads "Click here to view your fundraising account and personal fundraising pages." This will go to a page called "Your Fundraising for Baykeeper" that lists your fundraising pages and contributors to your fundraising page, with their contact info and how much they have donated. If you are logged in and previewing your personal fundraising page (with a yellow box at the top) click the link that says "View the list of donors who have contributed to your fundraising."
It's possible for someone to make a donation to the event or to Baykeeper without going through your personal fundraising page. If they do this, it will not automatically be counted towards your fundraising goal. But don't worry! Just email email@example.com and let us know the name of your friend, and that their donation should be credited to your page. Give us some time to make the update and before you know it, it will show up on your page (and be credited towards your fundraising goal).
Sure, we can credit gifts by check to your fundraising page. We just need to know that they're for you! Make sure your donors include a note or write in the memo line that the gift is in honor of you and your participation in the Bay Parade. Checks should be sent to: San Francisco Baykeeper, 1736 Franklin St, Ste 800, Oakland, CA 94612.
If you prefer to cover the fundraising requirement yourself or add to your own fundraising total, you can make a gift on your personal fundraising page. If you don't set up a fundraising page, you can make a donation at baykeeper.org/bayparade/donate, adding a note that this is for your fundraising requirement. You can also donate by mailing in a check to: San Francisco Baykeeper, 1736 Franklin St, Ste 800, Oakland, CA 94612.
Every participant must raise their minimum fundraising requirement in addition to their registration fee in order to participate in the Bay Parade. Minimum amounts vary depending on participant type. If you haven't raise your minimum fundraising requirement by Sunday July 2, we'll ask you make up the difference with a personal gift to Baykeeper immediately. See below for your minimum fundraising requirement based on your participant type.
Well, that would be great! All of the money you raise goes directly to support Baykeeper's work keeping pollution out of San Francisco Bay. You will receive the prize at the level that you fundraise. For example, if you select $300 as your fundraising goal, but really raise $500, you will receive all of the prizes at the $500 level.
Hi friends and family,
On July 9, I will [paddle/swim] in the Bay Parade along the San Francisco waterfront to McCovey Cove. I'm [paddling/swimming] to support San Francisco Baykeeper, our local champion for a safe and protected San Francisco Bay.
My goal is to raise $X. Please help me in supporting San Francisco Baykeeper's important work by donating in honor of my participation. Any amount you can donate will help me reach my goal!
Your contribution will fund Baykeeper's work to keep San Francisco Bay safe for recreation, healthy for wildlife, and protected for future generations.
Help me stand up for the beautiful San Francisco Bay we love so much. Click here to see my page and to make a donation today: [link to your Bay Parade fundraising page].
The more, the merrier! Your friends and family are welcome to register to participate in the on-the-water event if they are interested. If not, they are also welcome to watch the finale from land, and/or come to the after party. Tickets to the party cost $50 each. People can make a $50 donation to your page and get a ticket to the party. You can send your friends and family to baykeeper.org/bayparade for more information.
All successful fundraising will be rewarded with exciting prizes as our way of saying "Thanks!" Click here to view a list of fundraising prizes.
Don't see you question answered above? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 735-9700 ext 112. We'll happily help you between the hours of 9 and 5 Monday-Friday.