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How to Register as a Walker

There are a number of ways you can register yourself as a Walker in a Walk. Each one involves locating the Walk location you want first. The steps after that are all the same and are listed below.

  1. Choose your Province
  2. Choose your City/Location
  3. Click the black View Walk Details button
  4. On the Event page, select the blue Click here to register as an individual
  5. Select Walker as the Participant Type
    1. In Your Fundraising Goal field enter your fundraising goal
    2. If you would like to kick start your fundraising campaign, you can make a donation in the Would you like to make a donation now? Additional Gift Amount field. *You will be prompted for credit card payment at the end of your registration process if you use this.*This amount will show up your own Fundraising Honor Roll on your page
  6. Click the Next Step button
  7. Fill out the rest of the Registration form with your contact details. Fields marked with a red asterisk are mandatory.
  8. Depending on your location, you may have other fields to complete here, including choosing a User Name and Password.
  9. Click the Next Step button
  10. Read the Waiver.
  11. you can download the waiver to read offline by clicking the Printable Version link just above it.
    1. Check the I agree with the terms and conditions above box at the bottom
  12. Click the Next Step button. If this button is greyed out, please make sure the check box in Step 10a is checked.
  13. Review your registration
  14. Click the Complete Registration button to finalize your registration. Congratulations! You're a Walker!
  15. Click the Access your Participant Centre button to start customizing your Personal Page in your Participant Centre.


How to Register a New Team

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca
  2. Click the ‘Register’ link in the upper right side of the screen.
  3. On the next page, use the drop down menu to select your province.
  4. The select the city of the Walk you want to register for.
  5. Click ‘View Walk Details’ button.
  6. Verify the date time and location of your walk in the centre of the screen.
  7. You can either choose to setup a new team or choose to join an existing team. To form a new team, click the ‘Click here to form a team’ button and complete the steps below.
    1. Enter your new team name.
    2. Enter your team’s fundraising goal amount.
    3. Click the ‘Next Step’ button.
  8. Click the ‘I would like to start a new team’ link at the bottom.
  9. Every team registration needs to an Individual associated with it as Team Captain. Starting a new team, will take you to the Individual Walker registration to register a Captain as the first step in forming your team. On the next page, in the ‘Select Participation Type’ choose ‘Walker’ by clicking it.
  10. Enter the amount you are hoping to raise in the ‘Fundraising Goal’ field. This can be added or updated later in your Participant Centre.
  11. If you want to make a donation to your campaign now, enter the amount in the ‘Additional Gift Amount’ field.
  12. Click the ‘Next Step’ button.
  13. Click the ‘Next Step’ button.
  14. If you would like to sponsor yourself to start your fundraising efforts, enter the donation amount in the field under “Would you like to make a donation now? Additional Gift Amount:”
  15. The registration form is divided into 3 sections Registration, Contact Information and Participant Centre Access Information. To register, you must fill out all fields marked with a red asterisk (*).
  16. The waiver to participate in the event is on the next page. You can read it online or click the ‘Printable Version’ link to print a copy and read offline.
  17. If you agree, scroll down and check the box next to ‘I agree with the terms and conditions above’. The ‘Next Step’ button will become active. Click it to proceed with your registration.
  18. Review your registration summary and if everything is correct, click the ‘Complete Registration’ button on bottom.
  19. Click the ‘Access Participant Centre’ black button to enter your team’s personal space.


How to Join an Existing Team

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca.
  2. Click the ‘Register’ link in the upper right side of the screen.
  3. On the next page, use the drop down menu to select your province.
  4. The select the city of the Walk you want to register for.
  5. Click ‘View Walk Details’ button.
  6. Verify the date time and location of your walk in the centre of the screen.
  7. Click the button ‘Click here to join an existing team’ and complete the steps below.
    1. Enter the team name.
    2. Click ‘Search for a Team’
    3. From the returned results, click the ‘Join’ button.
    4. The start of the Individual registration process starts here. In the ‘Select Participation Type’ choose ‘Walker’ by clicking it.
    5. Enter the amount you are hoping to raise in the ‘Fundraising Goal’ field. This can be added or updated later.
    6. If you want to make a donation to your campaign now, enter the amount in the ‘Additional Gift Amount’ field.
    7. Click the ‘Next Step’ button.
    8. The registration form is divided into 3 sections Registration, Contact Information and Participant Centre Access Information. To register, you must fill out all fields marked with a red asterisk (*).
    9. The waiver to participate in the event is on the next page. You can read it online or click the ‘Printable Version’ link to print a copy and read offline.
    10. If you agree, scroll down and check the box next to ‘I agree with the terms and conditions above’. The ‘Next Step’ button will become active. Click it to proceed with your registration.
    11. Review your registration summary and if everything is correct, click the ‘Complete Registration’ button on bottom.
  8. Click the ‘Access Participant Centre’ black button to enter your team’s personal space.


Change a Team Name

Note: You need to be Team Captain to do this.

    1. Login to your Participant Centre at www.walkforalzheimers.ca
    1. Click ‘Login’ at the top
    2. Enter your Username and Password
    3. Click on the link to your Walk.
  1. Click on the ‘Team Page’ tab
  2. On the right-hand side, click the ‘Edit’ button below your Team Name
  3. Enter a new name
  4. Click the green ‘Update’ button
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green ‘Save’ button




SEARCHING


How to find a Walker or Team

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca
  2. Click ‘Sponsor a Walker’ at the top of the page
  3. Searching for an individual
    1. Type in their First Name and Last name in the indicated fields
    2. Click the magnifying glass icon to search
  4. Searching for a Team
    1. Click the tab ‘Search for a Team’ (above the search fields)
    2. Enter the team name. Try searching for partial name if no results return.
  5. Click on the name of the individual or of the team to be taken to their Personal Fundraising page



DONATING

Donations can be made in support a general Walk, a Team or an individual. Individuals who are members of a team will have their funds roll-up and show as funds collected on behalf of the team.


NOTE: When donation online with a credit card, the billing details entered must match those of the card holder’s billing statement exactly.


If you’d like the tax receipt to be made out in a name different than the card holder, enter the recipient’s email address in the email field in the ‘Donor’s Name’ section.


How to donate to an Individual

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca
  2. Click ‘Sponsor a Walker’ at the top of the page
  3. Search for an Individual
    1. The tab ‘Search for a Participant’ should be active
    2. Enter the first name and last name in the respective fields
  4. In the search results, verify the Walk location of your Walker (if there are multiple results)
  5. Click the ‘Donate Now’ button
  6. Complete the donation form.


How to donate to a Team

Donors can donate directly to a Team. These donations are reflected in the ‘Team Gifts’ category in the Team Honor Roll on the Team page.

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca
  2. Click ‘Sponsor a Walker’ at the top of the page
  3. Search for a Team
    1. Click the tab ‘Search for a Team’ (above the search fields)
    2. Enter the team name. Try searching for partial name if no results return.
  4. Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button beside the team search results
  5. Complete the donation form.


How to make a general donation to a Walk

To support Alzheimer services and programs in your area you can make a general donation to the Walk in your area.

  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimers.ca
  2. From the ‘Select your Province’ menu choose your province.
  3. From the ‘Choose your City’ menu choose the city/location of a Walk to support
  4. Click the ‘View Walk Details’ button
  5. Click the ‘Click here to donate directly’ button
  6. Complete the donation form.


How to gather donations offline (cash and cheques)


Donors who choose to give cash or cheques should be tracked using the Pledge Form that can be downloaded from here. Enter their contact details and the donation. On the day of your Walk, bring your pledge form along with the cash and cheques to the event. There will be a station setup where you can submit the pledge form and monies to the Alzheimer Society. They will process these donation and send out tax receipts for eligible gifts.


How to get a replacement tax receipt


Tax receipts are automatically emailed to the email address entered. Check your Spam or Junk mail folder to ensure that your mail filters haven’t accidentally captured it. If you still don’t have the receipt or you’ve lost it, please send an email to walk@alzheimer.ca. Include the following information:

  • First Name, Last Name of Donor
  • Amount of donation
  • Walk Location (City)





FUNDRAISING


Access your Participant Centre


  1. Go to www.walkforalzheimer.ca and click ‘Login’ at the top of the screen.
  2. Enter the Username and Password you created during registration
  3. Click ‘Submit’
  4. Click the link to your Walk. You’re in your Participant Centre. This where you can personalize your fundraising page (write your story), add a picture, import your contacts and send emails letting everyone know you’re participating and ask for support. Click on the tab labelled ‘Personal Page’
    1. Here you can edit the page title. The default is ‘Welcome to My Participant Page’. Simply click in the field and type whatever you want.
    2. Edit the body of your page. There is a default explanation there. You can add to it, delete and/or write a brand new one.
    3. To the right of the title and body section is a button labelled ‘Photos/Video’. Click this upload a picture.
    1. Click the ‘Choose File’ button
    2. Locate the image you want to use on your computer
    3. Click ‘Open’
    4. Click the ‘Save/Upload’ button
    5. On the right, click the ‘Content’ button to return to the Body section of your page.
  5. At the bottom of that page, click ‘Preview’ to view a sample of your page in a new browser window. If it’s good, go back to the original window /tab in your browser.
  6. Click the green ‘Save’ button


How to add contacts to your Participant Centre


Your Participant Centre provides you the option to connect to your Gmail or Yahoo account and easily import contacts. If you use an email provider other than these, contacts can be imported using any .csv (Excel) formatted file. The steps are outlined below.

  1. Login on www.walkforalzheimer.ca to access your Participant Centre.
  2. Click the ‘Email’ tab
  3. Click the ‘Contact’s button on the right-hand side
  4. Click the ‘Import Contacts‘ button
  5. If you are importing from Google or Yahoo, select one of those options and follow the prompts.
  6. If you are importing from a .csv (Excel) file, follow steps 6-13below.
  7. Select the ‘File based import for…’ option
  8. Browse to your .csv file on your computer
  9. Click the ‘Next’ button
  10. Review the mapping. Check the first name, last name and emails are in the correct column.
    1. if not, click the ‘change the column mapping or the encoding’ link.
    2. Use the arrows on the fields to change the mapping.
  11. Click the ‘Next’ button.
  12. Select the radio button to choose to import all of your contacts or some
  13. Click ‘Next’
    1. If you’ve chosen to import only some contacts, this page will display the contacts and allow you select which ones you’d like to import.
    2. If you chose to import all contacts, you receive a report on which contacts imported successfully and which were rejected.
  14. Click ‘Finished’


How to send emails from your Participant Centre


Your Participant Centre provides you with email templates to use as you start fundraising for your walk. You can customize the content of your email and track who’ve you’ve sent to and who has replied.

  1. Login on www.walkforalzheimer.ca to access your Participant Centre.
  2. Click the ‘Email’ tab
  3. Select the email template you want from the list.
  4. Click the grey bar to open the menu
  5. Click the radio button to activate the template
  6. Click the ‘Next’ button on the bottom of your page
  7. Edit your template
    1. You can change the Subject line, message in the body and add a personalized greeting. A personalized greeting adds a salutation to the first name of your contact which is taken from your contact list and customized for each email. For example, Dear Tony or Dear Tamara. If your contact list doesn’t include a first name, it will read Dear Friend. If you use a personalized greeting, do not put a salutation in the first line of your email i.e. do not write in Dear Tony yourself.
  8. Click ‘Next’ button
  9. Select the contacts you want to send email to
    1. As you select them, they will appear in the column to the left
    2. If you want to send to a single contact not already in your imported list, click the ‘Add a Contact’ button.
    3. Fill out the fields in the pop-up window. Click ‘Add’
  10. When you are done choosing, click ‘Next’ button
  11. Preview your message. If satisfied, click ‘Send’
    1. If not satisfied, use the blue arrow bar above the preview to return to Compose to make changes
    2. Click ‘Next’ after making your changes and when satisfied, hit ‘Send’.


How to share a link to your Personal Page on Facebook (and other social platforms)


These instructions are for Facebook but there are links to all other social media platforms right beside the Facebook option. Chose the option that best suits you.

  1. Click the ‘Login’ button at the top of the page on www.walkforalzheimer.ca
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click on the link to your Walk.
  4. Click the ‘Personal Page’ tab.
    1. Click the ‘View Personal Page’ link. This is in brackets right beside the ‘Edit Your Personal Fundraising Page’ title at the top.
    2. Click the Facebook icon at the top of the preview page. (or platform of your choice)
    3. A pop-up Facebook post window will appear. You may need to login to Facebook.
    4. Fill out your post.
    5. Click ‘Post to Facebook’. The pop-up window will close. Go visit your Facebook page to see your post. Click on the link to ensure it opens your Personal Fundraising page.


Recording a cash or cheque donation online

  1. Log into the Walk for Alzheimer's website
  2. From your ‘Home’ tab, click on the button ‘Enter new gift’ on the right side of the screen. Once you enter the gift, the system adds it to your total raised amount.
  3. On the day of the Walk, please hand in your cash and cheque donations along with an accompanying pledge form at the registration desk. You can find the pledge form HERE
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