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Participant Center Tips and Tricks
How to harness the power of this fundraising tool

Create a friendly URL

Choose your very own web address for your personal fundraising page to share in emails and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "My Page," "Personal Page" or "Team Page" tab, click on the URL setting link at the top. Type out your personalized link and hit save.

Tell your story

Whatever your connection to the walk, your story has the power to motivate people to support you. Tell it on your personal page!

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "My Page," "Personal Page" or "Team Page" tab, type out your story in the body section and hit save.

Post a picture or video

Add a picture that explains why you walk. Upload a picture of a family member or friend. It could be from a previous Cincinnati Walks for Kids! If this is your first year, you can post a fun picture of your “preparation” for the walk as a gentle reminder of your fundraising goal. Or create and share a YouTube video. The video can feature your family and why you support Cincinnati Children's.

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "My Page" or "Personal Page" tab, select "Photos/Video" in the right sidebar. Select whether you want to include a photo or video. Upload your photo or paste the link to your YouTube video and hit save. On the "Team Page" tab, the option to upload a photo is below the body section.

Send emails to ask for support and teammates

Send emails to family, friends and coworkers to ask for support and explain why you're walking. Include the URL to your personal fundraising page in the email signature.

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "Email" tab, you can use a template email by clicking on the link in the center below the subject. There are also links in the right column for you to see your drafts, view sent messages and manage your contacts. The Facebook and Twitter share icons are also in the right column.

Set your fundraising goal and update people on your progress

People love to help others reach their goals. Use your goal to motivate people to give!

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "Progress" tab, you can update your goal by clicking on the link in the center below your current goal. You can also send emails to your contacts through the "Email" tab.

Get updated news and tips

Get important news about the event and fundraising tips from us. Check your Participant Center often for updates and stories from the walk team!

How: Log in to your participant center. On the homepage, we'll post important information. To see all updates, click on "View All Messages."

Say thank you

Keep track of who has supported you and send thank you messages. We've set up sample emails for you to use, or you can write your own emails in the Participation Center.

How: Log in to your participant center. Under the "Email" tab, you can use a template email by clicking on the link in the center below the subject. There are also links in the right column for you to see your drafts, view sent messages and manage your contacts. The Facebook and Twitter share icons are also in the right column.