With our annual Walk the Walk for the Compass fast approaching, we thought we would share a step by step guide on how to set up your fundraising team on Canada Helps! 🙂
We hope this encourages you to sign up with your team, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first step is to go to the Compass website which has all the relevant information and updates (http://thecompass.ca/walk/). Once on the website, please click on ‘Register a Team’.
You will then be redirected to the Canada Helps team registration page where they will ask for some personal information, such as your email address.
Previous walkers or supporters of the Compass may already have a Canada Helps account. If you have already signed up for a Canada Helps account in the past, the website will ask you to sign in. If you do not remember your sign in details, such as your password, please click ‘Forgot your password?’.
If this is your first time on the Canada Helps site, you will be asked to enter your email twice and enter a password twice to create your Canada Helps account and sign up. Once you click ‘Create Account’, your account will be created and you will be prompted to fill out the rest of the team registration form for the walk.
Depending on your team, you will select your account type (Corporate or Personal), this selection should reflect who you are creating your team with, workplace vs family/friends.
Then proceed to enter your personal details such as your name, address, shirt size if you would like a shirt. This information is used to give you (the team captain) a tax receipt as well as send you your walk kit.
After submitting your personal details, you will then be asked to enter the team’s details. This is where you insert your team name, your fundraising goal, and an image of the team if you have one. While there is a default image that is provided, all walkers/teams are encouraged to upload a more personal photo or something that brings your team together. There is also a section to put in a fundraising story – this is where you tell people about why you and your team are choosing to participate in the walk and the team’s goal. We have provided default text which you are fine to use, but feel free to personalize it or change it to match what works best for your team.
Once you hit continue you will get a link that you can share with your friends, family, co-workers etc. We have also included some downloadable posters/graphics that can be used on social media and a pdf version of the walk form that can be used if you prefer the traditional fundraising method.
Just like that your team is signed up and ready to have its members register and begin to fundraise!
How to Join a team?
The easiest way to join a team is by going to the team’s fundraising page which can be sent by the individual who set up the team (team captain). On that page, there is a button that says ‘Join this Team’. Clicking it will take you to the ‘Join the Walk’ form.
Alternatively, you can go to the Compass Canada Helps site (click ‘sponsor a walker’ on thecompass.ca/walk) then click on ‘Find a Team or Person’. You will be asked to enter a keyword or a team name.
Once the results are accessible, choose the team you are hoping to join by clicking on the name. This will lead you to the team page where you can click ‘Join this Team’ (see above). When clicked you will be directed to the ‘Join the Walk’ form. Fill out your email, your name, address, and shirt size. This information is used to give you (the team member) a tax receipt as well as send you your walk kit.
We hope this handy guide makes registering on Canada Helps even easier and clearer than before! We are beyond thrilled to have you join us for the walk this year. Thank you very much. 🙂