Teams are a vital part of our fundraising success at the Walk to Remember. We encourage participants to join a team or start a new one. Starting a new team means you become a Team Captain. Team Captains are amazing advocates for us within the community among their friends and family. Our Walk Coordinator Rebecca is here to help you navigate starting and building a team as a Team Captain.
Reach out to Rebecca by email at email@example.com or call her at 225.236.4617.
Whether you've been a Team Captain for years, or this is your first time, we have resources available for you.
Visit our YouTube page HERE to view a recording of our Team Captain Kick-Off Zoom Event where we shared how to connect your team online, share and repost on social media, add tags and donate buttons, and all things Virtual Walk!
In addition to your video library, our Walk Coordinator is available for one-on-one coaching if you need that extra little boost of brainstorming or fundraising coaching to help kick-start your team building efforts. Visit our Raising Funds Page under the Get Involved Tab at the top of this page for more resources.
TO ACTIVATE YOUR TEAM FROM LAST YEAR
Click on "START A TEAM" under registration. Use your username and log-in information from last year to log-in to your existing account. If you have forgotten your username or password, follow the instructions to reset your password or email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can manually send you a re-set link.
Once you are logged in to your existing account, follow the prompts to complete registration.
TO START A NEW TEAM
Click on "START A TEAM" under registration and click "Join As A New Participant"
Select a Team Name. That's the fun part! Team Captains usually like to name their teams after a friend or family member affected by Alzheimer's, a caregiver they support, or a company name, but you can get totally creative here and have fun!
Choose a Team Division that best describes your team. Are you/your team members primarily from the same friends and family group, business co-workers, school, or club/organization members? You must select a division so just choose the one that's the best fit overall.
Finish the registration process and begin inviting your circle of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, church members, book club group, gym work-out buddies, your kid's friend's parents, and everyone else to join your team!
Share on social media that you are a Team Captain for the Walk to Remember. Use this time between now and October 10th to post, share, tweet, video, tag, and story about the opportunity to support your cause and join your team. Make sure to tag the Alzheimer's Services page in your posts so people can easily link up to your team!
I want to experience the walk on a team, but I don't know a current Team Captain, what should I do?
Start your own! This is the fun part! Starting your own team allows you to be Team Captain of a new team, and reach out to your friends to not only join you in this cause, but come out and walk together. Our Walk Coordinator will help coach you along the way, and you'll join the ranks of our fellow amazing Team Captains at Team Captain Kick-Off! If you have questions or concerns about becoming a Team Captain before you take the leap, don't hesistate to reach out to our Walk Coordinator who is here to serve and assist you.
What does it mean to sign up as a Team Captain?
Being a Team Captain is a critical volunteer role for the Walk to Remember. Team Captains volunteer to start "teams" for the walk and commit to sharing about the Walk to Remember cause and inviting your friends to make a donation and/or join you on the day-of for the Walk. Team Captains are one of the primary ways we are able to spread the word about the Walk to Remember and raise funds to maintain the programs of Alzheimer's Services. Team Captains are our spokespersons and advocates in the community, in your neighborhoods, in your churches, in your companies, and in your clubs, sharing the opportunity to support a worthy cause with a gift or team member registration.
Team Captains are invited to the Team Captain Kick-Off in August. Being a Team Captain also makes you eligible for additional prizes and incentives among fellow captains for special fundraising challenges our Walk Coordinator will host leading up to the Walk.
What do I put as my Team Name?
This is the fun part! You get to decide what your Team Name will be. People typically like to name their teams after a friend or family member affected by Alzheimer's, a caregiver they support, or a company name, but it's totally up to you and you can get as creative as you like.
What amount should I select as a Fundraising Goal during the registartion process?
During Team Registration set-up, you will be promted to select a "fundraising goal." This is simply a dollar amount as a goal, and by selecting this amount you are not required or locking yourself in to fundraise that amount or face penalty. We encourage Team Captains to set the bar high and reach for $2,000. When you break it down, that's 10 people giving $200, 20 people giving $100, or 40 people giving $50- all totally doable! Whether you keep it at $2,000 or select another amount, a fundraising goal will need to be included as part of registration, so choose an amount you're comfortable with and think is realistic for your team to raise.
What Team Division should I select during the registration process?
Team Divisions must be selected as part of the Team Registration set-up. Your options are Family, Corporate, Club/Organization, or School. Choose the division that BEST describes the make-up of your team members, even if you have a mix of participation, just choose the best overall fit.
Family- for teams comprised of friends, family, and neighbors
Corporate- for large or small businesses where Employers want to start a team, or for co-workers who want to walk together
Club/Organization- for Rotary, leadership, professional affiliation, service groups, or social clubs like book clubs or tennis league members that want to walk together
School- For schools that want to encourage teachers and students to participate, or for students from the same school that want to walk together
How many people do I have to have on my team?
There is no minimum or maximum amount of people you are required to have on your team. It can be as small as you and two siblings or next door neighbors, or as large as you plus one hundred of your closest friends and family.
How much money do we have to raise to be a team?
There is no minimum amout of money you are required to raise if you sign up to be a Team Captain or join a team. We love that you want to be a part of a team and help further the cause of Alzheimer's Services. For that, we are grateful for any amount of donated funds you are able to help raise and contribute- no pressure!
I registered as a Team Captain, now what?
Now you get to start spreading the word! The easiest thing to do is start sharing in person and on social media that you have started a team for Alzheimer's Services Walk to Remember. The goal is to recruit people to your team. Studies show that people are more likely to give if they are asked by a personal friend.. Our Walk Coordinator can help walk you through next steps and you can visit our "Raise Funds" page under the 'Get Involved' tab for ideas and suggestions of where to get started.