Q. How do I register for the Wild Ride?
A. Follow these simple steps.
- Go to pwrdf.org/wild-ride. You will arrive at a landing page that includes an online registration form, which is being managed by Canada Helps.
- If you click on “Join a Team,” you will see that each team page has a link to “join this team” or you can learn more about that team by clicking “Go to fundraising page.”
- If you click “Create a Team,” then you will become a team captain and can encourage others to join your team. This is ideal for a parish or diocesan group.
- If you are fundraising on your own, click “Join as an Individual.”
- When you enter your e-mail address, you will be prompted to create a Canada Helps account. Follow the prompts to confirm your e-mail address and create a password. Be sure to click the link for “Create Account” before completing the rest of the registration form.
- If you are returning from 2022, you can log in to your account using the email address and password you created last year and do not need to create a new account.
- Personalize your fundraising page with a description of your activity and your fundraising goal.
Q. I registered as a team captain and an individual. Was that correct?
A. When you register a team, you sign up as the team captain. You have access to a team tab and an individual tab to track your donations and reach out to your friends and family. Joining your team as an individual is also fine and you may find it less confusing for communicating with your supporters vs team members.
Q. Can you start as an individual and change it to a team if others decide to join or should you start as a team to begin with?
A. We would encourage you to sign-up as a team and invite others to join you. The more people helping to raise funds, the more your team can raise. If you would prefer to participate as an individual, please do feel free to do so.
If you have trouble registering a team, please contact Kim Umbach at [email protected]. Kim will walk you through the process or complete it for you.
Q. Can people who donate leave a message?
A. Yes, there is a message field in the donation form.
Q. If Canada Helps is partnering, are they getting a percentage of money raised for admin costs?
Yes, Canada Helps is receiving an administration fee of 5.5%. This includes the credit card processing fee, issuing tax receipts and the peer-to-peer fundraising platform. This is a very low administration fee for Peer-to-Peer platforms.
Q. Will donation thank you letter go out from captains, or will PWRDF be sending these out?
A. When someone donates, they automatically receive a thank you from PWRDF including their tax receipt. It is an autogenerated thank you that indicates the donation is in support of the Wild Ride. Captains and participants are very much encouraged to thank their supporters personally as well. PWRDF will send a thank you to all donors at the end of the campaign.
You can send e-mails from your donations page within Canada Helps. It is quite simple – just select the donors you would like to email, click the button which says, “send message” and an e-mail template will appear using your default mail program such as Outlook, Gmail, etc. You will need to compose your own message.
Q. How does bike riding or knitting raise money?
A. The PWRDF Wild Ride is a Peer-to-Peer fundraising campaign. This means that those who participate and put their stamp on it by walking, running, cycling, knitting etc., reach out to their friends, families and networks to ask for donations. For example, if you are doing a running challenge, you can send e-mails to your friends to tell them about your challenge, why this cause is important to you and to ask for their support. People may feel inspired by the cause and want to help their friends. When teams of people are formed and participants are recruited, the number of people fundraising expands, which means that each person does not need to work so hard to raise the same amount of money. It is extremely important to connect donors to the cause. That is why we will be sharing stories and videos from PWRDF partners who serve refugees and displaced people.
Q. What if my supporters do not want to donate online or provide an e-mail address?
A. You can track offline donations on the “donations” tab of your fundraising page. Click the “add offline donations” button and complete the form when prompted. You do not need to enter an e-mail address. Simply enter the name and donation amount. This will ensure your donations are credited to your page.
Important note: You do need to provide PWRDF with the name, mailing address and donation amount for each of your offline donations so that we can issue their tax receipt. Please follow the following process:
There are two ways to donate offline.
- Donors can give you cash or cheque. You must fill out the Wild Ride Offline Donation Form and send it to PWRDF at the end of the Ride. PWRDF will issue tax receipts to your supporters.
- Donors can also send a cheque to PWRDF at 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2. Please remind your supporters to indicate “Wild Ride” on the cheque as well as the team or individual they are supporting.
Q. What is new for 2023?
A. In 2023, we are pleased to offer some new fundraising and team recruitment incentives.
Individual Fundraising incentives:
- Raise $200 and receive a Wild Ride T-shirt
- Raise $ 400 and receive a Wild Ride bag
- Raise $1000 or more and be entered into a draw for one of 3 Hoodies
- When you register a team and recruit 10 members, you will be entered into a draw to win a Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt or team building package prize.