Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about March for Babies.

  • Fundraising

    • Am I required to meet my fundraising goal?
      • No, we ask that you make your best effort to meet your fundraising goal to help us in improving the health of babies.

    • Is fundraising a requirement to participate in the event? Can I just donate and participate?
      • No, fundraising is not required. However, March for Babies is a fundraising event, so we'd like everyone to either make a personal donation or ask others to donate to help babies. We can't fight premature birth without you!

    • Where can I find my fundraising URL (link) to give to potential donors?
      • When you sign in to your account, it is just below the big cover photo. Click the "copy" button and then paste it where you need it.

        If you send emails or post to social sites from your fundraiser page, we automatically include a link to your page so you don't have to. Choose "fundraise" in the navigation to get started.

    • How do I submit matching gifts?
      • Matching gift programs typically require the employee to provide documentation of the gift they made. The March of Dimes then has to verify that the donation was received.
        - If you've already made your donation and completed the documentation required for your matching gift program, give the form or other information needed to the fundraiser or send directly to the March of Dimes; be sure to clearly indicate the name of the person or team you donated to so we can properly credit the donation.
        - To check if your company has a matching gift program or apply for the matching gift, visit our matching gifts page and use the search box to determine if your company will match your donation. You also can access forms, guidelines and instructions.

    • I've already joined March for Babies, how do I join or create a team?
      • First, sign in at www.marchforbabies.org.

        Start a new team:
        Click the "start" a team link under your name on your fundraiser page.
        Enter all the necessary team info (Family team/Company/Club, team name, fundraising goal, address, etc.)
        Click the “create team” link.
        Then, you will be brought to a page to review your team's event information. If the event is not correct, click the "change location" link and choose the correct event. If it is correct, just click "continue" and you will return to your fundraiser page.
        Your team is now created and you can manage it by clicking the "captain" tab in the navigation bar.

        Join an existing team:
        Click the "join" a team link under your name on your fundraiser page.
        Enter the team information in the search box. Be sure to check that the distance and ZIP code are correct.
        Select your team from the search results, or search again if needed.
        Click the "join" button in the appropriate row.

    • How do I remove myself from a team?
      • Log in to your March for Babies page at www.marchforbabies.org.
        On your fundraiser page, scroll down to the "my event" module where your team name is displayed and then click "change team."
        OR
        Click the arrow next to your profile image in the upper right corner of the screen.
        Choose "my profile" and scroll down to the "my fundraising profile" section.
        Click "change my team."

        You will then have the option to join another team, start a new team or find a new event near you (this is the no team option).
        Select the “find a new event near you" option and click "continue."
        Search and select the event location you'd like your personal page to be signed up on and click "sign up."
        You are now signed up as an individual and no longer listed on the team roster.

    • What is the list of incentives?
      • $50 Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
        $100 Official March for Babies event t-shirt
        $250 March for Babies tumbler OR carry all tote + event t-shirt
        $500 March for Babies cooler OR hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
        $1000 Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
        $2,500 Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
        $5,000 Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
        $10,000 Champion for Babies hat + rolling suitcase OR wagon + event t-shirt

        March for Babies 2017 All Fundraising Incentive Flyer, PDF (1.7 MB)

    • How do I remove or deactivate my page?
      • To deactivate your page, sign in to your account and click the arrow next to your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen.
        - Choose "my preferences" and click the checkbox next to "deactivate my page."
        - Click "save changes."

        When people search for you or click on a link to your page, they will see a message that no results were found or the account is not active.

  • Donating

    • How can I get an additional copy of my receipt for tax purposes?
      • If you have an account on www.marchforbabies.org, then you have the ability to email the donor their receipt. Here's how:
        Sign in to your March for Babies account at www.marchforbabies.org.
        Click on the "my donations" tab.
        Scroll down the list of donors and click on the donor's name.
        In the pop up window, click "send receipt." An email address is required to send the receipt.
        OR
        If your donor didn't record his/her donation online, scroll down to the "Cash/Check" donations section and click the "ADD CASH/CHECK DONATION" button.
        In the pop up window that appears, enter the donor's information and amount. An email address is needed to send a confirmation/receipt.
        Select “YES” in the "RECEIVED" section to mark the donation as being received (the donation will not appear on your fundraising progress bar unless this is marked YES).
        Click "send receipt."
        Once complete, click on the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the donation or click on the "ADD ANOTHER DONATION" button to add multiple donations.
        OR
        Your local March of Dimes office also can assist with furnishing a receipt via postal mail. To find the one nearest you, click "contact us" and submit your inquiry.

    • Why haven’t I received a receipt for my donation?
      • Depending on your email account settings, the receipt may be in your spam/junk folder. Please check there. If you don't find it, you can request an additional copy as described above.

    • How do I add cash or check donations to my March for Babies fundraiser total?
      • Your fundraising progress bar only counts donations that have been received. Credit card/PayPal donations are automatically marked "received." Any cash/check pledges your donors have made or donations you have turned in to the March of Dimes must be added to your donation list and marked "received." Receipts we have entered in our database are not reflected on the progress bar until you record the donation too.

        Sign in to your March for Babies account at www.marchforbabies.org.
        Click on the "MY DONATIONS" tab.
        If your donor didn't record his/her donation online, scroll down to the "Cash/Check" donations section. Click the "ADD CASH/CHECK DONATION" button.
        When the pop up window appears, enter the donor's information and amount. An email address is needed to send them a confirmation/receipt.
        Select “YES” in the "RECEIVED" section to mark the donation as being received (the donation will not appear on your fundraising progress bar unless this is marked YES).
        Once complete, click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the donation or click on "ADD ANOTHER DONATION" to add multiple donations.
        The donation will now appear in the "Cash/Check Donations" section and the amount will be included in your fundraising progress bar.

        If the donor did make their pledge on your site, but the amount is not reflected on your progress bar, then click "YES" under the RECD (received) column to mark the donation as received within the "MY DONATIONS" section of your fundraiser page.

    • How do I submit the cash and check donations that I've received?
      • You have some options:

        1) Mail the donation to the your local March of Dimes office.
        2) If your team or event has scheduled a collection day, often called "bank day," you may turn in everything you've collected there.
        3) You may hold on to the donation and turn it in at your selected walk event.

        NOTE: Regardless of which option you choose, remember to include a donation form so we can properly credit the money! Donation forms are located within your marchforbabies.org account by clicking on the "MY DONATIONS" tab and then the "Printer Friendly" link. If you don't have online access, be sure to include your name and contact information in the envelope.

    • What is the March of Dimes tax ID number?
      • Our Tax ID is: 13-1846366

  • Tools

    • How can I retrieve my March for Babies username/password?
      • Click "sign in" then click "forgot your password?"
        You'll be asked to enter your username or email address, then click "continue."
        After receiving an email with a link to reset your password, follow the instructions to enter a new password and sign in.

        If your email address is associated with more than one March for Babies account, you will be required to enter your username.
        Not sure what your username is? Your username is the last part of the link to your page after the / (backslash). If you don't have a clue, contact customer support for assistance.

    • How can I change my username?
      • Your username is used for your Fundraising Page link.
        Warning: If you change your username and have already sent your current link to people asking them to donate, those links won't work. They will see a message that says the user can't be found. We strongly recommend you make this change only if you haven't sent your current link to anyone.

        To change your username, sign in to your account.
        Click the arrow next to your profile image in the upper right corner of the screen.
        Choose "my sign in preference" and click "change my username."
        Enter your new username, when a green check appears, the name is available.
        Click the "save" button or "cancel" to keep your original username.

        You can't claim a username someone else is already using.
        Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9).
        Usernames must be at least 5 characters long and can't contain generic terms or extensions (ex: .com, .net).

    • When trying to retrieve my username/password, why am I receiving the error "Your email has more than one username...?"
      • The March for Babies system doesn't require a unique email address for each account, but each username is unique. We need the username to know which account you're trying to sign in to or reset your password for.

        Not sure what your username is? Your username is the last part of the link to your page after the / (backslash). If you don't have a clue, please contact customer support for assistance.

    • I'm new to March for Babies, how can I create a team?
      • Visit www.marchforbabies.org.
        Click "Start Now" or "Sign up."
        Choose "start a team."
        Enter all required information (anything that has an *). If your username is being rejected it may already be in use in our system, so try a different username or use the "CHECK AVAILABILITY" option.
        Choose the option to Start a Team: select "Family team" or "Company, school, club or organization team" and enter all required information.
        Click the "CREATE TEAM" option at the bottom of the page.
        You will then be brought to the "REVIEW MY EVENT" page. If you wish to change the event selected, click on the "Change Location" link located just beneath the event details.
        You must then enter a Fundraising Goal and click "CONTINUE."
        You can then either make a personal donation to your fundraising page or choose to "personalize your page," which lets you change any of your personal information, fundraising goal or fundraising message.

    • How do participants join my team?
      • You can send/post the link to your fundraiser page and ask them to join your team. Just click “join your team.” If you don't want to join the team, you can still help babies by making a donation. Or, you can send your friends, family and co-workers the link to your team page and ask them to join. You can post the link on social sites. You can always go to marchforbabies.org and search for the team, but the direct link is easiest.

    • How do I edit my team's name?
      • If you're the captain of a family team, you can change your team's name following these steps:
        Log on to www.MarchforBabies.org.
        Select the "Captain" tab.
        Scroll to the "my team's event" module and click "change team name."
        Type your new team name in the box, messages will display if the name is available or not.
        Click "save."
        If you're not the captain of a family team, please contact your local March of Dimes office to change your team name
        by submitting your inquiry in "contact us" form. Click Contact us.

    • How can I find a person or team so I can donate or join?
      • Search for a person or team; in the search results click donate or the visit page button. When you visit the page, you can then choose to join.

    • How can I manage my team online?
      • If you created your team online, you should already have access to manage your team online. Sign in to your account and in the navigation bar you should see a blue "Captain" tab. Click that tab to manage your team. You can update your team page, recruit team members and review your team's progress.

        If you sign in and don't see the tab, click the "contact us" link in the navigation bar to request assistance.

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