Frequently Asked Questions
Imagine what your dog could do!
Joining us for another great year of Wigglin’ and Wagglin’? Here’s what you may need to know:
1. Online Sign up – Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up online?
On the home page of the Wiggle Waggle Walk website, click the “LOGIN” button in the top left corner. This will prompt you for your basic information (i.e. Name, Address, Email, etc…) and help you set up your personal fundraising page. If you do not wish you register online, you can download a pledge form from the menu below (or pick up in person at the shelter) and you can raise pledges in person.
I’ve made a username, but I’m having trouble logging in. The website tells me the username is in already in use. Help?
The username you would like to use might belong to someone else on another fundraising website. This website is hosted by “Blackbaud” and it is a platform for numerous not-for-profit companies. Try adding numbers to the end of your preferred username to make it more unique. You can also sign up using the social media tool that is unique to you such as Facebook, or LinkedIn if you prefer. However, you do not have to sign in with social media. A simple email address will be sufficient.
If you have any other questions about using the Wiggle Waggle website, please do one of the following:
1. Click on the “help” button on the Wiggle Waggle Homepage (located in the top right hand corner of the page)
2. Visit this link: https://www.blackbaud.com/files/support/helpfiles/Participants/Default.html
3. Contact our Development Department at 905-574-7722 ext. 350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a fee to sign up?
No. Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fundraising event, and all participants are encouraged to sign up online and fundraise. Online fundraising is easy safe and secure. On average, participants who fundraise online raised 85% more!
Is there a deadline to sign up?
No, Participants are encouraged to sign up early and to maximize fundraising using the online participant centre.
Do I have to sign up to participate in the Wiggle Waggle Walk?
Yes, to help us plan the event day, it is best for all participants to sign up before the event date. However, you can sign up at the park as well if you do all your fundraising offline.
What’s the difference between signing up as a “Pack” or an “Individual”?
We welcome everyone to sign up and fundraise however they like! You can sign up as an ‘individual’ – this means that you have your own fundraising goal and you will ask for pledges and donations on your own. OR you can sign up as a ‘Pack’ and fundraise with a group of people. What’s the benefit? You can work together to reach your minimums and you can maximize your fundraising efforts!
How many people have to be on my pack?
It takes a minimum of two to make a Pack. The more people on your team, the more fun you will have on walk day (as well as more fun for the dogs). Packs can be made up of friends, family, co-workers. Also, you can challenge other Packs to add to the fun. Challenge other departments at work, or companies.
2. Fundraising + Pledges – Frequently Asked Questions
How do I raise Pledges?
For best results register online. It’s easy to use, effective and secure. On average participants who fundraise online raise 85% more than individuals exclusively raising funds offline. As well you can also collect pledges off-line. Pledge forms are available to print off (click here).
- Ask 20 friends $5 each = $100
- Ask 10 friends $10 each = $100
- Send emails to everyone in your address book, explain why this cause means something to you, and make it personal.
- Send the email on behalf of your dog (or cat) – Imagine what your dog can do!
- Fundraising at your work place – make it fun, dress down day for $2, bake sales, dog treat sales
- Set a goal and share it, put it on Facebook
- Customize your email signature or voice mail
What are the benefits of online fundraising?
These are some of the top reasons for Fundraising Online:
- Reach more people, you can ask people from anywhere in the WORLD to support you
- You can track who has supported you, your goal and online pledges
- Social media
- Electronic receipts will automatically be issued
- It’s easy, effective and secure
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donations?
Absolutely! We will receipt all donations and pledges of gifts of $20 and over. Please note: we can only issue tax receipts when all donor information is provided. Mandatory information includes: First name, last name, Address, City, Province, Postal Code and Phone Number. If you provide an email address and you donate online, a tax receipt will be emailed to you,
Where can I park and is there a fee?
There is lots of parking available at Bayfront Park – and best of all – it’s free!
What happens if there is bad weather?
We will be walking rain or shine! However, if there is lightening between 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, the event will be cancelled due to safety precautions.
Can my dog walk freely?
Dogs must be on a leash and with their owner at all times during the walk.
Can I use my debit or credit card at the event?
We use a device called “Square” which can accept payments and donations via debit or credit cards. This will be available at the sign up tables, as well as the HBSPCA booth. If you are interested in purchasing items from our on-site vendors, we recommend that you bring cash, as not all of them will be set up to accept debit/credit payments. If you wish to make a donation to the animals during the event, cash, cheques and debit/credit are accepted.