Raised
$391
Progress
Goal
$14,250

Frequently Asked Questions 

1.How do I register for Raise an Axe for Kids' Sake online?

Go to the Register and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt with a link to your fundraising webpage. You can also check out our short video. Once you set up your page, we will email you a fundraising kit to help you collect donations from friends, family and colleagues for pledges on your page. 

 

2.Do I need to personalize my page?

 People who edit their website to talk about why they are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters raised a lot more money. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. Check out this video that will give you some ideas about what to say!

 

3.I am a Team Captain. What do I need to do?

1) Recruit 5 more people to join your team
2) Register your team online.
3) Encourage team members to raise a minimum of $125. You can share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community, keep your team informed about incentive prizes, and communicate their success (Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $200! Our team just surpassed the $1,000 mark!)
4) Have Fun! Join us at The Axe Company to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good you are at throwing axes, it’s celebrating the impact the money your team collected will have on your community!
5) Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children!

 

I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?

Check out these short videos on how to send emails and use social media to reach out to your networks (check your fundraising kit email with scripts and pictures to post). And don't forget about letters, phone calls, and even a bake sale. Get creative! Need more help? Give us a call! We're happy to brainstorm a few ideas with you!

 

How can I see who has donated to me and who has joined my team?

Sign in to your personal page (HQ) to view sponsors and teammates.

 

Can friends and family make a donation to me by going through the main website?

Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate you by clicking on the "Donate to a Thrower" button. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your personalized pledge page.

 

Can my sponsors pay by cash or check?

Sure! You can mail or drop off the cash and checks by April 17th to our office (2900 Frank Scott Parkway West #956 Belleville, IL 62223) and we'll credit the money to your personal fundraising goal. Or simply bring them with you to the event.

*Since we are doing a monthly competition on the highest fundraiser that month, please email a list of your offline donations to Christinac@bbbsil.org and she will add them to your fundriasing page totals. You can turn the money in later at the office or at the event. 

 

Where does the money raised from Raise an Axe for Kids' Sake go?

100% of the money raised through Raise an Axe for Kids' Sake stays here in our community. We depend on the money raised from Raise an Axe for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Check out the 'About Us' section for more information on how Big Brothers Big Sisters works.

 

Why is the "Sponsor a Thrower" search not finding a Thrower that I know has registered?

You must type in the first name or last name of the Thrower exactly how they entered it when they registered. Try using just the first few letters of someone's name if you're not sure how it's spelled. If you have a problem locating a thrower that you are sure has registered, please contact us at 618-398-3162. 

 

How can I see who has donated to me?

Sign into your HQ. You can then view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.

 

All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?

Some donors prefer to keep their gifts anonymous. When someone makes a donation, they can choose if they would like to have their name, donation amount, and/or a message appear on your personal page.

 

Is my information secure?

Yes. Engaging Networks has made every effort to protect your information. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.

 

What is the long website address in my confirmation receipt?

This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email center in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.