About the #RotaryStepsTogether Campaign
Are you wondering how your Rotary Club can raise funds for your Club service projects and the Rotary Foundation during these social-distancing times? We have an answer to that: let’s go virtual! This is a great opportunity to work together while staying 6 feet apart!
Join us for a great stay at home personal fundraiser with #RotaryStepsTogether. Beginning September 15 and lasting through November 15, we can collectively take on the “quarantine 15 pounder” with a fitness fundraiser suited to any fitness and ability level. This is a virtual fundraising opportunity for Rotary members to step together in whatever exercise method you are passionate about. Friends, family and other club members pledge online in support of your efforts measured in miles.
DG Cindi O’Neil is committing to walk 100 miles in 8 weeks and is hoping that friends and family will pledge one dollar-a-mile to go towards raising funds for the Annual Fund, the fund that powers our local and international service projects.
Has your club experienced a fundraising challenge for club projects with the cancellation of all events? The funds you raise may be directed to your club to support your community projects, foundation scholarships, and club cash for Global Grants. The key is to understand that you will be able to raise funds from outside your Rotary Club, not from your fellow members. Tired of buying auction items and then buying them back to raise funds for your Club? We are too!
This virtual fundraiser can also help your Club exceed it’s goals for The Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus!As we approach “Steptember and Walktober”, you can walk, run, hike, golf, swim, dance, row, box, CrossFit or rake leaves and vacuum your way to those TRF goals! As long as you can move, you can #RotaryStepsTogether.
Individuals who raise $250 or morewill receive a fantastic water bottle! Invite your friends and family to sign up, fundraise, and compete!
Here’s how it works:
Step One: Step up and register to participate! Registration is FREE.
Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by November 15
Step Three: Get moving and track your steps.There are three ways to track your progress: 1.Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Android, Misfit, iPhone) 2.Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress. 3.Manually enter your steps on your event page.
Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to make a contribution to the #RotaryStepsTogether
You have from September 15, 2020 until November 15, 2020 to rack up those steps!
Not a runner? Here is a step conversion chart to convert any workout you do into steps!
COMPLETED: 14,000 miles
TARGET: 50,000 miles
RAISED: $ 21,187
TARGET: $ 100,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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It's time for Clubs and members alike to plan your strategy to raise funds for your Club, the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or all three! You can walk, run, bike, hike, golf, garden or whatever activity you choose to log miles and raise dollars for the great things Rotary supports in our communities and the world!

Funds may be directed to the Rotary Foundation or your club or split the difference! Many clubs have had to cancel fundraising events and this opportunity allows members to have a little fun in the sun working out and raising funds for cash contributions to grant matches, community service projects and club foundations! It's a win-win-win!
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.