Frequently Asked Questions
- I forgot my username and password.
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Need help finding one or the other? Click here. You will receive an e-mail with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us.
- How do I change my username and/or password?
Click on "My Account" in the left-hand navigation. Log in and you'll see a link that says "Edit profile." Click and update!
- How do I unsubscribe from e-mail?
Toward the bottom of each e-mail message there is a link stating, "Click here to unsubscribe from this e-mail message." Click this link and follow the instructions given to unsubscribe.
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- What is a personal page?
A personal page is an online promotional tool for your use when asking your friends and family to join your team or sponsor you by making a donation. Once you sign up for an event online, by default, a personal page is created for you. You have the option of personalizing this page by going to your Participant Center. You will be able to customize images, text and the style/color layout of the page.
- By default I have a personal page; do I have to change it?
Once you sign up for an event online, a default personal page is created for you. A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters. While you can spread the word using customized e-mail solicitations, your personal campaign page can be your own creative expression of your commitment to the cause. Customize your page by selecting the layout and style that work best for you. Utilize the elements of text, photo and status indicators to their fullest advantage.
- How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
First, you will need to login to your Participant Center. On the middle of the Participant Center home page is a toolbar where you can modify your personal fundraising goal. Enter your new goal and submit the changes.
- How can I see who has made a donation to my account?
Login to the site using your Username and Password. Go to your Participant Center and click the "My Progress" tab; this will allow you to view your donor list and any amounts that have been donated.
- What is the difference between making my personal page private or public?
By default a personal page is public, meaning your name will appear in the participant search list, and anyone accessing the site will be able to support you. Setting your personal page to private means your name will not appear in the participant search list, and only people you personally invite will be able to support you.
- How can I see who is on my team?
Log in to your Participant Center. Under the “Progress” section, select “Team” to track your team’s progress, update your team’s fundraising goal and review/maintain your team roster.
- How do I change a team message?
Simply go to your Participant Center and from the “Home” page, update your team message on the right-hand side. Post welcome messages to greet new members and to remind them about upcoming deadlines or team challenge announcements. Update regularly!.
- What is an unconfirmed gift?
One exciting feature of your Participant Center allows you to record cash or checks that someone has given or promised you. The system adds these offline gifts to fundraising amounts that display on your Personal Page, My Progress page and Team Page, if you are a member of a team. All cash, check and pay-later gifts that you enter are unconfirmed until the National MS Society receives payment and marks them confirmed. Credit card gifts are confirmed immediately. To make sure we accurately confirm offline gifts, it’s extremely important that you follow specific rules when entering cash, checks or pay-later gifts into your gift summary. Read the rules.