Each team has its own webpage, known as a Teamspace, to help with online fundraising.
Use your Teamspace to upload team photos, blog about your accomplishments and communicate your team’s inspirational message. You can also see a list of your online donors, read their messages of support and thank them. This is the place to keep track of your fundraising progress and the progress of other teams, and see who is moving up the leaderboard in your fundraising category.
Personalise your Teamspace
Customising your page is easy and will help promote your cause. We encourage you to upload a team training photo and write a short bio introducing your team. Blog about the amazing Oxfam Trailwalker challenge you’re undertaking and let your sponsors know what has inspired you to help make a difference to poor communities around the world. The same will inspire them!
Need some ideas to get you started? Here are some examples of previous Teamspace blogs:
Team Go Go
While you have all been tucking into your soft boiled eggs and sipping your lattes on a Sunday morning we have been enduring blisters, chafing and bucket loads of sweat climbing some heartbreaking hills in our training for the Oxfam 100km trail walk. It is a monstrous challenge, half of it in the dead of night, through rugged bush land. It should take us around 24hrs to complete. But the more important challenge is to raise $5,000 for Oxfam Australia to support their work fighting poverty and injustice in over 27 countries around the world. Please help us reach our target; every dollar counts. If you want to read more about the important work they do please check out their website www.oxfam.com.au.Team GO GO thanks you for your support.
Team The Vagabonds
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have time” – Steven Wright
Soph, Brooke, Caity and Trins have been preparing for this hike for years. Since leaving school we’ve done all kinds of challenging walks – from the couch to the fridge, between lecture rooms at uni, and from one club to another just about every Saturday night. The time has come to put all that training to use! At the end of August this year, we’ll be hiking 100km from some obscure NSW town to the middle of Sydney. In under 48 hours. We’ll be sleeping and eating on the trail for nearly two whole days. Have we gone mad? Quite possibly. But the reason we’ve decided to put ourselves through all this pain is to raise money for Oxfam Australia. So please support us by donating whatever you can and stay tuned to watch our transformation from couch-potatoes to hiking champions!
Set your fundraising target
Your sponsors donate because YOU ask them to and they want to help you achieve your team goal. Set your target high – your supporters will want to be part of the experience of helping you reach your goal. Please contact the Trailwalker staff for your event if you would like to update your team’s fundraising target.
Send an email and include a link to your Teamspace
In previous years, teams that sent out regular emails to their contacts about the team’s training and progress were amazed by how many donations followed each email update. The updates included amusing stories of how the team was going in training and the various walks they had done, and news of any fundraising events the team was organising.
Please see our advice on sending successful fundraising emails.
Building your Teamspace is easy – just follow these instructions:
Logging in: You will be emailed your username and password once your team is registered.
Creating/updating your team bio: Get started by creating a team bio. Make it short and snappy – there is a limit of 550 characters. Introduce your team. Why are you participating in Trailwalker? Why should your friends sponsor you?
Uploading/updating your team photo: Upload a team photo so we know who you are!Please upload .jpg files only (max size: 1MB, max width: 1024 pixels, max height: 768 pixels).
Creating/editing blog posts: Once your bio and team photo are set up, start thinking about what you could write on your Teamspace blog. Blogs are a great way of keeping your fans and sponsors up to date on how your training is going – let them know exactly what it takes to complete Oxfam Trailwalker. It’s also a great way to encourage donations – and to thank your donors!
Gifts in action
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Sydney Key Dates
12 MAR 2013
|team registration opens|
11 APR 2013
14 AUG 2013
16 AUG 2013
|minimum $1,000 fundraising deadline|
23-25 AUG 2013
|Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney event|
19 SEP 2013
01 OCT 2013