Registration

  1. Why should I attend this event?
  2. How do I register for the Epilepsy Walk OC online?
  3. Why should I register online?
  4. What is the long website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?
  5. How can friends and family make a donation to my page?
  6. What if the donation is by check or cash?
  7. How does Epilepsy Support Network utilize the contributions?
  8. Who may attend the event and when is it too late?
  9. Ways to donate

  10. What ways can I donate?
  11. All about Corporate Sonsors
  12. All about the Auction
  13. All about Underwriting
  14. What is a booth sponsor?
  15. The Event

  16. What do I need to bring with me on Saturday?
  17. How long is the Walk?
  18. What is the carnival like?
  19. What types of volunteer positions are needed?
  20. I am volunteering for the event, what now?
  21. Donations

  22. What is the difference between a “General Donation” and “Sponsor a Participant”?
  23. What is the difference between online and offline donations?
  24. How do I add checks and cash to my personal page?
  25. Why is the “Sponsor Participant” search not finding the Participant that I know has registered?
  26. How can I see who has donated to me?
  27. All of my Donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
  28. Security

  29. Who is Blackbaud?
  30. Is my information secure?
  31. I forgot my Username and Password.
    How can I find out what they are?
  32. Will Blackbaud put my name on various mailing lists?

    REGISTRATION

  1. Why should I attend this event?
  2. Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County is a 501(c)3 non-profit, federal tax-exempt organization. We hold this annual event in order to raise crucial funds to ensure that our support services and programs are available “at no cost” to those who need them. Moreover, we offer a wonderful day of community for our members, their friends and family, so we may celebrate each other’s support. Visit our website www.esnoc.org for more information.

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  3. How do I register for the Epilepsy Walk Orange County online?
  4. Team captains, volunteers, families and individual participants should all click on the center button "Register Here!" Select from the following:

    • Start a Team to become a Team Captain
    • Join a Team to find an existing team
    • Join as an Individual and have your own personal page
    • Register Multiple People if you have a group and each person wants his/her individual personal page
    • Register Family if you have multiple people who will share a single personal page

    Complete the registration information:

    • Create a Username and Password, write down this information and keep it someplace safe.

    Personal Web Page Link

    • This is a convenient option that will allow you to create an easier URL address. (See the next question for more information)

    You have an option to pay your registration fees online or offline.

    • Registering “Online” allows you to charge your registration fees by credit card.
    • Register “Offline” does not require a credit card transaction, instead you may mail a check for the registration fee to ESNOC, 1500 Adams Ave, #301, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; or you must bring your registration fee on the day of the walk.

    Setting up your Head Quarters (Customize Your Personal Webpage)

    • Once you have Login into your HQ, click on the My Webpage tab.

      You may select from the default photos or upload your own image. It must be .jpg or .gif files; the image size must fit 300x234 pixels, and be no larger than 50KB. If you need assistance please email the photo(s) you would like resized and I will return the images to size, click here for help.

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  5. Why should I register online?
  6. Registering online lets us know you are planning on attending so we may ensure your lunch and t-shirt. More importantly, this website can increase your success at fund raising: making it easy to invite friends to your event webpage, keeping track of your progress, and raising awareness about the walk, epilepsy and our organization.

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  7. What is the long website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?
  8. 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

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  9. Can friends and family make a donation to a Participant by going through the main website?
  10. Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate a Participant by clicking on the “Sponsor Participant” button. By typing in the name of the Participant, they will be directed to the Participant’s personalized pledge page.

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  11. What if the donation to a participant or team is by check or cash?
  12. Donations made by check or cash, is an “offline” donation and the participant or team captain may enter the information on his or her HQ page to add toward your their goal. This will appear as a “pending” donation. When ESNOC receives the check and/or cash we will complete the transaction. You should receive an email receipt verifying receipt and entry of the offline donation.

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  13. How does Epilepsy Support Network utilize the contributions?
  14. To get more information on how Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County uses contributions, please email Jennifer Gunther. You can also visit our website at www.esnoc.org call us at (714) 916-0456 for more information. ESNOCis a 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt non-profit organization. You may find our tax information on Guidestar. All of the proceeds from this event will go toward ensuring that our support services and programs are available “at no cost” to those who need them.

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  15. Who May Attend the Event?
  16. This event is open to the public, attendees may arrive at any time of the day before 2pm. Walk-on participants may register that morning without penalty and carnival attendees may purchase tickets and bid on auction items that day. We encourage early registration otherwise lunches and t-shirts are subject to availability. Remember, early registration may also encourage those to raise more donations.

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    WAYS TO DONATE

  17. What ways can I donate?
    • Corporate Sponsor – Corporate sponsors mean a lot to our event by substantiating our cause and contributing to our financial goals. We have five Levels to fit any budget. Sign up business now through 4/8/12 by downloading and sending them a Corporate Sponsor letter.
    • Auction Items – Our attendees enjoy the Silent Auction, it's fun to peruse the tables while the kids are playing games. Ask the local businesses you frequent or friends with businesses for merchandise, gift certificates or professional services. Start now through 4/3/12. Download an Auction letter to hand out.
    • UnderwritingGifts-in-Kind and our Wish List help us defray event expenses. If you or your business can offer a service as a donation; or sponsor a wish list item, contact us now.
    • Team Captains – Team captains are our biggest fundraisers as they inspire family and friends to donate or attend our event! Amaze yourself and sign up as a Team Captain or join forces and be a co-captain. Just ask one of our past years captains how they did it!
    • Volunteer – Donating your time when there is so much to do is a great way to hlep: planning, registration, decorations, carnival, auction, set up and break down. Let us know you are interested.
    • Participant – Join us to see what fun it is! Sign up today!

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  18. All about Corporate Sonsors
  19. Corporate Sponsorships mean a lot to our event because they substantiate our cause and contribute to our financial goals. With five Corporate Levels to fit any budget, we will proudly list your business! Businesses can sign up online or download and mail the Corporate Sponsor form with their check made payable to: Epilepsy Support Network of OC
    1500 Adams Ave, #301, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Please remit before 4/8/17 so we can acknowledge the sponsor!

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  20. All about the Auction
  21. As a favorite attraction at our Epilepsy Walk, this can only get as great as the items donated. We ask every family to donate at least one item to the auction. Ask your friends with businesses or local merchants.

    • Gift Cards: restaurants, movie passes, and popular stores
    • Beauty & Fitness: spa treatments, personal training & fitness sessions, salon services and products
    • Home, Garden & Art: photography & portraits, home & garden furniture, home accessories
    • For Him & Her: jewelry, watches, gift certificate from favorite boutiques, sports & events, signed sports memorabilia, rounds of golf, golf lessons, concert tickets, performing arts/theater tickets, sporting good store items or gift certificates
    • Kids’ Stuff: Nintendo Wii/games, ipod, dolls/dollhouses, snowboards/skateboards, xbox/games, surfboard or skim boards, popular toys, bicycles, children’s books, kids’ jewelry, Apple products
    • Kids’ Activities: theme park tickets, zoo or museum passes, tutoring gift certificates, music or art classes, sports lessons, dance & gymnastics classes, summer camps, birthday party activities (dj, caricature artist, et.)
    • Maybe you can think of more, be creative and use your imagination!

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  22. All about Underwriting
  23. Underwriting helps ESNOC to defray the costs of this event. Two ways to help fundraise are through Gifts-in-Kind and our Wish List. Gifts-in-Kind are donations that come from services you can provide in lieu of us paying as an outside service. Our Wish List are sponsorships for itemized costs such as: postage stamps, printing of event material, event t-shirt, balloon arch, bounce house, event decorations, photographer, and the dj.

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  24. What is a booth sponsor?
  25. After the celebratory walk, our carnival is filled with approximately twenty game, food and entertainment booths. Here are just a few of the booths you can sponsor: Can Smash, Face Painting, Guess the Unknown, Masseuse, SnoCones, and Tricky Treasure. Sponsor a Booth, today!

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    THE EVENT

  26. What do I need to bring with me on Saturday?
  27. Please bring your registration/sponsor form along with all collected sponsor money, cash, checks or offline donations. Your sponsorships of $40 or more will cover your registration fee. If you have multiple people in you group or family, each person must have their individual registration/sponsor form along with their collected sponsor money totaling a minimum of $40. Each person must sign the waivers on the registration/sponsor form so we kindly ask that you do not combine all sponsorships on one form for your group but collect the minimum for each person on individual forms. You may want to bring a hat, sunscreen, blanket, umbrella and/or chairs to this park event.

    If you are a volunteer we require you to register online in order to complete the waiver agreement. We appreciate your time volunteering and leave fundraising as an option. You will get a HQ webpage so you may invite your friends and family to support the days efforts.

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  28. How long is the Walk?
  29. We begin registration at 8:30am and allow 45 minutes for people to arrive, decorate their strollers, visit the balloon person and line up for the start. The walk will begin at 9:45 am and is a short lap on a concrete path round the carnival. Participants may choose the number of laps to walk, it may be a symbolic lap or a light morning workout.

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  30. What is the carnival like?
  31. The carnival is a family event from 10:15 am through 2:00 pm. There are carnival booths for all ages that require ticket(s) 1-4 tickets to play: Basketball Shootout, Massage, BullsEye, Bowling, Football, Popcorn, Face Paint, Lollipop Tree, Go Fishin’, Spin Art, Kid’s zone, Putt putt Golf, Marble Maze, Feel Box, Can Smash, Pancake Flip, Pinko, and Dino Dig. Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Lemonade, Snocone and Watermelon are available for 1-2 tickets. Tickets are available by donation at the event, $1 per ticket. Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing tables are in the center of the carnival and all bidders must be present or have a representative pick up their items/prizes.

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  32. What types of volunteer positions are needed?
  33. The Epilepsy Walk Orange County relies on the generosity and hard work of it’s volunteers to make the event run smoothly. We have positions for setting up and breaking down, working carnival booths and lunch duties. The positions are available from 6:30 am (set up) throughout the event (carnival and lunch) ending 3:30pm (break down).

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  34. I am registered to volunteer for the event, what now?
  35. Thank you for registering as a volunteer at our event!
    Temre Marsh, Volunteer Coordinator, will be in contact with you to find a volunteer position. As a registered volunteer, we encourage you to create your own fundraising page in the websites HQ, that will allow you to fundraise for this cause. After registration you will recieve volunteer updates to keep you updated. On the day of the event please check in at the volunteer table behind registration to receive you further instructions, your volunteer t-shirt and lunch ticket.

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    DONATIONS

  36. What is the difference between a “General Donation” and “Sponsor a Participant”?
  37. A “General Donation” does not get allocated to any specific person or team goal. To credit a specific participant or team you must find that person by typing in their name at “Sponsor a Participant.”

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  38. What is the difference between online and offline donations?
  39. You have an option to enter your registration and/or donations online by credit or debit card transactions. The other option is to pay your registration and/or donations by check or cash. These are called offline donations, otherwise known as pending transactions, that must be turned in with your registration/sponsor form on the day of the event. Please make checks payable to ESNOC, and mail to 1500 Adams Ave, #301, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. If you have a team captain, you may ask him or her how he or she would like to handle the team’s offline donations. Offline donations may result in longer registration lines on the day of the event.

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  40. How do I add checks and cash to my personal page?
  41. You can use it to cover a walker registration or add it to your donations.  This increases your total and speeds up registration the registration line!

    On the walk website click on:

    Enter my HQ (the menu on the bottom left)
    Your username and password should pop up, if not, enter them, then select: continue
    Under, My To Do List, choose:
    Enter off-line donations
    Choose: Enter pledge

    You can enter the donation information and it will show up on the personal page you selected. Please, remember to bring your cash and check donations on the day of the walk.

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  42. Why is the “Sponsor Participant” search not finding the Participant that I know has registered?
  43. You must type in the first name or last name of the Participant exactly how it is spelled. It is not case sensitive. If you have a problem locating a Participant that you are sure has registered, please contact us with the problem at ewoc@esnoc.org

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  44. How can I see who has donated to me?
  45. Go to the left sidebar, Log-in section on the site. Use the Username and Password that you received when you registered for the event. You can then view your Donor list and the amounts that have been donated.

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  46. Why aren't some of my Donors showing up on the scroll bar?
  47. As your Donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll.

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    SECURITY

  48. Who is Blackbaud?
  49. Blackbaud is a marketing infrastructure service provider offering advanced Internet fundraising solutions to charitable, educational and political organizations. Epilepsy Support Network has contracted with us to provide online support for the Epilepsy Walk Orange County 2010. Through the website you can register for the event, collect donations from family and friends and more.

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  50. Is my information secure?
  51. Yes. Blackbaud 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.

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  52. I forgot my Username and Password. How can I find out what they are?
  53. Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your password. You will receive an email with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us by phone by calling 714-916-0456 or email ewoc@esnoc.org.

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  54. Will Blackbaud put my name on various mailing lists?
  55. Blackbaud, Kintera division collects and maintains only personal information that is voluntarily submitted to us. We will only share personally identifiable information with a third party if and when the individual submitting this information has permitted us to do so, or if we are required by law to do so.

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