Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for Stiletto Sprint online?
Click the Register button and then select the type of racer you prefer- Individual, Relay Racer (click this if you also want to race as an Individual as well as in the relay race) or Virtual racer (fundraise but not actually racing). 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.
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.
I formed a team. What do I need to do?
1) Recruit 3 more people to join your team.
2) Encourage team members to raise money to meet your team goal. You can share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community, keep your team informed 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) See you at the race! Remember, it’s not only about how well you run in heels, it’s also 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?
Reach out to your networks with emails and on social media. 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 Participant Center 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" button. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your personalized pledge page.
Can my sponsors pay by cash or check?
Sure! Most racers find it easier to keep track of checks. You can enter your donations into your Participant Center and then mail everything to our office or bring it with you the day of the race and we'll credit the money to your personal fundraising goal.
Where does the money raised from Stiletto Sprint go?
The money raised through Stiletto Sprint stays here in our community. We depend on the money raised from this event to help 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.
How can I see who has donated to me?
Sign in to your Participant Center. 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. 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.