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Forming a New Team Associated with a National Team Company

If you work for a larger company with multiple locations throughout the country, your company may support or encourage their employees to compete together in teams associated with the National Team company.

National Team companies are set up in the system in advance and presented in a selection list to make sure they are represented correctly by name, locations, and so on.

When you start your own team, you are the captain of the team and are responsible for recruiting more members for your team. You can create a special Team page with a picture and story as well as monitor the fundraising progress of your team. For assistance, refer to Leading a Team as a Team Captain.


Step 1: Display the Team Page for a National Team Company

  1. Click the appropriate link to display the fundraising event home page (sometimes referred to as the Greeting page). This link may be available from another page on your site, on your company intranet, or in an email you received.
  2. Locate the list of links containing the Company List link and click it.
  3. Click the name of the National Team company from the list displayed.

Note: In some cases, the names of the National Team companies (especially those sponsoring the event) may display and be clicked directly on the fundraising event home page without following this step.

Step 2: Locate the Appropriate Fundraising Event

Click the Participate in an event link. The list of events in which this National Team company can be associated displays.

To narrow the list to show the events being conducted in a specific:

  • City, enter all or part of the name of a city in the City field and click Search.
  • State, click the state abbreviation from the State drop-down list and click the Search button.

Step 3: Display the Team Information Fields

Click Start new team from the Actions column of the National Team event.

Step 4: Enter Your Team Name (REQUIRED)

In the Team Name field, enter the label that will identify your team if the name is not already filled in.

Note: If you participated in a previous team fundraising event, you may be able to form or join the same team. Be sure to enter the name of the team exactly. If the Form again link displays at the top of the page, you can start the team up again and you may also be able to indicate that you want to take on the captain role if no one else has. If the team has been formed again in this event by the original Team Captain or another team member, a Join link will display in the message at the top of the page.

Step 5: Optionally, Select the Division With Which Your Company Team Will Compete

Click the Division drop-down menu and click the name of the division with which your team will compete.

Note: The Team Division field may not display if it has not been set up.

Step 6: Specify the Fundraising Goal for the Team

If the Team Fundraising Goal field is visible, enter the monetary amount that your team intends to raise.

(1) Setting a goal to work towards can make this event more fun and rewarding.
(2)This field does not display if the event does not support goals.

Step 7: Save Your Team Information and Continue

Click Next Step. The Select Your Participation Type page displays.