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Forming a Team Without a Company Association

Although many team fundraising events allow teams to be associated with or sponsored by a company that employees work for, you can form a team without associating it with a company.

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 Information Fields

Click the link to form a new team that displays on the Greeting page of the fundraising event (which may be the default Click here to form a new team) or the the appropriate link in an email you have received.

Step 2: Enter Your Team Name (REQUIRED)

In the Team Name field, enter a label to display on the Team Page and in lists that show fundraising statistics.

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 3: Set a Fundraising Goal for the Team

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

(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.
(3)You may have to skip over other fields that display (like the Division and Team Company fields to get to the Fundraising Goal field.

Step 4: Save Your Team Information and Continue

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