Denim Dash FAQ

Denim Dash 2018 FAQs:


How do I join a team and start fundraising for an event?

  • If you’re an individual participating in an Event, click on the SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISER or REGISTER button to get started
  • Follow the steps to set up your own fundraising page to share with everyone you know
  • Make your fundraising page compelling with photos/video/text and then share it via email and social media frequently
  • If you’d like to join an existing team on an Event, click the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button
  • Then select JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM, and choose the team you would like to join

Who can participate?

  • Everyone!


Is there a fundraising minimum?

  • Yes, each registered Dasher must meet or exceed the minimum fundraising amount of $250, this does not include the registration fee.


How do I add a profile picture to my account?

  • Log in to your CrowdRise account and go to your account settings
  • Click on the Profile section
  • In the upper left hand corner, click on the Edit Your Profile link
  • Scroll down and click on the Change Profile Picture under the CrowdRise icon
  • Follow the steps to upload and crop your picture


How do I update my story on CrowdRise?

  • Log in to your CrowdRise account and go to your account settings
  • Go to the fundraiser that you’d like to edit.
  • At the top of the page, click on the Edit Fundraiser tab
  • You can enter your personal story in the text box
  • Click on the Save button


How do I change the name of my fundraiser?

  • Log in to your CrowdRise account
  • Go to the fundraiser of which you’d like to change the title
  • Click on the Edit Fundraiser tab and on the next page under the EDIT BASIC FUNDRAISER INFO button, you’ll be able to change your title
  • Make sure to click on the SAVE button to make everything official


How do I add a video to my fundraising page?

  • Log in to your CrowdRise account and go to your account settings
  • Go to the fundraiser that you’d like to edit
  • First upload your video on YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Then, go to your fundraiser on CrowdRise
  • Click on the EDIT FUNDRAISER tab
  • Scroll down and click ‘edit’ on the UPLOAD PICS AND VIDEOS section
  • Copy and paste the YouTube or Vimeo URL (web address) into the box
  • Hit the SAVE CHANGES button  

*The most effective videos are personal and under 30 seconds


How can I share my fundraiser via social media?

  • Click on the Manage Campaign tab at the top of your fundraiser
  • Click on the social media icon to share your fundraiser


For assistance on fundraising, see our toolkit

Foundation Alliance FAQs:

What is the Foundation Alliance and how do we know if we are part of it?


More information on the RARE Foundation Alliance can be found on the alliance page click here.


If dashing for a RARE Foundation Alliance Team, how/when will the funds be distributed?


Once your Foundation’s 501(c)3 status and Foundation Alliance Membership is confirmed, Global Genes will process all contributions for distribution directly to your Foundation via check by November 1, 2018. The split 50/50 monies are above and beyond the $35 registration costs and after your Foundation raises $1,000.


What is a 501(c)3?

Section 501(c)3 is the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations, specifically those that are considered public charities, private foundations or private operating foundations. It is regulated and administered by the US Department of Treasury through the Internal Revenue Service. For more information visit the IRS site click here.