Teams and Team Captains

 How do I join or start a team? Why should I be on a team? What's the benefit of a team? How do I recruit shavees and volunteers for my team? How do I register my team from last year? How do I add participants to my team?How do I communicate with my team through the St. Baldrick's website?I'm signed up for the virtual event. Can I be on a team or create a team?Can I be on two teams at once?Can a team have co-captains?Can we change the Team Captain role to someone else on the team?How can I get materials or resources for my team?

Answers

How do I join or start a team?

If you haven't yet registered to participate, click here to register and you will be provided with the option to join or start a team during the registration process. If you are already registered for an event, sign into your Members Area and click on “View and Edit Your Page.” On the next screen showing participation details, click on “Join a Team” to find a list of teams to join or choose “Create a New Team” to start your own team. To change teams, click on the pencil icon for a list of other teams to join and select “Join this Team.” Please note, if you are a Virtual Participant, you will only be able to join a team and cannot create a new team.

 
Why should I be on a team? What’s the benefit of a team?

Teams are a great way to work together to achieve your fundraising goal! They say two heads are better than one, so a whole team of bald heads is way better than one bald head! Teams can fundraise together (try a car wash or group garage sale) and encourage one another before, during, and after your head shaving event! Being on a team is an ideal way to do something fun with your friends, family, or colleagues, while raising funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research! As a team, you can choose to recognize a St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid on your St. Baldrick’s team page. Not only will you honor a brave kid diagnosed with cancer, but this will serve as a reminder as to why you are involved and working so hard to raise much needed funds for the most promising childhood cancer research.

 
How do I recruit shavees and volunteers to my team?

You can begin to recruit shavees by tapping into your existing networks and reaching out to your friends, family, and colleagues. It’s important to recruit team members who will be committed to helping you reach your team’s fundraising goal. Aim to recruit dedicated volunteers, who are up for the challenge to conquer childhood cancers, together!

 
How do I register my team from last year?

Team Captains must re-register their team each year and participants must re-register each year to participate on a team. Teams cannot re-register team members from previous years and Team Captains are unable to assign participants to their team. All participants must first sign up to participate at an event, then they can join a team, either during the registration process or later on. Once registered to participate, team members should sign into their Members Area and click on “View and Edit Your Page.” On the next screen showing participation details, click on “Join a Team” to find a list of teams to join. To change teams, click on the pencil icon for a list of other teams to join and select “Join this Team”.

 
How do I add participants to my team?

Only the participant is able to add themselves to a team. Team Captains cannot add or assign participants to their team. This enables our participants to choose which team they’d like to join. Once registered to participate, a participant can sign into their Members Area and click on “View and Edit Your Page.” On the next screen showing participation details, click on “Join a Team” to find a list of teams to join. To change teams, click on the pencil icon for a list of other teams to join and select “Join this Team.”

 
How do I communicate with my team through the St. Baldrick’s website?

As a Team Captain, sign into your Members Area and click on the white text icon in the top right corner. Look for the green text box and click on "Compose a New Message." Here you can select “Team Members” and choose either individuals or the entire team as the recipients of your message. Once you compose your message, click on “Send Message” and you’re all set!

 
I’m signed up for the virtual event. Can I be on a team or form a team?

At this time, virtual participants can only join an existing team at other St. Baldrick’s events. New teams cannot be created within the virtual event.

 
Can I be on two teams at once?

At this time, participants can only join one team per event. For participants at more than one event, they can join a different team at each event. Team Captains can only be a Team Captain of one team per event.

 
Can a team have co-captains?

There can only be one Team Captain listed per team on the St. Baldrick’s website. However, unofficially someone can be designated to serve as co-captain. The message on the team page can be customized to display any important information for all team members to view, such as details on a co-captain.

 
Can we change the Team Captain role to someone else on the team?

Send us an email at Fundraising@StBaldricks.organd we’ll take care of it for you!

 
How can I get materials or resources for my team?

Are you looking for flyers, sample fundraising letters and emails, or other team resources? First check out the Resource Lounge from your Members Area and if you can’t find what you need, email us at Fundraising@StBaldricks.org. We’re here to support you in any way we can!