Thank you for your interest in creating a fundraiser in support of Boston Medical Center. We have compiled a list of some frequently asked questions to help you along the way.
How do I create a fundraiser?
Click this link to get started. The instructions will guide you in setting up your very own fundraiser.
Can my gift be in honor or in memory of someone?
Absolutely! Click the “Honor a Person or Program” fundraising option on the homepage or click here to set up your fundraiser.
Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet?
There is no fundraising minimum you must meet. However, we do encourage participants to set a $500 goal and reach out to family, friends and other networks to share your reason for fundraising and Boston Medical Center’s impact. Funds raised allow BMC to continue to provide exceptional care, without exception to all who walk through its doors.
Are gifts made through my fundraising page tax deductible?
Yes, they are 100% tax deductible.
Can gifts be made via check?
Yes! All checks should be made to Boston Medical Center with YOUR name and the event fundraiser name in the memo section or on a separate note, and mailed to the following address:
Boston Medical Center
Office of Development
960 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Our team works diligently to ensure all your donations are properly credited to you. Once we process the check(s), the donation(s) will be posted to your individual fundraising page.
How does my donor get a tax receipt?
If the gift was made online, your donor(s) will receive an emailed receipt at the time of their gift. Those who donate via checks will receive a mailed tax receipt.
What if I don’t remember my username/password?
If you have participated in or hosted a fundraiser in the past for BMC, you likely have an existing username/password. You can retrieve your current username/password by following the below steps:
- Go to the login page.
- Click “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password.”
- Enter the email address associated with your account.
Your username or a link to reset your password will be emailed to you within minutes. These messages occasionally end up in spam or junk mail folders, so please be sure to check those folders.
How do I access my participant center?
At the top of the homepage, click the "login" button. To login, use the credentials you created when you registered your event. Once logged into your participant center, you can edit the details of your personal fundraising page like the greeting message, images and fundraising goal.
How do I locate my fundraising URL?
Navigate to your participant center by logging in with your username and password. Once there, you will see the URL to your personal fundraising page on the bottom right hand side. This will be the URL you share with friends, family and potential donors.
How do I import my email contacts into my participant center?
On the main page of your participant center, click on the button that says "all contacts." Then on the right hand side, click the button that says "import contacts." Here, you will have the option to import your contacts from your personal email account (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) or upload a .csv file with the contacts of your choosing.
How do I send an email from my participant center?
From the main page of your participant center, click on the button on the top that says "Email." Here, you can either draft your own email or choose from suggested templates by clicking on the "choose a template" dropdown and selecting the type of message you wish to send. You will be able to add a personal touch by customizing the templates based on your event and fundraising cause.