Team Event Area Availability

The following calendar keeps track of the availability of the Team Event area available on The American Cancer Center region.  The event area is outdoors and located in the southwest corner of the region.  If you would like to reserve an open day, please contact your Team Assistant. All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and only available to Relay For Life of Second Life registered teams.

Here To Help List

It takes several persons who give freely of their time and / or resources to make Relay For Life of Second Life a fundraising success for the American Cancer Society.  Attached is a link to a list of individual volunteers who are offering their special talents to registered RFL of SL relay teams who are organizing fundraising events.

Team Captain / Co-Captains are welcome to contact individuals on the list for their events.

Want to add your services to the list… fill out the Here To Help Sign Up

Please note, we have not verified the information provided.  If you encounter any locations or individuals who do not comply with the Relay For Life of Second Life guidelines, please contact us with details and we will investigate.   Guidelines are located by clicking here

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Relay University

To prepare future and present Relay leaders for leadership by making sure they have an understanding of the purpose, traditions, methods, and growth of Relay in SL over the years.

This program would be recommended and encourage to any of the following people and will be in place of the Captains Training

Captains and Co Captains of teams
Any Relayer who wants to enhance their knowledge of Relay
Those wishing to join committee
Current members of committee
Anyone considering starting a team
Leads of Mega Events
Those wishing to grow an event to Mega level

Click the course on the calendar for more details.

Relay 2017 Team Registration Open

It’s a brand new year, and we need you to help us make this the best year ever in the fight against cancer.  Relay For Life of Second Life – Passport To Hope – Team Registration is now open!

Can we count on you this year to join us to help finish the fight?

 

Here To Help – List

It takes several persons who give freely of their time and / or resources to make Relay For Life of Second Life a fundraising success for the American Cancer Society.  Attached is a link to a list of individual volunteers who are offering their special talents to registered RFL of SL relay teams who are organizing fundraising events.

Team Captain / Co-Captains are welcome to contact individuals on the list for their events.

Please note, we have not verified the information provided.  If you encounter any locations or individuals who do not comply with the Relay For Life of Second Life guidelines, please contact us with details and we will investigate.   Guidelines are located by clicking here

Go Relay !

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The Complete Registration and Setup Step By Step

So, you want to get signed up for the 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life? This step by step will walk you through every step with screenshots.

  1. Captain registers team for RFL of SL
  2. Captain signs team up for Convio Fundraising Dashboard
  3. Captain synchronizes Team Convio Fundraising page with Team RFLofSL account
  4. Captain synchronizes Personal Convio Fundraising page with Personal RFLofSL account
  5. Captain adds team members to RFLofSL roster
  6. Team Members sign up for Convio Fundraising Dashboard
  7. Team Members synchronize Personal Convio Fundraising page with Personal RFLofSL account

CAPTAIN REGISTERS TEAM FOR RFL OF SL

  1. Captain or Co-Captain completes the RFL of SL Team Registration form
  2. Captain waits for confirmation email with team number (please allow up to 2 days for processing)
  3. While you wait for that email, you can sign the team up for Convio Fundraising Dashboard

1 team registration form

 

 

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CAPTAIN SIGNS TEAM UP FOR CONVIO FUNDRAISING DASHBOARD

*Special thank you to Blue Myanamotu (Builders Brewery Relay Team) for developing this section of the tutorial!

  1.  Go to the Relay for Life of Second Life website.  Click the button, “Fundraise In RL“

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2. It will bring you to the page below.  All captains (regardless of whether you have relayed in SL before) will need to click “Start a Team”

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3.  Next, enter your team name, and your team’s fundraising goal.  Then click “Next”

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4. You will now be entering information to set up your personal dashboard page – from this step down, your information has nothing to do with the overall team page.  You can fill out the boxes based on your personal choices.  You will NOT have to pay a registration fee in order to relay in SL.

  • However, if you choose to donate at this point, you will be asked to put in your RL address linked to your credit card for the billing information.
  • If you chose “No, I’ll donate later,” the setup will skip the billing information stage.

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5.  Use your SL name.  If you have a newer user name, you can use “Resident’ as the last name.  If you do not wish to use your real address, use the address provided in the picture below.  This is the official “SL” address that Relay has provided for teams in SL.  For username, we suggest using a familiar email, or a name that you can easily remember.  Warning: When you click “Next” you will initially get an error message. See below.

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6.  You will get an error message that looks like the picture below.  Don’t worry!  Hit “Next” again, and it will go through.

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7. Review your information on the screen.  Make sure you’ve got all the spellings, and that you are using your Captains name in SL (and not your real name).  If you made a mistake, hit “Previous” to go back.  Otherwise, hit “Next”

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8. BOOM!  You’re done!  Now, start inviting your other team members to register!  Refer them to the Team Member Join A Team tutorial here (it will be slightly different than the one for team captains).  You can have them use the same SL virtual address if they are not comfortable using their real address.

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This is a picture of your fundraising dashboard.  Click “Take a tour” to learn about it.

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CAPTAIN SYNCHRONIZES TEAM CONVIO FUNDRAISING PAGE WITH TEAM RFLofSL ACCOUNT

This ensures that the Team Totals page on the website reflects your RL Fundraising efforts

  1. Rez your Relay Baton in Second Life and then touch it. (If you don’t have a Relay Baton, you can get one in the Volunteer Center at ACS Island (link)

Relay Baton

2. When you touch it, the baton will load your RFLofSL “Relayer Page.”  Click Edit My Team

 

3.1 Relayer Page edit

3. On the next page, click “Edit Team Config”

 

 

 

3.5 edit team config

4. Set that page aside and in a new window, navigate to your Convio Fundraising Dashboard…and click on the My Team tab.

3.2 dashboard

5. Once on your My Team tab, click the link to view your team page (this is the public team page where you’ll collect donations outside of Second Life.

3.3 dashboard team tab

6. While on your Team Fundraising Page, look at the URL of the page and copy the series of numbers after team_id=

3.4 team id

7. Now, go back to your “edit team config” page that you set aside a few steps ago and paste the numbers in the “Convio Team ID” field.

3.6 team id in config

8. Scroll down and click Submit!

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CAPTAIN SYNCHRONIZES PERSONAL CONVIO FUNDRAISING PAGE WITH PERSONAL RFLofSL ACCOUNT

This ensures that any fundraising tools that you rez will be able to direct donors to your fundraising page, if they prefer to donate that way.

  1. Rez your Relay Baton in Second Life and then touch it. (If you don’t have a Relay Baton, you can get one in the Volunteer Center at ACS Island (link)

Relay Baton

2. When you touch it, the baton will load your RFLofSL “Relayer Page.” We’ll set this page aside for a moment.

4.1 relayer page

3. In a new window, navigate to your Convio Fundraising Dashboard and click the link to “Personalize Your Page”

4.2 personalize page

4. Once on your personal fundraising page, look at the url and copy the series of numbers that follows: px=

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5. Now, go back to your Relayer page and paste the numbers in the “convio px #” field.

 

4.1 relayer page px field

6. Scroll down and click SQUEE!

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CAPTAIN ADDS TEAM MEMBERS TO RFLofSL ROSTER

  1. Rez your Relay Baton in Second Life and then touch it. (If you don’t have a Relay Baton, you can get one in the Volunteer Center at ACS Island (link)

Relay Baton

2. When you touch it, the baton will load your RFLofSL “Relayer Page.”  Click Edit My Team

3.1 Relayer Page edit

3. On your Team Page, click Add to Roster

5.1 add to roster

4. Follow instructions on the page for entering names. This is case-sensitive and will determine if the Relay Baton works for each of your team members. Once you have listed all the names, click Submit!

5.2 add names

 

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TEAM MEMBERS SIGN UP FOR CONVIO FUNDRAISING DASHBOARD

It is suggested that you make one dashboard page for your avatar (using your Second Life username), and a second, separate dashboard for your real name.  That way, you can fundraise for your team, but it keeps your virtual and physical worlds separate.

*Special thank you to Blue Myanamotu (Builders Brewery Relay Team) for developing this section of the tutorial!

  1.  Go to the Relay for Life of Second Life website.  Click the button, “Fundraise In RL“

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2. It will bring you to the page below.  Click “Join a Team”

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3.  Next, find your team name from the drop down menu.  If your team is not on this list, please check with your team captain to see if they have set up the dashboard for your team’s page.  If not, you can refer them to this post, which will give your captain the instructions for how to set it up.

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4. You will now be entering information to set up your personal dashboard page.  You can fill out the boxes based on your personal choices.  You will NOT have to pay a registration fee in order to relay in SL.

  • However, if you choose to donate at this point, you will be asked to put in your RL address linked to your credit card for the billing information.
  • If you chose “No, I’ll donate later,” the setup will skip the billing information stage.

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5.  Use your SL name for one of your dashboards.  If you have a newer user name, you can use “Resident’ as the last name.  If you do not wish to use your real address, use this address:

123 Virtual Ave.
Ny, NY  12345

This is the official “SL” address that Relay has provided for teams in SL.  For username, we suggest using a familiar email, or a name that you can easily remember.  Warning: When you click “Next” you will initially get an error message. See below.

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6.  You will get an error message that looks like the picture below.  Don’t worry!  Hit “Next” again, and it will go through.

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7. Review your information on the screen.  Make sure you’ve got all the spellings, and that you are using your Captains name in SL (and not your real name).  If you made a mistake, hit “Previous” to go back.  Otherwise, hit “Next”

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8. BOOM!  You’re done!  Now, start inviting your other team members to register!  You can have them use the same SL virtual address if they are not comfortable using their real address.

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A picture of your default dashboard page:

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TEAM MEMBERS SYNCHRONIZE PESRONAL CONVIO FUNDRASIING PAGE WITH PERSONAL RFLofSL ACCOUNT

This ensures that any fundraising tools that you rez will be able to direct donors to your fundraising page, if they prefer to donate that way.

  1. Rez your Relay Baton in Second Life and then touch it. (If you don’t have a Relay Baton, you can get one in the Volunteer Center at ACS Island (link)

Relay Baton

2. When you touch it, the baton will load your RFLofSL “Relayer Page.” We’ll set this page aside for a moment.

4.1 relayer page

3. In a new window, navigate to your Convio Fundraising Dashboard and click the link to “Personalize Your Page”

4.2 personalize page

4. Once on your personal fundraising page, look at the url and copy the series of numbers that follows: px=

4.3 copy px

5. Now, go back to your Relayer page and paste the numbers in the “convio px #” field.

4.1 relayer page px field

6. Scroll down and click SQUEE!

4.4 squee

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Fundraising Advisers – What They Do

We are excited this year to offer EVERY team the ability to have a Fundraising Adviser!

The role of the Fundraising Adviser is primarily to help Team Captains in the Relay For Life of Second Life become better fundraising leaders for their teams.

They provide consultation and advice on fundraising ideas, ways to improve existing plans, and how to engage, delegate, and include the whole team in Relay For Life fundraising.

They will help your team realize the total planning, implementing and running time cost of an event vs the amount of money the event actually raises, and, therefore, help your team become more efficient fundraisers

The Fundraising Advisers are experienced Fundraisers who have consistently increase their team totals year after year.

Your dedicated Fundraising Adviser will offer 2 initial training / information sessions in small groups and is available all season long to answer any questions or provide suggestions on how to reach your teams fundraising goal.

Session 1 includes What Is Relay For Life, Why Do We Fundraise, Setting Goals, and Team Leadership.

Session 2 covers Event Planning, Fundraising Outside SL, Using Convio, In-World Fundraising Tools and Other Resources

All new teams will be assigned a Fundraising Adviser. Teams of 3 years of less, and teams with New Captains, are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this program and request a dedicated Fundraising Adviser.

If you find your team often struggles to reach it fundraising goal or falls just short, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this program.

If your team would like to take take only 1 of the training sessions, you can do that too!

Relay For Life of Second Life is a Fundraising Event supporting the American Cancer Society. We encourage all teams to strive for Gold or higher! We have faith you can do it! Have faith in your team that they can do it too !