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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the event raise money for?

Every dollar raised for TPN goes towards providing essential services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking–every dollar counts! TPN’s services are all free, and with cuts in funding over the last several years, TPN must do a tremendous amount of fundraising to KEEP those services free. Steppin’ Up is our largest fundraiser of the year, raising critical funds for both our emergency shelter and prevention education programs for local schools. Download our event brochure.

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?

No there is no registration fee or fundraising minimum, but we do ask you to pre-register online. TPN is grateful for every contribution. Every dollar raised goes directly towards helping TPN continue its life-changing work of supporting those affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking. You can sponsor yourself at any amount or gather pledges.

Do I have to be part of a team to participate?

No, you can fundraise as an individual or group and not be a team. Individuals or group members can sponsor themselves at any amount or gather pledges. We welcome all participants!

What does it mean to be a team leader?

Team Leaders are individuals who invite friends, co-workers and family to join them in “Steppin’ Up.” Teams can be any size and teams set their own fundraising goals. Team Leaders decide how involved they want to be in organizing a team. Some teams plan a group fundraiser or decide to participate in contests. There is an optional Team Leader form for your use if it is helpful. You will not need to turn in this form to TPN unless you have team members competing for a TOP FUNDRAISER prize.

TPN is so grateful to every Team Leader for energizing others to raise funds and awareness.

Can our team do a special fundraiser?

Absolutely! Over the years teams have had a lot of fun finding creative ways to fund-raise together. If you are considering a special fundraiser as part of your team’s efforts, please read our fundraising policy on our Forms & Documents page.

How do I register?

There is no registration fee for Steppin’ Up but we do ask that you preregister here. Participants fundraise by collecting pledges or sponsoring themselves for any amount. JustGiving tracks your donations and allows you to share a link to your personal fundraising page with friends and family near and far. 

Go here to get started fundraising.

If you do not plan to use JustGiving, please email kerry@turningpointsnetwork to let us know you plan to fundraise. 

How do I turn in money?

If you have any cash or checks to turn in, you can bring it to Claremont Middle School on event day (between 8:30-9:45 a.m.) or you can bring it to our Claremont or Newport offices on Friday, May 3 during business hours (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Stay tuned for updates on times/locations or call us at 603-543-0155.

Remember: For a team or individual to be eligible for a Top Fundraising Prize, all money must be turned in by NOON on Saturday, May 4th. 

How do I raise money online?

We are encouraging individuals and teams to use JustGiving – a FREE online fundraising tool. JustGiving tracks your donations and allows you to share a link to your personal fundraising page with friends and family near and far. New to online fundraising? Use our tip sheet to help you get started.

What if I have trouble setting up my online fundraising page through JustGiving?

Please see our JustGiving tip sheet. Or watch the video.

If these methods don’t answer your question, TPN can be a secondary resource; email susan@turningpointsnetwork.org or try JustGiving’s online support page and email for information.

I’m also a business owner, are there other ways to support Steppin’ Up?

Yes-there are many ways you can help!

In addition to organizing a team, businesses and organizations are invited to help sponsor Steppin’ Up! Receive additional publicity and recognition by helping sponsor this event. Read about sponsorship levels and benefits here. Email susan@turningpointsnetwork.org if you need more information.

Be part of a win-win by supporting a team from your business or organization with a Compassionate Corporate Match.

Where do I get more forms?

You can find forms here on our website. You can also call TPN at 543-0155 for additional copies of any forms.

Where can I get event updates?

Stay up to date with event details by liking TPN’s Facebook page. You can also follow event updates by joining our Facebook event “Steppin’ Up To End Violence.”

Team Leaders, be sure TPN has your email address so you can be added to the Team Leader Email list for periodic updates. Send it to kerry@turningpointsnetwork.org

Why do I need to sign in when I come to Steppin’ Up?

All participants in Steppin’ Up are are asked to pre-register online and initial a waiver. It states;

“In order to participate in Steppin’ Up 2024, I assume all responsibility for my participation and anyone I have signed in. I hold TPN and anyone involved in this event harmless from all liability. With my initials below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above waiver and that I knowingly and freely assume risks and responsibility for myself and my dependents.”

After you pre-register online, you still need to sign in the day of the walk so we can get an accurate count of participation.

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