Bowl for Kids’ Sake - Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I register for Bowl for Kids' Sake online?

Go to the Register as a Fundraiser button and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt with a link to your fundraising webpage. You can also check out our short video.


Do I need to personalize my page?

 People who edit their website to talk about why they are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters raised a lot more money. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. Check out this video that will give you some ideas about what to say!


I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?

Check out these short videos on how to send emails and use social media to reach out to your networks. And don't forget about letters, phone calls, and even a bake sale. Get creative! Need more help? Give us a call! We're happy to brainstorm a few ideas with you!


How can I see who has donated or who has joined my team?

Sign in to your personal page (HQ) to view sponsors and teammates.


Can friends and family make a donation by going through the main website?

Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate you by clicking on the "Donate to a Fundraiser" button. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your personalized pledge page.


Can my donors pay by cash or check?

Sure! Download our handy pledge sheet to keep track of your donations. You can enter your donations into your HQ or let us know, and we'll credit the money to your personal fundraising goal. Want to see how? Check out this video!  You can mail checks to us at 788 N. Jefferson St. #600, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or email [email protected] to arrange curbside drop-off of your cash and check donations.


Where does the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake go?

100% of the money raised through Bowl for Kids' Sake stays here in our community. We depend on the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Check out the 'About Us' section for more information on how Big Brothers Big Sisters works.


Why is the "Donate to a Fundraiser" search not finding someone that I know has registered?

You must type in the first name or last name of the Fundraiser exactly how they entered it when they registered. Try using just the first few letters of someone's name if you're not sure how it's spelled. If you have a problem locating someone that you are sure has registered, please contact us.


All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?

Some donors prefer to keep their gifts anonymous. When someone makes a donation, they can choose if they would like to have their name, donation amount, and/or a message appear on your personal page.


Is my information secure?

Yes. Engaging Networks has made every effort to protect your information. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.


What is the long website address in my confirmation receipt?

This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email center in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.