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About Panda Nation

Panda Nation is a community of supporters who are fundraising to help WWF protect wildlife and wild places around the world. Panda Nation fundraising allows you to take a more active role in saving our planet by creating your own web page and raising funds to help support WWF's conservation work. Create a campaign to fundraise for an athletic event, to showcase your favorite pet or species, to celebrate a special occasion or to plan your own community project. Panda Nation is a fun and simple way to get involved with WWF's conservation efforts and do your part to protect our planet.

You can create a fundraising page through Panda Nation to get involved with WWF's conservation efforts. Create a page to celebrate your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, or wedding. To share photos and information of your favorite animal or pet. To make a difference with your upcoming marathon, walk, or other athletic event. To tell your story and support WWF. To raise funds to help save some of our world's most iconic animals and natural places.

Want to help protect animals and their habitat? Create a personalized Favorite Animal page and share your passion for conservation with your friends and family.
Have a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or bar/bat mitzvah coming up? Create a Special Occasion page and ask family and friends to make a meaningful gift to WWF on your behalf.
Want to make a difference with your upcoming athletic event? Create your personalized Athletic Event and ask for support during your training.
Are you hosting a bake sale or summer BBQ to support our conservation work? Create Your Own personalized campaign and provide details for your event.

A personal page is your individual page that you create to fundraise for WWF. A team page is a page that is attached to one or more personal pages, which you can find the Team Roster and total team fundraising progress. Donors can contribute to a personal page, team page, or both! All donations to personal pages will appear on the personal progress and team progress.

When you join Panda Nation, you must agree to the following waiver: My use of Panda Nation is subject to WWF's Privacy Policy and Site Terms. I certify that I have the right to distribute the content including text and photos that I have uploaded into Panda Nation and that this content does not violate the Site Terms or the rights of third parties. I grant WWF and the WWF network a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free license to use, modify, and sublicense this content for any purpose. I will not use Panda Nation or its email tools made available to me in any illegal, untruthful, or objectionable manner, or for any commercial purpose or for compensation. If I am using Panda Nation to honor another person, I represent that I have obtained the legal permission to do so. WWF is not obligated to use my content, and may remove or discontinue Panda Nation, or individual pages of it, at its discretion. I understand that the donations made through this web site are to be made directly to WWF, that I will not have custody of any funds, and that I do not have permission to solicit donations to, or to use WWF's name or other marks, in any other context. WWF will use all funds raised for its general purposes of environmental conservation, and not at the direction of me, the honored person, or his or her family.

Getting Started

To create your Panda Nation fundraising page, you'll need a valid e-mail address and physical address to register, to update the content on your fundraising page, and to upload a photo or video to your page.

Go to www.pandanation.org and find the "Get Started" section. Click on the "Get Started" button for the type of page you choose. Follow the easy, step-by-step registration process to create your page or team.

Panda Nation gives you a place to express your passion for wildlife conservation and the tools to make a difference by raising funds to support WWF's conservation work. Your page features a text section, profile photo or video, social commenting wall, social share links, fundraising honor roll and fundraising thermometer.

Having trouble updating the text section? Highlight your favorite pet or species and explain why it's important to you. Use your page to celebrate a birthday, wedding, graduation, or holiday and explain why your friends should make gifts to WWF via your page. Blog about current conservation issues in the news and why people should care. Update family and friends on your training for an upcoming athletic event.

First, make sure your photo is in .gif, .jpg, or .png format. Crop or resize your image to 300 pixels by 300 pixels. Photos must be no larger than 1.5Mb.
You can also use WWF images from the Panda Nation Photo Album. Go to the Panda Nation Photo Album and browse through a variety of animal and place photos. Once you've selected a photo you'd like to use, right click on the image and choose "Save Picture As." Save the image to a location on your computer that is easy to find. Then go into your Panda Nation Center and click on your Personal Page section. You'll see the photos/videos section on the right for your page.

Updating Your Panda Nation Page

During the creation process you will be able to add content and one picture for the main page. Once you create your page, go to your Panda Nation Center and follow the steps to add additional content and pictures.

Your Panda Nation page will help inspire people to donate to your fundraising efforts, so it's good to take a moment to share your own passion for conservation and why you’ve decided to take a stand for nature. By updating your page and sharing in your own words will make your page feel more authentic and make people excited to support you!

Some style hints:
• Try not to type your story in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. This makes the page difficult to read and is the web equivalent of SHOUTING.
• Make sure to spell check your page before publishing.
• Start a new paragraph after every few sentences. Your page will be much easier to read and your donors will thank you!

You can update the name and description by logging in to your Panda Nation Center.

Yes, please do! This page should reflect you and your personality as much as possible. Your page can display two photos and one video. To update these, go to your Panda Nation Center.

Go to your Panda Nation Center. You can click “change” right underneath your thermometer at the top of the page. Type in the monetary amount that you're wanting to raise. Make sure to click the update goal button before exiting the page.

After you finish creating your Panda Nation page, share it! Go to your Panda Nation Center and send a message to your family members and friends inviting them to visit your page, learn about the conservation causes you believe in, leave comments on your social commenting wall, and make donations to WWF.

If you checked the box next to “Private Fund” in your page settings section of the Panda Nation Center, your page will not show up in the search or be viewable to the public. If you wish to make your page searchable, go to your Panda Nation Center, select “Page Settings” in the Personal Page section, and click the “Public” button.

Go to your Panda Nation Center, select “Page Settings” in the Personal Page section and check the “private” button.

Go to your Panda Nation Center, select “Page Settings” in the Personal Page section and fill in the URL provided. Keep in mind that your web address can only contain letters, numbers, periods, dashes, and underscore symbols.

Go to your Panda Nation Center. Click on the email section at the top of the page. You will be taken to the suggested messages page, where you can choose a standard message form to send or create your own message.

Fundraising for Your Panda Nation Page

Your Panda Nation page features a standard donation tool, which enables you to raise funds to support WWF’s conservation work. Making a gift—and a difference—is as easy as clicking a button.

Once you’ve registered and set up your Panda Nation page or team page, set an amount that you’d like as your fundraising goal. You’ll automatically receive an email that you can forward to your friends and family. You can also go to your Panda Nation Center, click on the email section at the top of the page, and then choose a standard form message to send or create your own message. When people visit your page, they will be able to click on the donate button to make a gift of any amount through a secure form. Once their donation is complete, it is counted toward your fundraising goal!

Yes, donating to your own page is a simple, fast way to generate momentum toward your $500 minimum. You don’t have to give big—just give something. Whether it’s $5 or $50, your donation sets an example for the friends and family you’ll be asking for donations.

Go to your Panda Nation Center. Click on the email section at the top of the page. You will be taken to the suggested messages page, where you can click on versions for a standard form message. You may want to personalize your message and tell your friends more about your page. To create your own message, click on Blank Message and type in the text box.

You can also share a link to your personal page on your favorite social media networks.

Go to your Panda Nation Center home page. You can click "change" right underneath your thermometer at the top of the page. Type in the monetary amount that you aim to raise and click the update goal button before exiting the page!

Go to your Panda Nation Center. Click on the “Add Contacts” section at the top of the page. You will be taken to the Address Book, where you can view, manage, and upload friends email addresses from your different email accounts.

Go to your Panda Nation Center. Click on the Progress Section at the top of the page. This page will provide you with a list of donors and their donation amounts.

• Once you've registered and set up your page, send an email to all your friends and family telling them about it.
• Personalize your Panda Nation URL and include a link to it on all your other social media pages or websites.
• Include a link to your Panda Nation page in the signature line or bottom of all your e-mails.
• Start a challenge among your friends for who can raise the most funds on your team--make things fun by awarding a prize to the winner!
• Update your Panda Nation page regularly and maintain an interesting page.
• Talk. Tell people about the work you are doing on behalf of WWF, wildlife, and the planet!
• In lieu of birthday, wedding, graduation, or holiday gifts, tell your friends and loved ones to make a meaningful gift through your page and help save the future of the planet.
• Set aside a small portion of your paycheck to contribute to your Panda Nation page in support of WWF's conservation work.
• Thank everyone who has made gifts to your Panda Nation page.
• Include a cool, compelling photo on your page. It can be of you with your favorite animals, in your favorite wild place, or of wildlife that you care about.

Donating to a Panda Nation Page

Once you find a Panda Nation member whose page you would like to make a gift to, click on the donate button to make a gift of any amount through a secure form. Once your donation is complete, it is counted toward that person’s fundraising goal.

Once you find a Panda Nation member whose page you would like to make a gift to, click on the donate button. You will be asked to fill out a form with your donation amount and information. In this section you can check the box that reads, “Please don’t include my name in the public donor roster.” Please note the person who you donate to will be notified that you gave a donation, your name just won't appear in any public recognitions of your gift. If you would like a different name to show up when you make a donation, you can enter it into the field that reads, “How would you like your name to appear in the donor roster?”

Find the Panda Nation member whose page you would like to make a gift to. Under the “Donate Now” button, there is a smaller link that reads, “Or, download this form to mail in a donation.” Please print and fill out the form that generates. Then send it to the address listed at the top of the form and when we receive your check, we will know where to credit your donation.

Panda Nation Impact

The funds you raise through your Panda Nation page go toward supporting WWF’s global conservation efforts, including protecting endangered species, preserving threatened species, and addressing global threats such as deforestation. Thanks to the donations made through your Panda Nation page, WWF is also working to empower people to conserve resources, while improving their livelihoods.

All of the funds raised through Panda Nation support our global conservation efforts—we are not able to direct the donations toward a specific species. The donations received through your fundraising page will allow us to help protect species around the world as well as reduce threats that many habitats face to allow species and communities to thrive.

Your Panda Nation Account

No worries! All you need is the email address that you used to register. Go to the Forgotten Password page. Enter your email address and we will email you your account login information to that address.

If you wish to deactivate your Panda Nation page, you must email WWF at pandanation@wwfus.org. Be sure to include the name of your Panda Nation page as well as the page creator’s name and email address.

Rock 'n' Roll

Your fundraising minimum is the minimum amount that you're required to raise in order to participate in Panda Nation.

Your fundraising goal is the amount you're telling your friends and family you'd to raise to help protect our planet. A higher fundraising goal can inspire larger donations and the more you raise, the more we can do to help protect our planet.

If you don't reach your fundraising minimum one month before the event, you will need to provide your credit card information to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.

If you don't reach your fundraising minimum one month after the race, we will charge the difference between what you have raised to date and the fundraising minimum to the credit card you provided to us.

That depends on which race you run. To receive complimentary race entry to a Marathon, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000. $750 for complimentary race entry to a Half Marathon, $500 for complimentary race entry to a 10K, and $500 for complimentary race entry to a 5K.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

Once you reach your fundraising minimum or guarantee to reach your fundraising minimum by filling out the fundraising commitment form, the Panda Nation team will send you an invitation from Rock 'n' Roll to collect one of our complimentary charity race entries. If you have not committed to your fundraising or reached your fundraising goal one month prior to the race, we may not be able to secure your entry to the race.

You'll need to attend the Health & Fitness expo prior to the race you'll be participating in to pick up your race number. You must bring a printout of your Rock 'n' Roll confirmation sheet and a photo I.D. to the Expo to pick up your race number and other items. Confirmation sheets are mandatory in order to claim your race number. They can be found on the Rock 'n' Roll website.

Tough Mudder

A Tough Mudder is 10 miles of mud and 20 obstacles designed to drag you out of your comfort zone. Tough Mudder isn't about how fast you can cross the finish line, it's about teamwork, camaraderie, and pushing yourself to discover what you're really made of.

To receive complimentary race entry to a Tough Mudder event, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $750.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

Your fundraising minimum is the minimum amount that you're required to raise in order to participate in Panda Nation.

Your fundraising goal is the amount you're telling your friends and family you'd to raise to help protect our planet. A higher fundraising goal can inspire larger donations and the more you raise, the more we can do to help protect our planet.

If you don't reach your fundraising minimum one month after the race, we will charge the difference between what you have raised to date and the fundraising minimum to the credit card you provided to us.

A Half Mudder is 5 miles of mud and 13 obstacles designed to test your teamwork and toughness. It's not a race, but a teamwork challenge designed to push yourself to discover what you're really made of.

To receive complimentary race entry to a Half Mudder event, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $500.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

If you don't reach your fundraising minimum one month before the event, you will need to provide your credit card information to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.

Once you reach your fundraising minimum or guarantee to reach your fundraising minimum by filling out the fundraising commitment form, the Panda Nation team will send you an invitation from Tough Mudder to collect one of our complimentary charity race entries. If you have not committed to your fundraising or reached your fundraising goal one month prior to the race, we may not be able to secure your entry to the race.

TCS New York City Marathon & United Airlines NYC Half

To receive complimentary race entry to the TCS New York City Marathon, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $3,000.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will have until one month after the race to reach your fundraising minimum.

To receive complimentary race entry to the United Airlines NYC Half, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will need to provide your credit card information to Panda Nation during registration to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

To receive complimentary race entry to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will have until one month after the race to reach your fundraising minimum.

You will need to provide your credit card information to Panda Nation during registration to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.

Marine Corps Marathon & 10K

To receive complimentary race entry to the MCM, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will have until one month after the race to reach your fundraising minimum.

To receive complimentary race entry to the MCM 10K, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $500.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will need to provide your credit card information to Panda Nation during registration to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.

Honolulu Marathon

To receive complimentary race entry to the Honolulu Marathon, we ask our fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000.

If you have your own race entry, you can sign up with our Fundraising Only option and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, you will receive Panda Nation race gear when you raise $150 or more.

You will have until one month after the race to reach your fundraising minimum.

You will need to provide your credit card information to Panda Nation during registration to guarantee you will reach your fundraising minimum by one month after the event. If you have a remaining balance one month after the race, we will charge the difference between the fundraising minimum and what you have raised to date to the credit card you provided to us.