Jewish National Fund - Plant Your Way to Israel

FAQ

How do I sign up?
You can register online! Form a team, join a team or register as an individual. Schools, teachers and trip organizers should contact us about creating a special page for your group or class.

How much does it cost to participate?
There is no registration fee to participate in Plant Your Way, but we encourage each participant to raise funds to support Jewish National Fund's mission.

Is there an age limit?
No one is too young for a Plant Your Way account! The maximum age to participate is 30.

Where can I learn more about Jewish National Fund?
Visit our About JNF page.

Using the Participant Center

What is the Participant Center?
When you register online for Plant Your Way, you automatically get your very own Participant Center. Your Participant Center is designed to make online fundraising easy. Update your page with your story and photo, and then send emails to your contacts asking them to visit your page and make a contribution.

How can I spread the word about Plant Your Way?
You can spread the word wherever you connect to your family and friends. In addition to online tools found in your Participant Center, visit our fundraising tips page for more tools to make fundraising fun and easy.

What if I forget my username and password?
To retrieve your password, log in here, scroll down to the "Forgot Password?" section, and enter the username you created when you registered or that was provided to you. Your password will be emailed to you. If you have forgotten your username, scroll down to the "Email me my Username" section and enter the email address you registered with.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the site?
If you have any questions about using the site or redeeming funds, you can contact us at pyw@jnf.org or by phone at 516-678-6805 ext 136. Other questions about Plant Your Way should be directed to 212.879.9305 x245

How do my friends and family make a donation to my event?
On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate an event by clicking on the "Donate" or "Search" buttons. By typing in the name of the participant, they will be directed to the person's participant center where they may make a donation, and view current funds raised. You may also invite friends and family to make an online contribution to your event by clicking "Email" while logged into your participant center. This email includes a customizable template message, containing the link where donors may go to contribute online.

Who acknowledges my contributors?
Every online donation will receive an automated email acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes. It is also a good idea to send your own personal thank-you to anyone who responds to your request for support.

Fundraising FAQ's

Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet?
There is no minimum fundraising goal. We encourage participants to set a goal of $100 or more. Setting a fundraising goal and reaching out to your network of family and friends is a great way to get your fundraising started.

Can I fundraise through Facebook or Twitter?
Once you've registered for Plant Your Way, you can use Facebook, Twitter or other social media to invite your friends to support you. Use these sample messages to post regular updates as you make progress toward your fundraising goal and to publicly thank your supporters.

Can I submit a matching gift for this event?
Many contributions can be doubled if your company has a Matching Gifts Program.  Fill out your company’s paperwork for matching gifts and submit the forms to:
Jewish National Fund 78 Randall Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, ATTN: Plant Your Way

Where do I send my donations?
Checks should be made payable to Jewish National Fund. Make sure all checks are accompanied by our offline donation form and sent to:

Jewish National Fund 78 Randall Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, ATTN: Plant Your Way

What should I do with cash donations?
It's never safe to mail cash. Have cash donors transfer the cash into a cashier's check or personal check.

Can I use the Plant Your Way or Jewish National Fund logo on my fundraising materials?
Yes! Feel free to use the logos in promotional materials but please do not alter the logos in any way.

How do I redeem my PYW funds once I am done fundraising?

When you are ready to redeem your funds, download the form from your Participant Center and follow the instructions. Make sure you have an invoice from your trip organizer, and contact us if you have any questions.

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