500 Sun Salutations in September Challenge FAQs

Join us for our Sun Salutations yoga fundraising challenge in September, which also happens to be National Yoga Month here in the U.S.! Learn more about our fundraiser and how you can help.

Q. What is the 500 Sun Salutations in September Challenge?
A. This fundraising challenge is an invitation for people to set up their own fundraisers for Peace Direct, a nonprofit that helps grassroots peacebuilding groups around the world. (Learn more about us here.)

Q. I just signed up, now what?
A. First, join the Facebook Group we set up for this challenge here. Click ‘Join Group’. Once you’re in, you can get your free T-shirt, get tips, be inspired and find out anything you want to know about the challenge!

Q. When does the yoga challenge start?
A. It starts on Sept. 1 and will run for the month of September.

Q. How do I prove I have taken part in the challenge?
A. Post pictures and updates on your Facebook Fundraising page of you before, after or during your Sun Salutations so we can see you’re taking part. It is also a great way to show your friends and family who have sponsored you that you’re committed!

Q. What if I don’t complete the challenge?
A. The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Do as much as you can. Every Sun Salutation helps.

Q. How do I raise money?
A. Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up here. And then it’s really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends.

Q. How do I set up a Facebook fundraiser?
A. You can set up your fundraiser here. Be sure to add “500 Sun Salutation in September for Peace Direct” in your Fundraising page title so we can easily find and thank you!

P.S. Make sure to set the page end date to Oct. 1, this is very important as otherwise your fundraiser will expire after a week rather than a month.

Q. Do I have to set up a Facebook fundraiser?
A. A Facebook fundraiser is a great and easy way to get sponsors, share updates with your friends and family. All funds raised on Facebook get sent directly to Peace Direct so less work for you!

Q. How do I edit the end date of my fundraising page?
A. This is a quirk of Facebook Fundraising pages. They are automatically set to run for just 7 days! You need to manually change the date to Oct. 1. Here’s how to do that:

Go to your fundraising page –
Click “Edit” under the main image and headline
Scroll down to the box that says, “Set the End Date”
Select October 1
Then click Save in the top right.

Q. My fundraiser ended before I finished the challenge. Can you re-start it?
A. Facebook Fundraising pages are automatically set to run for just 7 days. Unless you edit the end date, it will automatically end. Unfortunately, the only way around this is to set up a new fundraising page so make sure to edit your end date as above.

Q. Where will my friends money go?
A. Directly to Peace Direct. You don’t have to worry about this. It happens automatically.

Q. How do I get my free t-shirt?
A. We’ll send you a T-shirt and sponsorship card after you put your address and T-shirt size in here.

Q. Can I start late or early?
A. Of course!

Q. Can I just raise money offline with a sponsorship card?
A. Absolutely.

Q. Do my other yoga sessions count?
A. There are people of all levels of fitness doing this challenge. The important thing is that you’re doing something that challenges you. This will vary from person to person, so tailor the challenge however you like. It should be tough, but doable. You should feel satisfied when you finish it! And we appreciate every Sun Salutation you do to help Peace Direct.

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