WWF's Panda Pages

Frequently Asked Questions


Panda Page Basics

What are WWF's Panda Pages?
Why should I create a Panda Page?
Which type of Panda Page should I create?
What are the terms and conditions of WWF's Panda Pages?

Getting Started

What do I need to create my Panda Page?
How do I begin building my Panda Page?
What should I put on my Panda Page?
How do I add photos to my page?

Updating Your Page

I just created my page and it only asked for one section of content. How do I add more?
I just created my page and it only asked for one picture. How do I add more?
I just finished creating my page. Now what do I do?
How do I edit my page?
How do I edit my fund name and/or description?
Why doesn't my page show up when I click on "Show all Pages"?
How do I make my Panda Page private?
How do I personalize my Web address URL?
How do I invite friends to join?

Fundraising for Your Page

Where does the money I raise through my Panda Page go?
How do I raise funds for WWF using my page?
How do I invite friends to donate money?
How do I update my fundraising goal?
What are some suggestions as to how I can raise more funds using my page?
How do I find out who donated to my page?
How do I find out how many people have donated to my page?
How do I make a gift/donation to a Panda Page?
How do I make an anonymous gift/donation on someone's Panda Page?

Your Account

How do I add/save e-mail addresses?
I've forgotten my username and/or password. What do I do?
How do I inactivate my Panda Page?

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Panda Page Basics


What are WWF's Panda Pages?

Panda Pages is an online destination for animal and nature lovers who would like to take a more active role in saving our planet. Panda Pages allows you to create your own wildlife- or wild place-themed webpage and raise funds to help support WWF's conservation work. Use your page to share stories and photos of your favorite animals and places, to honor loved ones and to mark special occasions. Connect with other Panda Page members who are passionate about the saving the environment and learn more about endangered species and global threats. Panda Pages is a fun and simple way to get involved with WWF's conservation efforts and do your part to save our living planet.


Why should I create a Panda Page?

  • Upload and share your photos
  • Create photo albums of your favorite animals and places
  • Honor someone dear to you with a contribution to a meaningful cause
  • Dedicate a page to your favorite animals or places
  • Tell your story and support WWF
  • Connect with others who share your passion for wildlife conservation, animals and the environment
  • Give a meaningful gift to support WWF's conservation work
  • Raise funds to help save some of the world's most endangered animals and natural places
  • Take action and make a difference

Which type of Panda Page should I create?

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, wedding, anniversary or celebration coming up? Create a Special Event page and ask family and friends to make a meaningful gift to WWF on your behalf.

Want to recognize someone important in your life or keep alive the memory of a loved one? Create your personalized Honor or Memorial page and pay tribute to that special person.


What are the terms and conditions of WWF’s Panda Pages?

When you set up a Panda Page, you must agree to the following waiver:
My use of Panda Pages is subject to the 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 Pages and that this content does not violate the Site Terms or the rights of third parties. I grant WWF and the WWF network a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free license to use, modify, and sublicense this content for any purpose. I will not use Panda Pages 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 Pages 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 Pages, 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.


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Getting Started


What do I need to create my Panda Page?

  1. A valid e-mail address to register
  2. The content that you wish to include on the page
  3. Any photos you would like to include

How do I begin building my Panda Page?

Go to the main Panda Pages page and click on the "Create a Page" button. Follow the easy, step-by-step process to create your page, along with your very own personalized url link directly to the page.


What should I put on my Panda Page?

Panda Pages was designed to give 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, photo album, guest book, donation box and links section. There is a maximum limit of 5000 characters per text section.

Here are some suggestions for "themes" for the text section:

  • Highlight your favorite animal, species and/or habitat and explain why it is important to you
  • Mark a special event--like a birthday, wedding, graduation, holiday or anniversary--and explain why your friends should make gifts to WWF via your page
  • Dedicate your page fund to a loved one and share why they are special
  • Keep alive the memory of someone dear to you because of the impact they've had on your life
  • Blog about current conservation issues in the news and why people should care
Some style hints:

  • Do NOT 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 4 or 5 sentences. Your Panda Page will be much easier to read.

How do I add photos to my page?

First, make sure your photos are in .gif, .jpg, or .png format. Crop or resize your image to 225 pixels by 300 pixels. Photos must be no larger than 1.5Mb.

You can also use WWF images from the Panda Pages Photo Album. Go to the Panda Pages Photo Album and browse through a variety of fascinating photos of animals, natural places and people. 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 so you can upload it to your Panda Page. It's that simple!

If you choose to create a photo album, you may include up to 10 photos there, in addition to the one on the main page.



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Updating Your Page


I just created my page and it asked for only one section of content. How do I add more?

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


I just created my page and it only asked for one picture. How do I add more?

During the creation process you will only be able to include the content of the one section and one picture for the main page. Once your page is created, you will be able to edit your page to add additional content and pictures through the Champion Center.


I just finished my page. Now what do I do?

After you finish creating your Panda Page, it's time to share it! Go to the Champion Center and send a message to your family and friends inviting them to visit your Panda Page, learn about the conservation cause you believe in, leave comments in your Guestbook, and make donations to WWF.


How do I edit my page?


Go to your Champion Center to access tools to change/edit your page. Click on the Web Page icon at the top of the page. It will take you to your Web Page Edit page to where you can make edits, upload photos, create photo albums and change your layout. Be sure to save any changes before moving on.


How do I edit my fund name and/or description?

Go to your Champion Center homepage and click on the Edit Page Settings link located in the Page Information box. The Update the Fund page opens. [Note: If you are not in the Champion Center, log onto the site, click the link that displays the Tributes Campaign Funds, and then click the Champion Center link.]
Click into the Fund Name field and make your changes. This is the name that will appear in Panda Page searches. Click in the Fund Description field and make your changes. Make sure to click the Save button to save your changes before exiting the page.


Why doesn't my page show up when I click on "Show all Pages"?


If you checked the box next to "Private Fund" in the process of setting up your Panda Page, your page will not show up in the Search or be viewable to the general public. If you wish to make your page viewable via the Search feature, go to the Champion Center, select "Edit Page Settings" on the right, and uncheck the "Private Fund" box.


How do I make my Panda Page private?

Go to your Champion Center. In the Page Information box on the left side of the screen click on the Edit Page Settings link. To make your page private, check the Private Fund box and save.


How do I personalize my Web address URL?

Go to your Champion Center. In the Page Information box on the left side of the screen click on the Edit Page Settings link. Click on the URL box on the bottom of the page to update your url. Your Web address can only contain letters, numbers, periods, dashes, and underscore symbols.


How do I invite friends to join?

Go to your Champion Center. Click on the Email icon at the top of the page. You will be taken to the suggested messages page, where you can choose a standard form message to send or create your own message. Click on Invitation.



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Fundraising for Your Page


Where does the money I raise through my Panda Page go?

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


How do I raise funds for WWF using my page?

Your Panda 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 Page, set an amount that you'd like as your Fundraising Goal. Make sure it's realistic one. Next, click on the Messages icon to send a welcome message to all your friends and family telling them about your Panda Page and encouraging them to make gifts. When people visit your page, they will be able to click on the Make a Donation button to make a gift of any amount through a secure form. Once their donation is complete, it is counted toward your Fundraising Goal!


How do I invite friends to donate money?

Go to your Champion Center. Click on the Email icon at the top of the page. You will be taken to the suggested messages page, where you can click on Sample Appeal 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 or simply click on Sample Appeal and type in the text box.


How do I update my fundraising goal?

Go to your Champion Center home page. Click in the New Goal field in the Page Information box to the right. Type in the monetary amount that you aim to raise through this fund. Make sure to click the Update Goal button before exiting the page.


What are some suggestions as to how I can raise more funds using my page?

  • Once you've registered and set up your page, send a welcome message to all your friends and family telling them about it.
  • Personalize your Panda Pages URL and include a link to it on all your other social networking pages and profiles.
  • Include a link to your Panda 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--make things fun by awarding a prize to the winner!
  • Update your Panda Page regularly and maintain a clean, interesting page.
  • Visit other Panda Pages and connect with others who share your conservation cause.
  • Talk. Tell people about the work you are doing on behalf of WWF, animals 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 a realistic fundraising goal and keep yourself in check by visiting your page weekly.
  • Set aside a small portion of your paycheck to contribute to your Panda Page in support of WWF's conservation work.
  • Thank everyone who has made gifts to your Panda Page using the message feature.
  • Include cool, compelling photos on your page. They can be of you with your favorite animals, in your favorite places or of wildlife that you care about.
  • Use your Panda Page to send e-mail messages to your friends. Just like your other e-mail providers, you can create custom messages, upload and maintain an address book--and you help save precious animals and wildlife, too!

How do I find out who donated to my page?

Go to your Champion Center. Click on the Follow Up icon on the toolbar at the top of the page. It will take you to your Contacts List page. Click on the scroll down menu to filter by donor status. Select the line that shows donors who have have donated on your behalf for this event and press go.


How do I find out how many people have donated to my page?

Go to your Champion Center. Click on the Fund Summary icon at the top of the page. You will be taken to the Fund Summary page, where you can see the number of gifts you received, the amount of each gift, and a list of the names of people who have made donations.


How do I make a gift/donation to a Panda Page?

Anyone can make a donation via Panda Pages to support WWF's conservation work. Once you find a Panda Page member whose page you would like to make a gift to, click on the Make a Donation button to make a gift of any amount through a secure form. Once your donation is complete, it is counted toward that champion's Fundraising Goal!


How do I make an anonymous gift/donation on someone's Panda Page?

Once you find a Panda Page member whose page you would like to make a gift to, click on the Make a Donation button, which takes you to a secure form. In the Gift Information section, check the box that reads, "Do not show my name on the Panda Page." If you would like for a different name to show up when you make a donation, simply enter it into the field that reads, "Show my name on the Panda Page.&" Once your donation is complete, it is counted toward that champion's Fundraising Goal!



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Your Account


How do I add/save e-mail addresses?

Go to your Champion Center. Click on the Address Book icon at the top of the page. You will be taken to the Address Book page, where you can view, manage and upload friends e-mail addresses. Click on the Import Contacts button to import contacts from address books saved on your hard drive. Select the e-mail provider from the drop down menu on the right and upload your .csv file to add contacts. Click Online Import to directly access your address book of your e-mail service provide. Click on the Add Contacts button to manually add e-mail addresses. Don't forget to click the save button before leaving the page.


I've forgotten my User Name and Password. What do I do?

No worries! All you need is the e-mail address that you used to register. Go to the login page and scroll down to the Email Me My User Name and Password box. Enter your e-mail address and we will e-mail your account login information to that address.


How do I inactivate my Panda Page?

If you wish to inactivate your Panda Page, you must email WWF at membership@wwfus.org. Be sure to include the name of your Panda Page, the Champion's name and email address, and state that you want your page to be inactivated.



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