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Grant alert - Fifty $10,000 grants for school physical activity programs

This sounds like a great grant from General Mills - awarded to non-profits who want to do innovative wellness and physical activity programs in the schools: Champions for Healthy Kids If you want to make Walker Tracker's custom walking programs…

Vote for us at the SheKnows website awards

We were nominated in the best Fitness site category for the SheKnows Parenting Awards. If you're so inclined, we'd be honored if you placed a vote for us. (It appears you need to register there to vote, then click on the Fitness category).…

Matt Green walked across America in 152 days

I just happened to be driving back from the Oregon Coast on Highway 6, out of Tillamook, and saw Matt Green on the side of the road pushing a cart. I had no idea it was Matt Green at the time. I admit we shared a quick chuckle in the car because…

New support site

We've been using the excellent help desk software at ZenDesk to power support and ticketing for our program administrators and we've really liked it (sometime I'll write a list of all the great web software companies we use to help run Walker…

Use Walker Tracker to Race down the Oregon Coast (for a great cause)

I'm very thrilled to announce that Walker Tracker is a sponsor of:  Get Going Oregon! Get Going Oregon is a 30 Day  challenge and  fundraiser to benefit the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at the Oregon Health and Science University…
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Incredible grant for Portland Metro non-profits

Speaking of grants that have crossed our desks lately, if you have 501c3 status and operate in the Portland metro area, this is a fantastic, yearly grant. Nike and The Oregon Community Foundation are seeking proposals (deadline Nov 15th) for…

New for Organizations: Convert activities to steps

This has been an oft-asked-for feature: Convert your other activities to steps. Say you rode your bike for 5 miles and your pedometer only registered 18 steps: You want credit for that! Now our custom programs can do just that. If you're…

New: Another easy way to start a walking group (and enlist walkers)

We've just made it a little easier to organize a walking team. Now you can pull not-yet-registered walkers directly into your walking group without requiring them to find and join your group. Create a Walker Tracker group and then surf to…

12 things you can do with Walker Tracker: 1) Add steps by text message

Hi - this is the first post in a series called: 12 Things You Can Do With Walker Tracker (that you might not have known about) I'm going to run through a few nifty Walker Tracker tricks and explain how each of them work. To see each of the…