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QR Codes

The QR code creation process is pretty straightforward, regardless of the device you’re using. Here’s how to get started:


How to Create a QR Code

Step 1: Head to qr-code-generator.com
Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to use this tool; you can choose any web-based QR code generator. Other options include: Kawaya, GOQR.cme, Visual Lead, QR Stuff

Step 2: Enter your URL to your fundraising page
If you aren’t To find the direct link to your fundraising page, head to the Plunge website you registered under (Maryland, Cool Schools, Police, Corporate, or Super Plunge) and search for your name in the search bar. Once you see the search results, click on your name and your fundraising page will appear. At the top of the page, you will see a web address starting with “https://support.somd.org/” which is your fundraising page link.

Copy the full link and paste it into the QR Code program you are using.

Step 3: Customize your QR code’s frame, shape, and color.
The fun part of creating QR codes is customizing the design of the codes to fit your brand. Want your code to contain your logo? Go for it. Want it to reflect the Plunge scheme? No problem. The front-end generator on qr-code-generator.com offers limited frame, shape, and color options that allow you to customize your QR code. If you want more options, you can sign up on the website and edit your QR code through the tool’s creator portal. Here’s one example of how you can customize your QR code once you sign up for a QR Code Generator account:

Step 4: Click “Download” and save the file to your computer
If you’re just trying to quickly create a QR code, don’t worry about signing up. Instead, click the Download button. Your download will start immediately, but the website will try to trick you into signing up. Ignore this message unless you truly want to sign up. At the top, you’ll see a message that says your QR code is getting created and that you shouldn’t refresh the window. A pop-up download window will come up within 2 minutes.

Step 5: Add the QR code to print collateral
Emphasis on the “print” in that sentence. A QR code won’t be able to do its job unless people see it. So make sure you add the code to any materials that will help you market your Plunge fundraising. This could include displaying it in print ads, on clothing, or in physical locations where people can take out their phones to scan it. We do not recommend posting your QR Code on your social media or in emails – using your page link is best suited for those platforms.