Hosting a Fundraiser
Thank you for your interest in hosting your own fundraiser to support children, youth and families in developing communities through Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC). Together, we can help children grow, laugh, learn and play so they can achieve their full potential.
Fundraising is fun, educational and it works!
Consider involving family and friends, classmates, faith organizations, special interest groups and clubs in your fundraiser. Apart from learning new skills, everyone who participates will gain new insight on the needs of children living in poverty.
By volunteering to host a fundraiser, you are helping CCFC make a bigger impact, because more support can go directly to programs that benefit children in need. Some ideas for fundraisers are shown below.
Host a Fundraiser Roadmap
Follow the roadmap below to get started on your fundraising journey.
Getting the word out about your fundraiser
Fundraising requires promotion as people can only support a cause if they know how to help! Consider using posters, social media, word-of-mouth or traditional media to let people know about your effort. Here are some ways to get attention:
Make and share posters about your fundraiser. Include key details (location, timeframe, where to donate, etc.), so there is no confusion. Talk to local schools, restaurants, supermarkets, stores or coffee shops to see if you can put up your poster in their space, and share the poster through social media networks.
Share information, photos and short videos about your fundraiser through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media you use. Ask your network to engage their friends to "Like", "Share" and "Comment" on your fundraiser.
Talk to everyone you know about your fundraiser; explain why you want to raise money for children and families in developing communities through CCFC. People will get involved if they believe a cause is worthy and their support will make a difference. Ask friends to help spread the word, too.
Newspaper journalists, radio and TV stations and bloggers are always searching for interesting stories and events happening in their area. If you are planning a large event, you may want to send a press release, photos and videos to local media to try and get some media attention. Be sure to include what is unique about your fundraiser and what you hope to achieve, so that your story has a "news" angle with a realistic chance of getting covered.
Are there "influencers" in your social circle who could endorse your fundraiser? What about a school principal, police or fire chief, business leader or politician? With some advance notice, they may lend their support through a quote and/or photo on your poster, through social media outreach, or in media relations.
For additional information, contact:
Dave Stell, communications manager
(905) 754-1001, ext. 223