The only limit is your imagination! Think about different types of events that you can host...
Special Occasions - Birthdays, Engagement Parties, Weddings, Holiday Parties
Athletic Events - A-thons… Walk, Skip, Bike, Dance, Skate, Swim and so many more
Student Fundraisers - Talent Shows, Car Washes, Book Sales, Bake Sales
Tributes - Honour a loved one like Mom or Dad, a mentor, a beloved pet or in memory donation
Community Events - BBQS, Craft Sales, Bake Sales, Street Parties, Galas, Theme Parties
It is important to know all your costs before starting your event. A budget will help you monitor your expenses and determine your fundraising goal. Set that fundraising goal high! You will be amazed at how generous people can be during a fundraiser. Recruit sponsors to help reduce overall costs.
Schedule your event for a day, time and location that provides you with plenty of time to plan and promote it properly. Determine legal, insurance, liability, permit and safety issues you may need to address.
Develop a plan on how you will share your fundraising event with the public. Be sure to share the link to your fundraising page on all your social media accounts and send it to your email contacts. Create flyers, posters and other promotional materials to help generate awareness and excitement about your event. Check out the Toronto Humane Society’s website for downloadable promotional materials. Printed materials (brochures) may be provided upon request based on availability.
Let all your friends and family know about your event. Send out e-vites, social media posts and post your flyers.
Remember to thank everyone who supported your fundraiser. Give recognition to all those that helped make you achieve your fundraising goals!