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Create a 3rd Party Fundraiser - How to get started
Create your own event and raise funds online. It's easy and we are here to help by providing the resources and inspiration you need for a successful event including:
Please note - Pancreatic Cancer Canada assumes no responsibility for the organization or administration of your fundraising event in support of pancreatic cancer research. Please read 3rd Party Event Guidelines (PDF) and use this spreadsheet to assist in keeping track of the funds raised.
1. Tell us about your event
Once you decide on a date and venue for your event, we ask that you register your event with us so we can understand how to help you and post it on our calendar.
Please note - *All fundraisers should compliment our mission, image and core values.
2. Fundraise online
Fundraising online enables you to send emails to friends, family and co-workers asking them to attend your event and to make an online donation. You will be able to track your donations, thank your donors and see how close you are to reaching your goal.
Download our Forms from our Fundraising Event Toolkit:
Fundraising and 3rd Party Event Guidelines (PDF)
3. Form a planning committee
Planning an event requires passion, commitment and time. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to help you plan your event. The more people you have, the more skills, enthusiasm and bright ideas will be brought to the table, which will help make your event even better.
4. Set your goals
Establishing event goals will help to keep your planning committee focused and realistic. Knowing in advance how much you hope to raise will help you to determine your budget. Identify your possible sources of income (ticket sales, sponsorship) and estimates of all potential expenses. If you can keep your costs down and under control, you will reach or even surpass your fundraising goal.
5. Promote your event
The more people who know about your event, the more successful your event will be. Send out links from your online fundraising page or post via social media. If you are sending out letters to gain sponsorship support, we would be happy to send you an personalized endorsement letter like this sample.
We ask that monies raised from your event be collected and submitted to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation within one month of the event using our event template so that tax receipts can be issued.
As the organizer of this fundraising event, you will keep accurate records of the funds raised and record the names/addresses/email of all those who donate more than $20.
Following your event, you will send the net proceeds of your fundraiser along with the event spreadsheet to Pancreatic Cancer Canada by cheque made out to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.
If you have any questions about tax receipting, please review our tax receipt guidelines or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to acknowledge everyone involved in the planning of your event. Let them know how much you raised and how their support made a difference in our mutual fight against pancreatic cancer,
For more information about creating your own event, please contact us at 1-888-726-2269 or email us at email@example.com