Fundraising Tips and Ideas
PERSONALIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Your supporters want to see why CHEO is special to you!
BIRTHDAYS / SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Encourage friends and family to donate to your CN Cycle fundraising efforts in lieu of receiving gifts.
HOST A DINNER PARTY
Host a dinner party for friends and family and ask for a donation in return. At your dinner party, explain what you’re doing and why CHEO is important to you!
EMAIL FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COWORKERS
Reach out to your network letting them know that you are participating in the CN Cycle for CHEO and that you are raising money. Encourage them to support you and share your motivation.
SPARE CHANGE JAR
Set up a jar in a communal area where people can contribute their loose change. You will be surprised how quickly the dollars will add up!
USE YOUR TALENTS AND SELL
Whether it’s making bracelets or cookies, think of a hobby or interest and turn it into a product that can be sold.
Fundraising in Your Workplace
Invite your coworkers to participate and contribute! Making your organization’s participation in the CN Cycle for CHEO an annual tradition builds team spirit.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Can often double, triple or quadruple your team’s fundraising which helps more kids at CHEO.
MEET THE PRESS
Take advantage of your organization’s inter-office mail or newsletter to get the word out about your team and the CN Cycle for CHEO event. Change your voicemail and email signature to promote your team’s fundraising efforts!
DRESS DOWN DAYS
Collect donations from employees for office casual. Make sure to check in with your organization’s HR team for dress code guidelines.
Watch the CHEO Video and Share it With Your Network
Over the past 40 years, CHEO has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth from birth to age 18 in eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of northern Ontario. The following video highlights how CHEO is here to serve the needs of children and youth in our region and beyond. Help us make sure CHEO continues to be the top-notch healthcare facility it is today.
Social Media – Share Your Fundraising Progress!
Be sure to ‘like’ the CHEO Hospital Facebook page:@cheokids.
When you name CHEO in your Facebook posts type the @sign before our name.
When uploading images and videos of your event, tag them CHEO.
Follow CHEO: @cheohospital. In your tweets include @CHEO so we can find your tweets! Use the #CNcycle & #CHEO hashtags.
Pledge Form for Offline Donations
Offline Donations – What To Do
READ BELOW FOR WHAT TO DO WITH CASH AND CHEQUES RECEIVED FROM YOUR SUPPORTERS.
If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to CN Cycle – In Trust or to the CHEO Foundation, follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away:
- Log in to your personal fundraising page and click on the Donations option on the top toolbar.
- Choose to add an Offline Donation
- Enter the $ amount and donation type as well as the donor information from a specific donor (their name, address, email, phone).
- Once we receive the donations they will appear as verified.
If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to you personally (NOT to the CHEO Foundation), follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away and email a tax receipt to your supporter:
- Go to your personal fundraising page and hit your ‘Support Me’ button.
- Enter the $ amount from a specific donor and in the Billing Information section enter your donor’s information (their name, address, email, phone) NOT YOURS.
- Enter in YOUR credit card number.
- Once the payment is processed, the charge will be made to your credit card BUT it will be your supporter who receives the emailed tax receipt if their donation is $20 or greater.
MAIL OR HAND-DELIVER CHEQUES TO:
Attn: CN Cycle
415 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M8
All cash and cheques must be accompanied by a completed offline pledge form.
*Be sure the cheques are made out to CN Cycle – IN TRUST. Include your full name and team name on your package.
Submit your pledges with the completed offline pledge form when you pick up your event bib or on event day at the registration area.