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.
Offline Donations – What To Do
HOW TO ACCEPT CASH DONATIONS: You can submit cash donations to be included in your fundraising total by taking the cash and either using your credit card to pay the donation amount or making the payment with a cheque.
Paying by credit card
- Go to cncycle.ca
- Click on the Donate button
- Ensure you are logged out of the system (this will ensure that the donation does not go under your name inadvertently). See the image below which shows the LOGOUT button you need to click to exit the system.
- Search for yourself because you want to ensure the donation shows under your page.
- Once you have found your participant link click on the Donate Now button.
- Complete the previous steps for each separate donation you would like entered.
Please have the donor’s complete mailing address and email address so that they get the tax receipt directly. Your online funds raised total will go up immediately to meet your goal set for the event.
Paying by cheque
You can personally write one cheque to cover all cash collected – just make sure that each individual donation is shown on your offline pledge form and that mailing and email addresses are included for all donors. Your online funds raised total will go up to meet your goal set for the event once the donations are added into the secure system by CHEO Foundation staff. Mail the offline pledge form with your cheque to the mailing address below.
HOW TO ACCEPT DONATIONS BY CHEQUE: You can send cheques along with an offline pledge form containing donor information to the CHEO Foundation and they will be added to your fundraising total by the CHEO Foundation staff through our secure system. The donors whose names are on the cheque will get receipts within a week of the CHEO Foundation receiving their information if funds are received prior to the event. Please be sure to remind your donors that while some personal cheques do not include a mailing address, this information is necessary in order for them to receive a tax receipt. Mail the offline pledge form with cheques to the mailing address below.
Attention: Kim Leblanc
415 Smyth Rd
HOW TO SUBMIT DONATIONS AT BIB PICKUP OR ON EVENT DAY: You can bring donations received by cash or cheque with you, along with the offline pledge form, when you pick up your bib or when you check in on event day. Your online funds raised total will go up to meet your goal set for the event once the CHEO Foundation volunteer enters the donations into the secure system.