Host a Fundraising Event
Become a friend of the Calgary Humane Society by hosting a fundraising event in support of animal welfare. Whether you’re on your own or part of a larger group like a community organization, school group, or business, you can help make a big difference for animals in need.
How to Start a Fundraiser
Get started by registering for an account. This is where all the information about your fundraiser will be stored. You’ll also get access to your customizable, personal fundraising page which you can share with potential donors.
From the Participant Centre, you can:
- Personalize your fundraising page with a story and photo.
- Send emails to your contacts to ask for donations.
- Monitor your progress.
- Spread the word about your fundraising efforts via social media.
- Edit your personal information such as your login info, password and fundraising goal.
In the “Personal Page” section of your Participant Centre, you’ll find the URL to your personal fundraising page. You can also edit your page here to include information about why you are fundraising for Calgary Humane Society and a bit about yourself. You also have the option to add a custom photo to your page.
This is a great way to share information about your fundraiser with others, show off your progress, and get more donations.
In addition to your personal page, you can use the email interface in the Participant Centre to contact people about your fundraiser. The email interface includes:
- Templates for recruitment, donation requests, and thank you emails
- Address book import feature to streamline your contact process
- Categorization so you can organize your contacts into groups based on whether they have donated, who has been thanked, who needs to be thanked, and more
Visit your Participant Centre regularly to check your progress and share updates with friends, family, donors, and other contacts.
Fundraising Event Ideas
Make your birthday celebration even more meaningful with Calgary Humane Society. In lieu of presents, you can ask your friends, family, and party guests to contribute to CHS with donations of money or useful supplies.
A wedding is the perfect occasion to share some love with animals in need. If you already have the classic wedding gifts, ask you guests to contribute donations to Calgary Humane Society in celebration of your marriage.
Fundraising is an excellent team building exercise for your workplace. Whether it’s a special occasion or your team simply feels like making the world a more humane place, fundraising events provide opportunities to learn collaboration and leadership while helping animals in need.
It’s never to early to learn about the importance of animal welfare. School fundraisers help bring funding and awareness to Calgary Humane Society, while offering the kids a fun and educational occasion. Help teach the next generation about compassion, empathy and respect for all living things while making a real-world difference in our community.
Create Your Own Special Event
Do you have an idea for a fantastic fundraiser not listed here? Create your own! Let your talents and interests lead you to your own fundraising endeavour—the only limit is your imagination. Some events that have acted as fundraisers for Calgary Humane Society in the past include:
- Personal Milestone
- Garage Sale
- Car Wash
- Anniversary Celebration
- Bake sale/lemonade stand
- Bottle drive
- Casual dress day at the office