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Top 10 Fundraising Ideas
Need an idea of what kind of event to host? From BBQs to Garage Sales, Volleyball Tournaments to Intimate dinners, no event is too big or too small. Below are some ideas to spark your imagination about hosting your own event.
Host a Dinner Party
Get recommendations from a local cheese or wine vendors about good pairings to enjoy at your event. Ask your guests to make a donation to the Canadian Women’s Foundation instead of bringing a hostess gift.
Host a Clothing Swap
Rejuvenate your wardrobe at no cost. Invite friends to bring a bag of previously loved clothing and accessories and donate the money they saved from their clothing budget to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Host an “Education” Event
Invite your friends over for an “education” night where they can learn more about the facts around violence, poverty and sexualisation of women and girls in Canada. Ask your friends to consider making a donation to help change those facts.
Host a “Skills” Silent Auction
Does your colleague make delicious cakes? Have a friend that can sew like a designer? Have your friends and family donate their skills to a silent auction and watch the bidding go through the roof!
Celebrate a Special Occasion
This year for your birthday or wedding anniversary, ask your friends and family to donate to the Canadian Women’s Foundation in your honour, instead of buying gifts.
Host a Garage Sale
Need to clear out some space? Consider hosting a garage or yard sale and donating the proceeds to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Host a Jeans or Casual Day at Work
Ask your employer if they would consider having a jeans or casual day at work, if employees make a $5 donation to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Host a Bake Sale
A tried and true fundraising event. Recruit friends and family to bake up their favourite dishes and donate the proceeds to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Host a Sporting Event
Love volleyball? Have golf fanatics in your life? Organizing a day of sporting is easier than you might think and by selling tickets to those that attend, you can help make a huge impact on women and girls in Canada.
Host a “Don’t Come” Event
A Don’t Come Event is a clever way of asking for donations in unique and unexpected way. Invite friends and family to a spectacular event with amazing food, unbelievable talent and a huge guest of honour; the sky is the limit since the event will never happen! Make sure to include the date as "Never" and include a short explanation on the invite. Ask guests to make a donation online in “honour” of your event.