Canadian Fundraising Ideas

Canada has many, many non-profit charities, youth groups and other organizations with one thing in common… they all throw fundraisers. With so many organizations competing for fundraising dollars, what can you do to make your event stand out from the rest?

One of the most important decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada, together with the Canadian Cancer Society,  has found a sweet way to fight back against cancer with a campaign called Desserts and Daffodils fundraiser. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) held a fundraiser which also served to enlighten supporters about the daily struggles of the blind. Dining in the Dark is a fundraising dinner held annually at one or more local restaurants, where the diners are blindfolded throughout the entire meal and must rely on the staff, who are trained in advance by CNIB volunteers. Proceeds benefit the CNIB. Fundraisers by other Canadian groups include fairs, auctions, craft sales, game nights, triathlons, pie drives, thons, and coin drives.

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Do-It-Yourself Canadian Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Canadian DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about an adult spelling bee, best legs, cowpie bingo, dog walk, reverse raffle, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Canadian fundraiser.

Flag Subscription – This is an ongoing fundraising idea. Basically, it is a service where your group installs a nice national flag in the front yard of the subscriber on each of five or more patriotic days. The flags are put out early in the morning and retrieved in the evening.  Read more…

Snowmobile Drag Racing – There doesn’t have to be snow on the ground for this fundraiser. Snowmobile enthusiasts in St. Maries Idaho logged some hours on a sled, even in 90-degree heat. Dozens of riders from all over Idaho and Washington found a way to ride at the third annual “Summer Sucks” Grass Drags fundraiser.  Read more…

Polar Bear Plunge – A number of communities host fundraising Polar Bear (or similar) plunges into frigid winter waters to support worthy causes. They are open to anyone willing to “bear” the elements for a good cause. The object is simple. Raise money then plunge into the cold water!  Read more…