Asking for donations
With nearly half of Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, people would appreciate the opportunity to get involved and offer whatever they can to help ensure no one faces cancer alone.
Here’s how you can encourage people to support your fundraising:
- Recommend different amounts for people to donate.
People often appreciate some direction – especially if they haven’t donated before.
- Be enthusiastic!
In addition to funding ground-breaking research, tell people about the Canadian Cancer Society’s support services for people with cancer. Remind people about our online and phone-based support programs, which more Canadians have been relying on during this challenging time.
- Follow up.
Life gets busy, and more often than not, people could just use the reminder to donate.
Start online fundraising
All October Saves participants receive access to their own Fundraising Centre. Get to know its tools and features so you can make the most of your fundraising!
Monitor your progress
Use the central dashboard to keep track of the progress you’ve made towards your fundraising goal.
Personalize your page
Add a photo and share why joining October Saves is close to your heart. Teams & individuals who personalize their pages often raise more money and are more successful in reaching their goal.
Make a self-donation
Your Fundraising Centre lets you kick-start your fundraising with a self-donation to your team or individual page, which shows potential donors your commitment to the cause.
Send out your page
Use the Fundraising Centre’s share link button in the central dashboard to text or email your page to potential donors — they can donate to you from there.
Share on social
Our social sharing buttons will share your page on your social platforms with a customizable message asking for donations. Update your friends and family on your progress.
Send out pre-written emails to friends and family that discuss why you’re fundraising and include an opportunity to donate. And don’t worry — you're able to edit these emails however you’d like!
Show your gratitude with a selection of pre-written emails and messages that you can customize for your donors.