What is a Third Party Fundraiser?
A third party fundraiser is an event or initiative organized by an individual, company or community group that is not an official Cochrane & Area Humane Society (CAHS) fundraiser, but benefits the work and animals of the CAHS. Whether you are a proud adopter, volunteer, or overall animal lover, your support will have a meaningful impact.
Acting independently and with CAHS approval, third party fundraisers are an important resource for raising funds to carry out our work here at the shelter. When you organize a third-party fundraiser, not only are you raising money to support CAHS, you are raising awareness about the CAHS and the important work we do. This increase in awareness is an invaluable component to third party fundraising events.
Third Party Fundraiser Ideas
Third party fundraisers can be as big or as small as you like. Be creative! Here are a few ideas:
Individual: Why not collect donations instead of gifts for your next birthday party or anniversary? Instead of providing guests with favors at your wedding, donate funds to the CAHS on behalf of your guests!
Community fundraisers: Host a sporting event, car wash, garage sale, lemonade sale, pancake breakfast, or BBQ by donation.
School fundraisers: Make sure to get permission from your school first and then host a bake sale, a candy jar guess, sports tournament, or a school dance with all proceeds going to the CAHS.
Work fundraisers: Work fundraisers are a great way to build team spirit while raising money for the animals. Hold a company picnic, a wear your jeans to work day, or have a 50/50 draw.
Consultants: Do you sell a particular product? If so, donating a portion of your sales from a certain time period or a party is a great way to raise funds for the shelter. Have an animal lover host a party and guests will be happy to purchase their favorite products while helping out our organization.
Third Party Guidelines
We appreciate your generosity and enthusiasm to organize a fundraiser to benefit the CAHS. We know that your initiative will require your time, energy and personal resources, which is why we kindly ask you to review our Fundraising Guidelines listed below to understand your responsibilities and to ensure that your idea meets our community fundraising criteria.
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Donations and Tax Receipts
The CAHS issues official income tax receipts in accordance with the guidelines set by the Canada Revenue Agency.
For Canada Revenue Agency policy on Third Party Fundraisers, please visit:
Licenses and Insurance
If you are coordinating a draw, raffle or other event that involves selling a ballot or item to the general public, permits and/or licenses may apply. It is the responsibility of the third party organizer to obtain the appropriate documentation and/or license to conduct the fundraising activity.
Use our helpful checklist to assist you in planning your fundraiser.
If you have a fundraising suggestion you think we should consider, please fill out the Fundraising Suggestion Form. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403)932-2072 ext. 101.
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