Your Fundraising Toolkit
Put the FUN in fundraising!
Here’s everything you need to plan, share and fundraise in support of Community Food Centres Canada and our fight to end food insecurity.
Once you’ve registered, it’s time to start fundraising!
Here's what's next
Choose an event.
Make a difference by doing something you love like leading a yoga class, celebrating an anniversary or going head-to-head against your frenemy in a Scrabble tournament. It’s totally up to you!
Create your page.
Capture people’s attention with a short and descriptive name for your fundraiser, share why food security matters to you and set a fundraising goal.
Spread the word.
Read on for easy ways to let family and friends know that you’re raising money to fight food insecurity.
Share Your Fundraiser Via Email
Need some help crafting the perfect email to share your fundraiser? Look no further! Use the following templates as your starting point and make it your own.
What to Say…On Your First Day
Let your network know you’re ready to raise funds and that they can help you reach your fundraising goals!
Subject line: Let's raise some dough together for a good cause!
I hope you’re keeping well!
I wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a fundraiser in support of Community Food Centres Canada to help food insecurity.
This cause is near and dear to my heart because [YOUR REASON].
Will you help me reach my goal to raise $[YOUR GOAL]?
Your donation will support healthier communities by building welcoming spaces that provide access to good food.
Any amount gets me closer to my goal and makes a big impact. It will only take a minute to help: [YOUR PAGE URL].
Yours in good food and social change,
PS. You can learn more about CFCC and their work at cfccanada.ca.
What to Say…When You Reach Your Goal
You’re all done raising funds! Now, it’s time to thank the people who donated to your campaign and let them know what they helped you achieve.
Subject line: Thank you berry much!
[NAME], we did it! Together, we raised $[FINAL AMOUNT] for Community Food Centres Canada.
Thanks to you, we’re getting closer to a Canada where everyone can access good food with dignity.
Change happens one person at a time and I'm happy we were able to make a difference together. I couldn't have done it without you!
What to Say…When People Donate to Your Fundraiser
Be sure to thank the people who donated to your campaign and aim to thank them within 1-2 days!
Subject line: I a-peach-iate your donation!
Dear [NAME], thank you for donating to my fundraiser in support of Community Food Centres Canada!
Your donation helps low-income communities across the country access good food with dignity. You’re also supporting programs that promote food skills, connection and advocacy.
I’m so glad we can make a difference together!
Thanks a melon,
PS: You should have received a tax receipt via email following your donation. If you haven't received it, please let me know and I'll track one down for you.
PRO TIP: Add a graphic from the social images section below to your post!
PRO TIP: If you run out of space on Twitter, you can shorten the link to your fundraising page by using a free URL shortener like shorturl.at.
PRO TIP: Make it easy for people to find your fundraising page by adding it to your bio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can also pin a post with the link on Facebook and Twitter.
Remember to tag us!
LinkedIn: Community Food Centres Canada