Fundraising Tips

Dollars raised at Brain Tumour Walk events help fund brain tumour research and support services for those affected by brain tumours right across Canada. Plus your contributions allow us to deliver critical information to patients and caregivers through handbooks, educational conferences and Health Care Professional workshops. None of this would be possible without you!

Below are some ideas on how to boost your fundraising to achieve your goals, and help sustain and build on the work of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Learn more about the impact your efforts make.

1. Donate to yourself first
Show your loved ones and network of friends that you too have joined the movement to end brain tumours!

2. Tell your story and post photos on your personal page
Why are you walking? How has your life been changed by a brain tumour diagnosis? Share your personal connection to the cause and email it to all of your contacts - family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues. Nothing is more impactful than hearing personal stories.

Whether you are a survivor, a caregiver, a friend, a doctor, a researcher, or a family member who lost someone close to you - every story is important! You'll be amazed at how generous people are once they hear about why you participate in a Brain Tumour Walk event.

3. Use social media
Share your story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media is a powerful tool and one of the best ways to share your story and help promote the walk. 

4. Ask
This sounds simple, but it's really important to ask directly for a gift or donation to support your Brain Tumour Walk. People want to help, and the easiest way for them to do so is to give.

Look how easy it is to get to the $1000 mark!

Donate to yourself.
Set the tone for your fundraising and your supporters will follow suit – often with the same amount or more!

            $50

Ask 10 friends for $40

            $400

Ask 5 family members for $50            

            $250

Ask 5 work colleagues for $30 

            $150

Ask your employer for $150

            $150

 

 $1000.00

Please Note: We do not endorse door-to-door solicitation

 5. Matching Gifts
Many companies have Matching Gift programs where they match every dollar raised by an employee, or provide a cash donation to recognize volunteer hours. Matching Gifts are an excellent and very easy way to boost your fundraising. Ask your HR department if your employer has a Matching Gift program. 
If you need help accessing matching gifts, contact the Brain Tumour Walk Help Desk:

Email: btwalkhelp@braintumour.ca | Phone: 1-800-265-5106 ext. 250
Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

6. Other FUN-draising ideas

Download 27 Days of Fundraising for some new fundraising ideas! Here are some of our favourites:

    • Celebrations! Ask for donations instead of gifts! This is a perect gift for those who say "don't buy me a thing!"
    • Host a Paint Night - Host your own paint night and charge a fee to join
    • Change your voicemail and email signature to ask for a donation to your fundraising page. 
    • Have a Garage Sale - Clean out your house/closets and have a garage sale or post to Kijiji 

 

Do you have some great ideas to share? Let us know and we can spread the word!

Good luck with your fundraising and thank you for being a part of the National Movement to End Brain Tumours.



 


1.              Tell your story and post photos on your personal page
Why are you walking? How has your life been changed by a brain tumour diagnosis? Share your personal connection to the cause and email it to all of your contacts – family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues. Nothing is more impactful than hearing personal stories.

Whether you are a survivor, a caregiver, a buddy, a doctor, a researcher, or a family member who lost someone close to you – every story is important. And you’ll be amazed at how generous people are once they hear about why you participate in a Brain Tumour Walk.

 

2.              Use Social Media

Use the links to share your story on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Social media is a powerful tool and one of the best ways to share your story and help promote the walk.