Let us help you host a fundraiser with these easy steps!
1. Get in touch
Read through this fundraising package, and submit your Community Event Application Form for approval. Let us help make your event a success!
2. Gather your team
Bring your friends, family, and co-workers together. Assign roles and take advantage of their strengths in planning your fundraiser.
3. Create a plan
Choose a method of fundraising (i.e. online, in person, etc.) Set a date and choose a location/or virtual platform. Create a budget. Outline a detailed list of tasks. Set a realistic fundraising goal.
4. Apply for licenses
Be sure to check with AGLC and The City of Edmonton if you require any licenses prior to hosting your fundraiser.
5. Spread the word
Review Branding Guidelines. Promote your event through posters, social media, and word of mouth.
6. Track your contributions
Use our tracking forms to follow progress and enter information for those requiring tax receipts.
7. Share your successes
Celebrate the completion of your event! Acknowledge your supporters and show them you appreciate their participation. Share your story and post photos! Tag @YESSorg on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Go virtual with online fundraising!
Try online fundraising platforms like:
Skip the Depot (for bottle drives)
- Click HERE to schedule a donation pick up in support of YESS
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How do I register my event?
Once you have an idea about what type of event you want to have, fill out our Community Events Form and send it to a member of our Community Engagement Team. This form helps us determine how we can help you achieve your fundraising goals.
What if I don't know what kind of fundraiser to have?
Don’t worry, we can help! We’ve had many unique events held on our behalf and we can suggest a number of fun activities to get your guests interested and engaged to give back. There have been YESS penny drives, lemonade stands, info booths, car washes, fun runs, concerts, talent shows, and much more!
Do you have a form I can use to track incoming donations or pledges from donors?
Yes! Please request a copy from our Community Engagement Team and we will send it to you via email for you to print as many copies as you would like to use.
How do I promote my event?
Two words… social media!
We would be happy to upload your event details to the Community Events calendar on our website. Many local websites also promote charity events on their website for free. Some of the places we use to post our events that we want the public know about are:
- The Local Good
Can I fundraise online?
Absolutely! Check out our step-by-step guide on creating your online fundraising page. Donations made online will receive an automatic tax receipt. Be sure to fill out the Community Event Form and register your event!