GUIDELINES FOR THIRD PARTY FUNDRAISER EVENTS
Approximately 20 percent of revenue to operate the ALS Society of BC is generated by Volunteer Fundraiser Events coordinated by volunteers and corporate partners. It is because of you that the society can improve and expand services to increase the quality of life for those living with ALS, and fund research into the cause of and cure for ALS. Your help will provide more hope.
Thank you for choosing to support the ALS Society of BC. Please review the following guidelines prior to starting a Third Party Fundraiser Event.
WHAT IS A THIRD PARTY FUNDRAISER EVENT?
Volunteer Fundraiser Events are fundraisers benefitting the ALS Society of BC that are coordinated and implemented by an individual, a group or a company in the community. From a garage sale to birthdays or a gala event, ideas are endless.
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REGISTER YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT
To seal the partnership, the fundraiser should be registered with the society. The Third Party Fundraiser Registration Form is available here.
SUPPORT FROM THE ALS SOCIETY OF BC
- Marketing and promotion of your event
- Processing of donation tax receipts
- ALS promotional materials (e.g., ALSBC brochures, banners, donation boxes, etc)
- Online fundraiser page
MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF YOUR EVENT
The society will assist you in notifying the media about your event by sending out press releases. We can work with you to prepare press releases and other communications to promote your event.
Once you registered your event with the society, the event will be posted on the ALS Society of BC website. Your event information and a link to your fundraising site can then be promoted through the ALS Society of BC social media pages.
The society can provide you a sample sponsorship template if you wish to solicit sponsors for your event. ALS BC can also provide a basic template for event posters.
USE OF ALS BC LOGO - The ALS Society of BC logo is the Society’s property. Therefore, use of the logo is allowed only with the expressed permission of the Society. Usage is limited to the approved event, and we require final approval of any event materials containing the logo
PROCESSING OF DONATION TAX RECEIPTS
People supporting your event can be eligible to receive a donation tax receipt. All cash donations of $20 or more are receiptable. We require the following information to prepare a donation tax receipt:
- Donor’s name
- Donor’s address (including postal code)
- Donor’s telephone number
- Amount of donation
The society can provide you with a generic template form for this purpose.
Tax receipts cannot be processed by the ALS Society of BC unless the funds are remitted by the event organizer. The processing of donation tax receipts takes 2 to 4 weeks after the donation has been received through the ALSBC office.
ALS PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Each kit will be created specific to the event and with the materials you request. All banners, signage and leftover materials post event are returned to the ALSBC Office. Examples of materials: ALS BC Banners, ALS BC brochures, pledge forms, cornflower pins (symbol of support for ALS), donation envelopes and more.
ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE
- Assistance in creating an Online Fundraising Page.
ACQUIRING A GAMING LICENSE FOR 50/50 & RAFFLE DRAWS
The application is $10. It should take three business days to process online applications
Gaming Office Contact Telephone Number: 1- 250-387-5311
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. In BC, 85 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the cause. For more on the services ALS BC provides to ALS patients visit: http://alsbc.ca/patient-services/
In partnership with the ALS Society of Canada, ALS BC raises funds to support research into the cure for ALS.
If you have any further questions, please contact Wendy Toyer, the Executive Director of ALS Society of BC, at W.Toyer@alsbc.ca or 1-800-708-3228 ext. 222