Fundraising Tips

Put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising with these creative ways to raise money for animals!

Let your friends, family, and coworkers know why you are participating in the Winnipeg Humane Society’s Paws in Motion event! Tell them why our cause is so important to you – use a story if you have one! Let them know what your fundraising goal is and ask for a donation – any amount counts and they all add up!

Get Started – The sooner you get started, the sooner you will be able to reach your goals and beyond!

Self Donation – You receive a badge on your fundraising page showing that you are leading the pack with your own donation.

Participant Centre – You get your own fundraising page that you can customize with a picture of you, your pet(s), your team, etc. You can set your own personal fundraising goal, invite friends, family, and coworkers to donate via email, and monitor your fundraising progress. You can also update your fundraising page with a story to tell your friends and family why you are participating in Winnipeg Humane Society’s Paws in Motion event.

Email – Send out emails to your contacts from your Participant Centre. Choose between  pre-written emails you can customize, or write one yourself, and send it to your all your friends, family members, and co-workers. They will get a link to donate directly to your personal fundraising page.

Send Reminders – It’s a busy world and people forget things very easily.  Don’t hesitate to send email reminders to your contacts. Most people are happy to donate!

Social Media – Share your personal fundraising page on your social media accounts by posting a link to your personal fundraising page. In your post, mention why you are fundraising for the Winnipeg Humane Society through Paws in Motion and why the cause is so important to you. Adopted your pet from the WHS? Don’t hesitate to share your story!

Corporate Matching – Many companies support their employees’ fundraising efforts with corporate matching gift programs! Don’t forget to ask them if they will help you by matching your fundraising efforts.

Spare Change – At the end of the day, put your loose change in a jar. Use what you collect over a period of time as your “Self Donation.”

Curse Jar – Have a curse jar at home or in the office. Whenever someone says a bad word, they have to contribute $1 to the jar.

Casual Day at the Office – Ask your employer if they will allow a casual day at the office.  Everyone who wants to participate can pay $10 or $20 towards your fundraising efforts.

Garage Sale – Do some spring cleaning and have a garage sale.  Donate the proceeds towards your fundraising efforts.

Game Night – Have a game night with your friends. Charge them $10 each to have an evening out playing party games.

Lemonade Stand – Get your kids excited about fundraising and let them get involved.  Allow them to host a lemonade stand to make some money for their fundraising efforts.

Mowing Lawns – Another fun way to get the kids involved is to mow lawns for the neighbours. Charge them $20 to get their get their lawn mowed and let them know their money is going to a good cause.

Bake Sale – Have a bake sale at your office, tournament, kids’ soccer game, etc. Make some chewy chocolate chip cookies, some rice crispy cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc. The sky is the limit!

Used Book Sale – Have a lot of books at home? Why not have a book sale! Just pick a time and place, bring your books, and sell them to friends, family, or coworkers. You can even ask them if they have any books they would like to donate to your sale.

Movie Night – Have a movie night at your house. Pick movies you will be showing and invite your friends and family to come for a price at the door. Make some popcorn and grab some treats for your guests to make the experience complete!

Dog Walking – Ask your neighbours if they would like their dog walked for a fee and let them know that their money is going to a good cause!