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How to create an event or fundraiser

  1. Choose an idea
    Think about what excites you and your colleagues the most. Consider a walk-a-thon, hockey tournament, coin drive, fun fair, bake sale, fitness class, raffle or auction.
  2. Contact the Advancement team
    Advancement will promote your event on the Campaign for Students website and via social media. We can also provide you with marketing materials for your event, e.g. stickers, T-shirts, donation slips, signage, balloons, etc. Please email Cynthia Luey with the following information:

        •    Name of event
        •    Event description and pricing
        •    Fundraising goal
        •    Date and time
        •    Location
        •    Lead contact
        •    Faculty/department hosting the event
  3. Start planning
    The most important thing to remember is to book the space, and order any tables and chairs that you need as early as possible. TIP: When choosing a date, find out if other events are taking place by visiting the Seneca Events calendar on Outlook. The address is Also remember to check the Campaign for Students website.
  4. Running your event
    Allow plenty of time to set up for the event before the publicized start time, and make sure to display your Campaign event posters. If your event requires cash transactions, remember to bring a float. To obtain a float, e-mail Suney Ah-Win and indicate the amount, denominations, date you need it by and name of the person who will pick it up. Please remember to take photos. They can be action shots or group photos. Tweet your photos live from your event. Remember to tag @SenecaCampaign and use the hashtag #SenecaGives. Your photos can be used for promotional purposes during the campaign and at the wrap-up to show the great work that has been done to raise money for Seneca students. Please email your best photos to Camon Sit.
  5. Receipting information
    If your fundraising event is a pledge-based activity and requires receipting for income tax purposes, email Cynthia Luey in advance of the event to discuss the parameters.