Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event for the Campaign for Students, Seneca’s employee giving initiative, which supports students with financial need.
How to Host an Event/Fundraiser
Here are the steps for creating an event and Seneca resources that are available to you.
Step 1: Choose an idea
Think about what excites you and your colleagues the most that can be done virtually. Consider a costume contest, physical challenge, online sale, virtual game sessions, trivia parties or scavenger hunts.
Step 2: Contact the Advancement team
Please email Caterina Ventrella. We will promote your event on the Campaign for Students website and other communication platforms. We can also provide you with marketing materials for your event.
Step 3: Start planning
Determine which platform will work best for hosting your virtual event. Will you be hosting a live event on Cisco Webex? Or will you host an auction on another e-commerce website? Remember to book the event time with Advancement, as well as test out your technology and platform as early as possible.
When choosing a date, find out if other events are taking place by visiting the Seneca Events calendar on Outlook. Also remember to check the Campaign for Students web page.
Running your event
Allow plenty of time to set up for the event before the official start time. Ensure that your technology is working smoothly. Your event will require a way to make payments online. In some cases, the Advancement team will be able to set up an online payment page for your event. Please email Caterina Ventrella.
Remember to take screenshots if your event is taking place over Microsoft Teams or Webex. You should also tweet your photos live from your event. Remember to tag @SenecaCampaign and use #SenecaGives and #SenecaProudAtHome. Your photos can be used to show the great work that has been done to raise money for students. Please email your best photos to Alice Lee.