What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge?
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a month-long contest to help you fundraise during the slow summer months when donations tend to decline. Since 2015, the Great Canadian Giving Challenge gives you a reason to engage your donor base, attract new donors, and have the chance to win a major prize donation from CanadaHelps.
Here’s how it works:
Every dollar donated to your charity in June, via CanadaHelps.org or CanadaHelps fundraising tools such as Customizable Donation Forms, Ticketed Events, and Peer to Peer Fundraising, is an entry for a chance to win $20,000*. Every charity using CanadaHelps is automatically entered with no registration required. All you have to do is fundraise. The more you raise, the greater the chances you have to win!
Make the Most of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge isn’t just about winning: it’s an opportunity to drive donations at a time of year when they tend to dip. With these tips, build momentum this June, and boost your donor engagement in time for the summer.
To make the most out of this challenge, we've put together some helpful resources to help you prepare, launch, monitor, and gather results for a successful campaign!
With these resources, you’ll learn how to:
- Craft messaging that resonates with your supporters.
- Optimize your website and landing pages to accept donations.
- Identify what channels and tactics are driving donations.
- Re-engage lapsed donors.
- Steward the donors you engage during the Challenge.
Leverage these campaign tips to raise more this Great Canadian Giving Challenge.
From the comfort of your inbox, and on your schedule, you can learn some best practices to boost your campaign.
From social images to sample messages to post on Twitter, we've put together some starters for you and your team here.Access the Image Toolkit
Our Great Canadian Giving Challenge checklist will keep all of your moving parts on track.Download the Checklist
Wondering how to put together a powerful fundraising campaign? Here are 10 How-Tos for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.Read the Blog
Terms & Conditions
*Donations must be made via canadahelps.org. Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2023 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). See full rules at: www.canadahelps.org/en/givingchallenge-rules.