How to Organize a Fundraiser

Interested in taking the initiative to organize a fundraiser for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation? Read our tips and tricks for organizing a successful fundraiser. By taking inspiration from the steps below, your fundraiser is sure to be a big success with Active-toi avec coeur!

1: Decide on a concept

The first step in planning a successful fundraiser is to develop a concept. The simplest ideas often work best. Are you famous for your cooking/singing/knitting? Have a birthday coming up? Any opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation is a good one! If you’re stuck for ideas, take inspiration from the initiatives already being carried out by our generous donors.

Our top fundraising ideas

  • Celebrate your birthday as a fundraiser for the Foundation
  • Organize a Zumba-thon
  • Give guitar lessons in exchange for donations
  • Sell your photographs to benefit the Foundation
  • Hold a bake sale

2: Set a clear, attainable goal

Once you’ve chosen an idea, you’ll need to set a fundraising goal. The important thing is that it be clear and attainable. Setting a goal that’s too high can end up demotivating your team and donors, while a goal that’s too low can prevent you from taking full advantage of all your fundraising opportunities. Strike the right balance!

3: Have an online presence

By using the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation’s online fundraising platform, Active-toi, your fundraiser will be directly linked to the Foundation. Your friends, family and colleagues can give directly through the platform, making it a breeze for you to manage the funds.

4: Mobilize your network

Friends, family, colleagues — anyone and everyone can make a donation to your fundraiser. By sharing your initiative on social media regularly, you increase your reach and your opportunities for raising funds. It’s a great way to solicit any groups or associations you’re a part of! If you’d like to create and manage your own fundraiser, visit Active-toi avec coeur to learn more. Money raised through Active-toi avec coeur funds innovative, priority projects at the Montreal Heart Institute, as well as research to help in the fight against heart disease.