Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer

How to Fundraise

Step 1

Set Your Personal Page

We all have a story and this is your chance to tell yours. Once you’ve registered, log in to the Participant Centre and get started by updating your profile photo and Personal Page story.
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Step 1

Secure Your First Donation

Ask for your first donation today! Think of the people you can ask like your family, friends, and co-workers who won’t say no. Get that initial donation to start momentum. You can do it! The sooner you get started, the easier it will be to reach beyond your fundraising goal.

Step 1

Create a List of Potential Donors

Write down the names of all the people in your life — family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, family doctor, auto mechanic — don’t leave anyone out. You know a lot of people!

EMAIL EVERYONE

You’ll receive a simple email from us within one hour of registering that you can easily forward to all of your contacts. They then can click on a link in the email to donate to you online. Even better, you can personalize an email with the story about why you are taking part in Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer. Inspire your donors to support you! #GetYourColourOn

After a week, follow up with a phone call to everyone you emailed to secure a donation if they haven’t already donated online. You can also login to your Participant Centre where you will find emails already written for you to send as follow-ups and thank-yous.

Expanding Your Giving Circle

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Reach people you’ve never met!

Have everyone you email forward your donation request to their friends and family. Use social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share your hair colouring transformation and encourage others to support you. Have family and friends distribute donation forms for you and talk to their contacts about supporting your Colour Your Hair challenge!

 Download Donation Form

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Tips and Ideas

We have amazing tips and ideas on how to fundraise. Learn more right here. #GetYourColourOn

INDIVIDUAL TIPS TEAM TIPS

General Fundraising Ideas

1. Lead by example and donate to yourself first.

You set the standard - give yourself a good donation (such as $50 or $100) and others you ask will follow your lead.

2. Set a stretch goal.

Challenge yourself to do something great for the cancer cause. You will be surprised how generous people are and how many will want to see your hair colour transformation.

3. Create a sense of urgency.

Pick a date in the month of May as a deadline for your supporters. This will help you reach your big and bold goal more quickly.

4. Ask the right person, in the right way, for the right amount.

Write down the names of people and businesses that are a part of your life and share your story. Determine which ones you will ask in person and which ones you will ask via an email.

For the larger donation asks, take the time to speak to them face-to-face about why you are stepping up and joining Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer and committing to the real change in your hair colour.

Don't forget to also ask those professional service people who value your business... your doctor, lawyer, dentist, hairdresser/barber... you name it! When you ask, make sure to bring a donation form with you. You may also want to print cards with your unique fundraising page URL on them.

 Download a Donation Form (CAD)    Download a Donation Form (USD)

5. Send an email to everyone you know.

Friends, family, co-workers - go through your contact list and just ask everyone. Make sure you have set up your personal page, tell a great story and link to this page in your email. And, don't forget to ask your friends to forward this on to five people they know. Get the hair challenge going, and commit to your new hair colour. People may not believe you are really going to do this, and they will donate to see it happen.

6. Tech advice.

Use it... Use it... Use it!!! Share, share, share.

Log in to your participant portal, and use the tools available to you. Create excitement before you Colour Your Hair, during the build up to your new look and after your colour transformation. Your fundraising page will make the task very easy - just log in and take a look.

7. Try and try again.

People are busy. Don't worry if some don't respond right away. Most people need to be reminded to donate. They aren't ignoring you, really, just keep asking those who have not donated or have not gotten back to you. Find a different way to ask each time. The fundraising page can help you track responses and contact only those that have not already donated.

8. Say thank you.

Always! It is just the right thing to do. Thank them personally and also thank them after your new hairdo with a great before and after photo. They will really appreciate the recognition and, in their own way, being part of Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer!

9. Corporate Matching

a. Whether you will fundraise on your own, with a team, in the community or at work - find out if your company has a corporate matching program.

b. Corporate matching programs can sometimes provide a dollar for dollar match against all of your personal fundraising efforts!

Team Based Fundraising Ideas

1. Host a Get Your Colour On Event

a. A Get Your Colour On event is a fun way to support a serious cause.

b. Your event can be as simple or sophisticated as you want. Find a date that works for you, start planning and inviting others to Get Their Colour On with You!

2. Tasty treats

Organize a Pizza Lunch, snack cart or Thirsty Thursday.

3. Hold a Bake Sale

Make treats with friends and family, and hold a bake sale in your neighbourhood, school or in the office.

4. Chores for a good cause

Approach a family member or neighbour, and offer to do some chores in exchange for a donation to go towards your fundraising efforts.

5. VIP Colour Your Hair Challenge

Get agreement before, but challenge the organization. If we hit XXXX in donations the president of the company, principal of the school or head coach - a very senior person with great hair - will commit to colour it some great new colour!

6. A day off

Auction off a Day off at work (get agreement from senior management first).

7. Give it up day

Ask people to give up their coffee or tea for a day or a week. For kids, that means donating your allowance.

8. Betting pool*

Betting Pool - should be: Run an in-house Sports Tournaments/Betting Pool... winner takes half and half goes to the Team's Fundraising.

9. Raffle

Raffle off some great sports tickets someone has donated. You know who has them in the organization.

10. Lunch

Raffle off lunch with the president - he/she pays.

11. Hold a wine auction or wine tasting*

If you and your team are of legal age, sell tickets 1 for $10, 3 for $20, an arm's length for $40. Secret Tip - Get all the senior people in your organization to donate a nice bottle of wine to the auction. Hold a wine tasting with sommeliers and silent auction (sell ticket to the wine tasting).

12. Bar night and wings*

Hold a Bar Night and sell tickets with a silent auction (items donated by people). Also, get a bar to contribute some of their proceeds.

13. Payday draws

Hold 50/50 raffles on paydays.

14. Media Outreach

Share your story in your community by contacting local media outlets. Local media are often looking for amazing content to share with readers, viewers and listeners.

These are but a few ideas that we know can work. Get your team together, brainstorm and plan your activities! It will be a great way to build team spirit and do something meaningful for the cancer cause.

If you collect funds from a special event, you can submit a donation form and send a cheque in the mail but this may take more time to upload to your team members and your team ranking may not reflect this for a while.

The best way to get your event fundraising uploaded once you have raised the money is to divvy it up by Team Participant and input the donations online, to each team member via a Credit Card.

 Download Team Donation Form

*Certain activities are for those 19 years of age and older.

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