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Host a Fundraising Event

Step 1. General information

A unique way to give to Big Sisters is to hold a third party event and donate the proceeds to Big Sisters. These events are great ways to raise funds for our mentoring programs, spread awareness of Big Sisters and encourage involvement!

Third party events can be just about anything: quiz or movie nights, BBQs, office raffle or 50/50 draw, art shows, benefit concerts, “wear jeans to work” days, the  possibilities are endless. You may already have a work holiday party or summer event you want to add a philanthropic impact to, our Little Sisters would be grateful for your support.

Here are some great Third Party Event Ideas & Tips!


“In my experience, I believe the party would not have been as well attended had it not been for the charitable aspect. Any event is a great excuse to raise money for something you believe in, and just as importantly, an excuse to champion that cause through word of mouth.

The team at Big Sisters was phenomenally supportive and appreciative of our event and I highly recommend choosing this organization to be the beneficiary at your next event.”

Alex Chisholm, Big Sister and Event Host

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Step 2. Complete application

Please submit your proposal a minimum of 6 weeks before your event and allow 1 week for us to review your event application. Unsure if your event is a good fit for Big Sisters? Contact us first so we can chat!

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Also keep in mind that you must get authorization prior to using Big Sisters ’s name and/or logo in conjunction with your event.

Step 3. Receive approval and start planning

Once you receive approval from Big Sisters for your event, you can start planning! 

  1. Recruit friends, family and/or colleagues to help you plan your event
  2. Create a “To Do” list and timeline to help you plan your event
  3. Don’t forget to include any special event permits or raffle licenses you might need!
  4. Create an event budget and promotion plan, and execute

Remember – event planning always takes longer than you expect. Give yourself lots of time to create a successful event!

Step 4. Hold your event!

Hold your event and have fun! Remember to take photos to share through Big Sisters social media where deemed appropriate.

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