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What is Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraising?
The Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraising is an online platform that allows the public to utilize their passions to raise funds for a cause that is important to them. This platform is open to anyone and everyone who has a passion for supporting health care initiatives at London Health Sciences Centre.
Anyone can set up a DIY Fundraiser to support LHSC. Do you love to run? Great! Run however far you can and challenge your network to support your cause. Absolutely anything you can think of can be made into a fundraiser with Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraising - it is really that easy. This platform allows fundraisers to utilize their skills, knowledge and passions to support a great cause.
How do I create my Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraiser?
It's easy! Decide what kind of fundraiser you would like to do. Choose from one of our suggested types: Celebration, Holiday, Music & Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Livestreaming, In Memory, or Create your own! Decide what hospital program you would like to support and then:
1. CREATE A PAGE
Every hero has a story. Unmask yours with photos and details of your fundraising mission.
2. SET A GOAL
Not that you need motivation. But, setting a goal can keep you aiming in the right direction!
3. SPREAD THE WORD
The more people you tell, the more donations you will get, and the more patients and families you will help. It's as simple as that.
Is it free to register a Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraiser?
Yes, it is completely free! When you’re ready to get started, register your fundraiser here!
Where will the money I raise go?
That is up to you! You get to choose what fundraising priority you would like to support. For more on fundraising priorities click here.
Can I personalize my fundraising page?
Of course - we strongly encourage you to! Make sure you include your story that tells your potential donors why you are fundraising, what you are fundraising for and what you are doing to fundraise! Tell others about your personal connection to the cause. Don’t forget to upload a profile picture too!
Is there a minimum fundraising goal for my Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraiser?
Absolutely not. You can raise $100 or $10,000. Every little bit helps! You are able to set your goal and edit it at any time.
Should I create a Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraiser or participate in an LHSF fundraising event?
You can do either or both!
Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraising offers more flexibility and the ability to create a custom fundraiser based on your interests, skills and passions. Let your talents and passions drive your fundraiser. DIY Fundraising also allow you to support LHSF at any time and in any place so they are convenient to your schedule. The possibilities are endless.
What fundraising tools are available to me?
We have developed a toolkit to help your on your fundraising journey. The toolkit includes:
A Fundraising Guide - tips and tricks on how to set up a successful fundraiser
Tutorial videos - instructional videos on how to set up your fundraiser
Social Graphics - images for your to use to help promote your fundraiser
Videos - patient stories for you to share related to your area of support
Talking Points - learn more about LHSC
You will also have access to a Personal Fundraising Page with:
Dynamic dashboard to help you manage your fundraising campaign, including personal and team fundraising statistics
Templated fundraising emails
Livestream Capabilities – broadcast in live to share with your audience and raise funds in real time
Badges for completing certain actions
When can I create a Heroes of Health: DIY Fundraiser?
Anytime! The best part of DIY Fundraising is that it is flexible to suit your needs. Whenever. However.
Will my donors get receipts?
Great news! All online donations $20 or more will be automatically receipted. All you need to do is thank your donors for supporting your fundraiser.
Can I set up a Facebook fundraiser to go along with my DIY Fundraising?
You don't need to set up a Facebook fundraiser. Your Fundraising Page will look after everything for you. Just have your donors make donations to your personal page and we will look after the receipting for you.