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General Questions

 

Is Schools of Dreams a registered charity?

Yes, Schools of Dreams became a registered charity in November 2018.  Our CRA charitable number is: 757770898RR0001

Who should I ask to give?

Family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, community members, friends of friends, people you buy services from, and more! Not everyone you ask will donate to our campaign, but money isn’t the only benefit from fundraising. By reaching more people and new audiences, you bring greater attention to Schools of Dreams and why it is important to you!

Will donors receive an automated thank you letter?

Yes, everyone who donates online will receive a thank you letter. You should also send them a personal e-mail thanking them for helping you get one step closer to your goal!

How do cash and cheques show up on my Web page?

You can record offline donations by logging in to your dashboard, there you will find a link for entering an offline donation. You can enter your offline donation information there to keep track of your overall fundraising. You will want to arrange a drop off for any cash or cheques on a regular basis.

Will my donors receive receipts for their donations?

Yes, Online donors will receive thank-you letters automatically and within tax receipts within 24 hours for their donations from Schools of Dreams, which will state that the donation is tax-deductible. For donations made by cash or cheque, tax receipts will be issued by Schools of Dreams as quickly as possible following receipt of the donations and required information about the donor. Be sure to arrange a way for these donations to be received on a regular basis.

Will my donors receive receipts for their donations?

Yes, Online donors will receive thank-you letters automatically and within tax receipts within 24 hours for their donations from Schools of Dreams, which will state that the donation is tax-deductible. For donations made by cash or cheque, tax receipts will be issued by Schools of Dreams as quickly as possible following receipt of the donations and required information about the donor. Be sure to arrange a way for these donations to be received on a regular basis.

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Creating your Fundraising Page

Creating your Fundraising Page

This section of your toolbox includes information on the following:

  • NEON Fundraising Features

  • Creating a Fundraising Account and Fundraising Page

  • Writing Your Page Content Information & Worksheet

Receiving Donations

Receiving Donations

This section of your toolbox includes information on the following:

  • Receiving Donations

  • Forms for Donations Made by Cash, Cheque or E-Transfer

  • Forms for Tribute Gifts

Setting A Fundraising Target

Setting A Fundraising Target

This section of your toolbox includes information on:

  • SMART Goals

  • SMART Goals Worksheet

  • Plan Ahead

  • My Plan Worksheet

  • Monitor Progress

  • Thermometer Template

  • Celebrate!

Email and Social Media Campaign Tips

Email and Social Media Campaign Tips

This section of your Toolbox includes information on the following:

  • Email and Social Media Campaign Tips, Sample Emails, Sample Timeline

  • 3 Things to do After Creating Your Fundraising Page

  • Thinking About Your Email Audience

  • Making the Most Out of Social Media

  • Schools of Dreams Media Plan and Hashtags, Photos & Logos

  • Following-Up and Thanking Donors

  • Memory Jogger & Worksheet for Identifying Your Network

Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas

This section of your Toolbox includes information on the following:

  • Selecting Your Fundraising Initiative – Introduction

  • Selecting a Fundraising Strategy

  • Social Media Fundraising Archetypes

  • 35 Fundraising Ideas:

    • Donation Asks

    • Events

    • Raffles & Contests

    • Challenges

  • Examples of Fundraising Ideas

    • Example – Raise $500 in a Week

    • Example – 10 Ways to Raise $500

Templates
Offline Donation Card
Poster

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Social Media Images

On Mobile:

Touch and hold the image and select “Download Image”

On Desktop:
 Download by right clicking on the photo and clicking “Save As”

 

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