Starting a #BECAUSE fundraiser

Starting your own #BECAUSE fundraiser is a powerful way to raise money to help Greenpeace Canada expose environmental destruction, hold companies and governments to account, and work toward a sustainable future for ourselves and for the planet. It’s all about bringing people together to make a difference, and it’s easy to get started.

1) Choose the type of fundraiser you want

Challenge Yourself by going 30 days without plastic, walking to work for a week, dressing like a polar bear… give yourself any creative and meaningful challenge and donors will respond.

Donate Your Day and ask everyone to skip the birthday, anniversary or wedding presents and donate to your fundraiser instead.

Do What You Love and anything can be a reason for your team to get involved. Hold a bake sale, DJ a party, knit scarves, put on a film screening — whatever you love to do.

Get Moving by picking your favorite physical activity and asking everyone to support your run, swim, skate, climb, bike ride or adventure.

2) Create your #BECAUSE page

Create your personal #Because fundraising page where everyone can give their donations. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see how easy it is to post photos, describe your fundraiser and tell people why helping Greenpeace is important to you.

3) Tell the world

Now you can let friends, family and colleagues know what you’re up to and how they can donate. There’s a Get Support button on your account dashboard to access your social media accounts and Tips and Tools to help quickly spread the unique URL for your personal fundraising page.