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3rd Party Fundraising 

Third-Party Fundraiser Toolkit

One of the many ways to support the Deep River and District Community Foundation (DRDCF or Foundation) is by planning and/or sponsoring an event to raise funds for the Foundation. This kind of activity is called a "Third Party" Fundraiser. In raising money for DRDCF, or designating that money to a more focused fund within DRDCF, you or your group can help support the many great charitable and nonprofit activities in our community.

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Types of Third-Party Fundraisers:     

  1. A group or individual can host an event or sponsor an activity and make the Deep River and District Community Foundation the beneficiary. (For example, an organization can host a golf outing and send the Foundation a cheque for the net profits.)

  2. DRDCF can "piggyback" on an existing event, adding a third-party fundraising element, and receive the income produced from that element. (For example, a company has an annual fundraising week and asks its employees to bring donations for our community Foundation, or a municipality has an annual marathon, and the sponsor offers registrants the opportunity to pledge for DRDCF.)

  3. Invite the Deep River and District Community Foundation to produce an event and share in the profits cooperatively. (For example, a local business invites DRDCF to participate in an art auction or grand opening. DRDCF sends out press releases and provides volunteers to work at the event. In return, the Foundation receives a percentage of the proceeds from the event.)

Examples of Third-­‐Party Events:

  • Golf Tournaments, Step Shows, Road Rallies, etc.

  • Marathons, Racing Events, etc.

  • Wine Tastings, Black-Tie Events, etc.

  • Auctions, Grand Openings, Store Promotions, etc.

  • Car Washes, Craft Shows, Bake Sales, etc.

  • Casual Days, Holiday Parties, etc.

  • Bike-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, Bowl-a-thon, Workout-a-thon, Dance-a-thon, etc.

  • Adding a LOONIE or a TWOONIE onto a retail bill to donate to DRDCF (e.g. local shops or restaurants)

We ask all individuals and organizations to submit a Third-Party Fundraiser Event Description for approval prior to including Deep River and District Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your event.  This will help to clearly establish the parameters and expectations for all parties involved in the activity. 

To assist you in presenting your third-party event to Deep River and District Community Foundation, we have created this Third-Party Fundraiser Event Description Form. You may also use the format below to create your own event description form.  Contact us for agreement and to make arrangements no later than:

  • 90 days prior if you wish to have Deep River and District Community Foundation cooperatively involved with your event, depending on the magnitude of the event and the involvement requested by the Foundation.

  • 30 days prior to obtaining approval for a beneficiary or “piggyback” event.


As a final note, although the Foundation actively encourages third-party fundraising events, we must approve all events in advance. This is an important safeguard in preserving the integrity of the Deep River and District Community Foundation's name and reputation and our commitment to donors.

 We appreciate your interest in fundraising for the Foundation, and we look forward to working with you!

 If you have additional questions regarding third-party fundraisers, please contact us at:

Deep River and District Community Foundation Email:

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