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School Fundraising

Loyalty Program

The Canadian Wildlife Federation wants you to get outside, connect with nature and enjoy the wildlife that surrounds you. Helping to conserve Canada’s wildlife has been the mandate of CWF for over 53 years and we need your help to keep our nation’s wildlife and natural spaces healthy. This year, our Fundraising Loyalty Program has an educational slant so that students and educators can get involved in raising funds and awareness for wildlife. Educators have until 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2017 to submit fundraising reports on behalf of their classes (offline and online) to be eligible for the program.

  • For education units, activities and lesson plans relating to walk for wildlife, please visit our "resources" section.

How the Fundraising Loyalty Program Works:

It’s easy to participate in the Loyalty Program! Your goal in 2017 is to raise $200 and become a WILD Champion. All WILD Champions will receive certificates of participation and exclusive classroom support materials. The class that raises the most for the Walk for Wildlife 2017 will be named Canada’s Top Fundraising School, and receive the following Grand Prize:

  • Be featured in an upcoming issue of Canadian Wildlife Magazine with their team photo as the CWF’s Walk for Wildlife “School of the Year”
  • Receive a collection of Medallion Pollinator Plants you can use to enhance or plant your own pollinator garden
  • Be featured on the CWF Walk for Wildlife Website, Facebook and Twitter as “School of the Year”
  • Receive a one-year free subscription to CW and WILD magazine

Fundraising Loyalty Program Reward Levels:*

For each reward level achieved, you will receive a Milestone Badge on your class’s fundraising page. You can share this badge with your network and use them to help you reach your next milestone. What is a Milestone Badge? For each reward level achieved, you will receive a Milestone Badge on your class’s fundraising page. You can share this badge with your network and use them to help you reach your next milestone.

MILESTONE BADGE

Register

First 5 classes to register receive a FREE one-year subscription to WILD magazine for their class!

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$75

Congratulations. Your class has earned its first badge.

$100

Congratulations! Your class has earned its second badge.

$150

Congratulations. Your class has earned its third badge.

$200

Congratulations. You and your class have been declared official WILD Champions. Official certificates will be sent to your class.

Top Fundraiser

The class that raises the most for the Walk for Wildlife 2017 will be named Canada’s Top Fundraising School, and receive the following Grand Prize:

  • Be featured in an upcoming issue of Canadian Wildlife Magazine with their team photo as the CWF’s Walk for Wildlife “School of the Year”
  • Receive a collection of Medallion Pollinator Plants you can use to enhance or plant your own pollinator garden
  • Be featured on the CWF Walk for Wildlife Website, Facebook and Twitter as “School of the Year”
  • Receive a one-year free subscription to CW and WILD magazine

Tax Receipts:

Canadian residents who give through this program will receive tax receipts for their gifts by June 30, 2017.

Unfortunately, residents of Quebec are not able to participate in the School Fundraising Loyalty Program.

*For full details, see the terms and conditions. The Fundraising Loyalty Program is available to all participants in Canada, excluding Quebec. The Fundraising Loyalty Program can be achieved through online and offline donations. Funds must be submitted by mail or online to the Canadian Wildlife Federation by 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2017 to be eligible to qualify. The top fundraiser will be determined in June 2017.

Reward Redemption and Shipping:

For your students to be part of the Loyalty Program, your class must be registered online. If you are collecting pledges off-line, be sure to record them in your participant centre so that they will count towards your reward level total. When your class achieves a new milestone, we will send a confirmation email to you registered email address to let you know how to collect your reward.

Important Shipping Information:

  • Shipping address provided upon registration will be the address used to ship the reward.
  • The shipping address provided cannot be a P.O. Box.
  • The shipping address must be located within Canada.
  • The shipping address must be a location that is accessible between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • If you do not receive your reward by July 30, 2017 you may contact CWF at:

Canadian Wildlife Federation
c/o Walk for Wildlife Coordinator
350 Michael Cowpland Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1

1-877-599-5777 x273
info@WalkforWildlife.ca

Offline and Online Donation Totals:

All offline donations received within the allotted time period (before April 30, 2017) that are attached to a class fundraising page will be counted towards the Fundraising Loyalty Program. These totals will be updated online by May 31, 2017. All donations received after May 31, 2017 will be graciously accepted, but unable to count towards the final class fundraising efforts.

Important!

Educators! For offline donations to count towards your students’ fundraising total, please include the PDF Form with your cheque. If we do not receive this form with your cheque, we unfortunately cannot count the amount towards your milestones. You can find the form

Fundraising Tools

Thank you for supporting the Canadian Wildlife Federation Walk for Wildlife. By participating, you are not only getting outside and enjoying the incredible wildlife Canada has to offer, you’re also supporting CWF’s species-at-risk conservation initiatives.

The staff here at CWF want to help you reach or surpass your fundraising goal. Below you will find some tips and tools you can use to reach your milestones. Whether you are fundraising by yourself or with a team, it’s easy to get started!

FOUR STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED:


Register online



Set up your Class Participation Centre and customize its fundraising page



As a class, host a walk at your school. Consider getting the community involved!



Review the fundraising tools and tips and get started!

 FUNDRAISING TIPS & IDEAS:

FUNDRAISING TIP

INFORMATION AND IDEAS

CUSTOMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

Visit your Participant Centre and customize your fundraising page with videos, photos and class stories. Share with others why you and your class are walking for wildlife.

SET A GOAL

When you register, set a fundraising goal for your class and share with the school. Maybe other classes will get involved too! Creating a goal helps incent others and yourself to reach it.

HOST A WALK

Host a walk for your class. Invite family or friends to join you. Visit the Participant Centre to learn how easy it is. When you host a walk, you can invite others to participate and get outside. Make sure to let your school know about your walk!

JOIN A WALK

There are walks already happening in schools across Canada. Search for a walk in your area and see what it’s all about. Invite other classes to join you on a walk.

SHARE YOUR WALK

Your teacher can share on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail that your class will be walking for wildlife. Your page has share functions that easily let you share with one click. The more you let people know you are walking, the more support you will get!

ASK FOR SUPPORT

Don’t be afraid to ask! No donation is too small. Send out e-mails, change your e-mail signature or post a sign at your school. Let people know and ask them for support. If they donate to your fundraising page, they will also get a tax receipt!

USE YOUR PARTICIPANT CENTRE

Your Participant Centre is full of tools, customized stationary, emails and share tools. Visit it often and use it!

TAKE A SELFIE IN NATURE

Capture yourself on your Walk for Wildlife with a selfie or group photo in nature! Post it on your class’s fundraising page and the Canadian Wildlife Federation Facebook page using the hashtag #WalkForWildlife. Be sure to tag @CWF_FCF. This is a great way to entertain and help get some pledges! Important: educators must get parental consent before posting images or video of their children online.

THANK YOUR SUPPORTERS

Every dollar makes a difference. Thank anyone and everyone who makes a contribution to your class’s Walk for Wildlife. Make sure they know how much you appreciate their support! .

For more ideas and customized options, make sure to visit your Participant Centre.

Class Participant Centre

Educators can log in to the Class Participant Centre and use the tools to help his or her class fundraise and create a walk. The Class Participant Centre is full of customized tools. Your class can share functions, track donations, join and search for walks and invite family, friends and community members to participate.

Benefits to Class Walks:

The Canadian Wildlife Federation has been providing resources to educators and students like you for over 50 years. We want to highlight your walk on our website, and connect you with classes across the country that are doing the same thing you are! We have heaps of educational materials for you to use.

Fundraising Help:

You can ask family, friends and community members to help support your cause. As well, many organizations support charitable initiatives and would be happy to help your class raise more money for wildlife. With help from your teacher, contact local businesses and ask if they are interested in helping you with your goal. Here are some ways they might help:

 

✓ They can raise money. For every dollar raised by class initiatives, the company will match the donation.

✓ A company may choose to match donations up to a certain amount.

✓ A company can support a class by matching all or some of the donations received.

Fund matching can be made offline by cheque or online by searching for the school fundraising page.

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