The Big Bike belongs to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and visits cities and towns across the country to raise awareness and funds for the foundation. We watched one team (staff from the City of Penticton) use their 20-minute bike ride to raise over $2700 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
According to the Giving Report by CanadaHelps, the size of the charity tends to dictate where they get their funds. What smaller charities highly rely on are charitable donations and gifts. So, what can these smaller charities do to increase revenue?
There are thousands of patient charities across Canada. They are all trying to help patients and they get a lot of their funding by asking people for donations. But there is only so much money in the donation pool. So how can you differentiate your charity from the others?
Just in time for Valentine’s day, British Columbia and Yukon’s chapter of the Variety – The Children’s Charity, held their annual Show of Hearts telethon on Sunday February 11th, raising almost $5.5 million ($5,499,269) in 8 hours. Variety helps families with disabilities in British Columbia and Yukon.