Check out our Online Fundraising Guide to learn how you can fundraise on the Memory Makers for Alzheimer’s website:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I sponsor someone?
A: Click here to search for an event’s fundraising page or for an individual’s fundraising page. Once you’ve located the event or individual you wish to sponsor, click on the “sponsor this event” or “sponsor me” button and follow the steps to make your donation. You can find step-by-step instructions in the Online Fundraising Guide above.
Q: How do I create an event?
A: To register an event online click here – this will take you directly to the waiver form which is the first step in registering your event! You can also visit the Fundraising 101 page for tips on creating your online event fundraising page.
Q: If I’m having trouble registering my event online, what do I do?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Madelaine Jack at 1-800-879-4226 x 8934. Have a look at the first section of the Online Fundraising Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to register an event.
Q: How do I join an existing event?
A: Navigate to page 19 of the Online Fundraising Guide, where we have provided instructions on how to join an existing event!
Q: What do I do with cash or cheques that I receive?
A: While fundraising online is the quickest and easiest way to receive donations, your donors may prefer writing a cheque for give you cash.
Cheques: Ask your donors to make cheques payable to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario* and send it to the address below. Be sure to ask your donors to write your name or the name of your event on the cheque. The Alzheimer Society will mail a receipt directly to the donor if their address is on the cheque.
*If the event is for a local Alzheimer Society, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario will transfer the funds to the designated community.
Cash: If you’re collecting cash donations, you have two options. Either send a cheque to the address below or use your own credit card to make the donation in your donor’s name online through your event fundraising page. Please do NOT send cash in the mail.
Please mail cheques to:
Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Attention: Madelaine Jack
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8
*Please be sure to provide the full name, including middle initial(s), and mailing address of the donor for them to receive a charitable tax receipt for their donation.
Q: How will I know who has donated to my event or personal fundraising page?
A: Your event page will list all of your donors and the amount they have each donated unless they choose to remain anonymous.
Q. What do I do if I reach my event fundraising goal?
A. Congratulations and thank you! If you reach and surpass your goal, your event and personal fundraising pages will continue to accept donations. You can also change your goal by logging into your personal fundraising hub, selecting the fundraising menu and selecting the “change” button beside your fundraising goal.
Q. What is a matching gift and how can it help my fundraising goal?
A. If you’re organizing an event at work, check with your Human Resources or Finance department to see if your company has a matching gift program.
Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles or in some cases, triples, your gift. This can significantly increase the funds you and your team raise and will make an even greater difference to the work of Alzheimer Societies in Ontario.
Q: How will the money I raise be used?
A: Your fundraising dollars will keep the work of Alzheimer Societies in Ontario alive and flourishing, which in turn helps Ontarians with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias better understand and manage the disease. Our work includes:
- reducing the risk by actively promoting ways to keep the brain healthy
- building the knowledge, skills and confidence in people affected by dementia so they can live well with the disease
- challenging the stigma associated with dementia
- supporting research to find effective treatments and a cure
Q. Can I target my fundraising to a specific Alzheimer Society?
A. Absolutely. As event organizer, you can tell us exactly where you want the funds to go: to your local Society or any other Society in the province for programs and services, to research, or as a general donation.