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Types of Fundraising

Types of Fundraising

Fundraising encompasses a broad range of activities. Often this is a generic word that is used to describe charitable donations, grants, sponsorships, sale of products and services. Below are some of the activities that are part of fundraising.

Sale of Products

The most traditional form of fundraising is selling products that offer a financial return to the school community. Fundraising activities are successful when the product or service has real value to customers, is innovative and where the return on your investment of time and effort yields a good result.

To view Grant Opportunities, TDSB staff can visit the internal Business Development SharePoint site.

For more information to become an approved Fundraising Vendor, please contact the Fundraising Hotline at 416.397.3510 and leave a message.

Donations (In-kind or Monetary)

Donations are gifts of resources or funds to support a specific activity. The TDSB issues charitable receipts or letters of acknowledgement for donations of $25 and over.

Donations are not tied to specific recognition, endorsement or other publicity, though it is good practice to thank donors, both privately and publicly for their support.

The TDSB Online Donations Module is now available. This application allows all TDSB schools to collect and track online donations. Donors will receive tax receipts for donations of $25** and over. They can also retrieve and reprint tax receipts by logging onto the School Cash online website at http://schoolcashonline.com.

All TDSB schools now have access to the Online Donations Module. Please refer to the Online Donations Guide for step by step instructions. Please note that the online donations module is intended for TDSB internal fundraising purposes only and funds collected via this method are not intended for redistribution to other external charitable organizations. For assistance with the School Cash Online System, please contact your Finance Support Officer. 

**Important note regarding changes to donation tax receipt thresholds:

Please note that as of December 1, 2016, the $10 tax receipt threshold for playground donations was eliminated. TDSB will only issue tax receipts for donations (including donations for playgrounds) over $25.

Grants

Business Development will support schools and school councils as they consider applying for grants and move through the application process. Grants are reviewed to ensure they align with TDSB policies and procedures.

To view Grant Opportunities, TDSB staff can visit the internal Business Development SharePoint site.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships often involve pre-determined benefits for the sponsor, including use of corporate logo and/or materials, joint use of corporate logo with the TDSB logo, media opportunities and other forms of recognition. All recognition given to a sponsor must adhere to the Advertising Policy and Procedures. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact the Fundraising Hotline at 416.397.3510 and leave a message.

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