1. What happens to the money I donate to a fundraising activity?
Those who organize activities to benefit the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF) make a commitment to send us partial or total funds raised. These funds are invested wisely to carry out our mission.
2. Can participants in a fundraising activity receive a tax receipt?
As a registered charity, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF) can issue tax receipts. A tax receipt is automatically issued to people who have made a donation of $25 or more. For donations of less than $25, a tax receipt will only be issued upon request.
The organizers of the activity must provide the QBCF with a complete list of donors which includes their personal information: first and last name, mailing address, method of payment and the amount of the donation. IMPORTANT: The organizers must check with the Foundation before promising tax receipts to donors, collaborators and participants, as some conditions apply.
Note that it is the QBCF that forwards the receipts to donors.
3. How do I make sure that funds generated from an activity are in fact sent to the QBCF?
If you doubt the legitimacy of a fundraising activity, please check the list of activities. If the activity you’re wondering about is not listed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 877 990-7171, extension 273.
4. What procedure should be followed to organize a fundraiser?
First, we ask you to read the ABC of Fundraising and then to complete the Organize an Activity form. After submitting your proposal, you will receive an e-mail confirming the approval of your activity. At any time, you may contact our team at email@example.com or call 1 877 990-7171, extension 273.
5. Can the Foundation solicit partners for my activity?
The QBCF can give you advice and ideas to help you find potential partners. However, it is up to you to solicit these partners and do any subsequent follow up with them that may be necessary.
6. Can the Foundation give me a letter of recommendation?
Upon request, we will be happy to provide you with a letter stating that the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation officially supports your initiative. This document can be very useful when presenting your fundraising activity to potential sponsors.
7. Can I order promotional material?
Of course! Once your activity is approved, you can order the Foundation’s small pink ribbons, balloons and educational material, free of charge.
Downloadable tools such as a web banner, a Facebook cover photo, a poster, etc. are also available to you once your activity has been approved.
8. Can we sell Foundation items during our activity?
Yes! For a list of available items, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 877 990-7171, extension 273.
9. Do I need a raffle and liquor licence for my event?
The Foundation does not endorse nor make any requests for a liquor or raffle license from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ) for an event organized for its benefit by a third party. If you need a temporary alcohol or raffle sales licence, it is up to you to obtain it from the Régie.
10. Do I have to get insurance for my activity?
If your activity takes place in a public place, an insurance certificate may be required. For more information contact us at email@example.com or call 1 877 990-7171, extension 273.
11. Can I raise more funds than what I had planned?
Absolutely! There is no limit to the amount you can raise. Once you have reached your goal, you will immediately receive an e-mail notification proposing that you continue to raise funds and exceed your goal.
12. When and how does my fundraiser end?
The end date of your activity corresponds to the date you entered in your project proposal form. However, your fundraiser web page will be active for 90 days after the end of your activity, which means donations can still be made. Subsequently, the page will be available for consultation purposes only.
13. What happens if I don’t reach my goal?
Contact us to help you set a realistic goal. Please note that if you need assistance, we’re at your disposal at any time while you’re organizing your activity. Regardless of the amount of money you raise, all funds donated to the QBCF contribute greatly to the breast cancer cause.
If you want more information or wish to speak to a member of the Fundraising and Community Initiatives team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 877 990-7171, extension 273.