Kate Graham’s grassroots campaign is funded by hundreds of people, all across Ontario.
One of the best ways you can support Kate is by helping fundraise for the campaign. Whether it’s $5 or $500, every donations help spark a change that will strengthen our democracy and rebuild the Ontario Liberal Party.
Track Your Fundraising
As a member of #TeamKate you already have a personalized link so you can get credit for all the fundraising you do.
This leaderboard tracks the top donor recruiters -- folks like you who have tapped into their networks to bring support to this campaign. We want to see you on the top of the list!
Here are some instructions on how to get set-up as a fundraiser:
- Step 1: If you haven't already, sign up at kateforleader.ca/volunteer
- Step 2: Make your profile public! (Click on your photo > Settings > Uncheck the box that says "Don't publish my profile on the website")
- Step 3: Add a fundraising goal. (Click on your photo > Settings > Enter a number in the box "I will commit to fundraising")
- Step 4: Recruit donors! (Click on your photo > Public Profile > Donate on behalf of YOUR NAME) The generated page has a unique ID in it just for you. Share that link with your network to have their donations contribute to your fundraising goal.
Here's a video walk through of how to set it up:
Thank you so much for joining us in the effort to create a Liberal party that works for all Ontarians and ensuring that each of us can live a happy, healthy life where we can achieve their big dreams.
Tips & Tricks
Asking for donations is not easy. One sure thing is if you don't ask the answer is always no. Here are some tips and tricks sourced straight from TeamKate volunteers:
- A no is not fatal and no one has ever died from asking.
- Have a list of people you would like to ask. Remember, saying no only means you have to ask the next person on the list.
- Tell your personal story and share your passion. Why did you get involved? What about this campaign made you tick?
- Find a good story about Kate that spoke to you. A good story means you are half way there.
- Remind people that they'll get the majority of their donation back in tax credits! After provincial tax credits, a $50 donation costs just $12.50. A $400 donation costs just $100.
- Requesting a donation is like anything, it only gets easier with practice. Recruit a friend or family member to practice your pitch on.
- Make a donation yourself, regardless of the amount, you can share that you have invested and done something you are asking from others.
- After any donation send a thank you or acknowledgement appreciating the contribution.
- It's okay if someone isn't comfortable giving money. Invite them to participate in other ways, volunteering, joining a call or attending a meeting or rally.
Have a great tip? Share it in the #fundraising Slack channel!
Individuals who normally reside in Ontario may contribute up to a maximum of $1,600 in 2019. Businesses and unions may not contribute. Read more about Elections Ontario rules for contributions.
The amount of credit depends on how much is given. The full calculations are here.