Champions for Animals recently shifted to a new platform, causing previous fundraisers to become unavailable. If you would like your previous fundraising page re-created here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to do so. This shift also means that any previous fundraisers will need to reset your passwords. You can do this using the reset password button, or contact us for help if you have any difficulties.
If you cannot find your Champions page, please contact email@example.com. Your campaign or event may be deactivated by the BC SPCA, at its sole discretion, if the content contains any of the following elements: misinformation, spam, profanity, graphic imagery, photos depicting animal cruelty, personal attacks, promotion of violence, promotion of illegal or questionable activities, or rallying on behalf of people or organizations which support animal abuse. The BC SPCA will also deactivate pages that have been inactive for an extended period of time.
Champions for Animals is a program made for animal lovers – like you – who raise money for the BC SPCA’s work protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in B.C. You can participate in any way you want: from celebrating your birthday, wedding, or holiday by asking for donations in lieu of presents, to celebrating a puppy shower, to hosting a wine & cheese party, to collecting donations at your team’s next softball game. We invite all Champions to enhance their fundraising by setting up an online fundraising page through our Champions for Animals website.
Donations to your fundraising campaign or event will be directed, at your discretion, to the BC SPCA branch of your choice or the BC SPCA’s areas of greatest need around the province. Donations to our areas of greatest need help fund the BC SPCA’s animal welfare programs and services including: unexpected costs due to emergency rescue and care, health checks and medical treatment, cruelty investigations, advocacy, humane education, and of course, shelter and adoption services for homeless animals. To learn more about our governance structure or to view our audited financial statements, please visit the BC SPCA website.
If you don’t remember the user name/and or password that you registered with, please click the login link. Then select "Forgot Password", enter your email address and click "Reset Password".
Log in to your fundraising account and select your fundraiser from the fundraiser list (located under 'options' on the top bar). Now you should see icons on the top bar for 'my page' and (if applicable) 'team page'. Click the icon to go to the page. Here you can edit directly on the page. You can change images, text, your fundraising goal, your page URL, and video.
Personalize your page with stories, pictures, and videos to let your friends know why it means so much for them to give generously to the animals.
Log in to your fundraising account and select your fundraiser from the fundraiser list (located under 'options' on the top bar). Under 'options' select 'edit user profile'. Here you can change your user details and password, as well as other things.
Changes on your amount raised online total should be updated within 24 hours.
From the Champions for Animals homepage, friends and family can find a campaign or fundraiser by clicking “donate” at the top of the page. After entering your name, they will be directed to your personal fundraising page where they can donate using the blue Donate Now button on the right side of your page. You can also invite your friends and family to make an online donation to your campaign or event by logging in and sending them an email from the Champions platform. These emails will have a direct link to your personal fundraising page where they can contribute to your efforts.
Over email, on Facebook or Instagram, at parties, and in the line at the grocery store: tell your friends and family about your campaign or event wherever you connect. Log in to the Champions website and start by sending emails asking others to contribute. You can also use the easy sharing options to publicize your fundraising page on social media.
Start your Champions for Animals fundraising page now by clicking on Register in the tool bar above!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help create your dream team!
No, setting up a fundraising page online is free. We do encourage you to make a self-donation to your own page as this will mean your supporters are more likely to donate. Even a small donation can go a long way!
Everyone who donates online will receive an automated email from the BC SPCA with their official charitable tax receipt attached. Offline gifts will be receipted by mail or email, processing times vary.
It is also a great idea for you to personally thank the friends and family who respond to your request for support. You can log in and use the email tool to thank your donors
Cheques should be made payable to the BC SPCA. In order to count towards your online fundraising campaign, you must send cheque donations with a printed copy of the offline donation form (available on your personal page). A separate offline donation form must be submitted for each donor. You may send cheque donations and completed offline donation forms to: BC SPCA Champions for Animals, 1245 E 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
Please do not send cash donations through the mail.
Ask your cash donors to convert their contributions to personal cheques if possible or use their cash to make a credit card or money order donation in their name.
If the cash donation is from a specific individual, it can be entered online by using a credit card and entering your supporter's name, email and address for tax receipting purposes.
If you have a sum of cash donations from various people, and they will not need tax receipts for each individual donor, then please contact us at email@example.com to arrange payment over the phone. This is in order to prevent a tax receipt from being automatically issued to you for the cash donations. Canada Revenue Agency regulations only allow a tax receipt to be issued for the original donor of the money.
We are not able to issue an official income tax receipt for the purchase of tickets or auction items. Donations collected by the event organizer that are donated by the public are not eligible to be tax receipted in the name of the event organizer. For more Canada Revenue Agency tax guidelines please visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca.
You can collect donations offline and fill out our multi-pledge offline donation form and submit by mail or email. For offline donations, donors will not receive an automatic tax receipt and offline donations will not be reflected on your fundraising center’s online total.
You raised funds for animals in need, now what? If you collected donations offline, send them with your donation form to: BC SPCA Champions for Animals: 1245 E 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1. If you wish for these funds to be reflected on your online Champions for Animals fundraising page each gift must be accompanied by the donation form printed from your page. These funds will benefit the Society’s areas of greatest need around our province. If you prefer to donate to your local branch, include a note letting us know which BC SPCA branch you wish to support. Complete donor and gift information is required in order for the BC SPCA to issue an official tax receipt (see below).
All donations of $10 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt, provided full donor information is included. All supporters who donate online to your Champions page will automatically receive an emailed tax receipt. For donations made offline, tax receipts will be mailed or emailed. Processing times vary based upon date. Please be sure to provide contact details for all donors when submitting your donations.
No, based on Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, we are only able to issue tax receipts to donors. Your supporters will receive a tax receipt for their donations (of $10 or more), and you will receive a tax receipt for your personal donations.
We love the opportunity to thank our Champions in person and are happy to organize a cheque presentation at your local branch whenever possible. Please understand that due to limited staff resources this may not be possible in some regions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to schedule a recognition photo in your area.
Yes, when you register your event, please indicate whether you would like your funds directed to the BC SPCA’s areas of greatest need across the province or to your local BC SPCA branch.
Whether you have set up a Champions page to receive donations in lieu of wedding gifts or are making a donation on behalf of your guests (or both!), the BC SPCA is happy to provide you with the digital materials necessary to share your love of animals at your event. To receive digital templates for customised letters and tent cards, please get in touch with your BC SPCA contact or email@example.com.
We are happy to provide you with informational brochures, BC SPCA posters and coinboxes for your event. A Champions banner may also be available to borrow dependant on location. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!
We are unable to promote your event on our website or to our database. Thank you for your understanding.
Use of the BC SPCA logo is exclusive to BC SPCA run events and select official partnerships. We will be more than happy to provide you with the Champions for Animals logo in the format you require, and can offer branded print material about the Champions for Animals program. Please forward inquires to email@example.com
Due to the number of Champions for Animals events that take place throughout the year, we cannot make a commitment for BC SPCA staff or volunteers to attend events. To request staff attendance please register your event.