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Organize an External Fundraising Event

Hosting or organizing your own fundraising event is a terrific way to raise money for lifesaving cancer research - and offer friends and family an opportunity to have fun. An External Fundraising Event (EFE) is a fundraising event developed by a third party group(s) and/or individual(s) to benefit Fred Hutch. The event organizer is fully responsible for executing the event. Take a look at some of the events that were organized to benefit Fred Hutch.

Here's how to get started:

Step 1: Decide what kind of fundraiser you want to host. It could be a bake sale, an auction, a golf tournament, a performance - there are so many creative ways to raise money and get your community involved. Browse fundraising examples for inspiration. See our toolkit for more detailed suggestions on organizing your event.

Step 2: Complete the External Fundraising Events Proposal and Agreement. Tell us about your event and promotional plans. The EFE Proposal and Agreement should be submitted no less than four weeks prior to the event date to allow time for our internal Development team to review. After you submit the Proposal and Agreement, we are usually able to respond within 7-14 business days. Event organizers will be notified via email on the status of their proposed event. Submit your completed EFE Proposal and Agreement to extfundevents@fredhutch.org.

Step 3: Know the facts. Learn about our research and mission so that you can share with your family and friends why you are supporting the Hutch.

Step 4: After your EFE proposal has been approved, check out Fred Hutch’s Personal Fundraising Pages. Create your own Personal Fundraising Page as part of your fundraising strategy. You can use this online tool to receive and record your contributions. Please notify your Development contact if you create a page.

Step 5: After your event, let us know how it went!
Complete our online survey and share your stories, photos and suggestions.