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Do It Yourself Events

Do something 4NF! Do something you know…Something you love! Don’t worry…we’re here to help!

Create Your Own Third Party (DIY) Event

Raise awareness and funds by creating your own Third Party (DIY) event. This is a great way to give more than your individual donation and to raise funds to support Clinics, Awareness, Research, Education and Support. Include your friends to help improve the lives of children and adults with neurofibromatosis in meaningful ways.

Setting Up a Third Party (DIY) Event

Whether you have organized an event before or this is your first time, we want your fundraiser to be a great success and we’re here to help you. Combined with NF Midwest’s expertise in planning, tax receipting, policies and recognition, you can easily hold your own fundraising event that is meaningful for everyone. We know organizing and planning a fundraising event can be a huge task, which is why our team of experienced event staff are happy to support you and provide the tools you need.

A third party fundraising event is when a business, organization, community group, school or individual hosts an event or program to benefit NF Midwest. It is planned and executed independently of NF Midwest.

NF Midwest is funded almost entirely by donations. In order to improve the lives of adults and children who have neurofibromatosis in our region we need your help.  It is as simple as that…we need YOUR help. You CAN make a difference.

We have lots of ideas on ways that you can help raise funds and awareness for your NF Midwest. You can find some on our website or simply contact us. Here are just a few ideas…

Hold some sort of party with a fun theme or event – think Trivia Nite, Game Nite, Wine Tasting; host a benefit concert; hold a tournament (golf, basketball, mini-golf); have a bake sale or car wash. If you’re planning an event for friends where everyone has to chip in – for instance a dinner, a picnic or a golf outing – tell everyone that the “overflow” will be donated to NF Midwest.

The key is to do something that you feel would be fun and rewarding and that works for you.

Whatever you do designate the NF Midwest as the beneficiary for your event.

Contact NF Midwest or check out our guidelines and submit the Fundraiser Proposal Form. Once the agreement is signed and returned to the us, you are ready to start promoting your event and we’re ready to help you!

What NF Midwest Can Do

  • Offer advice and information on event planning logistics.
  • Provide material and press release assistance.
  • Provide a letter of support to validate the event and its organizers.
  • Provide letters for volunteer hours.
  • Provide tax receipts for eligible donations.
  • Assist you with volunteer, speaker and/or sponsor recruitment.
  • Promote your event via our local websites and social media accounts.

What NF Midwest Can't Do

  • Provide any sponsorship, funding or reimbursement for event expenses (unless approved as a special circumstance).
  • Solicit or provide contact information for donors or staff.
  • Endorse applications for and/or obtain any necessary licenses or permits (i.e. gaming and/or liquor)
  • Approach potential sponsors (corporate or individual) on your behalf, or provide you with contacts for sponsorship.
  • Assume any legal or financial liability associated with the Third Party Event.
  • Provide a tax receipt to the event organizer or one individual for the total funds raised by the event.

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