How to get involved
and help women rise


Why a gathering?

Helping women rise is a cause we can all support (especially other women) and we believe one of the most successful ways to engage people is through personal networking. An invitation from someone they like and respect – you - to support a cause like this is very powerful.

What kind of gathering?

One-on-One visits or conversations with 10 people sharing the 1000 Women Rising campaign information.

Here are some suggestions:
  • Dinner party
  • Corporate receptions
  • Coffee parties
  • Business-style lunches or breakfasts in a private or semi-private location
  • On-site at Bow Valley College accompanied by a tour

How to hold your gathering:

We will provide everything you need:
  • Invitations
  • 1000 Women Rising informational material
  • Pledge forms
  • Bow Valley College will send a thank you letter with a tax receipt to all donors, as well as the final amount raised

How to raise funds at your gathering:

  • Indicate on your invitations that donations will be accepted on behalf of Bow Valley College. Set a fundraising goal. Announce an amount you hope to raise for the organization.
  • Show them the 1000 Women Rising video on the BVC website
  • Ask the men in your life to make a donation in honor of an important woman in their lives, or in memory of a woman who they would like to recognize through helping other women.
  • Provide guests with a pledge form and envelope for donations. If guests donate by credit card, have the website available for them to make their gift instantly.
  • When you join us on our Social Media campaign (#1kWR #BVC50) your network will see the collective momentum, building interest and credibility among your peers.

Ways to make a donation:

  • Make an online donation at bowvalleycollege.ca/1KWRising
  • Call Bow Valley College at 403-410-1471
  • Ask the men in your life to make a donation in honor of an important woman in their lives, or in memory of a woman who they would like to recognize through helping other women.

Let us help you. We can:

  • List your event on our website
  • Provide support materials like brochures and information cards
  • Allow use of the name 1000 Women Rising
  • Approve use of our logo
  • Provide content for your promotional materials
  • Promote your activity through our network
  • Attend your event
  • Provide social media content for you to share

What we can’t do:

  • Take on financial responsibility for event costs
  • Apply for licenses for your event