FAQs and Guidelines
Please read through the FAQ section below. Once you are finished, please click next to read the guidelines.
“Why should I fundraise for The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS)?”
Learning a child has cancer is emotionally and financially devastating for any family, and getting that child to the treatment they need halfway across the country is truly daunting. Thousands of families go through this each year, and scores need support to live and to thrive in the new normal of childhood cancer.
With more than thirty years of experience serving nearly 43,000 children, NCCS has become a master navigator of this world, helping families get where they need to be – physically, financially and
emotionally – to give them hope, and to give their children the best possible shot at survival.
“What is a Third Party Fundraiser?”
A third party fundraising event is when a business, organization, school or individual hosts an event or program to benefit the NCCS. It is planned and executed independently of the organization.
“What are some fundraising ideas?”
- Golf Tournament
- 5k Run/Walk
- Donating a portion of your company/store/item sales for a designated period of time
- Jeans at work day
- Car Wash
- NCCS night at a local restaurant
- Trivia Night
“How do I create a fundraiser asking for donations in lieu of birthday gifts or for a special event (I.e. graduations, weddings, etc.)?"
We make it as easy as possible to ask well-wishers to make a donation instead of gifts. Please visit thenccs.networkforgood.com for everything you need.
“Can I use the NCCS logo on my promotional materials?”
The NCCS logo can be used one time for a third-party event and be preapproved by the NCCS Marketing Department prior to use. The logo cannot be used for any other purpose outside of that which is approved. Multiple uses of the logo becomes a cause marketing partnership which requires a licensing agreement and minimum financial guarantee. It must be explicitly stated on all promotional materials that the event is “in support of” or “benefitting” NCCS, not held by or sponsored by the NCCS.
“Can I use the NCCS name on my promotional materials?”
The NCCS name can be used but must be preapproved by the NCCS Marketing Department prior to use. It must be explicitly stated on all promotional materials that the event is “in support of” or “benefitting” NCCS, not held by or sponsored by the NCCS.
“I have completed the application -what should I do next?”
Submit the form for approval. Once you have approval of your fundraiser, you are ready to start promoting your event!