Adding your Charitable Gifts to the CanadaHelps Gift Guide is Easy!

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BadgesDonors are increasingly motivated to give when they know the tangible impact of their donation. Many large charities benefit by offering charitable gifts – think of campaigns to provide a goat to a family, or a scholarship to a child – especially during the holiday season.

The new CanadaHelps Gift Guide is a no-charge way for charities of all types and sizes to attract new donors with charitable gifts.

What kinds of gifts work?

Charitable gift ideas can be anything from physical items such as warm blankets, school supplies, or first-aid kits, to outcomes of donations such as the gift of a lifesaving medical treatment for a child in need.

You can add gifts that are specifically for the holidays, but we suggest adding gifts that work all year round! We’ll promote your gifts during Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more!

Learn How to Add a Charitable Gift to the Gift Guide

Watch this step-by-step video or read the instructions below to learn how to add your charitable gifts to the Gift Guide.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Sign-in to your CanadaHelps account.

  3. Click Charity Admin from the drop-down box at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

  5. Click the Profile tab and then click the Edit Profile button.Campaigns

  7. Click the Campaigns tab.
    Create a New Campaign

  9. Scroll down the page to the Create a New Campaign section…
    Create Campaign


  • Enter the name of your charitable gift under the “Name” field for English and/or French (i.e. Emergency Treatment Kit, Clean Water for 7 Days, etc.)
  • Indicate the start date that you want your gift to appear in the Gift Guide
  • Indicate the end date that you want your gift to be removed from the Gift Guide, or leave it blank
  • Do not enter a goal amount
  • Select a fund or create a new one
  • Select the language that you want your page to appear in
  • Click Create Campaign

After you click Create Campaign, you’ll be directed to a page where you can select the value of your gift, add a photo, description and more.  Don’t forget to save your work! 

Helpful tips:

  • A photo will go a long way, so be sure to add one! Photos must be at least 400x400px. Add them to your media library first, and then select the ones you want to display on this page from the Page Visuals Tab.
  • When filling out information about your gift in the Campaign Info tab, don’t forget to select the value of your gift from the Campaign Type drop-down menu.Campaign Type
  • In the Donation Presets tab, indicate the value of your charitable gift and the impact of the donation.donation presets
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2 Responses to “Adding your Charitable Gifts to the CanadaHelps Gift Guide is Easy!”

  1. Phyllis Baldwin

    I have changed my email address. You have accepted it. BUT you will not accept my
    donations. I have to change my charge card number as well but hate to think what you will do with that one. Will not attempt. So stupid not to allow donors to make changes to their profile. GOODBYE. Will not donate this year.

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  2. Lori Goldman

    I wish I had seen this on the CH website. There is no way to access this page from the main selections on CH. I had to do a google search. Should be in a “Charities – Toolkit” section.
    I made a campaign for our foundation, Namo Buddha Foundation. How long do we wait before it shows up on the Gift Guide? (It is not there yet) Why is there no choice when creating the campaign for education, health, international, etc. when the donor has that choice? Why does our campaign page not have a button for “About this charity?” Thank you.

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