How To Organize an On-Campus Drive/Fundraiser!
Once you have received approval, you can then organize a fantastic Drive/Fundraiser
The Arrupe Solidarity Council has set some conditions, criteria and a process for all on campus Drive/Fundraisers.
Please be mindful of these considerations:
- Funds can only be raised for non-profit organizations.
- There must be a demonstrated educational piece.
- The fundraiser must be sponsored by a pre-existing group in our
- community (class, club, team)
- All money will be turned in to the Business Office. It must be accounted for
- by at least two people from the sponsoring group a head of time. At least one of
- these people must be an adult moderator.
- Sponsoring groups are responsible to provide follow-up information and publish results to the larger community.
- Priority is given to building relationships for on-going involvement.
- Priority is given to student-initiated projects versus
- faculty-initiated ones.
- There should not be more than one fundraiser going on at a time
- Groups need to submit fundraising approval forms to the Arrupe Solidarity Council through the office of Campus Ministry. It meets twice a month, and groups should submit their forms in a timely matter.
- The council will decide whether they will recommend a drive to be
- approved by the principal.
- Approved forms will be submitted for approval to the principal the Monday following the council's discussion.
- Groups will be informed of the final decision and any additional conditions.
- Groups deposit all funds on a daily basis to the business office through the account # 02-2-
- Groups should requisite a check to be sent to their charitable organization from the
- Business Office.
- Final results should be publicized to the SI community.
TIPS FOR PLANNING A GREAT DRIVE/FUNDRAISER
Have a core group of leaders, students in collaboration with adults, who will make your drive happen
Make sure you are partnering with a Community Agency. Before you begin a drive you need to make sure the agency is ready for your donation (and that the donation is something they truly NEED).
Promote, Educate and Remind!
Promote your drive a week or so ahead of time
Educate students--be able to answer" Why are we doing this drive? Who will be helped? How will they be helped?"
Remind: be consistent with your message and gently remind students to get their donations, and bring them in!
Use the resources you have available at SI:
- WildCAT email list
- Faculty Allies
Make it easy for students to bring in their donation.
Have drop off locations:
- By elevators
- In Classrooms
- In the Community Service Office or Campus Ministry Office
- In Mr. Gavin’s office.