Corporate fundraising is a privilege available to student organizations that have well-articulated and reasonable program goals and sufficient lead-time. Review the off-campus fundraising policy. Student organizations must request approval in Spring Quarter to fundraise for the next academic year. The deadline to request approval is May 28, 2021. View the annual fundraising timeline.
Be targeted toward corporations related to the mission of the group.
Solicitation must be in support of student org and it's annual programming, not an individual activity or event.
Have a specific and reasonable timeline.
Include a contingency plan if efforts are not as successful as expected.
Are clear, charitable donations that do not require written agreements or contracts. Written agreements will not be considered, except under rare circumstances such as a significant gift and involving a long-term relationship that is not characterized as commercial activity. Any such agreement requires active consultation with OSE prior to any request.
Anticipated expenses that are based on real estimates. It is possible to include a small contingency in your budget of 10-15 %, which is especially useful for larger programs.
All on-campus funding sources solicited and funds earned must be included and is a requirement before you can fundraise off-campus.
Desired amount to raise from your proposed off-campus funding sources. For example, "we hope to raise $ 5,000 from 2-4 targets".
The fundraising total that you hope to raise should be achievable and need OSE approval. The total target approved will be based on your past fundraising success, the length of time you have to fundraise and the quality and thoughtfulness of your overall fundraising strategy.
A reasonable number of off-campus targets with company name, personal contact and relationship to your organization or program. Without this information provided in some detail it is not possible to be approved or begin to fundraise. A long list of targets is not a good fundraising strategy and will not be appoved. Instead pick your most likely targets and concentrate on them.
New prospects can be added after your request is approved via this form. They must first be approved by Development prior to solicitation.
Along with these materials you will need to share a draft solicitation letter that serves as an important fundraising tool. It should describe your organization's mission, need for financial support, and solicitation request.
Submit a summary of your final fundraising efforts for the current academic year, if you are a repeat applicant. The ability to steward your funds well will impact future fundraising requests.
Meet with an OSE advisor to review your proposal and request feedback. Most proposal will require edits before moving forward to the next step.
Officers who attended training will be added to the Off-Campus Fundraising group in CardinalEngage and given access to the request form.
When you proposal and materials are ready, submit your application by the deadline. Review the application and supporting details carefully.
[your organization's name]
Office of Student Engagement
P.O. Box 18900
Stanford CA 94305