Want to Fundraise for HT Pride?
Third-party fundraisers are events or activities planned and executed by volunteer individuals, businesses, or community groups. Organizing a fundraising event is a great way to be a support the initiatives of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative (HTEI). Funds raised allow HTEI to advance its mission creating and supporting a community that fosters a sense of belonging, where all historically marginalized members feel seen, heard, respected, and celebrated.
All external fundraising events or campaigns that are hosted by a third party group or individual to benefit HTEI must be approved by the Board of Directors prior to the beginning of any activities or promotional efforts. As a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, we can only issue tax receipts and acknowledgement letters for gifts made payable to and received by HTEI (checks should be made payable to the Haddon Township Equity Initiative). We cannot issue tax receipts and letters to your donors who make their gift directly to you or your event. If the Haddon Township Equity Initiative is portrayed to the public as the sole beneficiary of your event, the Haddon Township Equity Initiative should receive 100% of the net proceeds. If your event or campaign is in support of multiple organizations, this information must be clearly stated in all materials and proceeds distributed as advertised.
All donations must be remitted to the development office no later than three months after your event. If checks are made out directly to the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, those should be submitted upon receipt.
External fundraising or event platforms such as Eventbrite.com, Runsignup, or GoFundMe.com are a great way to allow participants to register and collect donations; however, HTEI cannot issue tax receipts and acknowledgement letters to your donors who give through these platforms.
If you plan to use proceeds to cover expenses for your event or campaign and remit the donation portion to HTEI after your event is completed, only the individual, organization, corporation, foundation, or other entity whose name appears on the check or credit card is eligible to receive a tax acknowledgment letter for the donation. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to ensure donors to your event understand that a gift will not be acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation in this instance.
If you are NOT using event revenue to pay for your event expenses and would like your donors to receive tax receipts, you may direct donors to make checks payable to Haddon Township Equity Initiative and advise them to clearly state that the donation is on behalf of your event.
Under federal income tax law, if goods or services are received by the participant in return for a payment (such as meals, t-shirts, a round of golf, etc.), the portion of the payment that is deductible for tax purposes is limited to the amount by which the donation exceeds the value of the goods or service received (for example, if a participant gives $100 and receives a t-shirt valued at $10, only $90 is tax deductible.
For additional information, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “3rd Party Fundraising” to get started.
We thank you in advance for your generosity. We could not do this work without your support.