HOW WILL K9S FOR WARRIORS SUPPORT MY EVENT?
We will send out one tweet just prior to your event if your twitter information is provided. Feel free to share your event with our Facebook visitor page. You will be permitted to use our Proud Supporter Logo included in our toolkit on any of your marketing materials. This is the ONLY K9s For Warriors logo you should use. Note: K9s For Warriors must review everything with our logo on it before it is printed or distributed.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE MONEY AND GET THE WORD OUT?
K9s For Warriors has TeamRaiser available to you to register your event and obtain a donor page that you may personlize and share with your friends, family and contacts. Raising money this way allows funds to come directly to K9s For Warriors without the inconvenience of having to personally manage donations. Utilizing social media is also a terrific way to share news about your event!
WILL K9S SEND ME MARKETING MATERIALS, POSTERS, ETC.?
K9s For Warriors does its best to be as fiscally responsible as possible to ensure donations go where they are intended, directly into our program. We will not be able to provide you with swag; however,included in our toolkit is our proud supporter logo, photos, flyer template, press release template, and our brochure that you can download, print, and hand out. Links are also provided to you in the toolkit for K9s swag so that you can order items in bulk at a discounted rate to have available at your event.
CAN A K9S FOR WARRIORS STAFF MEMBER, WARRIOR, OR DOG ATTEND MY EVENT?
K9s For Warriors and all of our graduates are incredibly grateful to people who want nothing more than to help raise funds and awareness for our life-saving program. We would absolutely love to attend every event, but unfortunately, that is impossible. With our small staff and our sole location located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, we rely on you to be our voice to help raise awareness and funds. We evaluate a request for attendance on a case-by-case basis, and we cannot guarantee to have a representative at your event. Note: Graduates are not required to attend events or participate in any fundraising. Many prefer their privacy and do not generally attend events.
CAN A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR MY FUNDRAISER TO HELP COVER COSTS?
Yes. Having a sponsor is a great way to ofset your fundraising costs. K9s For Warriors can provide you with an event verification letter if requested; however, we cannot provide your sponsor with a tax receiptfor their donation to your fundraiser. If you are not with an organization that claims 501(c)3 status, please do not promise a charitable-tax receipt.
CAN I USE K9S FOR WARRIORS’ SALES TAX EXEMPTION TO PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR MY EVENT?
We are not legally permitted to provide our sales tax letter for third-party events.
CAN I USE K9S FOR WARRIORS’ 501(c)3 FEDERAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
Your third-party event cannot use our charitable 501(c)3 identification number. Donations that are made directly to K9s For Warriors will receive tax receipts.
CAN K9S FOR WARRIORS SEND TAX RECEIPTS TO MY DONORS?
We will send tax receipts to donors whose checks or online donations are made out directly to K9s For Warriors. If you send us a check from your event with details of who donated that money and their contact information, we can send tax receipts to your donors that way, too. We cannot, by law, issue a tax receipt to both you and your donor. For example, if you send us a check from your event for $50,written by you, with a letter stating this money came from John Smith, we can either give John Smith a tax receipt for $50 or you a tax receipt for $50, not both.
DO I NEED TO CREATE A 501(c)3 (non-profit) ORGANIZATION TO HOST A FUNDRAISER FOR K9S FOR WARRIORS?
No, anyone can host a fundraiser for K9s For Warriors with our approval.
HOW DO I COVER EXPENSES FOR MY FUNDRAISER?
We understand that fundraisers incur expenses; however, K9s For Warriors cannot fund or financially support community events. Community event organizers are responsible for covering all expenses and will not be reimbursed by K9s For Warriors. For these reasons, as you start to collect money, you may want to retain some funds to help pay for your expenses. Please note that we cannot issue a tax receipt for donations made to your event that are covering your expenses. If you are not with an organization that claims 501(c)3 status, please do not promise a charitable tax receipt.