Third Party Funding Opportunities
Junior Achievement is always looking for funding resources to support our program efforts. Individuals, companies, and foundations are solicited in a wide range of ways; from special events, to personal appeals, to regular funding asks. The challenge is to not overwhelm our volunteers and companies with too many appeals.
Occasionally, someone will offer a promotion or other incentive from their business or organization to support Junior Achievement. We call these "third party funding opportunites". These are fund raising efforts in support of Junior Achievement that are not run by Junior Achievement.
A third party donation typically focuses on individuals purchasing a product or service from the company and a portion or percent of the purchase being donated to Junior Achievement. Or an event that is run by the company where sponsor proceeds are donated to non-profits such as Junior Achievement.
From Pampered Chef parties to Isaac nights, there are literally hundreds of programs in this category. Trying to manage and promote them would easily become a distraction from our core fundraising efforts. As a result, we have developed the following policy:
When an individual or business wants to create a promotion to support Junior Achievement, we welcome that opportunity as long as the promotion is their effort. Junior Achievement will not promote third party events through our social media or email campaigns.
We greatly appreciate donations that come from third party donation efforts.
Guidelines for 3rd Party Fundraisers
We have also established a few policies and guidelines to help outline our expectations about these events or efforts.
- The use of Junior Achievement name, logo or mission may not be used in any way without written permission.
- Event organizers are responsible for obtaining all permits, licenses and insurance certificates. Please note that raffles, drawings and other games of chance are governed by a variety of state municipal and federal laws. If you are holding a raffle, drawing or other game of chance at your event, please be aware that such an activity needs special permits and allow extra time for these to be obtained.
- Junior Achievement assumes no legal or financial liability associated with third-party events.
- Fundraisers must fully and truthfully state the portion of the proceeds which will be donated to Junior Achievement in all advertising, promotions and in all contact with donors, sponsors and participants. If less than 100% of the net proceeds will be donated, the "portion of proceeds" may be stated as a percentage of net proceeds.
- Junior Achievement cannot be used as an event title but may be identified as the beneficiary of the event/promotion. For example an event may not be referred to as "Junior Achievement Bake Sale." Instead, it should be promoted as "XYZ Bake Sale to Benefit Junior Achievement."
- Junior Achievement does not purchase advertising to promote third-party events.
- Junior Achievement will not incur third-party expenses or provide any funds for third-party events or promotions.
- Junior Achievement will not promote third party events through our social media or email campaigns.
Please contact Junior Achievement by emailing Allison Kierce, SVP Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive permission for your event or to get additional questions answered.
Once again, we greatly appreciate donations that come from third party donation efforts.