Fundraising At Work
Talk to Your Employer
Tell your boss about the Ride and the commitment that you have made. Ask permission to put up a poster in your company’s break room telling co-workers about the Ride and requesting donations.
Many companies will donate to an employee for a charity event. Ask your boss or human resources director if your company will donate in your name for the ACT Ride. If you are looking for a significant contribution, consider taking your employer to lunch. If you cannot have a lunch meeting, make an appointment to do a short presentation to key people in your company. This way you will have their undivided attention. Since many companies have a limited amount that they can donate, ask early in the fiscal year.
Ask if your company offers matching funds for contributions made by employees. This may require additional paperwork, so check with your employer early if you plan to pursue this type of fundraising.
Tip: Remember that all donations to AIDS Network are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Usually the employee who is donating must make the donation first. Their company then provides a form to be completed by AIDS Network to verify that the original donation has been received. That form is returned to the employer who in turn makes the matching donation. This can take many weeks or months to accomplish, but if your original matching request form is received before the deadline, it will be counted toward your final total.