Brotherly Hands 2014 Founding Sponsors Campaign
Organized by: Stan Bevers
Hello. My name is Stan Bevers, and I’m starting a new fundraising organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for children’s charities. The money we raise will be given to a couple of well established children’s hospitals; one based here in Atlanta, and one with several units scattered all across the U.S. Like most fundraising companies, we will accept cash donations. But we’ll also generate money through the sale of Goods & Services.
Brotherly Hands is applying for IRS approval as a Non-Profit Organization. While we have no problem with fundraising companies looking to make a profit, we’ve decided to offer our services in a Non-Profit capacity. By setting up as a 501(c)(3) organization, we welcome the added scrutiny and restrictions that come with being Non-Profit.
What We Need & What You Get
Our immediate need is pretty simple; we need start-up capital. We are looking to raise at least $25,000 with this 2014 Founding Sponsor Campaign. Without this seed money, our initial expenses will be deducted from the first money we raise, rather than going to charities.
If we reach $25,000, here’s how we’ll spend the money:
1) $ 5000 for Legal & Accounting fees, including filing fees
2) $ 5000 for office equipment and supplies
3) $ 15,000 for Marketing
Everyone who donates to Brotherly Hands in 2014 will be one of our Founding Sponsors, since the money is going towards the infrastructure of the company. As our way of showing appreciation, we are glad to offer the following benefits for our supporters:
1) $25 contributors in 2014 will receive a Founding Sponsor Certificate.
2) $50 contributors will also get one Founding Sponsor T-Shirt, and recognition on the Brotherly Hands website.
3) $100 contributors will receive one Founding Sponsor polo shirt, and website recognition as a Bronze Sponsor.
4) $250 contributors will receive two polo shirts, website recognition as a Silver Sponsor, plus an invitation to join us at our Founding Sponsor Gala, which will be held next summer in Atlanta to commemorate our first year of operation.
5) $500 contributors will get five polo shirts and website recognition as a Gold Sponsor. Additionally, $500 contributors will get a Lifetime Invitation to all future Brotherly Hands events honoring our major contributors
Brotherly Hands wants to do business under the scrutiny of being a Non-Profit Organization. Our goal is to donate well over 50% of all money raised directly to our partner charities. In fact, once we have our initial start-up capital, our goal is to give close to 75% of all receipts to our charity partners.
Risks & Challenges
Our challenge is to raise the start-up money. If we are successful of reaching our goal of $25k, then our company expenses will be covered. If we fall short then operating expenses will need to be deducted from our initial charitable contributions.
Other Ways You Can Help
1) Make a financial contribution to Brotherly Hands
2) Become a natural gas or electricity customer on behalf of Brotherly Hands
3) Let us know of a children’s charity that may need our support
4) Join us as an Independent Associate to promote our Goods & Services
5) Check us out on Facebook. Please “Like” us and share us with your friends
6) Keep track of all our progress on our website at www.BrotherlyHands.com
7) Tell your friends about Brotherly Hands