AKA: UNIT MONEY-EARNING APPLICATION
WHO NEEDS TO COMPLETE THIS FORM?
If you’re a volunteer with a unit organization, you may already know that fundraising is a crucial part of keeping your unit running smoothly. But did you know that there’s a process you need to follow before each and every fundraiser?
That’s right – if you want to hold a fundraiser for your unit, you’ll need to complete and submit a “Unit Money Earning Application” for approval beforehand. This requirement ensures that all fundraisers are held in compliance with legal and ethical guidelines.
The application itself is pretty straightforward. You’ll need to provide basic information about your unit, such as its name and contact information. You’ll also need to describe the fundraiser you’re planning, including its purpose, date, and location.
Once you’ve completed the application, you’ll need to submit it to your unit-serving professional. In our case, that’s Pete Simpson, as of today’s date (3/18/2023). Pete will review your application and either approve it or request revisions.
It’s important to note that you should submit your application well in advance of your planned fundraiser. Pete will need time to review your application and provide feedback if necessary. If you submit your application too close to your fundraiser date, you may not receive approval in time.
So why is this process necessary? There are a few reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that all fundraisers are held in compliance with legal and ethical guidelines. This protects both your unit and the people who participate in your fundraiser.
Secondly, it helps your unit to stay organized and accountable. By requiring an application for each fundraiser, your unit can keep track of its fundraising activities and ensure that they align with the unit’s goals and objectives.
Finally, it provides a level of transparency and accountability to your unit’s donors and supporters. When people give money to your unit, they want to know that it’s being used responsibly and for a good cause. By following a formal process for fundraising, your unit can provide that assurance.
In conclusion, if you’re planning a fundraiser for your unit, make sure you follow the proper procedures by completing and submitting a Unit Money Earning Application. It may seem like an extra step, but it’s an important one that ensures your unit operates legally, ethically, and responsibly.
DO I REALLY NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM?
Are you a unit volunteer wondering whether you need to complete a Unit Money Earning Application for your upcoming fundraiser? The answer may depend on whether your fundraiser is council-sponsored or not.
If your fundraiser is a council-sponsored event, such as the popcorn or snack attack fundraisers, then you do not need to complete the Unit Money Earning Application. These events have already been approved by the council and are held in compliance with legal and ethical guidelines.
However, if your unit is planning a fundraiser independently, without council sponsorship, then you will need to complete and submit the Unit Money Earning Application for approval. This ensures that your fundraiser is held in compliance with legal and ethical guidelines, and helps to keep your unit organized and accountable.
It’s important to note that even if your fundraiser is council-sponsored, you may still need to follow other guidelines and procedures. For example, you may need to attend training sessions or use specific marketing materials provided by the council. Be sure to check with your unit-serving professional for more information about any specific requirements.
Why does this matter? By following the proper procedures for your fundraiser, you can ensure that it operates legally, ethically, and responsibly. This protects both your unit and the people who participate in your fundraiser. It also helps to maintain a positive reputation for your unit and the council as a whole.
In conclusion, if you’re planning a fundraiser for your unit, be sure to check whether it is council-sponsored or not. If it is, you do not need to complete the Unit Money Earning Application. However, if it is an independent fundraiser, be sure to follow the proper procedures to ensure that it operates legally, ethically, and responsibly.