How to Host a Fundraiser Benefiting Family Services of Tulare County

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraiser to support Family Services.  Donations to Family Services further our mission to help children, adults, and families heal from violence and thrive in healthy relationships.  We couldn’t do it without the support of generous and caring community members like you, and we look forward to partnering with you.  

Please review the following event guidelines.

1. The first step is completing the Community Fundraiser Form below.
We are committed to helping you host a successful event.  In order to best support you in your planning efforts and to make sure we fully understand what you have in mind, please fill out and submit the Community Fundraiser Form below.

2. We’d like to review any marketing materials mentioning Family Services or using our logo before production and distribution.
This includes, but is not limited to, invitations, flyers, website and social media content, and advertisements.  Please clearly communicate the amount or percentage of proceeds to be donated in your materials, so the public knows what portion of their donation will directly benefit Family Services.  Please e-mail marketing materials to amy.gonzalez@fstc.net or erica.tootle@fstc.net for approval.

3. Please keep us informed of any sponsor requests you plan to make.
Our community has so many generous corporations and individuals. We want to make sure that the same individuals and corporations are not constantly solicited on our behalf. If you are planning to solicit sponsors for your event, we would like to be aware of who you plan to contact.

4. Please be clear about what support you need from us to plan and host your event.
We want to make sure we understand what you expect from us. If you will need printed materials about our agency or programs, a representative from the agency to speak, help finding additional volunteers, or other support, please let us know well in advance. 

5. Please understand our policies for community fundraiser costs and accounting.
All donations and event proceeds should be delivered or mailed to FSTC no later than 14 days after the fundraiser.  Since third-party events are not official FSTC events, donors/sponsors will not receive a tax receipt. The only donations we can provide a tax receipt for are ones that come to us directly.   FSTC cannot underwrite any portion of a fundraiser or event, or be responsible for any expenditure related to a third-party fundraising event.  FSTC will not incur any fundraiser-related costs.  The event organizer will be responsible for all event costs.

Community Fundraiser Contact Information
Family Services of Tulare County
Amy Gonzalez and Erica Tootle, Development & Communications Team
409 N. Church St., Visalia, CA 93291
phone: (559) 732-1970
e-mail: amy.gonzalez@fstc.net and erica.tootle@fstc.net


Community Fundraiser Form

Please complete the form below to help us understand what you have in mind.  We will be in touch within a week!  Please note that completing the form does not guarantee approval of your event.

Contact Information
Event Information
Is the event public or private?
Will the event require insurance?
If yes, are you able to provide it?
Please note: Family Services is not able to provide liability insurance for third party events.
Fundraising Information
$
per ticket
For example: silent auction, raffle, sponsorship, selling something
Will your donation be designated to a specific program? If yes, which one?
For example: a percentage of profits, a percentage of overall income, a dollar amount from each sale, 100% of proceeds, etc. Please list percentage or dollar amount planned.
Agreement
I hereby certify that I have not knowingly withheld information that might adversely affect FSTC’s acceptance of my proposed community fundraiser and that the answers I gave are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further certify that I, the undersigned applicant, have personally completed this application. I understand that by filling out this application, I am not guaranteed approval from FSTC for my fundraiser or event. I will notify FSTC before approaching any sponsors and will submit all marketing and media relations materials to FSTC for approval before production or dissemination. I also hereby declare that all funds raised through this community fundraising event for Family Services of Tulare County will be delivered to the Family Services of Tulare County within 14 days following the conclusion of the event. I agree not to hold FSTC, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, representatives, contractors and licensees responsible for any legal claims, losses, damages or expense that may arise as a result of this fundraiser/event.

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