Community Fundraising

Community Fundraising

Community Fundraising

FAQs

Whether you are a first-time community fundraiser or a seasoned fundraising pro, you likely have questions about the logistics, processes, and how to make your program a smashing success! Below is a list of frequently asked questions from community fundraisers like you.

What is included in the community fundraising toolkit?

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Once your fundraising page is created with Crowdrise, we will provide you with a fundraising toolkit which includes the program guidelines, tips on how to coordinate your event, and other helpful materials. The toolkit also includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital community fundraising graphic identity, a sample solicitation letter, and a sample thank you letter. We can’t wait to help you get started!

May I use the BWH or BWFH name and logo to promote my fundraiser?

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Yes. The community fundraising graphic identity for BWH and BWFH may be used in conjunction with your fundraiser. Prior to use, all materials that will include the community fundraising graphic identity must be approved. Community fundraisers may not use the BWH or BWFH logos without special approval. Once your fundraising page is created with Crowdrise, we will be in touch to provide you with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital community fundraising graphic identity to use in your event materials.

Will BWH and BWFH help me promote my fundraiser?

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Yes. As soon as you set up your fundraiser, we are happy to help promote your endeavor to the BWH and BWFH community. We’ll link your fundraiser from our community fundraising website and, where appropriate, promote your fundraiser through social media and other hospital communications.

Who will help me manage my fundraising event?

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Our events staff will provide you with guidance, however we are unable to plan or manage your fundraiser. We recommend you form a committee of friends, family members, and others to help you plan and execute your fundraiser.

Will BWH and BWFH cover my expenses?

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No. Community organizers are responsible for covering all expenses for their fundraisers and will not be reimbursed. You can deduct costs associated with your fundraiser prior to submitting the proceeds to BWH and BWFH.

May I use the BWH and BWFH tax-exempt numbers to purchase materials for my fundraiser?

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No. We cannot authorize use of our tax-exempt numbers for community fundraisers to make purchases for their fundraising program. However, if a business is making a donation and would like the tax-exempt number for tax purposes or to verify the tax status of BWH or BWFH, we will provide the tax identification number to the business upon request.

Will BWH and BWFH share a list of supporters for me to reach out to?

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No. Due to confidentiality policies, we cannot provide mailing lists of donors, physicians, staff or vendors.

Can someone from BWH or BWFH attend or speak at my fundraiser?

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We can facilitate invitations to BWH and BWFH physicians and/or staff but we cannot guarantee participation.

Will BWH and BWFH solicit corporate sponsors for my fundraiser?

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No. We cannot solicit corporate sponsors or celebrity endorsements for your fundraiser.

Will BWH provide letters and receipts to my supporters?

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BWH will issue acknowledgement letters containing IRS-compliant, charitable tax receipts for gifts made payable directly to Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Please note that we are unable to provide tax receipts for any gifts or contributions that are not received or made payable directly to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


For more information, click the “Contact Us” box on the right or email Katie and Adrienne at bwhcommunity@partners.org.