In-person fundraisers are a great way to help generate money for your organization and can take many different forms. For any fundraisers involving food, special permission will need to be granted before the fundraiser is approved. Be in touch with the OSA as soon as you are able on any of these steps in order to ensure you have the best fundraiser possible.
Reserve a space on 25Live – tabling for the Caf or the Cage are found under the “Buntrock Spaces” link. If you are hoping to collect money or donations at residence hall front desks, please complete a request form.
The easiest way to collect payment is through cash. You’re able to get a cash advance from your Lawson account in advance to make sure that you have change available by filling out a cash advance form through Presence Finance. Cash boxes can be reserved by emailing the OSA staff with the date of your fundraiser. If you would like to collect Ole Dollars, swipers can be reserved from the OSA. In addition to the date of your fundraiser, contact the OSA with the names of the people who will be using the swipers and we can provide instructions on how to use the system.
If you’d like to use Paypal or Square for payment please contact the OSA for set up and use instructions.
Student organizations cannot use Venmo, Cashapp, or other similar apps for fundraisers.
Online fundraisers give your organization the option to raise money by soliciting donations from near and far. Eventbrite creates a link to donation pages that easily be emailed out to whoever you would like. PayPal is also an available option. There are pros and cons with either platform, so make sure to talk with an OSA staff member if you have any questions or would like to start an online fundraiser! To host an online fundraiser, organizations still need to register their fundraiser on Presence.
After the fundraiser…
Did you use a cash advance?
Return your cash advance by completing a reconciliation form on Presence.
Did you collect any cash or checks?
Cash and/or checks can be deposited using a deposit form on Presence. Once approved by the OSA, completed forms can be processed at the business office.
Did you collect online donations or payments?
Even though funds will automatically be transferred to your Lawson account, to access the funds you must complete a deposit form on Presence. Please know that it can take up to a month for online fundraiser funds to be reflected in Lawson.