Before requesting money or other real estate, a professional fundraiser must have a written agreement with you. The agreement must be signed by both you and on behalf of you and professional fundraising. When it comes to creating a team to lead your charitable partnership, be sure to involve important leaders and decision makers. Team leaders and innovators from all areas and levels of your business partner`s organization (and also your own ranks) should form your core project group. This will ensure that the right people are involved from the start, as managers and department heads are able to provide ideas, clarify the resources they need and pose problems directly related to their team. Where an agreement with a counterparty falls within the definition of «commercial participant,» the commercial participant must have a written agreement with the charity for which he intends to raise funds, and certain information must be included. Third-party fundraisers that are not covered by the legal definition of a professional fundraiser must indicate the actual amount and how the payment is calculated in each proposal or agreement, and fully specify all fees, expenses and other related costs, the calculation of their fees and the timing of payments. The decision to establish a modern corporate and charitable partnership can make adjustments to thinking. On the one hand, this may require a new approach on your part or additional investments in terms of funds and resources if you are used to the traditional business model of the year by that date.
Your business partner needs to show how to help you in this change. How can your employees, products, services or real estate help you? This may include the monitoring measures described in point 7.3 (Monitoring) to verify that the number of fundraisers complies with the code. The terms of the agreement should allow you to read and, if necessary, review all relevant professional fundraising policies and procedures that are relevant to the protection of the public. This may include measures for people in precarious situations, handling of complaints and signallers, training materials and the staff code of conduct. You must have a written agreement with any paid third party fundraiser or business partner with which you work to collect donations.