Host an Event
Hosting a fundraising event is a great way to raise money in support of the work of the Center. There are endless possibilities for fundraising events, so be creative and find the right event to appeal to your community and audience.
Register your event: Complete a third party event form here, fill out the form online, print the form and fax the completed pages to 214-522-4604.
Be sure to tell us about your event! Contact the Development department at 214-528-0144 or Development@myresourcecenter.org.
MAY I USE THE CENTER’S LOGO FOR FUNDRAISING?
Once approved, you may use the Center’s logo for fundraising. However, in order to ensure that you are following the Center’s branding guidelines, please contact the Development department to review your event materials before they are distributed.
WHAT SUPPORT CAN THE CENTER PROVIDE FOR MY EVENT?
- Offer event planning expertise and advice.
- Provide a letter of support to be used to validate the authenticity of the event and its organizers.
- Provide limited existing promotional and educational materials for your events such as banners and brochures.
- Provide the official Center logo for use on promotional materials.
I WOULD LIKE CENTER STAFF TO SPEAK OR VOLUNTEER AT MY EVENT.
We receive many more requests than our staff can handle. We may, occasionally, be able to provide speakers or volunteers. Please send us a written request at least two weeks in advance of your event.
WILL THE CENTER PROVIDE TAX RECEIPTS FOR DONATIONS?
The Center will provide tax receipts for donations made directly to us either through our website or by check made out to Resource Center.
CAN THE CENTER PROVIDE TAX RECEIPTS FOR ANY IN-KIND DONATIONS I RECEIVE FOR MY FUNDRAISING EVENT?
The Center cannot provide acknowledgment for tax purposes for donated goods (e.g. items for auction) or services (e.g. donated advertisements, printing) not directly received at the Center.
CAN THE CENTER SPONSOR MY EVENT OR REIMBURSE ME FOR THE COST OF HOLDING MY FUNDRAISING EVENT?
We cannot sponsor, solicit sponsorship or reimburse expenses for your fundraising event. Please let us know if you recruit underwriters/sponsors for your event to avoid conflicts with our own solicitation efforts. In addition, all your promotional materials should note that:
- The Center is not the event sponsor and funds are being raised by you/your organization to benefit the Center.
- The portion of donation, event ticket price or proceeds that will be directed to the Center.
I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE CENTER’S SUPPORTERS TO MY EVENT. CAN THE CENTER PROVIDE ME WITH A LIST?
To protect our donors’ privacy, the Center does not share its donor lists. However, with a minimum of two weeks’ notice, we may be able to share details about your event through our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)