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Protect Yourself:
Get It In Writing

by the AFRDS

More and more fundraising companies are asking for written contracts. It's a good idea because it protects you, your organization and the fundraising company to have all major decisions in writing. With a contractual agreement, you both assume responsibility for complying with the terms, but you also begin the fundraising project with a clear understanding of who is responsible for what. Here are some things to look for when reviewing a fundraising contract:

  • Double check all the numbers. Are the costs, percentages, etc., the same as those you agreed on?

  • Are all of the services you want included? (For example: kick-off presentations, incentive programs, tallying, packing, shipping.) Is it clear that the company covers the cost for these services?

  • Are the promotional materials you reviewed and approved listed? (take-home brochures, display kit, sample packs, etc.)

  • Are dates for payment and product delivery included and consistent with your verbal agreement?

  • Is there a clause covering the procedure for handling damaged, unsold, or returned merchandise?

  • Also, make sure the contract is clearly an agreement between two organizations, NOT between two individuals. Signatures on the written contract should appear:

    (fundraising company name)

    (company's representative)

    (organization's name)

    (organization's representative)


PTA Money Matters, 1994 National PTA
The Official Soccer Fundraiser's Guide/Booster Clubs of America
"Improving Your Fund-Raising Sales," John R. Olsen, Ph.D., Athletic Purchasing & Facilities, July 1982.
AFRDS, model contract

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