Fundraising is one of the best and most proactive ways to make your group self-sufficient, finance your group’s activities and gain valuable experience for the participating members. All student group fundraising activities must follow University policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal laws. When planning a fundraiser, keep the following in mind:
Aramark offers opportunities for student groups to raise funds by staffing concession stands at Gopher sporting events. Groups should contact Aramark directly using the information below to set up these opportunities. For student groups interested in selling concessions at on-campus athletic venues as a fundraising opportunity, the following requirements apply:
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Student groups may host ticketed events as a form of revenue. Please consider the following in planning for ticket sales:
Registered Student Organizations wishing to solicit donations or contributions from off-campus sources must follow local, state, and federal laws.
Campus Life Programs wishing to solicit donations or contributions from off-campus sources must obtain the approval of the Office of the Director of the University of Minnesota Foundation if all of the following conditions are true:
All contributions received by CLPs from off-campus sources, with or without approval from the University of Minnesota Foundation, must be channeled through the University of Minnesota Foundation. As such, these may be tax-deductible for the giver. This is not the case for Registered Student Organizations, unless they obtain 501(c) status with the IRS.
Off campus sales by CLPs need to be approved by the University of Minnesota Foundation consistent with University policy on fundraising.