If you’ve never raised money before, the process can seem intimidating or overwhelming—but it doesn’t need to be. All you need is belief in your cause, a commitment to follow through and a dose of individual creativity. Here eare some great tool and resources to help you with your fundraising:
With the Alpha Phi Foundation enterprise account, collegiate and alumnae chapters have access to the GiveSmart platform to support all their ticketing and fundraising efforts at no additional cost to the chapter!
Online Chapter Donation Form
This donation form is specifically for chapter fundraising—you! Making a donation on behalf of a chapter is quick, easy and safe when you use the Chapter Donation Form.
Share this link with your event attendees and potential donors, and encourage them to make a convenient online gift before, during or even after your event. All donations made on this form are 100% tax-deductible. After your donors make a gift, they will receive an electronic thank you letter and tax receipt from Alpha Phi Foundation.
Blackbaud MobilePay Card Readers
Using the Blackbaud MobilePay app and readers will allow your chapter to accept and process credit card transactions with a smartphone or tablet! Get your MobilePay device event-ready and order more readers today!
Nonprofit Status Letter
For individuals and companies who request information about Alpha Phi Foundation, like the mission, contact information, EIN/Tax ID or W-9, we encourage you to share this Nonprofit Status Letter with them.
In-Kind Gift Receipt
An in-kind donation, also referred to as gift in kind, is a donation of goods and services rather than cash. Please provide the document below to all individuals and companies donating non-cash items. Chapters are responsible for writing gift receipts and sending acknowledgements to in-kind donors. If the in-kind donation is valued at $250 or more, donors may request a receipt from the Executive Office on their own.
Charitable Auction Tax Receipts
All of your donors should receive thank you letters and receipts after your event. When your donors make a direct donation to Alpha Phi Foundation, they will receive acknowledgments from the Foundation. However, when your donors make a donation through a charitable auction, chapters are responsible for distributing tax receipts accordingly. Use this Charitable Auction Tax Receipt Template to get started!
How to Submit Donations
As a best practice, all event donations should be received by Alpha Phi Foundation within 30 days of the philanthropy event. Each method of collecting donations has a bit of a different event wrap-up process. Follow the How to Submit Donations guide to learn how to send your event donations.
Donation Cover Sheet – Sending In Donations
Within 30 days of your philanthropy event, please mail the cash and check donations with a completed Donation Cover Sheet for each event your chapters puts on.
Community Contributions Program
Alpha Phi Foundation’s Community Contributions Program allows Alpha Phi chapters to request that a portion of their event proceeds go directly toward a program or cause that is especially meaningful to them.
Chapters interested in requesting a Community Contribution grant must complete the request form at least 30 days prior to the event date. Following submission, requests are reviewed by Alpha Phi Foundation. Chapters will be notified of their request’s status within 7 days. Please review Community Contribution Program policies and terms of agreement before completing the Community Contribution request form.