6.17 Middle Georgia State University Foundation


6.17.1 Fundraising Policy

All efforts to raise dollars in support of Middle Georgia State University (MGA), its students, or any programs affiliated with the university shall be coordinated with the MGA Foundation through the Division of University Advancement.

The following guidelines will assist students, faculty, and staff in the coordination required by this policy:

  1. The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered to raise dollars in support of MGA programs ONLY. Therefore, we cannot raise money for any other nonprofit organization.
  2. Students who wish to fundraise for a specific MGA program may do so with the consent and authorization of the MGA Division of University Advancement, with prior authorization by the appropriate academic or program director/supervisor.
  3. While the primary responsibility of the MGA Foundation is to raise funds for priority needs and projects identified by the President, Foundation Board, and university leadership, the Division of Advancement is happy to assist students in support of their programs. For planning purposes, program supervisors and participating students should provide at least two to three months lead-time for the planning and securing community sponsorships for specific programs or events. Recommended lead-time is for maximum success due to the multitude of competitive requests that many donors receive from nonprofits.
  4. Any student-organized event that is part of a specific MGA program must complete a Fundraising Request, demonstrating procurement of requested authorizing signatures and approvals.
  5. Any acceptance or receipting of donations (whether cash, check or credit card) at an event or student activity must follow:
    1. The MGA Foundation donation-handling policies and guidelines, as provided by the Division of Advancement following receipt of a Fundraising Request;
    2. If organized by a Registered Student Organization, the Division of Student Affairs’ RSO handbook;
    3. University branding guidelines; and
    4. All applicable Board of Regents policies and procedures.