Solicitation, Fundraising and Gifts

(Board Policy 225.1; Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 715.1; Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 203.0, 221.0; Governor's Policy Directive #4)

University facilities are for the nonprofit, tax-exempt use of the university's program of higher education and may not be used for raising money not connected with a university activity or for the conduct of private business. However, in certain limited areas, the university contracts with private businesses to provide services on campus for students, faculty and staff.

The Office of University Development's goals are to see that gifts are deposited, disbursed and processed in a timely manner, that donors are properly thanked and receipted within an appropriate time frame, that alumni and friends of the university are not inundated with requests for support, and that the campus's fundraising priorities are addressed and met. The following guidelines are intended to ensure the efficient and effective operation of development programs and to maximize the campus's potential for receiving private support.

All annual fund programs and solicitation, especially direct mail solicitations, are to be carried out for the university's departments and colleges by the Office of University Development. Campus units may not conduct major gift solicitations or fundraising activities without the knowledge and consent of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. All direct fundraising solicitations should be cleared in advance by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and by the appropriate dean or director. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Development must also approve access to alumni addresses for fundraising purposes. Procedures for processing gifts received by colleges, departments or other campus units can be found in Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 203.0.

Monday, July 29, 2013 1:13 PM