Tribunal Power wrote:
Hello, ZS! It is I, Tribunal Power of the forums!
I would like to request a ZS Chapter Application. A group of users and I are formulating a Kentucky Chapter and are in the process of planning our charity event which would qualify us for Chapter status.
We look forward to doing what we can for the community under the ZS flag!
Also, I had an inquiry about our event. We want to do something involving the domestic violence shelter (http://www.beyondtheviolence.org/
) but are uncertain as to what would qualify as an 'event'. We were considernig doing something like a big food/clothing/toy donation to the shelter, but were unsure if it was approved as an event. While we have also discussed a food or clothing drive, the question has come up as to what would be approved and what would not be. Could you shed some light on that for us?
What qualifies as an event is really open. It just has to benefit the 501c3 (which you have covered), not be political or specifically religious, and benefit in a way we can quantify.
So a food/clothing drive would work perfectly. Other chapters have done this by incorporating movie nights or some other activity in the drive. So there's a lot you can do to generate buzz.
The event also doesn't have to be one single activity. It can be a clothing drive over the course of a few weeks, or a fundraiser that's open ended for a month. Just use your imagination.
If you have specific questions, I'd be glad to answer them, but there aren't a lot of restrictions outside of the no politics/religion rule.
ZS Chapter Liaison
Well, looks like we've got a good bit of lisence for our event, and it's good to know that the event doesn't have to be all business.
I emailed him back reminding him about the application. I think he forgot. xD