As a Run for Hope team member, you make a commitment to raise a minimum amount of funds for New Hope Academy. The amount is determined by which level you signed up for.
First, you can choose to opt out by March 23, 2018, if need be. If, for any reason, you need to back out, you may do so without penalty at this time. However, if you choose to proceed with the fundraising commitment and do not meet your goal (either through fundraising, personal donation, or company matching), the credit card that you provided during the registration process will be charged for the difference between what you have raised and whatever your minimum commitment is. The charge will occur on April 24 , 2018.
Please email Jennifer Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (615) 595-0324 x223.
Yes, Run for Hope exists to benefit New Hope Academy. New Hope Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID# 63-1172489). Under the tax code, all donations made to New Hope Academy are 100% tax deductible. In order for the donor to receive the tax receipt for check donations, checks must be made out to New Hope Academy, and not to you personally.
If they make a contribution via FirstGiving, then they will use the FirstGiving receipt for their taxes. If someone wants a receipt beyond what they receive from FirstGiving, they can request one by contacting Jennifer Beck at email@example.com.
If they make a donation via personal or company check, and the donor wants the tax write-off, the check MUST be made out to New Hope Academy and not to you personally. The person/entity writing the check gets tax credit. Therefore, if you collect cash and checks made out to you, and you then write a check to NHA, technically you are the one who receives the tax credit. However, your donors don’t need a tax letter in order to write off a donation under $250.
We suggest that you begin fundraising as soon as you register. Click here for our Fundraising 101 guide.
Make sure all checks have “RFH YOUR NAME” written in the memo line. This will ensure that New Hope Academy’s business office will know the donation should be credited to your account. You also may manually add offline contributions to your personal FirstGiving page. It’s quick and easy to do. Click here for complete instructions.
This guide will get you started.
Yes, you can. However, since some people still prefer physical letters to email, we suggest you cover your bases by sending both.
We’ve heard of all kinds of creative fundraising ideas – garage sales, bake sales, craft sales, etc. We encourage you to be creative! And don’t forget about corporate matching!
Please send it to New Hope Academy through the mail. You will need to include your name and Run for Hope in the memo line in order to have it attributed to your account.
Please mail checks to the following: New Hope Academy 1820 Downs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37064. ATTN: Jennifer Beck
FirstGiving.com is a website that provides online fundraising services to those raising money for non-profits. They will be handling all of our online donations for Run for Hope. Don’t forget to set up your personal online fundraising page with them. Participants should include the URL to that page in their fundraising communications.
This guide will get you started.
The average contribution for online giving is $100. That is significantly higher than the average for mail-in check contributions. This is why we encourage participants to set up their FirstGiving.com account and include their personalized link in their fundraising letters and emails.
It is certainly possible to fundraise without using the online donation component of Run for Hope, hosted by FirstGiving.com. However, this is not recommended. You will significantly decrease your overall donations if you do this. Why? The average contribution for online donations is nearly twice as high as that of mail-in donations. We strongly recommend that you encourage your donors to use FirstGiving.com as their primary donation method.
Run for Hope is a group of people uniting to have fun and raise funds for New Hope Academy of Franklin, TN. Together we promote the school’s mission of turning racial division, class segregation, and spiritual poverty into community, possibility, and vision. Together we can ignite hope and bring lasting transformation to our community.