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Fundraising

Guide and Definitions for Fundraisers

For a list of Fundraisers and Memorandums on file scroll to the bottom of this page

Vendors (two types):

  • Vendors are individuals who provide services and should sign in as VISITORS so there is a record of their visit. (Examples include, but are not limited to, individuals replenishing vending machines, delivering items/food, etc.)
    WHO do I contact for information? – Procurement & Contracting – (719) 520-2068                         
  • Fundraising Vendors and individuals representing businesses/organizations wishing to promote their products or programs to administrators/staff must check in with D11 Engage. Their approval to contact schools is a Fundraising Privileges Memorandum (formally known as the Visiting Privileges Letter) issued by D11 Engage.  The vendor is responsible for providing a copy to the school and a copy is also available online at the D11 Engage website.  These vendors are invited in at the principal's discretion. These individuals should sign in as VISITORS so there is a record of their visit.
    WHO do I contact for information? – D11 Engage – Jessica Wise, (719) 520-2203 
     
    Fundraisers:  WHO do I contact for information? D11 Engage – Jessica Wise, (719) 520-2203 or jessica.wise@d11.org
  • External fundraisers involve a fundraising organization/business to benefit the District 11 group/school and the fundraising organization/business. Approval is required through D11 Engage. The fundraising Privileges Memorandum (formally known as the Visiting Privileges Letter) documents this approval. Fundraisers conducted by PTO/Booster Clubs must go through the normal external fundraising procedures.
    • Fundraisers conducted by PTA engaging with an external fundraiser/vendor that is holding an activity at a District 11 facility need to request a Certificate of Insurance or provide PTA's Certificate of Insurance to the school naming District 11 as Additional Insured for that event. PTA also needs to inform D11 Engage of the fundraiser and provide a copy of the Certificate of Insurance to be kept on file. (i.e. a school carnival held by PTA on District property requires a Certificate of Insurance from PTA)
  • Resell fundraisers sell items that a school purchases for profit.  Sales tax must be collected, reported and remitted when applicable.
  • Internal resell fundraiser companies do not visit the school to actively promote or sell their product.  Examples are pencils, t-shirts, lollipops, plants etc.  No approval is required by D11 Engage. 
  • External resell fundraiser companies actively promote or sell their product and will need to be approved with a Fundraising Privileges Memorandum (formally known as the Visiting Privileges Letter) by D11 Engage.  Examples are chocolate bars, butter braids, jack links, student art, water bottles, thermos cups, etc. 

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING INFORMATION 

WHO do I contact for information?D11 Engage – Jessica Wise, (719) 520-2203 or jessica.wise@d11.org

  • Internal fundraisers are conducted by a school club/organization/sport to raise funds for a specific project/program. These fundraisers do not involve an outside vendor. No approval from D11 Engage is required. (Examples: hat day, PJ day, drama club, etc.) If one of your school "clubs or fees" is not listed as a board approved fee, it needs to be treated as an internal fundraiser. The board approved fees can be found in policies JQ-E-1 through JQ-E-4.
  • Fundraisers for Nonprofit Organizations solicitating funds to benefit a nonprofit organization shall require prior approval through D11 Engage.

    The nonprofit organization must provide:
        • IRS documentation of their 501(c)3 status
        • Description of the organization's mission, vision and services
  • Online Fundraiser is My School Bucks and is currently the only approved online fundraising company.

WHO do I contact for information?  My School Bucks questions: Fiscal Services – (719) 520-2046

Other questions: D11 Engage Jessica Wise, (719) 520-2203 or Jessica.wise@d11.org

  • Current online fundraisers not approved include but are not limited to: 
          • Gofundme.com
          • Fundforteachers.org
          • Booktix.com
          • Showtix4u.com
          • Payforit.net
          • Yankeecandles.com
          • Schoolstore.com
          • Mylocker.net
          • escrip.com
          • Paypal.com


Other Terms & Definitions 

Board Approved Fees are student fee schedules to include not only those fees that are collected for the benefit of the District's general fund, but also fees that are charged and collected for the benefit of schools' individual activity accounts. (Please refer to policies JQ, JQ-E-1, JQ-E-2, JQ-E-3, JQ-E-4) 

Consultant Agreement is a contract between the District and an independent entity to provide professional services to the District, which a District Employee cannot provide, and for which the District will provide monetary payment.

WHO do I contact for information?Procurement & Contracting – (719) 520-2068

  • Principals have authority to contract up to $500
  • Contracts above $500 must be sent to Procurement & Contracting
  • Must be accompanied by a Certificate of Insurance (as defined) and a W-9 form (as defined) 

A certificate of Insurance documents the community organization's insured coverage. The District requires $1,000,000 general liability ($2M if they have direct contact with students) and named Colorado Springs School District 11 as Additional Insured.

WHO do I contact for information?Risk Related Services – Diane Vanderpool, (719) 520-2398 or DIANE.VANDERPOOL@d11.org

or D11 Engage  – Jessica Wise, (719) 520-2203 or jessica.wise@d11.org      

Smart Snack Waiver- The link is: https://www.d11.org/Page/2071                                                               

The W-9 form is an IRS form used by companies and individuals which certifies the taxpayer identification number (TIN) and is used for purposes of tax reporting. The District must have a verified W9 on file before paying a vendor. Due to Colorado PERA information requirements, the District prefers vendors to use the District's substitute W9, which is located on the Intranet under Forms, Accounting: http://intranet.d11.org/Pages/Forms.aspx

We are often asked to provide the District's W9 when being paid and this can be provided by contacting Fiscal Services.

WHO do I contact for information? – Fiscal Services – (719) 520-2046 

Sales Tax is assessed when departments and schools sell items (like a store) to students, teachers, or the general public, appropriate county and city sales taxes must be collected, reported and remitted. The current combined sales tax rate to be collected is 4.35%. Please contact your Admin. Asst. / Business Sec. for additional information about selling items.

WHO do I contact for information?Fiscal Services – (719) 520-2046

FUNDRAISING MEMORANDUM

A completed, signed memorandum must come from D11 Engage 

Guidelines for contacting District 11 schools and administrators are outlined below:

       1. Please call first and make an appointment with the school administrator with whom you wish to discuss your product or request.  

       2. This privilege does not extend to any vendor contact with District 11 students.

       3. The school administrator or the administrator's designee ALWAYS has final authority to approve or deny any appointment or access to the school for any purpose.

       4. When departments and schools sell items (like a store) to students, teachers, or the general public, appropriate county and city sales taxes must be collected, reported and remitted. The current combined sales tax rate to be collected is 4.35%. It is the responsibility of the school principal to determine with the fundraising company who is collecting and remitting sales tax. 

All fundraising organization representatives who intend to visit schools must comply with all conditions of Board Policy KI, Visitors to the Schools and Administrative Regulation KI-R.  Please review these documents, which are available on the District 11 website at:  www.d11.org/boe

If you need further information or clarification, please feel free to contact our office at 520-2203.

School District Eleven neither endorses nor represents, in any way, the products and/or services provided. 

Fundraising Memorandum

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF FUNDRAISERS & MEMORANDUM ON FILE