A licence holder may choose to engage the services of a commercial fundraiser who will collect donations from the public on its behalf.
As the commercial fundraiser will be marketing the organisation within the community, careful selection is important to safeguard the licence holder’s reputation. Prior to entering into an agreement the fundraiser may be asked to provide referees for organisations they’ve worked with previously and it may also be appropriate to check if they are a member of a professional body such as the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
The terms of the agreement between the licence holder and the commercial fundraiser should be set out in writing and address issues including the:
- commencement and end dates of the agreement;
- activities to be undertaken by the fundraiser;
- rights of the fundraiser to use the licence holder’s name and branding;
- arrangements for the payment of the fundraiser, including the percentage of funds received that the fundraiser is to be paid (if applicable);
- circumstances where the agreement may be terminated and the procedures for termination.
- A licence holder may also wish to seek its own legal advice before entering into a contract or commercial agreement with a fundraiser.
A licence holder may also wish to seek its own legal advice before entering into a contract or commercial agreement with a fundraiser.
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