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Fundraising Policy

Fundraising Policy

Authority: 
President
Date enacted or revised: 
Revised June 11, 2015; Revised April 17, 2018
The President has delegated authority to the Vice President for University Advancement to approve fundraising activities for all reporting areas at McNeese State University subject to applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  If a department or unit wishes to conduct a fundraising activity, the individual responsible for conducting the fundraiser should receive written permission from his or her administrative supervisor (Dean, Department Head, or Director).  Upon the supervisor’s approval, the written approval should be directed to the Vice President for University Advancement for approval.  The written request must include the following:

  1. A thorough description of the fundraising activity.
  2. Information about the proposed use(s) of the funds.
  3. The name(s) of the individual(s) responsible for collecting the funds.

Once the fundraising activity is approved, the Vice President for University Advancement will assist the department/unit in the establishment of a restricted University account or McNeese Foundation account, as deemed appropriate by the Vice President for University Advancement in consultation with the Vice President for Business Affairs.  This account shall be used for the management and control of all funds raised and expended in connection with the fundraising activity and shall be subject to audit by the University’s Internal Auditor, by the Office of the Legislative Auditor, and by the McNeese Foundation’s official auditor.  Throughout the course of the fundraising activity, any solicitations for donations from specific donors should be coordinated with the Vice President for University Advancement.

Crowdsourced Fundraising
The McNeese Foundation provides software that allows for crowdsourced online fundraising. To mitigate the cost of this software, a 10% fee will be charged to users. Any campus group can use this software and will receive appropriate training.

Communication
This policy is distributed via Academic Advisory Council, Senior Staff, and the University Policy page.