Fundraising Policy 501 and Resources

AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 (previously 402) is designed to assist AAUW state organizations, branches, and other AAUW-affiliated entities in raising funds to support AAUW’s mission. Fundraising procedures, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, and state laws change over time. Fundraising Policy 501 and its related guidelines and FAQs will help AAUW and all AAUW-affiliated entities stay current and preserve their nonprofit status.

Fundraising Policy 501

AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 was approved by the AAUW Board of Directors and will take effect on July 1, 2014. Written by the AAUW Fundraising Committee with consultation from AAUW staff and legal counsel, the policy explains what AAUW and the IRS expect of AAUW members when fundraising in AAUW’s name.

Guidelines

The AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 Guidelines clarify and provide examples about particular aspects of AAUW Fundraising Policy 501. These guidelines explain the policy in plain, easy-to-understand language and spell out what AAUW and the IRS expect of AAUW members when fundraising in AAUW’s name.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQs for AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 provide answers, organized by topic, to fundraising questions members commonly ask. If you have questions about a specific policy area that has not been addressed, please submit them to connect@aauw.org.

Please call 800.326.2289 or e-mail connect@aauw.org with any questions you may have about the AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 and its guidelines and FAQs.

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