Why do I need to submit an application?
Komen Greater NYC needs to evaluate each potential new relationship to ensure it fulfills our mission and is appropriate. An approved application is required to enter into a formal Letter of Agreement. Please remember to complete and sign the application.
How much time should it take to approve the application and promotional
Komen Greater NYC is fortunate that many people are willing to raise money for our mission. Since we are a small organization, it can take up to two weeks to review an application and another week to review promotional materials given the volume of requests. Please keep this in mind when planning your event.
What is an expected donation?
An expected donation amount serves as your fundraising goal and allows us to better understand the scale of your event.
What is the Letter of Agreement?
The Letter of Agreement formalizes the partnership between the fundraiser and Komen Greater NYC. It details fundraiser specifics (date time, place, etc.), donation amount, any insurance requirements, and any additional detailed guidelines. It also gives the fundraiser rights to the Komen Greater NYC name and logo under certain conditions. The Letter of Agreement must be signed by both the event organizer and Komen Greater NYC.
How should Komen Greater New York City be referred
to in promotional materials?
Our organization must be referred to as “the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ” for all first references and may be shortened to Komen Greater New York City for all following references. In both cases “New York City” can be abbreviated to “NYC.” The Komen Greater NYC logo can only be used after a Letter of Agreement has been signed. Materials using the logo and/or name must be approved in advance of printing and/or distribution.
Do materials have to include the amount that will be donated to Komen
Komen Greater NYC and the Better Business Bureau mandate that the donation percentage be clearly communicated on all promotional materials (i.e. “15% of the net proceeds will be donated to....” or “$7 from every ticket purchased will be donated to...”)
Why must promotional materials be approved?
The Komen Greater NYC name and marks are our greatest assets. To protect and maintain them, we need to ensure that our name and or logo are referenced and used correctly and that the portion of proceeds and/or donations is properly stated.
Can Komen Greater NYC provide its tax ID number so a vendor can write
off its in-kind donation?
Komen Greater NYC does not acknowledge third party in-kind donations, e.g. raffle, auction items, services, venue space, etc. for tax purposes. Thank-you letters are available upon request.
How will Komen Greater NYC support the event? Will it publicize it?
Komen Greater NYC will list your fundraiser on our website. Depending on the date of the event, we may also be able to mention the fundraiser in our enewsletter or in scheduled email blasts to constituents. We do not guarantee mention in our e-newsletter or eblasts. We cannot provide additional public relations for third party fundraisers due to legal restrictions.
Komen Greater NYC will provide breast health materials and pink ribbons for your event, depending on the quantity and lead time. Please visit our shop to purchase additional materials.
Can Komen Greater NYC provide a speaker for the event?
Komen Greater NYC will consider all requests and work with the event organizer to identify a speaker for your community event upon availability. Please allow up to two months notice to ensure scheduling and speaker availability.
What types of event are not approved by Komen Greater NYC?
Komen Greater NYC is prohibited from participating in any event/activity that has a distinctly political feel. We do not endorse individual candidates or political party groups. Additionally, we cannot approve events that center around alcoholic beverages. Komen Greater NYC reserves the right to decide not to participate in any activity, event, or program if it is deemed inappropriate or not in the best interest of the Affiliate.
Event taking place in less than a month?
You may want to consider using a generic pink ribbon symbol rather than Komen trademarks. The pink ribbon is the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness and may be used without permission. You may also consider using a generic pink ribbon in conjunction with a general statement such as, “Funds will be used to support local breast cancer programs”. Komen Greater NYC would be honored to receive funds raised by you or your organization. Please be sure to mail these donations directly to Komen Greater NYC. Please note, however, if you wish to use the Komen name or logo, you must complete the Third Party Fundraising Application and receive approval.