About LEU Fundraising and Donor Solicitations:
All of our fundraising is done at the grassroots level. We work as individuals or teams to fundraise for our cause. No donation is too small!
LEU Fundraising Policies
We do not conduct online fundraising using 3rd party vendors such as Go Fund Me, or any other outside party vendors (including t-shirt design fundraiser entities) with the exception of memberplanet. (We have retired our accounts with Razoo and My Event.)
Those outside fundraiser accounts are not affiliated with Law Enforcement United's banking information and as such are not tax deductible. If you receive requests for fundraising by any member using any outside sources, please contact us as soon as possible.
Making a donation by check: If making a donation by check, please make checks payable to Law Enforcement United Inc. Checks should not be made to an individual or team.
Credit Card and check donations will be entered into our memberplanet site and upon receipt of funds, a tax donation receipt will be emailed to you. Please ensure you include your email address with the member when making your donation.
When making a donation of goods, please also ensure you include the MSRP value of the items, quantities and total so we can ensure it is credited appropriately.
When donating online for a specific member's fundraising goal, please be sure to include their name.
Fundraising for Success
You wouldn’t have become a member if you didn't believe in the cause. A donor unfamiliar with our organization needs to know what it is we are doing, what we stand for, and how they can become a part of that.
Make sure your message is clear! Why are you a member of Law Enforcement United? What has inspired you to join the mission?
Know the Mission and what Law Enforcement United stands for!
Having background information about the mission and the programs we support is just the start. Now you need to create a clear message to send out to your potential donors. Letters, emails, PowerPoint presentations, movie presentations and brochures are all great tools to advocate for your goal. Social networking is another tool which can also be used to generate interest in your fundraising.
Here is some food for thought: think about the answers to these questions when devising your fundraising communication method.
When was the last time you donated to a cause?
What inspired you to donate?
How was the message or need articulated to you? Was the message clear?
Did you feel that your efforts made a difference?
Is it a cause you would likely donate to again?
Fundraising can be a daunting task, especially when benchmark deadlines are applicable. Here is a table to help keep everyone on task to meet their goals! Breaking down fundraising goals into smaller, obtainable goals will help you meet your goals!