Yes, the organization has sponsors that help fund conference expenses. Various Board members and others are always on the lookout for those willing to financially support our cause. Of course, you don’t have to be a sponsor in order to give financially – donations are both accepted and appreciated.
Because of our non-profit 501(c)(3) status, money donated to the organization is usually tax deductible, which is the primary benefit of sponsorship. Please talk with your tax attorney to see what you can actually deduct. It’s important to understand that, due to current tax laws, the value of anything received in return (e.g. advertising, product promotion) subtracts from the amount you can deduct. Unless asked otherwise, the organization will NOT offer valued added services or preferences for our sponsors in order to protect their deduction. Furthermore, the conference fees provide the benefit of attending and eating, so those can not be deducted. If you have concerns, contact your tax attorney.
We operate in a manner that is fiscally conservative and financially responsible. All money donated goes towards organizational programs, as none of our Board or other associates is reimbursed for the service they render. We keep expenses to a minimum in order to make the conference affordable for our attendees. As a consequence, the generosity of our sponsors allows us to expand programs and meet organizational needs that we couldn’t ordinarily afford.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate via PayPal, you can do so at: http://www.cgdc.org/give/