YOUR FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT
When you register as a participant in the Best Buddies Challenge, you are committing to raise the fundraising amount you selected. This is a commitment we are very grateful for, but also one we take very seriously. That being said, here is some important information about your financial obligation and important deadlines to adhere to.
After registration, you have a 7-day period from the day you registered to withdraw from the event and you will not be held responsible for your fundraising commitment. If, within those 7 days you decide that you cannot make this commitment for any reason, just alert a Challenge Coach, and you will be released from the event. If we do not hear from you within that week, you will be responsible for your fundraising commitment made at the time of registration. Please note: Registration fees are non-refundable.
Fundraising Commitment Deadline (FCD)
If you have not met your fundraising commitment two weeks before the event, Best Buddies International will charge your credit card (required upon registration) the difference of monies raised from your fundraising commitment. If you reach and submit your fundraising commitment level before the fundraising deadline (FCD), your card will not be charged.
Participants are given one full month after the event date to submit to Best Buddies any additional monies they may have raised post event to reach the original fundraising commitment. After this month, participants will be credited back up to the amount you were charged on the Fundraising Deadline.
Best Buddies’ Fiscal Responsibility
Contributions to Best Buddies are judiciously spent, with the majority of these funds directly applied to the enrichment of the organization’s programs. Our total annual budget demonstrates that 84% of all monetary contributions are allocated to one of Best Buddies eight programmatic divisions that directly integrate people with intellectual disabilities.
The Best Buddies organization as a whole is extremely responsible with all funds; in our entire budget, only 16% of expenses are used to cover administrative and fundraising costs. This figure greatly outperforms the majority of nonprofits in America, signifying Best Buddies’ commitment to fiscal responsibility and to the success of our programs. Your donors can give with the utmost confidence that their donation is put to excellent use!