The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission. Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities, without limitations, unless acceptance of gifts from a specific source is inconsistent with our beliefs, values, and/or mission. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ priorities include gifts for unrestricted, restricted, and endowment purposes.
In the course of its regular fundraising activities, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players will accept donations of money, real property, personal property, stock, and in-kind services. Certain types of gifts must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special liabilities they may pose. Examples of gifts which would be subject to review include gifts of real property, gifts of personal property, and gifts of securities.
Times During Which Donations May be Accepted. Donations may be received at any time during the course of the calendar year, or a season, the latter comprising the July 1- June 30 time frame. When a gift is received during the season but after concert events have ended, donor benefits may be extended into the first six months of the following concert season.
Donor Acknowledgment. All gifts to the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players will be acknowledged by thank-you letter signed by the Executive Director in a timely fashion (generally within one week of receipt). Gifts of $50 and above shall be acknowledged in the earliest concert program book subsequent to the receipt of their gift. These donors shall be acknowledged in program books and other selected methods for up to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the gift is made. Serving as tax records, thank-you letters will indicate the value of any benefits associated with a gift that have a cash value. Donors may elect to refuse any good or service attached to a benefit level, and have their gift be 100% tax-deductible.
Privacy. Any donor may request that his/her gift remain anonymous, and this request will be honored. To protect donor privacy, no individual donor acknowledgments shall be placed on the website of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Donor information will be collected and maintained on a confidential, internal system to allow the organization to better understand donors’ interest in our mission and to update donors on our plans and activities. Only staff, SFCMP boardmembers and Fund Development Committee Members will be granted access to donor records. Gift information will never be shared with any third party. Donors may elect to opt-out of any promotional mailing lists, both print or electronic.
Gifts In-Kind. Gifts in-kind are accepted by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, provided they support our mission, are consistent with our policies, and are properly accounted for and acknowledged. Gifts in-kind include items such as services or goods that a donor voluntarily transfers to the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players without charge or consideration. Such gifts may only be accepted by the Executive Director or a member of the Board of Directors.
Matching Gifts. Matching gift amounts will accrue to the total amount of the individual’s donation. If the corporation’s policy requests or permits it, the corporation will be acknowledged through its Matching Gift Program. Corporate matching funds are fully tax-deductible and no portion of this contribution shall result in the delivery of any good or service of value.
Corporate Gifts/Sponsorships. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players welcomes corporate contributions in support of its activities and mission. Recognition of corporate gifts will provide brand placement of the corporation’s name, logo, and url (live link) as pertinent to the sponsorship package. This recognition will be developed in cooperation with the corporate donors and will be consistent with the level of support and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ mission and purposes. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players will seek to develop recognition opportunities that are appropriate and meaningful for both the supporting companies and our mission. A schedule of the cash-value of benefits associated with corporate gifts shall be made available to all corporate partners. Corporations may elect to refuse any good or service attached to a benefit level, and have their gift be 100% tax-deductible.
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ intangible assets, including its name, and intellectual property, will be protected at all times. Corporate donors will not be permitted to use the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ name or other items for commercial purposes.