Team Bus Review Process
At Team Bus, our goal is to make it as easy as possible to raise money for sports clubs and athletes. We want to make sure that every Team Bus fundraising campaign has the best chance of success, so we have created the following simple review process.
Our FAQ page provides more details on some of the information provided below, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you stick to these simple rules when setting up your Team Bus, you shouldn’t encounter any problems. Of course, if we have any tips that we think can make your Team Bus more successful we will let you know.
1. Have a single defined objective
Each Team Bus must be dedicated to raising money towards a specific goal. You can be creative with setting this target, but there must be a tangible outcome that your fundraising campaign is going to achieve. If you have more than one project that needs funds, consider how you can set up multiple Team Bus campaigns throughout the year for different projects. Remember, the more detailed and personalised your story is, the greater the likelihood that the community will support your campaign.
2. Set a realistic financial target
Carefully consider how much money you need to raise. Consider any fulfilment expenses required to deliver on your incentives and make sure that you account for the 5% Team Bus administration fee and any bank charges (usually 2% per transaction) that apply to your fundraiser. Team Bus allows sports clubs and athletes to keep all donations, even if your goal is not achieved, but setting your goal too high or low can discourage donors.
3. Provide full contact details
We need to be able to contact you and your club/organisation via phone, email or post, so make sure that you provide us with all of your relevant contact details. We may contact you at any time to verify your Team Bus (even after a project has been approved) and may suspend or cancel your campaign if we cannot contact you. We may ask for a copy of identification (such as a drivers license) as part of our
4. Keep it on the field
Ask yourself the question: “will this help us win?” Each Team Bus must help a club or athlete perform better in their chosen sport. Most notably, we aren’t able to help you raise money for events such as end-of-season trips, the purchase of luxury items or non-sport related expenses that may be incurred by athletes.
5. Appropriate incentives
When setting incentives for your donors we encourage you to be creative, but there are some things that you are not allowed to give your donors. This includes alcohol, cash, and of course, anything that may be deemed illegal.
If you have a question about any of these guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact us before submitting your Team Bus campaign.
When a new Team Bus is created a member of our review panel will check your campaign against our guidelines. We will also review the content of your campaign and may provide feedback before approving your campaign.
We aim to approve or provide feedback on all Team Bus campaigns within 24 hours of submission.
We have the right to reject any Team Bus campaign and these guidelines can and will evolve over time.
We welcome users to run multiple fundraising campaigns using Team Bus, but will only allow you to run one campaign at a time and a maximum of five campaigns over any twelve month period.
Having said all of that, we are here to help make your Team Bus succeed, so we will do whatever we can to make sure it does. If we don’t think your Team Bus is appropriate we can help you to create a fundraising campaign that is.
Last updated August 8 2013