What Our Community Fundraising Team Can Do for You
- Answer questions and share fundraising best practices
- Provide you an easy way to set up personal fundraising pages to share with supporters
- Provide you up-to-the-minute fundraising progress via your personal fundraising page
- Request the attendance of Mass General physician/staff representative to speak on behalf of his/her department (subject to availability)
- Provide Mass General materials
- Massachusetts General Hospital Community fundraising logos
- Collateral for area supported by the fundraiser (subject to availability)
- Giveaways for your guests (subject to availability)
How We Can Help Get the Word Out to the MGH Community
- Publish your fundraiser on our events calendar
- Feature your fundraiser on the Community Fundraising web site and possibly in upcoming Mass General e-newsletters
- List your event in our e-newsletter
- Help share your event on our Facebook page
- Deliver your event brochures or flyers to the Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room for distribution and display if your events supports the Mass General Cancer Center. (You can also mail your materials directly to: The Blum Cancer Resource Room, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey 8C, Boston, MA 02114.)
What You Should Know Before You Start
All community fundraising organizers/participants must complete the Mass General Community Fundraising Event registration to set up their personal fundraising page before using the Mass General name and logo.
The organizer is responsible for:
- All expenses related to the fundraiser
- Advertising and marketing the event to the public
- Designing and producing communication materials, posters and banners
- Mass General should be referenced as the “beneficiary of funds raised” when describing the partnership between the fundraiser and the hospital. We encourage organizers to name their fundraiser and follow it with this language: “to benefit Mass General” e.g., “Boyle’s Run to benefit brain cancer research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.”
- If Mass General is one of many beneficiaries, the percentage designated to Mass General must be clearly stated on all materials.
- All checks and money orders must be made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Cash donations should be handdelivered to the Mass General Development office.
- Mass General will issue IRS-compliant charitable tax receipts to the full extent of the law if the gift is made payable directly to Massachusetts General Hospital
- When processing gifts related to a silent or live auction, proper documentation must be attached that notes each item’s fair market value. Mass General will only issue an IRS compliant tax receipt for the donation in the amount paid beyond the fair market value and payment must be made payable directly to Massachusetts General Hospital. For more information, see our Financial Information page.
- Mass General cannot open bank accounts to support community fundraisers.