Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (VIK9s) thanks you for your interest in becoming a Community Fundraiser and hosting a 3rd Party, independent fundraising event. From dog walks and lemonade stands, to casino nights and car shows, creative fundraising events such as yours are important in our efforts to raise funds and awareness to ensure America’s K9 officers have the protective gear and other services they need while protecting the public.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER?
A Community Fundraiser is a proud supporter of the VIK9s mission and wishes to hold their own, 3rd Party fundraising event to benefit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MY EVENT FOR VIK9S?
All events must be approved by the VIK9s Board of Directors. Please read through the guidelines on page 4-7, complete and sign the VIK9s Community Fundraiser Event Guidelines and Event Proposal Form at least 30 days prior to your event and send it back to us for review. See the fundraiser ideas we have on page 8 of this document!
CAN I USE THE VIK9s NAME AND LOGO TO ADVERTISE MY FUNDRAISER?
We do not authorize the use of our name or logo to advertise your fundraiser but we do offer a PROUD SUPPORTER logo to use once your form is reviewed and fundraiser is approved.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE FUNDRAISING SITES FOR COMMUNITY FUNDRAISERS TO USE?
Yes! VIK9s has online, peer-to-peer fundraising sites set up for you to raise funds for VIK9s online! Once you submit your event form and it’s approved, we will help you set up your page and then you are ready to start fundraising! (Please note that using the online fundraising platform incurs payment processing fees of 2.9% + 30¢/transaction. This fee is deducted from the total amount raised before we receive the funds.) Online fundraising pages can only be used for online donations and stay open for a maximum of 30 days.