Q: If I have questions, who should I contact?
A: Use our contact form or give us a call.
Q: What is BOTG’s corporate giving policy?
A: We operate under a strict policy of neutrality, and impartiality. But we don’t really care where the funds come from — so long as they are legally obtained and distributed. Like Mother Teresa, we believe money is washed clean, if you will, when it’s used to do God’s work. In saying that, money doesn’t buy our loyalty, protection, or otherwise; if you give, you should not expect anything in return as we will never compromise our ability to provide assistance for anyone or any organization. Period.
Q: Can I use the BOTG logo to advertise my event?
A: Yes, with approval and permission only.
Q: Can BOTG send a representative to my event?
A: Yes, under many circumstances. However, it is the host’s responsibility to pay for someone to attend the event. In such cases, unless it directly contributes to funds being raised, it makes more sense to save those funds and contribute them to BOTG instead so they’re not wasted. If you’d like James L. Clark to come to your event, you should look at the speaker request form and guidelines at his personal site.
Q: Can BOTG refund me for some of my expenses?
Q: Can I organize a raffle or an auction for BOTG?
A: Regulations governing raffles and auctions differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and are often burdensome. Please check with your State Attorney General’s office or other authority for more details. In some instances, we an work directly with you to conduct a raffle ourselves. If you have a proposal, contact us.
Q: Can BOTG provide me with a list of local supporters?
A: No, we can’t. You should tap into your own list of friends, family, acquaintances. You know your local community better than we do, and have the connections there to make a difference.
Q: Can information about my event be posted on the BOTG Website.
A: Sure, we can do that for you — it would be our pleasure. So long as you have been approved, we’ll be happy to list your event and promote it on our website.
Q: Can you provide information and materials for our event?
A: Yes, after you fill out proposal form to register your event we will send you an Action Kit with materials to support your event. We also encourage you to use our website, which covers BOTG activities. We’d be happy to help you better understand the issues that define the challenges where we work, as well as, provide you news, stories, press releases, interviews, reports, photos and video.
Q: Can BOTG issue a receipt for purchases of admission tickets, drawing tickets, and auction items?
A: Yes. However, a donor may only claim a deduction for the amount of the payment that exceeds the value of the benefit the donor receives. We will provide a receipt for the donation at fair market value for merchandise, goods, or services received in return, once we are provided with documentation estimating fair market value. But we can only do so for monetary donations (and donations of securities). The value of an individual’s time or services donated to BOTG is not deductible under federal tax law, and therefore is not eligible for a tax receipt.