A sponsorship is a mutually beneficial exchange whereby the sponsor receives value in return for cash or goods or services-in-kind provided to the Association. The relationship requires a formal written agreement or confirmation setting out the terms of the sponsorship, including any recognition to be provided to the sponsor, and must be signed by an authorized member of the sponsor and by the ANCOR CEO or designee.
Tax receipts are not issued to sponsors. Sponsorships are usually considered business expenses and not charitable donations. They are typically funded from corporate marketing budgets. Sponsorships must comply with the Association's policy on conflict of interest. The Association reserves the right to refuse or decline any offer of sponsorship at its absolute discretion or to negotiate with the sponsor concerning any aspect of a proposed sponsorship.
Sponsorships do not imply endorsement of products or services by the Association. A sponsorship does not automatically imply any exclusive arrangement with the Association. The ANCOR CEO in concert with the Resource & Development Director is responsible for determining whether a sponsorship will be solicited and/or accepted based on an assessment of the best interests of the Association and the wishes of its members. The ANCOR CEO may refuse any sponsorship deemed at variance with the Association's mission, goals, policies, and best interests.
It is important that any sponsorship arrangement involving ANCOR should:
These guidelines are designed to be both practical and accountable, without stifling the enthusiasm and initiative of staff in gaining support for projects. When staff have a project in mind they must discuss it with the chair of their committee.
In most cases, an informal approach could then be made to potential sponsors. However, before any formal agreement is reached, the above Sponsorship Policy must be adhered to. In the case of major sponsorship initiatives, the matter may be referred to the monthly Board of Directors meetings for discussion.
In order to ensure editorial integrity, ANCOR has established the following principles to guide the acceptance and display of sponsorship advertising in association with its content:
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