Donations to your journal can be donated in one of two ways:
c/o UC Berkeley Gift Services
1995 University Ave; Ste. 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070
Often, the law firms ask for a W-9 Form, proof of 501(c)(3), IRS tax ID, or letter of confirmation. All requests should be e-mailed to Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- and she will send a PDF of the forms the law firms need directly. The law firms will receive and acknowledgment from the Alumni Center and a tax receipt from University Relations.
UDAR and the IRS are wary of donor sponsorships and benefits given in exchange for donations. To avoid complications, please refrain from using the word “sponsorship” and from offering “perks or benefits,” including tickets to events, etc. Most donors won’t care. Instead, ask firms to “Support the activities of Berkeley Law’s XXXXXX student organization or journal.” You can still have suggested giving levels (Bronze, Gold, etc.) Don’t narrow the focus of the ask, the gift cannot be more restrictive than the fund it is held in.
Here is an example of acceptable language: “We could not publish intersectional feminist scholarship without you. Become a donor and help us push the legal field and the world towards greater justice and equality. We are grateful for any support, no matter the size. Here are some suggested donation amounts: Lavender Menace: $5,000; California Gold: $2,500; etc.”
lf a journal needs an online fundraising site, you will need to forward the following information to Holly Johnson, the Director of Donor Engagement. There is no deadline for setting up a fund drive, but if you know you will need one, it will take a few weeks to get it up and running.
TITLE: Title of fund drive should be five to seven words long
IMAGE: Minimum size of image: 635 x 400 pixels; landscape orientation recommended
MONETARY GOAL: How much do you want to raise during your fund drive (academic year)? Make it realistic but inspiring!
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Use only one 10- to 20-word complete sentence about the purpose of this drive. This will appear while the drive is active (between publish date and end-on date).
LONG DESCRIPTION: Use about 100 words that are complete sentences describing the fund drive’s impact.
All donations received MUST be forwarded to Development & Alumni Relations for processing and deposit. They will take care of sending the donor tax deduction paperwork and acknowledgements.
Development & Alumni Relations is the clearinghouse for all BerkeleyLaw fundraising outreach, and can help with the following:
Have donor processing, fundraising or communications questions?