Club Funds and Funding
When you are chartered a club account is automatically setup and your seed money is deposited. These funds are allocated from ASPCC, Cascade’s budget. How you use your funds is up to you, your club members and your club’s advisor (if you are not sure who your advisor is, ask the Clubs and Programs Specialist—they can assist you). Each club is given limited funds and deciding how to spend it can be tricky. Here are some suggestions from former club leaders:
- Spend it on food! People will come to your meetings if they think they can grab a bite to eat.
- Invest it on fundraising. You can buy items for resale to students, staff and faculty. Your startup money can be used to raise more funds.
- Advertise through events! Hosting one or two signature events can really up your club’s profile and recruit new members.
To access your club funds, you’ll need to fill out a request form. This form is available outside the clubs office and should be submitted at least one week before you need to purchase an item. If you require emergency funding for a project, you’ll need to speak directly with the Clubs and Programs Specialist about your options.
Service Project Program
Clubs often find that their startup funds will not cover all the activities they have planned for the year. In order to address this problem, ASPCC has created the Service Project Program. If you and your club members are willing to do some community service at a local non-profit, ASPCC will give you up to $250 for your club. Here’s how the program works:
- Your club members locate a local organization and plan to complete a service project.
- Your club decides how many hours they are willing to spend on the project. If your club completes 30 person hours of work, they qualify for the entire $250. What we by “person hours” is a measure of the amount of work the group does as a whole. For example, if five people work for six hours that equals thirty hours of work: 5 x 6 = 30.
- Once you have decided where you want to work and for how long, contact the Clubs Office for a Service Project Proposition form. Fill it out and file it with the office one week before your project date.
- Send one member of your club to the General Council meeting on Mondays at 3:00pm in Student Union 204. They will present the proposal to the Council who must approve it.
- Once you’ve completed an approved project, send a representative back to the General Council to report on the service you did, who was helped and how many members of your club participated.
- Your funds will be transferred into your club account.
This may seem like a lot of steps, but the program is relatively straight forward. If you have any questions about the Service Project Program or your club’s budget, don’t hesitate to contact the professional club advising staff.