University policy governs all fundraising activities for cash, goods or services done by departments and student groups targeting off-campus entities including local businesses, corporations, foundations or individuals. Off-campus fundraising activities by any Stanford entity including student organizations is restricted and requires prior university approval from the Office of Development, with preliminary approval from Student Activities and Leadership. The university has such policies in order to coordinate fundraising efforts and to ensure good stewardship. Prior approval is required before any solicitation.
Before seeking off-campus funding, you are expected to first exhaust on-campus sources. On-campus fundraising is easier, faster, and engages the university community. For those who also wish to fundraise off-campus, the following guidelines apply.
Crowd sourcing activities do not meet university policy and are not permitted.
BioSci Careers staff are happy to discuss potential partnerships around these areas, as relevant. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to do so.
For more information: https://sal.stanford.edu/policies/financial-management/campus-fundraising-policy