Third-Party Event Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in raising funds to support the animals and programs of the Tulsa SPCA. We value your interest in coordinating an event which benefits our organization. For your reference, please consult the guidelines below for help in planning your event.

What is a Third-Party Event?

A Third-Party event is any fundraising activity by a non-affiliated group, organization or individual (Sponsor) which benefits the Tulsa SPCA and where Tulsa SPCA has no financial responsibility and minimal or no staff involvement is required.

We strive to support Third-Party fundraising events to the greatest extent possible with the resources we have; however, we kindly ask that all such events follow Tulsa SPCA guidelines and be approved in advance. Third-Party Event Proposals should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event, although at least thirty days is preferred. Each proposal will be carefully reviewed for feasibility and suitability with our organization’s mission, goals and objectives. This is an important safeguard to preserving the integrity of the Tulsa SPCA and our commitment to raise the funds necessary to fulfill our mission in a cost-efficient and effective manner.

Guidelines

The following guidelines have been developed to protect the both the Tulsa SPCA and the Sponsor—the individuals, organizations and corporations hosting the event.

  1. Third-Party events must be aligned with the Tulsa SPCA mission: to improve the lives of dogs and cats and engage the community to foster mutual well-being.
  2. Sponsor is responsible for ALL event coordination, marketing/promotion and sales.
  3. All promotional materials must clearly state the percentage of proceeds that will benefit the Tulsa SPCA.
  4. Any use of the Tulsa SPCA logo or inclusion of the Tulsa SPCA name must be approved by the Tulsa SPCA at least two weeks in advance of the event. Any contact with press or other media must be coordinated with Tulsa SPCA.
  5. The Tulsa SPCA cannot finance any expenses related to a Third-Party Event or assume responsibility for any debts incurred.
  6. Sponsor agrees to coordinate with and request permission from the Tulsa SPCA before soliciting any individuals, organizations or businesses in order to avoid duplicated efforts.
  7. Sponsor must state the terms of the donation that Tulsa SPCA can expect from the event and must tender the donation within thirty (30) days of the event.
  8. A donation solicited on the Tulsa SPCA’s behalf, whether the donation is an item or cash, is tax deductible only when it is made directly and entirely to the Tulsa SPCA.
  9. Donors to Third-Party events who wish to be receipted must make checks payable to the Tulsa SPCA and provide an address. Cash donations must be received with a list of donors, addresses and specific amounts; otherwise, cash will be collected as an anonymous gift. Cash should not be deposited into a personal account in order to write the Tulsa SPCA a check for the amount. If the event is a benefit event (i.e. benefit concert), the donor will only be receipted for the donation amount minus the fair market value of the benefit.
  10. When a portion of the ticket price or suggested donation from a participant of the Sponsor’s event is not tax-deductible, the Sponsor must clearly state this on all materials.
  11. Due to limited resources, the Tulsa SPCA cannot guarantee that Tulsa SPCA staff or volunteers will attend the event.
  12. The Tulsa SPCA typically does not solicit participation from our supporters for Third-Party events and will not approve Third-Party use of Tulsa SPCA mailing lists. The Tulsa SPCA reserves the right to decline participation or cancel participation in an event for any reason. Generally, the following events will NOT be approved:
  • Events that do not adhere to the Tulsa SPCA Third-party Event Guidelines
  • Events that require significant attendance from Tulsa SPCA staff or volunteers
  • Events scheduled in close proximity to a Tulsa SPCA fundraising event (i.e. Paws & Pictures, Trivia Night)
  • Events that are controversial in nature or do not represent a positive image for the Tulsa SPCA

After you have reviewed the above guidelines, please complete the Third Party Event Proposal Form and submit it at least two weeks prior to your proposed event. Once the proposal has been received, the Tulsa SPCA staff will notify you of any questions/concerns. The proposal will then be reviewed by a Tulsa SPCA Staff Committee and you will receive written confirmation regarding their decision.

Thank you again for your support of the Tulsa SPCA! Please return the completed Third-party Event Proposal Form to:

Tulsa SPCA
Attn: Jen Bladen
2910 Mohawk Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74110
Phone: 918-428-7722
Email: jbladen@tulsaspca.org

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ICYMI - Tulsa SPCA Executive Director, Mindy Tiner, is participating in the Route 66 5k Run this Saturday and raising money for the Tulsa SPCA in order for the organization to continue saving lives like Twiggy's. Read Twiggy's story below and then consider donating to Mindy's race fund at fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/d49c739ea714f2bc6b0b. No donation is too big or too small!FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MINDY TINER - PLEASE READ

Every year I take advantage of the opportunity to raise money for the Tulsa SPCA through the Route 66 Marathon because it provides the possibility of having a portion of the donations matched.

So far in 2019 the Tulsa SPCA has taken in 959 animals and placed 918. We’ve spayed/neutered 2,847 dogs and cats, provided 10,572 vaccinations and 1,499 microchips, investigated 649 cruelty complaints and distributed over 11,500 lbs. of food to 964 animals in need as well as provided assistance during the historic flooding this spring and much more.

One of the animals we assisted this year is a white, pit bull mix we’ve named Twiggy. We received a cruelty complaint from a contractor who had been performing work and noticed an emaciated dog on the adjacent property. Once we arrived, we learned the contractor had been working at the location for 6 weeks and the house next door was vacant the entire time. It is unclear why the dog wasn’t noticed prior, but by the time we arrived, the situation was critical. We immediately removed the dog and brought him to our clinic.

At intake Twiggy weighed 29 lbs., was critically dehydrated and anemic due to a flea and worm infestation. We immediately began treatment and hoped for the best. I requested Tulsa Animal Welfare pursue charges against the owners who abandoned Twiggy, and we turned in our report and supporting documentation to the city.

Over the next several days, we were happy to see Twiggy improving. He went home with staff each day to get extra attention and after just 12 days had blossomed and increased his weight to 42 lbs.

We are still caring for Twiggy while we wait for the DA to decide whether or not to pursue charges. His resilience and love for humans amazes us because we know what he went through at the hands of someone who was supposed to love and care for him. Twiggy now weighs 51 lbs. and is able to run, play and begin to trust humans again.

I wish I could say Twiggy was the first animal we’d assisted in this way, or that he would be the last. But, unfortunately, we know there will be more. Your support of our work allows us to continue saving lives like his. Please use this link haku.ly/e97d2827 to make a tax-deductible donation to the Tulsa SPCA through my Route 66 Run efforts.

Thank you so much.

Mindy

Update: We have been informed the DA is taking the case! We hope the appropriate person or people will be held responsible for their crime. In the meantime we will continue to care for Twiggy and show him the love he deserves.
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ICYMI - Tulsa SPCA Executive Director, Mindy Tiner, is participating in the Route 66 5k Run this Saturday and raising money for the Tulsa SPCA in order for the organization to continue saving lives like Twiggys. Read Twiggys story below and then consider donating to Mindys race fund at https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/d49c739ea714f2bc6b0b. No donation is too big or too small!

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Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Meet Ringo! Ringo is a very sweet and docile Shepherd mix. He promises not to jump on you or push you around. He walks very well on a leash! Ringo would do well in almost any home where he can be the only dog.

Ringo is 5-years-old and has been fully vetted! His adoption fee is half off as the Dog of the Week! Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop
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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Meet Ringo! Ringo is a very sweet and docile Shepherd mix. He promises not to jump on you or push you around. He walks very well on a leash! Ringo would do well in almost any home where he can be the only dog.

Ringo is 5-years-old and has been fully vetted! His adoption fee is half off as the Dog of the Week! Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop

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TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Sam is a discerning, older gentleman with soft white fur. He is 9-years-old and weighs 12 lbs. Sam is shy at first, but gets along just fine with the other cats. As a senior pet, his adoption fee is on a "name your donation" basis. Sam would love to find a forever home for the holidays. He is available for visits in our Cat Room. Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #adoptaseniorpetmonth #adoptdontshop #catoftheweek ...

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Sam is a discerning, older gentleman with soft white fur. He is 9-years-old and weighs 12 lbs. Sam is shy at first, but gets along just fine with the other cats. As a senior pet, his adoption fee is on a name your donation basis. Sam would love to find a forever home for the holidays. He is available for visits in our Cat Room. Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #adoptaseniorpetmonth #adoptdontshop #catoftheweek
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