Sonoma County Pride is an all-volunteer organization. We depend on the support of many volunteers to stage our annual Pride Celebration events. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your time contributes to the success of our community. Each volunteer receives a special T-shirt, a meal voucher and other perks.
POWER OF LOVE VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING PROGRAM
Earn Money For Your Favorite 501(c)3 Non-Profit!
Sonoma County Pride now offers our optional Power of Love(POL) volunteer program through which your volunteer hours earn money for your favorite cause. 501(c)(3) non-profits are encouraged to invite friends and supporters to volunteer as a fundraising event for the organization. Individuals are also welcome to select their favorite cause and know that their volunteer time is supporting that cause and Pride.
How It Works
VOLUNTEERS Simply register through our online registration system. Complete to contact information portion, choose your volunteer shift(s) then you will have the option to select from a drop-down list of 501(c)(3) non-profits that have been submitted and approved as part of our 2019 program. It’s that easy – we’ll take care of the rest.
For each hour you volunteer at an official PRIDE Celebration event, you will earn $5.00 for your selected 501(c)(3) non-profit. Volunteers must contribute a minimum of four hours to qualify, must check IN and OUT with the SCP Manager of Volunteer Support or their designee for hours to be counted).
Assuming the financial obligations for Sonoma County Pride weekend have been met, SCP will present donation checks at our fall SCP annual public meeting.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR 501(C)(3) NON-PROFITS
Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive proceeds from the Power of Love volunteer fundraising program.
Non-Profit organizations must complete the registration application below in order to be considered for SCP’s LOVE Program.
Along with the application Non-Profit organizations must submit proof of active 501(c)(3) status and their most current financial statement.
Nonprofits must be approved by the Sonoma County pride Board of Directors before being eligible to participate. Selection criteria includes:
The organization’s primary area of operation takes place in Sonoma County
The organization supports equality and non-discrimination
No aspect of the organization’s mission or activities conflicts with the mission or vison of Sonoma County Pride
Approval is at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of Sonoma County Pride
Once approved the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will be officially notified and added to the volunteer registration drop-down list of Power of Love approved organizations.
Donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may not be made in the event the Pride parade and/or festival are cancelled due to extreme weather or other circumstances beyond SCP’s control. Distributions of LOVE Program funds occur after all other financial obligations of SCP have been met.