Fundraising Guidelines

Alignment with Mission

Dartmouth Health Children's aims to help children and their families live their happiest, healthiest lives. Our physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond. We see children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood diseases. As part of the Dartmouth Health system, we are dedicated to creating a sustainable system of care and to achieving the healthiest population possible in a family-centered environment. Dartmouth Health Children's retains the right to refuse any promotion that does not support this mission and vision which includes promotions that contain controversial subject matter, are illegal, or are counterproductive to our work as a pediatric health system.

  1. Events must be registered with Dartmouth Health Children's using our online Event Registration Form. Recurring events must be registered annually.

  2. Events should complement the image and mission of Dartmouth Health Children's. We are not able to endorse fundraisers promoting alcohol, tobacco, firearms or other activities deemed inappropriate or harmful to children alongside the Dartmouth Health Children's brand. We discourage direct sponsorship by companies whose products are in conflict with our mission, including but not limited to alcohol and tobacco.

  3. Dartmouth Health Children's must not be represented as the host of your event. It is appropriate to reference the events relationship to Dartmouth Health Children's in the following matter, "Name of Event, benefiting Dartmouth Health Children's."

  4. Dartmouth Health Children's will not assume any legal or financial liability for third-party events. Event organizers are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits, licenses, and/or insurance.

  5. When possible, please submit a budget with estimated revenues and expenses for your event. Dartmouth Health Children's reserves the right to review this budget. The Better Business Bureau recommends that charities spend no more than 30% of related contributions on fundraising. Dartmouth Health Children's will not approve an event where the fund-raising costs exceed 30% of total in-come.

  6. Events must comply with all federal, state and local laws governing charitable fundraising, gift reporting, and special events. Donors must be notified regarding which portion of their contribution is tax deductible, and determinations must be made based on fair market value of all tickets and/or items. Please contact Dartmouth Health Children's with questions or for more information.

  7. Dartmouth Health Children's must approve, in advance, all copy for print materials using the “Dartmouth Health Children's” or “Hearts in Action” brand, including invitations, advertisements, press releases, and posters. Our name and logos must not be altered or shortened, other than to use the acronym "CHaD" after first referring to "Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center."

  8. Please notify Dartmouth Health Children's staff if you plan to contact businesses, individuals, or organizations for sponsorship proposals. Please be prepared to provide Dartmouth Health Children's with a list of organizations that you plan to approach, so that we can be sure that they have not already been solicited for a donation by our organization.

Support Dartmouth Health Children's can provide:

  • Advice on event planning

  • A letter of authenticity for your event

  • Hearts in Action logos (use must be approved by Dartmouth Health Children's staff)

  • Information about Dartmouth Health Children's, including funding priorities

  • A fundraising page on our Hearts in Action website

Dartmouth Health Children's is unable to provide the following:

  • On-site staffing and volunteers

  • Insurance coverage

  • Funding or expense reimbursement

  • Mailing lists

  • Advertising and promotion outside of our web page

  • Product endorsements

  • Our tax ID number for your use