Partnership FAQ

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a partner. Here you will find answers to questions about our program and how to get started. Remember, 100% of every dollar goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. No gift is too small—and your contribution will help fund a cure.

We appreciate your interest in becoming a partner for pancreatic cancer research. It’s because of people like you—the owners, the makers, the entrepreneurs—who want to give back that we’re able to fund even more lifesaving research. *Please note, partners are required to donate a specified percentage of sales to the Lustgarten Foundation during the agreed upon time frame and will promote their affiliation while they are an active partner.

**The Lustgarten Foundation complies with the New York Attorney General Guidelines for cause marketing programs. Adherence to these guidelines is a requirement for community partners.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please complete an application that outlines your company, the goods or products you sell, and the time frame that you would like to participate. Partners can take part on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Once your application has been approved, we will work with you on how best to feature your participation.

You don’t need a large business to become a partner. We encourage sole proprietors and small business owners to get involved with the Lustgarten Foundation. To become a partner, a small business is considered one that will donate less than $10,000 to the Foundation during their partnership agreement. We ask that small businesses agree to a minimum of a three-month commitment.

After approval of your application from the Lustgarten Foundation, we will provide you with our primary registered logo to highlight your relationship with the Foundation on your website. We ask that you refrain from using the logo in any printed materials and on your social media platforms, but we encourage you to share your participation on social media and tag the Foundation at @LustgartenFDN using the hashtag #PurplePower4Panc so we can see your posts.

Should your relationship with the Foundation end for any reason, we ask that you remove our logo from your website within thirty (30) days of the termination.

The percentage that you direct to the Foundation is entirely up to you, although we do ask for a minimum of 10%. Please review the application and specify the percentage you will direct to the Foundation. At the end of each month, you will send the Foundation a check with the proceeds from sales. Please inquire about having a custom trackable link created to help you manage online sales.

As a partner, you will be featured on our website in our Lustgarten Corporate Partners section. We will include your photo or business logo, business name and a link to your site on our page. While we would love to regularly promote your product(s) on our social media channels, out of respect to our audience, we will not be able to do so. However, we will do our best to highlight your participation when and where possible, which may include a mention in our monthly e-newsletter. Please reach out to Vanessa Steil, Social Media and PR Manager, at vsteil@lustgarten.org to discuss promotion opportunities.

Everyone loves supporting a business that gives back! What better way to stand out than to align your business with a Foundation that directs 100% of every dollar raised to pancreatic cancer research? When you become a partner, you’ll be listed on our website, have the opportunity to share your story in a Lustgarten blog post, and be able to tell your customers how their purchase is helping to advance pancreatic cancer research. We encourage you to highlight your participation with your own community—whether as a link in your signature line, social media post, or your company newsletter.

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