When you are working on projects, you are a representative of Plymouth State University. Because of that, there are rules that you will have to follow in these projects. Most of the rules arise when you want to donate money or physical goods to an external organization, whether you are partnering with that organization or not and whether that organization is for-profit or not. If you plan to raise money or collect goods of any kind in your project, be sure to notify Associate Provost Ann McClellan (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your plans. In some cases, that will be all you need to do. But in other cases, especially when you and your peers will be collecting and handling money, there may be approvals that you need to obtain. You may be asked to work on a “memorandum of understanding,” which is a contract that explains what you are going to do and what the organization can expect from you. You may be asked to do some training about the rules for handling donations. The Associate Provost will try to make all of this happen as quickly as possible but it may take a little bit of time. So plan ahead as much as you can.
Working with and for Outside Organizations by Cathie LeBlanc is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.