GRFU Fundraising Representation

The GRFU has implemented a GRFU Fundraising Representation Agreement that was approved in principle by the Board.

This was primarily put in place for our Clubs and/or players to help them to help Ghana Rugby and to help themselves.

Those who are interested must apply to become a GRFU Fundraising Representative via our website (see Agreement and Application Form below)

The application can also be done via Google Forms:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfca6fjnGX12qTJjo…/viewform

In terms of the “I Love Ghana Rugby” T-shirts the amount that Clubs or individuals can earn will be GHS 5 per T-Shirt sold under the condition that commissions will only be paid after reaching a minimum target. Commissions will also only be paid at the end of each month.

GRFU Fundraising Representation Agreement FAQs

Q – If I am an official GRFU Fundraising Representative will the Agreement be applicable to any funds I raise for Ghana Rugby?
A – Absolutely yes. Commissions and terms will be negotiated or announced on a project-by-project basis but the base commission according to the agreement is 10%.

Q – Is this even applicable if I get a major sponsor for say US$ 1 million.
A – Yes, absolutely.

Q – How do I become an official GRFU Fundraising Representative?
A – Just go to our website here: http://ghanarugby.org/…/fu…/grfu-fundraising-representation/

Let us know if you have any other questions…

Approved GRFU Fundraising Representatives

  • Emmanuel Kalos (Ghana Rugby)
  • Jason Dzata (Ghana Rugby)
  • Rafatu Inusah (Ghana Rugby)
  • Rian Malan (Ghana Rugby)
  • Stuart Aimer (UK)
  • Tim Harper / Harper Performance (UK)

GRFU Fundraising Representation Agreement

See application form below the Agreement.

INDEX

TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

IDENTIFICATION OF PARTIES TO AGREEMENT

DESCRIBING THE TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

  1. Term of agreement.
  2. Cancellation of Agreement
  3. Description of respective obligations
  4. Regulatory requirements.
  5. Description of fundraising methods
  6. Control of funds.
  7. Compensation of fundraiser.
  8. Indemnification of GRFU.
  9. Nondisclosure of confidential information.
  10. Breach of agreement.
  11. Notice to parties to agreement.
  12. Applicable law.
  13. Benefit.
  14. Assignment.
  15. Amendment.

 

TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

This Agreement is made and entered into effective on the date of electronic confirmation of acceptance of this agreement by the GRFU between the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), a Ghanaian sports association, whose principal address is 46 Okodan Road, Osu, Accra-Ghana the corporation or individual (“Agent”) who has submitted an agreement via the online Google Form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfca6fjnGX12qTJjogBo38qkvL6QPBC–_KqMpEc0tWKpnAtg/viewform (“the Form”) whose principal address is as submitted on the Form.

IDENTIFICATION OF PARTIES TO AGREEMENT

  1.      GRFU is an amateur / professional sport governing body for the sport of rugby and is composed of the Executive Council and those Regional federations that have been duly affiliated by the Congress.
  2.      Agent is an individual or corporation who wants to raise funds for the GRFU.
  3.      Subject to the terms of this Agreement, GRFU desires to engage the services of Agent and Agent desires to engage in fundraising activities on behalf of GRFU.

DESCRIBING THE TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

1. Term of agreement.

This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date hereof and shall continue until terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

2. Cancellation of Agreement

(a)    GRFU shall have the right to cancel Agreement without cost, penalty or liability for a period of ten days following the date of execution, by serving a written or electronic notice of cancellation on Agent. If mailed, service shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, and cancellation shall be deemed effective upon the expiration of five calendar days from the date of mailing. The notice shall be sufficient if it indicates that GRFU does not intend to be bound by Agreement.

Any funds collected after effective notice that Agreement has been cancelled shall be deemed to be held in trust for the benefit of GRFU without any deduction for costs or expenses. GRFU shall be entitled to recover all funds collected after the effective date of cancellation. 

(b)    Following the initial ten (10) day cancellation period, GRFU reserves the right to terminate this Agreement, upon thirty days written notice to Agent that, if mailed, service of the notice of termination shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, and shall be deemed effective upon the expiration of five calendar days from the date of mailing. In the event of termination under this subsection, GRFU shall be liable for services provided by Agent up to 30 days after the effective date of the notice.

(c)    Following the initial ten (10) day cancellation period, GRFU reserves the right to terminate this Agreement, without payment or compensation of any kind to Agent, at any time upon written notice to Agent, if Agent  or its agents, employees or representatives

(i) make any material misrepresentations in the course of solicitations or with respect to GRFU or other material matter subject to this Agreement;

(ii) are found by GRFU to have been convicted of a crime arising from the conduct of a charitable solicitation punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony;

(iii) otherwise conducts its fundraising activities in a manner that causes or could cause public disparagement of GRFU’s good name or goodwill; or

(iv) discloses confidential information in violation of

(d)    Either party may terminate this Agreement in the event of a material breach of this Agreement by the other party which continue without cure for thirty (30) or more days following the giving of notice of such breach to the breaching party.

3. Description of respective obligations

In connection with Agent ’s fundraising activities on behalf of GRFU, Agent  shall have the right to use GRFU’s good name and goodwill. GRFU shall cooperate with Agent  for the purpose of soliciting donations to fund the activities of the GRFU.

4. Regulatory requirements.

This Agreement is subject to the issuance of all necessary governmental permits, registrations and approvals with respect to fundraising activities contemplated by this Agreement in a timely manner by all governmental agencies having regulation over such activities. Agent  shall not commence fundraising activities until compliance with all required permits, registrations and approvals.

5. Description of fundraising methods

(a)    Agent shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of Ghana in the conduct of its business and its fundraising activities on behalf of GRFU.

(b)    In connection with all sales and solicitation activities, Agent, its agents, servants, representatives and employees shall not misrepresent GRFU’s name and activities in any way. GRFU will provide Agent with a description of its organisation and its activities which may be used in connection with sales and solicitations. 

(c)    Agent, its agents, servants, representatives and employees shall, in connection with all sales and solicitations clearly state that they represent GRFU in connection with fundraising activities on its behalf.

(d)    All sales or solicitation activity undertaken by Agent pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be performed by Agent, its agents, servants, representatives and employees by whatever means they deem fit.

(e)    Agent shall provide all proposed solicitation materials to GRFU for review prior to use and shall not use said materials without the express written consent of GRFU, through its president, which consent may be withheld at GRFU’s sole discretion.

(f)     GRFU shall exercise control and approval over the content and frequency of any solicitation. GRFU shall monitor the solicitation efforts made by Agent and reserves the right to direct, instruct and otherwise limit Agent’s solicitation services for the purpose of preserving and protecting GRFU’s good name.

(g)    Agent  shall, where possible,  record all solicitation calls made to California residents and shall maintain these recordings for a period no less than one (1) year. GRFU shall have access to all such recordings as well as access to monitoring or observing solicitation calling.

(h)    Agent shall provide GRFU at least every three (3) months with a list of all donors (or purchasers, if the solicitation is a sales solicitation), including a contribution history for each donor (purchaser) in a format to be reasonably designated from time to time by GRFU. Such contributor, donor and customer list shall at all times remain the property of GRFU and shall constitute confidential information which will be preserved and protected by Agent in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. At no time shall Agent have the right to sell or otherwise negotiate the contents of the list.

(i)      If the fundraiser proposes to make any payment in cash or in kind to any person or legal entity to secure any person’s attendance at, or sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of, a charity fundraising event, the maximum dollar amount of those payments shall be set forth in the contract.

6. Control of funds.

Each contribution in the control or custody of Agent  shall, in its entirety and within five working days of its receipt:

(1) be deposited in an account at a bank or other federally insured financial institution that is solely in the name of GRFU and over which GRFU has sole control over withdrawals; or

(2) be delivered to GRFU in person.

7. Compensation of fundraiser.

  1.      Agent will prepare and submit a campaign operating budget for approval by GRFU prior to beginning any solicitation campaign, event or service under this contract.
  2.      Agent will be paid 10 (ten) percent of net contributions raised on behalf of the GRFU at the end of every month subject to conditions set on a project-by-project basis, or such other amounts as announced by the GRFU or agreed with Agent.

8. Indemnification of GRFU.

Agent  shall indemnify, defend and hold GRFU harmless from any and all claims, losses and/or damages, of whatever kind and nature, arising from, out of or in connection with the performance by Agent  of its obligations under this Agreement, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by GRFU in defending itself from any and all such claims.

9. Nondisclosure of confidential information.

Agent  agrees that it will not without first receiving written authorization signed by an officer or director of GRFU, during the term of this Agreement or at any time after the termination of this Agreement, remove from GRFU’s premises or otherwise divulge to any other person or entity the contents of any records or any other information of any kind relating to the business of GRFU, including but not limited to (i) donor and customer lists, telephone numbers and other information pertaining to donors and customers; (ii) finances, plans, or other information relating to the operation of GRFU generally; and (iii) other private and confidential information which is a unique asset of GRFU or information which, if known to competitors or others outside of GRFU, would be harmful to GRFU.

Agent agrees to deliver to GRFU upon termination of this Agreement any and all such information in any form then in its possession or under its control. Agent acknowledges that such information is confidential and is the sole property of GRFU. The foregoing restrictions on disclosure of confidential information shall not apply to disclosures required to be made to any public body or other regulatory agency governing the activities of GRFU or Agent.

10. Breach of agreement.

Agent  acknowledges that a breach of Paragraph 9 may result in irreparable and continuing damage to GRFU and the business of GRFU for which there will be no adequate remedy at law and agrees that, in the event of any breach or threatened breach of said paragraph, GRFU shall have the right to seek injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent a continuing or threatened breach of agreement and such other and further relief as may be proper. In addition to other damages awarded, GRFU shall be entitled to a judgment for court costs and reasonable attorneys fees.

11. Notice to parties to agreement.

Wherever under this agreement a provision is made for notice of any kind, such notice shall be in writing and signed by or on behalf of the party giving or making same and it shall be deemed sufficient notice and service thereof when such notice is personally delivered or mailed as provided for service of cancellation of agreement in paragraph 2(d) above, as follows:

To GRFU:

info@ghanarugby.org

and

To Agent : To the mailing address as submitted through the Form

12. Applicable law.

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ghana. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held be unenforceable, such portions shall not limit or otherwise modify or affect any other portion of this Agreement.

13. Benefit.

This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

14. Assignment.

This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without the express written consent of the other.

15. Amendment.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and may not be modified, amended or otherwise altered, except by written consent signed by both parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undermentioned have executed this Agreement effective as of the date of submission of the Form.

Ghana Rugby Football Union. By its President Mr. Herbert A. Mensah

Agent. By the Agent

By completing the GRFU Fundraising Representation Agreement below you agree to the terms set out above.