- RoboMaster NA Community is on the way to have its own 501c(3) code. The code would be ready to use this December by estimate.
- In theory, RMNA non-profit should be allowed to do fundraising for any RMNA team by the legitimate process. I have a lawyer who is an expert in this area (at least he is the best of the knowledge to me so far).
- According to my friend who is running her own 501c(3), you can use other non-profit entities to operate crowdfunding, as long as that org’s mission(s) align with what you are doing.
exp: If a non-profit org has the mission of “encouraging young students to participate in STEM robotics event and team activities”; and it has been used for fundraising FRC events for high school students. In theory, this organization can raise funds for a RoboMaster team as well.
- Applying for a 501c(3) takes time and money. For small 501 which declare a fundraising cap of up to $50k costs about 6 months to process. But, it doesn’t mean you can not raise more than $50k, you just need to specify on the tax report.
This is the information I have so far regarding 501c(3), I hope it could be helpful at some level. If you found anything that I addressed was incorrect, please comment below or contact me on discord.