YourCause has several clients that require an organization to agree to a compliance agreement and complete their affiliations in order to qualify for matching funds. Your organization would not be eligible for matching funds from those companies until both of these actions are resolved.
In order to complete these compliances, you must be the administrator for your organization. If you have not registered, please click here to view our Registration Guide.
Compliance Agreements are used by our partner companies to ensure the companies to which they are matching have agreed to a set standard of terms.
Access Compliance and Affirmations
This can be accessed by going to Administration > Compliance / Affirmations in NPOconnect. You will be presented with available Affirmations of Compliance and their status. The type of Compliance Agreements available may differ per client - Some have custom Agreements while others use the standard YourCause Compliance Agreements shown in the image below.
If not yet complete, click on the blue arrow to the right of the item's name to view the terms. Once you have read and reviewed the Compliance Agreement, click on I agree to the terms above to accept or I DO NOT agree to the terms above. Any outstanding Affirmations should be resolved.
It should be noted that selecting I DO NOT agree to the terms above for an Affirmation may impact your eligibility for some programs.
Renew Your Agreement
Compliance Agreements are typically valid for 2 years. You will receive an email from YourCause when it is time to renew.
Helpful Information for Religious Organizations
We understand that religious organizations may have questions about the two compliances below.
- Affirmation of Compliance with Non-Discriminatory practices: This statement only applies to the projects and programs funded by YourCause corporate clients.
- Affirmation of Compliance with Non-Religious program support: This statement only applies to the funds that are received by YourCause corporate clients.
Affiliations are used by our partner companies to help them find organizations that are a fit for their own CSR mission.
This can be accessed by going to Administration > Profile in NPOconnect. Scroll down the page until you see the Affiliations section. Select all that apply to your organization or any of your ongoing programs. If none apply, select None of the above.
Once finished, click Save at the top of the Profile page.
|Fraternal||Organizations with a fraternal purpose where membership is based on a common tie or in pursuit of a common object. Fraternal organizations that operate under a lodge system or for the exclusive benefit of the members of the fraternal organizations. Examples include Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Freemasons.|
|Politically Affiliated||Organizations that operate primarily to raise or spend money to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to any Federal, State, or local public office. Examples include political parties, political action committees, and Super PACs.|
|Religious||A religious organization is one formed and operated for religious purposes and actively promotes the advancement of its religion via various activities. Common examples include churches such as synagogues, mosques, temples, as well as religious organizations that require those who receive services to participate in religious activities such as requiring religious education and /or prayer prior to receiving a meal.|
|Sectarian||Organizations that operate primarily to raise or spend money for a particular sect or denomination. Common examples are denominations of a religion, ethnic identity, class, or region.|
|Service||Organizations where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. Examples include honor societies or professional associations.|
|Veterans||Organizations that operate primarily to raise or spend money for the exclusive benefit of veterans of the United States Armed Forces.|
|None of the above||All other available options do not apply to your organization or any of your ongoing programs.|