Fundraising FAQ

How can I get my fundraiser started at Don Juanz?

Upon approval, we’ll send you an e-mail confirmation for your event along with a customized Don Juanz Fundraiser flyer for you to print & distribute.

How does my organization earn $$ from this program?

Your fundraiser must generate a minimum of $250 in net sales in order for a donation to be made, after that 20% of all sales (pre-tax) brought in by your fundraiser will be donated directly to your organization. A check will be issued 4-6 weeks after your event. Gift card purchases are not applicable toward fundraiser sales.

Who qualifies for a Don Juanz Fundraiser?

For 501(c)3 Organizations:

If you want to host a fundraiser for a charitable organization that is recognized by the government as tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, you will need a valid 501(c)3 taxpayer ID. Our system will validate your taxpayer ID electronically against a government list found at www.irs.gov. Once your tax ID is validated, your fundraiser booking process may proceed. All fundraisers for 501(c)3 organizations must be booked 10 days in advance.

The TIN number provided cannot be found on the approved Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 listing. Please visit www.irs.gov to verify if your organization has 501 (c)3 status. Or, if your organization does not hold 501 (c)3 status, book a fundraiser as a non 501 (c)3 organization.

For non-501(c)3 Organizations:

  • You’ll need your organization’s Tax I.D. number.
  • Your organization’s fundraiser application must be submitted 15 days in advance.
  • A completed W-9 will need to sent in with your application.
  • You will receive an email response regarding your fundraiser application within 7 business days of submission.
  • If your organization earns more than $600 in a calendar year, an IRS 1099 miscellaneous income form will be sent to the address provided on the W-9 during the application process for tax reporting purposes.

Organizations that have benefitted from Don Juanz Fundraisers include:

  • Sports Teams
  • Booster Clubs
  • Camps
  • Cheerleading Squads
  • PTA’s
  • School Bands
  • Sororities/Fraternities
  • Religious Organizations

How does this work?

  • You publicize your event ahead of time, by handing out customized flyers in person, via email as well as social media.
  • People attending your fundraiser must bring their flyers with them and present them to the cashier when ordering. Flyers may be in color or black and white.
  • Participating fundraiser guests are required to present a valid fundraiser flyer with each order to receive credit for the fundraiser.
  • Guests may receive credit for their meals whether they dine in, take food to go or pick up a Don Juanz Catering platter.
  • Please note: Flyers may not be distributed inside Don Juanz, within 100 yards of Don Juanz, or in the Don Juanz parking lot before or during your event. Thank you for understanding.

Why should you have your fundraiser at Don Juanz?

It’s easy to ask people to come to Don Juanz — they love it as much as a sunny day. They can feel good about the food they eat and the contribution they’ll make, too. Don Juanz has helped many organizations, and now yours can benefit from this easy-to-organize program with generous rewards.

Suggestions for a successful fundraiser (ideas for a successful fundraiser)

After you’ve reserved your Don Juanz Fundraiser online, take these steps to create the biggest turnout and largest donation to your cause.

  • Put a flyer in your organization’s newsletter.
  • Announce your Don Juanz Fundraiser on your website, and add a link to a downloadable PDF of the flyer.
  • Attach the flyer to an e-mail going out to the family, friends, office, etc.
  • Call your local newspaper. They’re always looking for information on charitable events in the community.
  • Pass out flyers during large gatherings, group meetings, training sessions and area sporting events.
  • Announce the fundraiser on the P.A. system at another local event.
  • Share the details in your online invitations, such as Evite.
  • Announce the event on your blog, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • To increase the funds raised by your organization, encourage people to order Don Juanz Catering platters for their group, home or office during your event. (Must place order a day in advance.)
  • Most important, cast a wide net. Talk to everybody. There are plenty of fish in the sea (not to mention the ones in our tacos). The more people that come to your Don Juanz Fundraiser, the more money your fund-lovin’ organization will earn. And don’t worry if everyone can’t stay for dinner. They can order take-out or pick up a Don Juanz Catering platter, too.

How much dinero did my organization raise @ our fundraiser?

Information on how much money your organization earned will be available approximately one week after your fundraiser. This information will be provided in an email following your event or can be found online by logging into your fundraiser account.

All receipts from each of your “flyers’ used at purchase will be totaled at the end of the event to determine how much dinero your organization earned. This information will be provided in an email following your event.

When can we hold our event?

Once we confirm an available date, we suggest Monday, Wednesday or Sunday evenings between 4-8 PM.

How many fundraisers can we schedule?

Your organization can hold one fundraiser every six weeks. 


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