Frequently Asked Questions

[su_spoiler title="I completed the fundraiser activation form, why is my fundraiser page not visible?" style="modern-light"] [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Can I do a different kind of fundraiser instead of a kick-a-thon?" style="modern-light"]

Yes. The Board provided the Kick-a-thon fundraising structure with national prizes as a framework for participating members, but other fundraising methods can be used and participants can still qualify for prizes.

For example, at the 2014 National Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sa Bom Nim Dae Kyu Chang reported that he had superior results using a break-a-thon fundraising model where participants donated to perform breaking and then also received instruction about breaking as part of their experience.

Other instructors have inquired about doing:

  • Break-a-thons
  • Garage Sales
  • Walk-a-thons to involve parents & non students
  • Car Washes
  • Bake Sales

Adding a bit of creativity to your fundraising strategies may yield some surprising results for your school while also raising funds to support the Moo Duk Kwan. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Can I host a Kick-a-thon?" style="modern-light"]

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Is the National Moo Duk Kwan® Kick-a-thon at the National Festival the same as local Kick-a-thons?" style="modern-light"]
  • While the fundraising purpose is currently the same, the National Festival Moo Duk Kwan® Kick-a-thon is different than studio or regional kick-a-thons.  The national one is hosted by TAC and is a high level training opportunity offered by the TAC only at the National Festival and which is only accessible to qualified attendees who have acquired any amount of sponsor donations. Learn more about it at www.festival.soobahkdo.org
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="What Kick-a-thon prizes are offered to top fundraisers?" style="modern-light"]
  • Refer to the Prize update posts on the website and the Prizes and Rules on the reverse side of your Sponsor Pledge Sheet.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="How do I change the title of my fundraiser to make it more personal?" style="modern-light"]
  • Log in and visit your personal fundraiser page and an EDIT button will appear on the top left hand side just above the GOAL box. Click the Edit button.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="How do my sponsors find out about my fundraiser page to make donations?" style="modern-light"]
  • You can email friends, family and potential sponsors the custom URL you set for your page during activation of your fundraiser. For example: http://mykickathon.com/give/johndoe/
  • You can also post your link on your social network sites like Facebook, twitter, etc.
  • You can also write your link on your sponsor pledge sheet for reference and/or write it on any business cards, studio free intro cards, etc. that you may hand out to potential sponsors when you speak with them.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="How are prize winners determined if several studios combine their Kick-a-thons into one event?" style="modern-light"]
  • If multiple studios schedule their Kick-a-thons together and each individual participant and/or studio owner submits their respective proceeds to Headquarters without mixing proceeds with others, then the prize winners can still be determined and awarded per studio.
  • In the rules and prizes information it indicates that the person raising the most per studio will win prizes.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Some of my sponsors want a tax deduction receipt for their donation, how do they get one?" style="modern-light"]
  • Sponsors who want to receive a tax deduction receipt via email for their donation can:
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Where do I send the donation proceeds? Some are for the Federation and some are for the FOUNDATION." style="modern-light"] [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Should I combine all the donations or should I submit separate sponsor sheets for each participant?" style="modern-light"]
  • Submit separate sponsor sheets for each participant listing all donations acquired by a particular student in order for prize winners to be calculated at the studio and national levels.
  • On each sponsor sheet identify any sponsors of a student who expect to receive a tax-deductible receipt from the FOUNDATION and be sure to include their email address on the memo line of their payment instrument.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="I hosted a Kick-a-thon and received some cash donations, what do I do about submitting those?" style="modern-light"]
  • On each individual student's sponsor sheet, indicate which sponsors made their donations in cash and then convert all cash donations into a safe payment instrument and send it along with sponsor sheets.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Can I combine all the donations turned in by participants and submit one check for the total amount?" style="modern-light"]
  • No. Please refrain from doing this if at all possible.
  • Commingling funds in this manner creates several problems such as identifying donors who are expecting a tax-deduction receipt from the FOUNDATION and identifying individual donor amounts attributed to each student in order to calculate prize winners and identifying individual donors to send them "Thank You" messages.
  • Also, if you accept checks from donors that happen to be returned NSF at a later date, then you may not be able to collect on those and you would lose as a result of having commingled funds.
  • The best practice is to submit all donations and sponsor sheets individually.