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Sioux Falls, SD 57104


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Community Appeals

Community Appeals

The purpose of the Community Appeals Committee is to qualify and provide orderly scheduling of capital fund drives. The committee has a responsibility to discourage unnecessary or overlapping drives, to assess funds available in the Sioux Falls business community, and to provide input on realistic drive goals.

Scheduling by the Community Appeals Committee does not imply endorsement of a solicitation by the Chamber of Commerce. It merely indicates that the solicitor has made proper application and provided sufficient evidence to assure reliable leadership, sound business planning, and community need. Chamber members must make their own decisions as to the support each will give the drive.

Application Procedure

All requests for capital fund drives must be made in writing and supported by such documents as may be requested by the Community Appeals Committee. Applications will be considered in the following two areas: Social and Educational – for review by the entire committee.

Requests for a capital fund drive need to be scheduled. Applications will be accepted by the Committee until Aug. 1 of any one year and the suggested solicitation amount and time slot for approved drives will be determined and scheduled by the committee no later than February of the following year.

  • Applications for Community Appeals scheduling consideration for the 2019-2020 timeframe will be available online at this location by June 1, 2017. The deadline for submission is Aug. 1, 2017. If you would like to view a draft of this application or if you have questions regarding the process for scheduling consideration, please contact Mike Lynch at 373-2008.

  • To download a copy of the Community Appeals Policy Manual, click here (PDF 136 KB).
  • To download a Capital Campaign Report Form, click here (PDF 1,141 KB).
  • To download the Community Appeals Campaign Feedback Form, click here (PDF 639 KB).

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