Ram$ For Change Fundraiser

Ram$ for Change (formerly known as CSU Serves) is a fundraiser for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) coordinated by SLiCE. Ram$ for Change involves spending up to 4 hours of your time to help local community agencies with their much-needed projects on Ram$ for Change weekends (Friday evenings to Sunday evenings).  RSOs provide their time and energy to complete “volunteer” projects for local non-profits and governmental agencies in exchange for funding to their RSO’s Student Organization Financial Account (SOFA).

New and Helpful Fundraiser Information

  • For 2019-2020, RSOs will receive $20 per CSU student who “volunteers.”
  • Projects will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are built around community need.
  • RSOs must be registered with SLiCE in the current academic year. RSOs must have a SOFA to receive payment.
    • Yet, any RSO could use Ram$ for Change as a service project for their organization, waive the funding, and consider their time spent as volunteering.
  • RSOs are allowed to participate as many times as they would like, however they may only receive the financial incentive two times a semester.
  • RSOs must register for an upcoming Ram$ for Change weekend at least 3 weeks before it occurs.
  • To receive the fundraising money:
    • Each student who participates in the RSO’s Ram$ for Change project, must complete a Liability Waiver no later than midnight on the Sunday night before their Ram$ for Change weekend.
    • AND those same names need to correspond with what the community agency lists as those who participated in the project.
    • Expect the funding to take 2 weeks to reach your SOFA after the Ram$ For Change weekend concludes

 

2019 – 2020 Ram$ for Change Weekends:

Funding is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If funding is exhausted early, certain spring dates will likely be canceled.  Signing up for weekends can happen early on and at one time, or it can be spread out and occur before each weekend.  Commit to the weekends you register for and share with student “volunteers” as early as possible.

  • Weekend #1: Friday 9/27/2019 – Sunday 9/29/2019
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday 9/8/2019 at midnight
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 9/22/2019 at midnight
  • Weekend #2: Friday 11/8/2019 – Sunday 11/10/2019
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday 10/20/2019 at midnight
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 11/3/2019 at midnight
  • Weekend #3: Friday 12/6/2019 – Sunday 12/8/2019
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday 11/17/2019 at midnight
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 12/1/2019 at midnight
  • Weekend #4: Friday 2/14/2020 – Sunday 2/16/2020
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday 1/29/2020 at midnight (adjusted due to winter break)
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 2/2/2020
  • Weekend #5: Friday 2/28/2020 – Sunday 3/1/2020
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday 2/9/2020 at midnight
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 2/23/2020
  • Weekend #6: Friday 3/27/2020 – Sunday 3/29/2020
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday 3/8/2020 at midnight
    • Waiver Deadline: Sunday 3/22/2020

Questions? Please direct questions to the SLICE Service Liaisons call SLiCE at 970-491-1682 or email SLiCE_serviceliaisons@colostate.edu.

 

Ram$ for Change Cancellation Policy:

Once an RSO is assigned a Ram$ for Change project, the RSO is expected to complete the project by ensuring the number of students they signed up participate in the project on their assigned date and time. In extreme circumstances:

  • An RSO may cancel more than 1 week in advance of the assigned project, without penalty.
  • If an RSO cancels within 1 week of the assigned project, the RSO will be evaluated regarding further participation on a case-by-case basis.
  • If an RSO cancels within 48 hours of their assigned project, the RSO will be removed from all future Ram$ for Change weekends in the current academic year and suspended from being able to participate in Ram$ for Change and will be re-evaluated the following fall semester.
  • If a community agency cancels a project within 48 hours, the RSO will receive half of their anticipated funding despite not completing the project to make up for the inconvenience.

 

Community Agency Registration for Ram$ For Change

If you are a local community agency (non-profit or governmental organization) and either need volunteers for an event occurring on or have a project that can be hosted on a designated Ram$ for Change weekend, consider participating in one of our Ram$ for Change weekends! This program aims to meet community need and bring the CSU student community together with local Fort Collins community members and not-for-profit organizations. All submitted volunteer opportunities are subject to review by the SLiCE office and volunteers are not guaranteed. Projects in the past include gardening/landscaping, donation/food sorting, and supporting volunteer operations at annual/fundraising events.  Project matching is first-come, first serve and projects need to be registered at least 3 weeks prior to the upcoming Ram$ for Change weekend to be considered.

 

Funding is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If funding is exhausted early, certain spring dates will likely be canceled.  Signing up for weekends can happen early on and at one time, or it can be spread out and occur before each weekend.  Commit to the weekends you register for and share with student “volunteers” as early as possible.