Does the participant need to be a 501 (c)(3) organization? We don’t have a Foundation. We have a City Library Fund (170 c30) or a Friends of the Library (501 c3).
We strongly recommend further discussions with your leadership team in terms of what would be legally permissible given this is a fundraising campaign.
If you have a Friends organization that has a donation form you could leverage, we would recommend exploring that option. However, any library system without a foundation or friends organization can participate in the awareness building aspect of this work and leveraging the branding.