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AKA Fundraising Policy - itzatwist - 06-08-2018

AKA Fundraising Policy

The American Kratom Association (AKA) welcomes the support of every kratom advocate. There is a secure contribution portal on our website that allows for individuals and businesses to make contributions where we can provide optimum security for confidential information of donors.



Some supporters have offered to do fundraising in their communities for the benefit of the AKA, and we deeply appreciate these expressions of support. However, in order to protect the integrity of our tax-exempt status as a 501©(4) entity, and to assure that donations by supporters are credited to the authorized bank account of AKA, it is essential that we document and account for each individual contribution.

Accordingly, any individual or entity that wishes to conduct a fundraising event in your community for the benefit of the AKA must submit a request for authorization prior to advertising or commencing any such fundraising effort. Requests should be submitted to pete.candland@americankratom.org.

We have received some complaints from individuals who have made donations that they believed were for the benefit of the AKA only to find out that the money had been diverted, or only a portion of the money intended to support AKA’s advocacy efforts, was presented for deposit to our authorized bank account. We hope all understand the importance of receiving prior authorization for any fundraising effort undertaken on behalf of the AKA.


We advise everyone to verify an AKA authorization for a local fundraiser by checking our website at www.americankratom.orgfor a list of fundraising activities approved by the AKA.


The AKA deeply appreciates the support of the Kratom Nation that has allowed us to effectively advocate to keep kratom legal, and we will continue these efforts with your continued support.