The Chapter license is free and all the Chapter work is 100% volunteer. While SU does not provide any funding to Chapters and the leadership team is run by volunteers, many Chapters work through a sponsorship model where companies, individuals or organizations provide needed space, food and other resources to support events.
Chapters can fundraise to cover Chapter costs as long as the following guidelines for fundraising apply:
- SingularityU Chapters are not permitted to fundraise from or contact Global 500 companies or Deloitte without writing SU HQ first for approval.
- Weapon manufacturers, tobacco companies, and political or religious organizations are not allowed to act as sponsors for SingularityU events or in association with the SingularityU brand.
It’s important to note that Chapters need to get approval from Singularity University before reaching out to potential sponsors and/or speakers before announcing the events.