The Goldmine Alliance is a donor-managed collective with the sole purpose of supporting UNC Charlotte 49er student-athletes in matching and administering name-image-likeness (NIL) opportunities between the Charlotte student-athlete and the business and philanthropic communities interested in NIL sponsorship
The Goldmine Alliance is NOT a non-profit organization, and contributions to The Goldmine Alliance are NOT eligible for charitable tax deductions, but may be eligible for tax deductibility as a business expense depending on consultation with your tax counsel
As a supporter/contributor/sponsor, fill out the short form on www.goldmine-alliance.com and support staff of the founder of the Alliance will reach out to coordinate sport/athlete of interest with your sponsorship opportunity.
After interacting with support staff of The Goldmine Alliance, supporters can specify the proposed sport/athlete and dollar amount and payment cadence along with the sponsorship opportunity they are presenting. The Goldmine Alliance support staff will then propose that transaction to the relevant student-athlete(s) through the Inflcr exchange platform approved by the compliance office of UNC Charlotte. Once that transaction is accepted by the student-athlete and approved by the compliance office of UNC Charlotte, then: 1) The Goldmine Alliance will take payment from the supporter, then 2) the sponsorship activity will be completed and the payment will be made by The Goldmine Alliance to the student-athlete
It is very common for supporters to not have a specific transaction in mind. The Goldmine Alliance will take both specific or broad guidance from supporters. If the supporter does not have a specific endorsement proposal in mind, The Goldmine Alliance will use its network of primarily Charlotte-based philanthropic and commercial opportunities to propose valuable opportunities for the student-athlete to endorse/fulfill in exchange for monetary consideration. For example, while The Goldmine Alliance is not a non-profit organization, we have relationships with several Charlotte-based philanthropic organizations whereby the student-athlete can complete valuable tasks for the philanthropic (or commercial) organization in exchange for monetary consideration.
No. The Goldmine Alliance does not currently charge a fee or otherwise retain any portion of payments it receives on behalf of student-athletes, and operational fulfillment is done by the existing support staff of the founder of the Alliance. If operational complexity of The Goldmine Alliance increases, at-cost administrative expenses may be deducted in the future but existing and prospective supporters will be previously notified of that change.
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