Frequently asked questions
What we do is kind of unusual at best and we understand that you may have a few questions for us.
Here are a few answers to the basic questions we are asked when we talk about what we do to people who don’t know us yet. We hope they help you get to know us better.
You have other questions?
Why is your organization called BRAVEWERK?
We crave hard challenges, we aim for perfection, knowing very well that it can never be attained, but believing in our hearts that this pursuit will deliver excellence in everything we do. And that goes for what we try to accomplish in all our humanitarian athletic missions.
We take on challenges that are not for the faint of heart. What we do is very hard on an easy day. It requires very special individuals, the uncommon amongst uncommon to engage in these events and survive them.
So, in essence, we do brave work that helps raise awareness and funds for causes that you want to support by using our athletic talents, unleashing our physical and mental strength to complete these incredible feats, and bring attention to those in need.
So, yes, BRAVEWERK it is!
What causes do you want to help support?
Do you need volunteers?
How do you fund your humanitarian missions?
These sponsorships can be financial, product or service-based, or provided by the addition staff to our team.
Sponsorships are structured based on incremental levels of commitment.
Can athletes join and participate in your events?
Think twice. What we do is not for the week-end warrior, not by a long shot! But if you have the heart, and we will test that claim, please apply to join our team of uncommon individuals!
I'm a beginner runner. Can I still join in?
Your first step is to truly want to accept the level of suffering that comes with the job.
Can you accept that? You can? Then apply.
What are the donations for?
What percentage of the donations are forwarded to the causes?
When are the funds forwarded to the causes?
Do you issue donation certificates for taxe purposes?
Do you refund donations?
How do you make a living?
What are the sponsorships for?
Are the sponsors contributing to your training prior to the events?
What is the required amount associated with each sponsorship level?
The amounts required for each level of sponsorship are determined on a case-by-case basis. The reason for that is that we want to make sure each sponsor gets his fair share of the total exposure across the nation. Therefore, we need to discuss with the potential sponsors what their respective goals are and what marketing strategies and tactics are planned or are currently in place in these organizations. However, we have a sponsorship comparison table that displays a for-discussion preliminary list of exposure items. For more information on sponsorships, contact us.
What can be offered as sponsorship?
Our athletic humanitarian events require quite a lot of resources. Sponsors can contribute in any way they want.
Here is a list of what we accept by default:
- Money in Canadian dollars, US dollars or Euros
- Products, only those required for the event or training
- Manpower to help with logistics
- Social media exposure on currently run platforms by the potential organizations
- Inclusion in ads, video clips, or other media, if appropriate
- Anything else must be clearly defined and approved prior to the signature of the agreement
Who can become a sponsor?
First, the sponsor must align with our core values. Second, it must not be a company that offers products or services that are dangerous to one’s health, banned substances, chemically addictive products, or anything else we deem inappropriate. Third, the potential sponsor must have the means to engage in sponsorship activities at the time the sponsorship agreement is signed. In other words, the sponsorship money, products, or services must be forwarded at the signature of the contract, unless specified otherwise by both parties. No reimbursements of expenses will be accepted (Don’t say “advance the expenses and we will reimburse you when you send us the invoices”). Tobacco companies, as well as alcohol producers, drug manufacturers and distributors, or any organization currently under investigation in relation to child abuse, slavery, corruption, gender, racial or religious discrimination are by default unacceptable to us and approval is not negotiable, regardless of what is offered. We reserve the right to disqualify any organization we feel will cast a negative public opinion over our events, whether it is justified or not.