Motivation Money

What is Motivation Money?

Motivation Money is an auxiliary source of funding which can be used for items not funded through the Annual Budget (food at meetings, T-shirts, etc) or programming for your organization.

The money comes from the Provisions Market in the Commons and is allocated by the USG and the USG Finance Committee.

How do I apply?
  1. Your organization treasurer submits a Motivation Money Request through your organization’s WaveSync portal by November 15, 2019
    1. Log into WaveSync
    2. In the top right-hand corner click on the nine-dot square and go to “Manage”
    3. Go to your organization’s page. This pulls up the management features of your organization (the backend of your organizations portal)
    4. Click on the three horizontal stacked lines by your organization’s name in the upper left to open the “Organization Tools” sidebar
    5. Then click on Finance in the “Organization Tools” sidebar
    6. On the Finance Page you will see “Budget Requests”, “Purchase Requests”, “Funding Requests”, and “Accounts”
    7. Go to “Create New Request” in the upper right and select “Create Funding Request”
    8. From here, follow instructions and select the funding type you would like to utilize (Motivation Money)

You will need to include a list of the active members in your application

  • An active member for this purpose should be someone who regularly attends meetings and participates in your organization
  • This is NOT your WaveSync list or your email listserve. This list should be based on event attendance or active volunteering

You may be asked for other information based on the USG’s approved model for the year

  • For example, the 2019-2020 application requests a signed roster of individuals present at two meetings from the semester and a list of organizational officers who have completed bystander intervention / sexual assault prevention trainings
  • These requirements will be described to you in the initial email
How does the Motivation Money process work?
  1. Your organization’s treasurer submits an application using the form developed for the fiscal year (See “How Do I Apply?”)
  2. The VPF will verify your application and the submitted membership list, and enter your information into the developed model
  3. Once all applications have been submitted, the VPF will adjust the model to fully allocate the available funds
  4. The Motivation Money allocation will be approved in the Finance Committee, and subsequently at a regular Senate session
  5. You can access the funding by submitting a Request for Payment in WaveSync before the end of the fiscal year (July 1st); simply list “Motivation” as your Account Number