Who We Are
The DU Great Collective is a non-profit organization providing Drake University Basketball student-athletes with valuable Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) opportunities that strengthen the Bulldog community and uplift local charities.
What We DU
WE EMPOWER DRAKE BASKETBALL ATHLETES
By offering them financially rewarding, impact-driven NIL deals and professional networking support.
WE BUILD UP THE BULLDOG COMMUNITY
By contributing to the growth of Basketball and overall campus culture at Drake University.
WE SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
By facilitating their promotional partnerships with Drake University Basketball players.
CHEER ON DES MOINES’ HOMETOWN TEAM
The more support we receive, the more we can impact Drake Basketball student-athletes, local charities and the greater Bulldog community.
DU your part to help the Bulldogs become the top dogs.
IS THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE AFFILIATED WITH DRAKE UNIVERSITY?
While we are not affiliated with Drake University, the DU Great Collective is an Official Partner of Drake Athletics.
WHAT IS NIL?
“NIL” refers to an individual’s name, image, and likeness—their personal brand. In 2021, the NCAA started allowing collegiate student-athletes to earn compensation from it.
WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES TO WORK WITH THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE?
DU Great makes the NIL compensation process safe, simple and financially rewarding for Drake Basketball athletes, shielding them from complex contract negotiations and potentially exploitative deals.
IS THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
Yes, the DU Great Collective is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
ARE DONATIONS TO THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. Since we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to our organization are tax-deductible. (EIN: 92-0831873)
Always speak with a tax professional if you have any questions regarding deductions.
WHAT CHARITIES DOES THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE SUPPORT?
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE DU GREAT COLLECTIVE?
Make a donation or contact us to inquire about becoming a sponsor.
HOW MUCH OF MY CONTRIBUTION GOES TO DU GREAT COLLECTIVE EXPENSES?
None. All expenses associated with the DU Great Collective are paid for by the board members.
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