A formal agreement requires a signed document in addition to the oral agreement. In the absence of this written contract, the formal agreement is legally unenforceable. An agreement is reached on any agreement between at least two parties on specific responsibilities and rights. For informal agreements, an oral contract is sufficient. The fundraising agreement for your project depends on you and your city liaison officers. Perhaps you prefer something in writing, or perhaps it will be a permanent and ever-evolving collaboration. Both formats have pros and cons, and there are no obvious advantages for each other. A formal partnership agreement is a necessity when setting up a business with a partner. If your business is more successful, creating this document can prevent litigation and help resolve disputes that arise. The corresponding formal agreement for situations where the stakes are high is called Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement. The most formal agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOA. The agreement and MOAs are interchangeable, although the agreement is less formal and not legally binding. The agreement is used to document an agreement between two or more parties that define what they will work for together.
The agreement is like a formal handshake. If your partnership with the city specifically mentions the transfer of money, an MOA is more appropriate. An MOA is an agreement based on certain conditions. It is not common for a group of skate park fans to enter a MOA, but MOUs are a little more common… especially when the Skatepark group directly raises funds on behalf of the Parks Department and does not act as an independent non-profit organization or cooperates with a non-governmental tax sponsor. Formal contracts must also be certified notarized or in some other way, not informal contracts. The most common types of commercial contracts are orders, security agreements, sales invoices and warranties. The earliest agreement between the city or parks department and the skateboarding community is not a binding contract in the traditional sense. Each skatepark project has its own unique quality; Some skatepark efforts are a great collaborative partnership between skaters and local government, while others may be more formal and have specific requirements that each party must meet. The first important agreement is that the city will be ready to collaborate with the skateboarding community and vice versa.
This is a casual agreement. Casual agreements have the advantage of flexibility and can strengthen the trusting partnership between the city and the skateboarding community. Casual chords can also be modified, for better or worse, without warning or reason. The city does not intend to use funds for research and grant application, preparation of outreach meetings and skatepark development when the skateboarding community withdraws from its commitment. And skaters don`t want to get into the hard work of raising money for the skatepark, just to let the city decide later that they can`t fill their end of bargain.