The Guild successfully navigated the Covid epidemic, and now we are on a trajectory to strengthen our community.
Traditionally, our programs have been funded by three main sources: conference and event registrations, income from community building projects, and membership dues. This year, we began incorporating a major donor and philanthropic element. A member in Montana donated $10,000, while another in the Northwest donated $40,000. As part of our fall campaign, we have donors and supporters from Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, and other states.
How does philanthropy help our community? It allows us to offer discounts or travel stipends to early-career framers. It allows us to test new programs and improve existing ones. And it allows us to reach out to new audiences, especially those that are underrepresented in the construction and framing community. Click here for our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan and to read more about our work.
This year, the Guild is participating in GivingTuesday, a global movement unleashing the power of generosity. Initiated in 2012, it has grown into an international initiative that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In the United States, GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and for many groups it continues through the end of the year. Last year, about 35 million Americans participated in GivingTuesday, with financial contributions totaling $2.7 billion. Others were inspired to give gifts of time, skills, goods, advocacy, and more, showing that everyone has something to give and that every act of generosity counts.
This fall, we invite you to particpate in GivingTuesday and our End-of-year Campaign. The Guild is seeking four types of donations:
HOW TO GIVE:
Your tax-deductible contribution can be made using a credit card or check or a donation of stocks or mutual funds. Credit card contributions can be made using the form below. Checks can be mailed to the Guild: 299 Pratt Road, Alstead, NH 03602. To make a multi-year pledge or for other types of donations such as stocks and bonds, please call the Guild at 833-TMBRFRM (833-862-7376) or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To allocate your gift to a particular purpose, please mention that in the notes field. If you are making a memorial gift or a gift in honor of a friend, mentor, or colleague, please put the person's name in the "Notes" field. Unless you request otherwise, gifts may be acknowledged online or in the Guild's Annual Report.
The Guild has a Platinum Rating with Guidestar, the national clearinghouse for charities. Click here to read our Guidestar profile.
Please contact us with any questions or for assistance: email@example.com or 833-862-7376.