Other Ways to Give
Gifts of stocks and securities
You can also choose to support Golden Gate Audubon through donations of appreciated stocks, jewelry, and real estate and other valuable property, and receive substantial tax reductions. You can also make donations from your retirement accounts. Please consult your tax advisor to calculate your personal benefits. If you would like more information on how to donate, please contact Executive Director Cindy Margulis at email@example.com.
Many employers, as part of their employee benefits package, will match donations made by employees to charitable organizations. Check with your personnel office to see whether your company has a matching gift program. If it does, your gift to protect the environment could have twice the impact. Please inform your HR office that you are making a donation to Golden Gate Audubon and they will provide the necessary paperwork to double or even triple your gift!
Leave a Legacy for Birds
Make a lasting difference for Bay Area birds by including Golden Gate Audubon in your will or estate. Speak with your financial advisor or lawyer, or contact GGAS Executive Director Cindy Margulis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal, Public, Earth Share and Other Corporate Workplace Campaigns
If you’re a federal employee, you can support Golden Gate Audubon by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign. Look for Golden Gate Audubon or Earth Share in your campaign catalogue. If you’re not a federal employee you can give to Golden Gate Audubon through your a corporate, state, city or municipal campaign. Look for EarthShare and its member groups and choose Golden Gate Audubon. If your company does not have an Earth Share campaign, you can write in Golden Gate Audubon as your designated contribution.
EarthShare, a nationwide network of America’s leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations, works to promote environmental education and charitable contributions through workplace giving campaigns. Gate Audubon is a member of Earth Share.
Employees who contribute to EarthShare can specify that their entire contribution benefit Golden Gate Audubon. You can also give a general contribution to EarthShare and your donation will be divided among the many environmental groups EarthShare benefits.
EarthShare also offers green tips and can introduce your employer to the EarthShare @ Work program so you can support protection of our shared planet. If you are interested in setting up an EarthShare workplace campaign, please contact Mike Lynes at email@example.com or (510) 843-9912.
Donate your old car
Put your old Honda to work for hawks, or put your Ford to work for flycatchers. You can donate your old car to Golden Gate Audubon whether it’s running or not. You’ll receive a tax deduction. And GGAS will get funds for its important conservation and eco-education work. For information, contact GGAS Office Manager Monica Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are also available on the web site of V-DAC, Vehicle Donation to Any Charity.
Support GGAS while you shop
Programs like Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant allow you to designate a nonprofit when you shop online. That nonprofit receives a small payment every time you make a purchase through their portal. We encourage you to designate Golden Gate Audubon Society as your beneficiary if you choose to shop this way.
Use a real estate transaction to benefit GGAS – at no cost to you
The next time you decide to sell a property, you can also help Golden Gate Audubon protect birds and their habitat. We are working with My Broker Donates in a unique partnership in which participating real estate agents donate 15 percent of their commission to GGAS. There is no cost to the homeowner.
Please consider contacting My Broker Donates at http://mybrokerdonates.com/home-buyer-or-seller/golden-gate-audubon before you hire a real estate agent. My Broker Donates will connect you with a participating agent in your area, and Golden Gate Audubon — and the Bay Area’s birds — will benefit.