Yes, your contribution matters. A lot.
Help conserve and restore the natural resources and healthy ecosystems of the western US and beyond (sometimes very far beyond) through a gift to Seventh Generation Institute. Natural resources and healthy ecosystems are the keys to maintaining "resource-full" communities, now and for future generations.
Support from real people and businesses provide the financial foundation for Seventh Generation Institute. Yes, we secure public funds and grants, but these funds have become much less plentiful in recent years, and are not a steady source of funds - not a good way to run a steady organization. At the end of the day, it is people and businesses that make conservation happen through contributions small and large - people and businesses who find themselves nodding their heads in agreement when they read about the Seventh Generation Institute's "new school" approach. There is no "someone else" who will donate, but rather, just regular people who care.
All contributions are appreciated, no matter the size. All are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will receive a thank you letter that serves to document your charitable contribution.
How is my contribution used? So many ways...
Top needs as we head into 2018 are to expand our staff and purchase needed supplies and equipment for the Nurture the Natives project.
General info on how contributions are used:
- Paying staff. The Institute is currently seeking to expand our staff, as demand for our work is outstripping current staff availability. It is sometimes believed that everyone working at nonprofits works for free. Across the nonprofit field, salaries are typically lower than for-profit businesses or government agencies, but the Institute seeks salary parity. Everyone has to earn a living and if we don't pay our staff decently, they will soon be working somewhere else.
- Travel expenses. Seems like our staff are constantly on the go. This category covers the cost of staff trips to 1) visit, meet with landowners and assess sites for potential beaver reintroduction; 2) trapping and relocation; 3) construction of flow devices; 4) show the film Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or partner?"; 5) deliver workshops on beaver impact management; 6) identify, set up logistics and partners for projects for the International Program and for the Outsider Corps; 7) travel to and from the Pecos Wildnerness for pika and climate monitoring ... and more.
- Office and field equipment and supplies, and software. In 2018, the Institute is seeking funds to purchase biocontrol agents for the Nurture the Natives project.
- Utilities, internet service, website hosting, printing, mailing and shipping costs.
- Insurance. This is a big one for organizations that do field work. Depending on the year's specific projects, insurance costs can run between $1-5000.
There are more expenses of course.
How to make a personal contribution
Make a gift to Seventh Generation Institute and get one for yourself as well - the joy of doing something good.
Please make your check payable to Seventh Generation Institute and mail to:
Seventh Generation Institute, 1000 Cordova Place #75 Santa Fe NM 87594 or PO Box 7126 Ketchum ID 83340. Either one will reach us. Thank you.
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