We are very pleased to announce the SAVE THE FROGS! Amazon Wishlist, through which you can donate a book to SAVE THE FROGS! in order to further the continuing education of our staff and volunteers. We’ve chosen the books on the list specifically because they will help us be more effective nonprofit leaders and environmental conservationists. Nearly … Continue reading How To Donate A Book To SAVE THE FROGS!
My number one rule of fundraising is that “Fundraising is critical to mission success”. Over the past decade I have helped raise more than $1,500,000 for worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. As most of SAVE THE FROGS! funding comes via donations from individuals (rather than the government, corporations, foundations or other nonprofits), it is important to know what actually motivates people to donate. I can think of a multitude of reasons people should donate to SAVE THE FROGS!. For instance:
- Your donation funds efforts that protect amphibian habitat and make our environment cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful.
- Your donation helps SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers educate thousands of people about amphibians, in a time when the schools and universities are severely lacking in terms of environmental education.
- Donating fulfills a general human desire to do good, and thus makes you feel good.
- Donating provides you a potential tax deduction, ensuring that more of your hard earned money gets used for environmental protection and less goes to governmental waste.
But why do people actually donate to SAVE THE FROGS!?
Read on to find out!
Frog art courtesy of Raikoumoon
SAVE THE FROGS! strives to use donations as effectively as possible. This report summarizes our 2016 financial expenditures and revenues, with commentary on the most important data. Charities that save the planet. Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Financial Report (2016)
This page details the financial history of SAVE THE FROGS!, including Form 990 and related submissions to the IRS detailing expenses and revenues. SAVE THE FROGS! strives to use donations as effectively as possible. We rely on the financial support of educated frog enthusiasts like YOU to make our successes possible, and we encourage you to donate to support our amphibian conservation efforts. Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Financials
With thousands of endangered frogs needing our assistance, one of our goals at SAVE THE FROGS! is to ensure that our organization has the funds to exist far into the future. The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs is one of our primary strategies for achieving long-term financial security.
The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs is a reserve fund intended to ease financial burden during tough times and help SAVE THE FROGS! flourish during more prosperous times. The fund is comprised of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, and held in a SAVE THE FROGS! brokerage account that is dedicated exclusively to long-term growth. Assets in the fund are highly diversified and managed with very low fees. To ensure the perpetuity of the fund, SAVE THE FROGS! uses only the annual interest earned from the fund unless there is a critical need for immediate use of the funds.
We invite and encourage you to contribute to The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You can learn about the tax benefits of donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds here. Read on to learn more about The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs and how you can contribute.
Donating stock, bonds or mutual funds to SAVE THE FROGS! is a fabulous way to assist amphibians, and can even lower your taxes. If you are considering such a donation, the first step is to determine whether your assets have appreciated (gone up in value) or depreciated (decreased in value). If your assets have appreciated, … Continue reading How And Why To Donate Stocks To SAVE THE FROGS!
Your financial support enables SAVE THE FROGS! to:
- build wetlands;
- plant trees in degraded amphibian habitat;
- provide free educational resources to thousands of schools;
- give educational presentations to students, government agencies and community groups;
- fight the pesticide companies;
- campaign for legislation to protect amphibians and humans.
Have you ever been curious about how the charities you support spend your donations? Would you like to ensure your donations get used for the greatest good? If you are like most donors, the answers are YES and YES!
I chose five of the largest and most well-known environmental charities (we will refer to them as The Big Guys) and I compiled their relevant financial data to compare it to that of SAVE THE FROGS!. My goal was to determine how SAVE THE FROGS! is doing in regards to wise use of donor funds. The five charities I chose all have annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and all five have average revenues over 1,000 times greater than does SAVE THE FROGS!, so it is safe to assume these charities collect a significant proportion of the world’s environmental donations.
Meet The Big Guys:
- World Wildlife Fund
- The Nature Conservancy
- Greenpeace International
- Conservation International
- Natural Resources Defense Council
The Big Guys all do fabulous things for the environment; this article is only intended to examine how their supporters’ donations are spent. Read on to find out what I found out!
Frog art by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Alyssa Castelluccio. Volunteerism is one way SAVE THE FROGS! reduces our expenses. Thousands of frog enthusiasts worldwide have volunteered for SAVE THE FROGS! over the years.
SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to announce that we now accept bitcoins as a form of donation!
Total Donations to SAVE THE FROGS! from the Amazon Smile Foundation: $5,344.91When you shop with Amazon, you can get a percentage of your purchases donated directly to SAVE THE FROGS!, at no extra charge to you. Amazon’s charitable wing (AmazonSmile Foundation) will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SAVE THE FROGS! whenever you shop … Continue reading Save The Frogs When You Shop On Amazon