The SAVE THE FROGS! Promise is a guiding statement of our values and ideals, as well as our commitments to the various groups who comprise the SAVE THE FROGS! Worldwide Community (our donors, staff, volunteers, ecotourists, supporters, students and of course our amphibious friends). Continue reading The SAVE THE FROGS! Promise
On behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! and our worldwide network of staff and volunteers, we thank you for your interest in supporting our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts! Please use the secure form below to place your donation (which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law). We encourage you to set up monthly recurring donations, … Continue reading Donate to SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! Members aspire to be: 1. Protectors. First and foremost, SAVE THE FROGS! Members protect amphibians and their habitats, and do not cause harm to amphibians. 2. Lifelong Learners. SAVE THE FROGS! Members continuously and comprehensively educate themselves about amphibian conservation. 3. Educators. SAVE THE FROGS! Members actively educate their local and online communities … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Members Aspire To Be…
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
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.