Bequests, Planned Giving & Estate Gifts

SAVE THE FROGS! is dedicated to protecting amphibian species and creating a society that enjoys and respects nature and wildlife. By adding SAVE THE FROGS! to your will or other estate plans, you will be ensuring a lasting legacy that will secure healthy habitats for frogs and other amphibians. Your gift will enable SAVE THE FROGS! to prevent the extinction of these beautiful and important animals so that future generations can enjoy them, and so that Earth’s ecosystems remain intact far into the future.

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Donation Information

Your generous financial support is crucial to the success of our mission and the future of amphibious and human life on this planet. Your donation will help SAVE THE FROGS! spread amphibian awareness, campaign for threatened amphibians and train the next generation of amphibian conservationists. Please help out by making a tax-deductible donation today. SAVE THE FROGS! is … Continue reading Donation Information

Donate to SAVE THE FROGS!

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!

Why People Donate 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!

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Frog art courtesy of Raikoumoon

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The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs

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.

Frogs In Space 2014

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SAVE THE FROGS! Revenues: 2008-2015

SAVE THE FROGS! accomplishes an incredible amount on a very small budget: on average our annual revenues are less than one thousandth of what The Big Guys bring in each year. While it is fabulous that SAVE THE FROGS! accomplishes so much with every dollar we raise, we are limited by our total revenues, which from 2008-2015 averaged only $118,847 per year.

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Egg masses of the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica). Photo courtesy Kristiina Hurme.

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Dollar For Dollar, Save The Frogs Blows The Big Guys Away

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!

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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.

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