Sustainer Club Members are Part of the Team
Sustainer Club members are those who allow us to deduct a monthly contribution automatically from a credit card. They are ADA’s most valued supporters who, quite literally, help us keep our programs running efficiently.
What are the benefits of joining?
There are many benefits to being a Sustainer. First, Sustainers do not receive solicitations through the mail. So, not only do Sustainers contribute much needed funds each month but they greatly reduce the amount of money we spend on printing and postage for regular post while reducing the amount of mail which finds its way into their own box.
Sustainers also benefit by knowing that their monthly contribution allow more funds to be spent directly on ADA’s programs. The knowledge that ADA will receive reliable income each month makes it easier for us to plan strategically over the year. Our programs no longer have to wait just in case a particular mail-based appeal returns at a less than anticipated rate. We know what to expect.
Where will your money go?
Your gift will support programs like the Working Families Win Project, which helps people in communities across the country understand how unfair economic policies made in Washington result in economic hardship in their communities. This is an intensive, strategic, year-round project that lays the groundwork now for success in 2010 and 2012.
What's our goal?
Our goal this year is to increase the Sustainer Club contributions significantly. If only we increase it by $2500, we could cover the monthly salary of 1 field organizer or the monthly cost of our Congressional update newsletter, News and Notes.
Sustainers are not usually wealthy people. They are regular people, activists, who truly believe in our mission and understand our programs are best supported when our monthly costs are low. The average gift is about $20 per month, lower than what most people spend on cable television.
It won’t take much to reach our relatively modest goal. And, should we exceed it, just think how much more we could do. Thank you for all you do for ADA.