As our second full year draws to a close, the Wild Equity Institute has had several remarkable successes. And people are noticing. Over 70 different media outlets covered our work in 2011, including a cover story in the San Francisco Chronicle, an appearance on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny, and features in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
We’ve also built a sound financial model with growing foundation support. This year Patagonia awarded us the San Francisco store’s Voice Your Choice grand prize, and our executive director was one of five Californian’s to receive a TogetherGreen fellowship for environmental leadership.
As remarkable as our second year has been, our work is not complete: and we need your support to continue. If you’ve been waiting to see if our theory of change can work, I think our recent results will inspire you to join now, just as media outlets and foundations have been compelled to cover and fund our efforts. I want you to become a Wild Equity Institute member today: with you standing with us, 2012 will bring more campaign victories that build a stronger environmental movement for all.
The Wild Equity Institute believes we can achieve extraordinary environmental victories while building a larger, more resilient environmental movement. Throughout 2011, we implemented this theory by uniting grassroots conservation and environmental justice groups in campaigns that build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. When you contribute to our work you achieve measurable environmental gains on the ground: and you ensure that our movement grows so that the scale of our efforts can match the size of the threats facing our communities, our landscapes, and the Earth.
The Wild Equity Institute is a nimble, efficient organization with a precise vision and the skills needed to get the job done right. We utilize our funds with great thrift. But movements are not defined by the effectiveness of organizations. They are defined by the inspiration, the passion, the commitment of the people these organizations serve.
This is why we need you to join our movement today with the most generous gift you can provide. Our memberships start at $35 annually, and every dollar is invested into campaigns that redress inequity, both across our human communities and towards the lands in which we live.
Thank you for all your support!
Become a Member of the Wild Equity Institute.
- Become a member now with a credit card or a PayPal account:
- Download a membership form and mail it to: Wild Equity Institute PO Box 191695 San Francisco, CA 94119
Become a Monthly Donor.
The best way to sustain our organization is to become a monthly donor. Monthly donations allow us to spend less time fundraising and more time building a healthy and sustainable community for all.
Go to our donate page and fill-out the form to become a monthly donor.
Give a Gift Membership.
What could be more satisfying than sharing our campaigns with someone you love? Now you can by giving a Wild Equity Institute gift membership. Just download and fill-out this form and mail it with your payment to:
Wild Equity Institute
PO Box 191695
San Francisco, CA 94119
Double Your Impact With Matching Gifts.
Many employers, large or small, will match their employees’ charitable contributions — some double or triple your gift! Whatever the program your company may have, there’s never any additional cost to you. Typically, all that is required is filling out an additional form and either sending it to WEI or submitting it directly to your employer. Contact your human resources department to see if your employer provides this benefit. If you need it, our Federal Identification Number is 27-0984775.
1% for the Planet.
The Wild Equity Institute is an approved 1% for the Planet partner. Companies who participate in this program can give 1% of sales or more to the Wild Equity Institute while satisfying the programs giving requirements. To join the program, visit the 1% for the Planet website. If you are already a member, you can donate directly to the Wild Equity Institute today.
Go Solar, Help WEI.
The Wild Equity Institute is proud to offer a new fundraising partnership with Sungevity, a solar-leasing company founded by long-time environmental activists.
For a limited time, when Wild Equity Institute members like you sign-up for a new, zero-down solar lease from Sungevity, the company will donate $500 to the Wild Equity Institute, while giving you an additional $500. That’s what we call a win-win!
To take advantage of this limited-time opportunity, all you need to do is visit the Wild Equity Institute’s special landing page on Sungevity’s website, enter your street address and answer a few simple questions to get your free installation iQuote.
For more information about this program, click here.
The Wild Equity Institute always makes room for dedicated people who want to make a difference with their time. Our volunteers do everything from data entry to tabling to writing press releases to helping craft legal arguments. If you have some time to help out, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and match your interest to our needs while meeting your schedule.
Donate Office Supplies and Furniture.
We could also use help outfitting our new office. Recycled paper, envelopes, and general office supplies are always welcome. We could also use:
- Working computers with wireless networking capabilities
- Filing cabinets
If you have any supplies to donate, contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange a pick-up.