Because of humans, wildlife have never been in such dire need of understanding and protection. And yet humans are their only hope. Keeping Track® depends on the vision and generosity of an extensive network of funders – a financial ecosystem of sorts that provides anyone with an appreciation for wildlife and habitat a way to further the health of natural communities across North America.
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Join today for a 50% discount on an all-day outing with Sue Morse! (Subject to space availability)
Member support reinforces our influence in the environmental arena and helps drive the decisions of organizations that fund Keeping Track®. It also allows our office to provide vital services to volunteers, such as fundraising assistance; technical support for transect design and data management; and facilitating the exchange of ideas and monitoring data, thereby strengthening the network of conservationists across the region.
We don’t send our members pens, decals or other trinkets. Instead, we offer a 50 percent discount on any single, all-day outing with Sue Morse as long as space is available. So please join today and share in the satisfaction of being part of an organization with both the vision and proven tools for conserving important wildlife habitat in communities across North America.
Click here to download our membership form. Then simply fill it out and mail to the address that's shown. And welcome aboard!
Contribute to the Cause
Keeping Track is building the resources to support our programs for the long term. There are many ways for individuals and organizations to contribute:
Cash contributions are easy to make online with a credit card. You can also, of course, mail a check to Keeping Track at P.O. Box 1115, Richmond, VT 05477.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
This form of contribution can benefit you in two ways, particularly on long-term appreciated stock or real estate.
First, by giving it to Keeping Track, you completely avoid responsibility for capital gains taxes on the change in the value of the asset since you acquired it. Second, you get a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the asset at the time it is donated. Under current law, you can deduct an amount equal to the fair market value of the gifted security (limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income for that year) if you meet both of the following conditions: (1) you itemize your deductions on your tax returns and (2) the sale of the security would have resulted in a long-term capital gain.
Talk it over with you financial advisor as different tax-deductibility provisions apply. Then contact our office manager for the information your broker will need to complete the transaction.
Bequests and Other Deferred Gifts
Considerable long-term tax savings can be realized by making a deferred gift to Keeping Track. The federal estate tax frequently takes 37% to 55% of the value of one’s estate at the time of death, so it pays to do some advanced planning. Keeping Track can be named as a beneficiary in your will.
There are also more complex instruments such as charitable remainder trusts that allow you to enjoy certain advantages during your lifetime. Please discuss these options with your estate planner and then contact us.
Corporate Matching Grants
Many larger corporations and some smaller ones have a grant program where they match part or all of an employee’s gift to a charity. If you make a gift to Keeping Track, please be sure to check with your employer about getting it matched.
In-kind Service Donations
Keeping Track benefits from time donated by people who are skilled in areas such as computers, law, public relations, fund-raising and graphic design. We also appreciate business support in the form of donated printing, software, vehicle maintainence and outdoor gear. The value of these services has amounted to thousands of dollars and has helped Keeping Track devote the savings directly to programming. For more information on this, please contact us today.
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