We appreciate any and all donations, no matter how big or small. We do our absolute best to keep our operating costs as low as possible while still driving the mission of our organization forward. Donations that we receive go directly towards our website operations (hosting and renewals) while all other donations go directly towards community impact. Community impact includes things like marketing materials and our Crisis Resource Cards.
There are two ways to donate, electronically or through the mail. To explain the difference a bit better, we've outlined them here:
We collect electronic donations directly through Facebook. This process allows us to collect 100% of your donation, without having to pay a credit card processing fee or having to share part of the donation with Facebook. Other donation platforms take part of your donation and they keep it for themselves. We are far too small of an organization to risk losing any of the donation, we also think it's only fair for your donation to go directly to where it's intended.
If Facebook isn't your thing, we totally get it. You can send us a physical check using the following information:
On the check:
Payable to: theguide.lgbt Inc.
On the envelope:
6666 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53719
Don't forget to address the return label to yourself in the event something goes wrong.
We're a registered 501(c)(3) which means you can claim your donation to us on your taxes. If you donate via Facebook, they'll send you a receipt via email. If you mail us a check, and give us your return mailing address, we can send you a printed receipt of your donation for your records.
theguide.lgbt is not created by us for you; it is created by you, for all. We aspire to serve as a reputable guide to the LGBT* community, and at our core, provide a positive outlook for the future.