Your Monthly Gifts Create More Effective and Reliable Services
Spacing out your annual gift over twelve months, or even four quarters, helps agencies budget and provide their services more effectively, which means service recipients find them more reliable. When you only give annually, agencies struggle to gauge how dependent they can be on your gift. Will you give again next year? By making a monthly pledge, you make expressly clear your commitment for this year.
Your Monthly Gifts Relieve the Stress of Ordinary Monthly Expenses
Another important reason for monthly donations is that agency expenses do not all fall at the beginning or end of the calendar or fiscal year. Just like your phone bills and utilities, agency expenses come on a monthly basis too. Your monthly gift helps to meet these ongoing needs, and enables the services you are striving to get to people in need actually get there.
Your Monthly Gifts Help Agencies
Third – and this especially is critical for any agency working in areas of disaster, trauma treatment, addiction treatment, homelessness, or rehabilitation – the needs our services meet cannot be scheduled and emerge suddenly throughout the year. Because of this, without your monthly gift, expenses must be met under extreme duress. In some cases, needs unmet due to lack of funding. Your monthly gift ensures funds are available throughout the year for when they are needed most.
There are a lot in the headlines right now: Natural disasters, including hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and fires. Hate crimes and acts of terror continue to plague communities. And epidemic rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, substance abuse, and domestic violence continue to wreak havoc on our institutions, including schools, neighborhoods, and churches.
While many agencies, including treatment centers, counseling groups, and medical agencies, charge fees for services, most nonprofits, including disaster response agencies and ICTG, must also provide free or subsidized services for recipients on low-incomes or who are unemployed. Your monthly support means the difference between whether recipients receive the services they need when they need them, or not.
In the months ahead, clergy, pastors, and ministry leaders will continue to seek out ICTG's downloadable guides, education on the phases of collective trauma response, and the coaching support we provide. Your gifts mean we can continue to provide these services, reliably, regardless of the leader's financial circumstances.
To become a monthly donor, please visit our donation page here. Thank you for helping to make a difference by making a monthly commitment today. Your generosity makes a great difference!