A House Party is simply a gathering where you invite people you know to come together, have a good time and contribute to Project Inform while they are at it! These casual events represent a great opportunity for us to share information about our work and establish new relationships with an ever-growing list of supporters.
Consider inviting your friends to your favorite bowling alley or bar and ask for a donation to help end HIV/AIDS. Have a birthday party and ask for donations instead of gifts. Or create an event as informal as a Sunday brunch or pizza night to watch your favorite TV show with friends.
No matter how you do it, Project Inform will be grateful for the much needed support, and you can have a great time with your friends while doing lifesaving work! For its part, Project Inform will provide you with a kit to help make the arrangements, send a staff member to talk about our work if you are nearby, and provide materials to educate your guests about the agency.
- How to Organize a House Party for Project Inform
- Sample House Party Invitation Text and Sign in Sheet
- House Party Checklist
For more information about hosting a House Party program, contact Christopher Berini, Development Manager at 415.558.8669 x206.
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. The amount of money you donate can often be doubled — or even tripled — by applying to your company’s matching gift program.
If you are not sure if your company matches employee contributions, talk to your Human Resources Director or Corporate Giving Officer to see if your employer offers a matching gift program that will increase your gift to Project Inform. Companies do respond to employee interest in these types of programs, and often it’s easy to register through a toll-free number or website.
Although matching gifts are not tax-deductible for you, any matching funds you initiate will count toward your overall giving level on donor lists and for recognition purposes. Every dollar counts! Thank you for your continued support.
Giving contributions directly to Project Inform is the simplest, most cost-effective way to support our work. If you prefer giving through direct payroll deductions through your workplace, there are some helpful guidelines at United Way Bay Area.
United Way is a national organization that includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. To allocate your United Way contributions to Project Inform, please use the following designation: “AIDS Treatment and Research Information — Project Inform”. If you can’t find Project Inform listed in your United Way campaign materials, write in “Project Inform” on your pledge card.
Independent Charities of America
Project Inform is under the “Health and Medical Research” section as:
#6. AIDS Treatment and Research Information—Project Inform
Combined Federal Campaign
Project Inform is named on the list of approved agencies under the following:
Agency #2503 AIDS Treatment and Research Information— Project Inform
If you work as a state or municipal employee in one of the following states, you can designate Project Inform to receive contributions that are automatically deducted from your paycheck:
CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, WA, DC, WI
After providing for family and loved ones, one of the most popular gifts is a planned gift. This allows the donor to make a charitable contribution to an organization through a plan that also addresses the donor’s personal, financial and philanthropic objectives. Planned gifts can also provide tax benefits for the donor.
Wills and Living Trusts
There are a variety of ways that you can make a charitable estate gift. The simplest way is to include the charities of your choice in your will, either as outright gifts, or while also providing for family and friends.
Retirement Plan Assets
You may also be able to gain a tax benefit by naming Project Inform as a beneficiary of all or a portion of a retirement plan [IRA, 401(k), 403(b)].
If you have extra life insurance coverage, you may consider transferring ownership to Project Inform. You may also purchase a new policy, and later name Project Inform as the owner and beneficiary. Either gift may generate a charitable income tax deduction.
If you have questions, or would like to discuss your gift with us, contact Henry Lucero at 415-558-8669 x211. Thank you for considering Project Inform in your planned giving.
Gifts of stocks
Your gift of appreciated stock may provide a two-fold tax advantage. First, you may avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock. Second, you might receive a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement. Appreciated securities, held longer than one year, are eligible for donation. A tax receipt confirming the dollar amount of your charitable donation will be sent to you once the stock transfer is finalized. If you have questions, or would like to discuss your gift with us, contact Henry Lucero 415-558-8669 x211.Â Thank you for considering Project Inform!
We rely upon amazing volunteers to help with administrative tasks, events and other activities. Please contact Emily Mariko-Sanders for more information at 415-580-7306.
Become a social media ambassador
If you are short on cash and/or time, be a social media ambassador for Project Inform by spreading the word about our upcoming events and programs through Facebook, Twitter or email.