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WHY SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN?
Private funding isn't enough to protect from sprawl the places we value most: lakes and rivers, wildlife habitat, watersheds, farms and ranches, historic landscapes, and places to bike, swim, hike, fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors. We need public funding, generated through ballot initiatives and legislation, if we are to keep pace with development and preserve our land and water for future generations.
Few contributions you make will be spent more efficiently or have a bigger impact. Every dollar contributed to the Conservation Campaign has helped create more than $2,000 in new public funds for conservation. More than 85 percent of all donations to the Conservation Campaign go directly to state and local campaigns or legislative work.
HOW DO WE DIFFER FROM OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS?
The Conservation Campaign is the only national organization devoted exclusively to advocacy for ballot measures and state legislation that create public funds to protect land and water. Unlike many environmental groups, we do not buy land or support scientific research. Our work is entirely devoted to encouraging the creation of more public financing for conservation. Because we work directly on legislation and ballot measures, contributions to the Conservation Campaign are not tax-deductible.
HOW MUCH DO WE SPEND ON OPERATIONS AND FUNDRAISING?
In 2009, the Conservation Campaign spent just 15 percent of total income on overhead and fundraising. For a financial summary, see our most recent Annual Report.
WHERE DO WE WORK?
The Conservation Campaign helps pass funding initiatives in all parts of the United States and in every type of jurisdiction up to the state level. We work in villages, towns, special districts, counties, cities, and on statewide ballot measures.
HOW CAN I GET THE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN TO HELP MY COMMUNITY?
Complete the Contact Us form and we will follow up with you to plan the best ways the Conservation Campaign can help. If you do not yet have a formalized campaign, the Conservation Campaign can assist you from the start. To learn more about our campaign services, go to How We Can Help or contact us at 617-371-0526.
WHERE DOES THE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN GET ITS FINANCIAL SUPPORT?
The Conservation Campaign receives contributions from individuals, business and other nonprofit organizations, including The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy. The Conservation Campaign is a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organization; because of our official mission working directly on legislation and ballot measures, contributions are not tax-deductible. For more information on the Conservation Campaign's financial support see our most recent Annual Report.
DOES THE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN SUPPORT POLITICAL CANDIDATES?
The Conservation Campaign does not engage in any partisan political activity, and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.