Twice each year (Around the Christmas Season and June-July) the Tenth Amendment Center holds a pledge drive to cover much-needed large expenses over a 6 month period. And each month, we raise funds to cover some of the basics that are left over. The reason we calculate it like this is because different people like to give – or make purchases – at different times of the year. And while a larger percentage tends to do so during the main fundraising drives, it allows us to spread some of our needed fundraising out throughout the fiscal year.

A BIG “Thank You!” goes out to all of you who have been helping us hit our goals!

What are those funds being used for? These twice-yearly major funding goals help us cover our big projects – producing some events, outreach, national team salaries, computer equipment, accounting expenses, books and other inventory, website hosting and all the other things that ensure we keep our lights on.

But beyond those big picture items, we have a number of smaller monthly bills that are required as well – and we believe splitting it up like this makes pledge drives much more manageable for us – and for all of you who give us pledges and gifts to cover the bills. This also allows us to be flexible, and we don’t get stuck with budgeting for one particular item over 6 months – even if it doesn’t work. We have some projects that we know will last that period, but others – well, we basically do the rest on a month-to-month plan.

Please consider helping us out with a gift to help us in our work. You can do so at this link.

SUMMER 2013
(biannual needs for the first 6 months of 2013)

3000 – NEW – TAC Action Center
1800 – Website hosting
1800 – Advertising, marketing
1200 – Legislative Outreach
12000 – National Staffing
720 – Utilities
350 – Marketing Materials

MONTHLY

In the interest of providing as much transparency as possible – here’s our monthly needs, which amount to just about $4000/month.

225 – ESP (email newsletter providers)
202 – radio broadcast functionality
155 – internet (3)
2600 – part time staffing (varies)
150 – shopping cart host (online store, varies w/bandwidth)
200 – various apps (database, site toolbars, online forms, etc)
29 – Online CS forum
20 – Banking fees
60 – office supplies (varies)
200 – Action Alert marketing campaigns
20 – stamps
45 – communications

*****RESULTS*****

SUMMER, 2013 (MAY-JULY) $21000
In progress. HELP HERE

April, 2013 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $3000
REACHED – thank you!

March, 2013 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $3000
REACHED – thank you!

February, 2013 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $3000
REACHED – thank you!

Fall, 2012: BiAnnual Major Funding, goal $21000
REACHED – thank you!

October, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $2500
$21 short. Thank you for getting us so close!

September, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $2500
REACHED – thank you!

August, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $2500
REACHED – thank you!

June-July 2012 – Bi-annual major funding, $20,000
Our 6 Year Anniversary is June 25th – help us expand our work!
NOT REACHED – TOTAL $15,788. Thank you!

May, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $1798
REACHED – thank you!

April, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $1798
REACHED – thank you!

March, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $1798
REACHED – thank you!

February, 2012 – Ongoing expenses (as listed above), $1798
REACHED – thank you!

January 2012 – Bi-annual major funding, $10,000
REACHED – thank you!

THANK YOU!

FALL 2012
(biannual needs for the first 6 months of 2013)

1800 – Website hosting
1200 – Advertising
2400 – Radio Production
12000 – National Staffing
720 – Utilities
350 – Marketing Materials
1800 – Legislative Outreach

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