TechnoGecko is project by the Dreammakers, a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. Your donation is tax-deductible.
2019 Individual Fundraising Goal: $1,000
Our goal for 2019 is to raise $180,000 to make TechnoGecko pretty and finish the stage module. If we each raise at least $1,000 per camp member, we can get there. We have made it easier with these strategies:
1) Cheerful Giving ~ $50/month
By making a recurring donation of as little as $50 per month you can help our camp earn up to $600 per year. Be sure to use the ACH payment method when connecting your bank account and keep your donation fee as low as 0.8%!
2) Facebook Fundraisers ~ $20/Per Person
Launch a fundraiser on Facebook for Christmas, or your birthday, or any other occasion. Raise $400 with by getting 20 friends and family members to pledge $20 each.
3) Amazon Smile
Donate passively for free! Please add us to your Amazon Smile, and 0.5% of your purchases are donated to us! It’s really easy:
Of course, you may also use these donation strategies:
Please make a tax-deductible to our PayPal account. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and choose “friends and family” to avoid fees.
We gladly except Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash donations! If you have other crypto coins that you would like to donate, please contact us and we will accommodate.
You may also donate stock!
If you’re fortunate enough to have investments that have appreciated significantly in value, then giving stock can be a smart way to donate. If you sell stock, depending on your tax situation and how much the stock has gone up, you could owe as much as 1/3 in tax. For example, you might sell $1500 worth of stock, owe $500 in tax on that sale, and use the remaining $1000 to make a tax deductible cash donation to DreamMakers. If instead you donated the stock itself to DreamMakers, then, as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, DreamMakers can sell that stock tax-free. DreamMakers gets the full $1500, and you get to deduct $1500 on your tax return too, so this is better both for DreamMakers and for you. If you need advice about how this would apply in your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional.
Each brokerage generally has its own form for stock transfers. For example, if you're an E*Trade customer, use this E*TRADE form and mail or fax it per the instructions on the form. For other brokerage firms, please contact them for a copy of their stock transfer form.
E*Trade Account Number: 3723-9869
*Important: Please notify us with name of the stock, the number of shares, and date of transfer so that we may send you a tax receipt.
Many employers offer charitable matching programs. Many will match your donations 1:1. Some even offer 2:1 matching, tripling the amount of your donation. If you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that offers one of these programs, remember to submit your matching request.