The most important member of our team is you. You can support Indigenous Peoples in claiming their rights and protect their lands, languages, and cultures. None of our work would be possible without our members. Here are some ways you can get involved.
Join our Global Response campaigns to stop the abuse of Indigenous Peoples and their lands. Write a letter. Send an email.
BE SOCIAL. STAY CONNECTED.
You can help increase Cultural Survival’s visibility by using social networking. Like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter (@CSORG), share our campaigns, articles, and news with your friends.
SHARE. SPREAD THE WORD.
Indigenous Peoples and their issues are all but invisible to many people, and that allows governments and corporations to abuse their rights. One of the best things you can do to help Indigenous Peoples is to tell others about them. Tell three friends about Cultural Survival, and invite them to become members.
Cultural Survival's internship program is an integral component to the organization. Donate your time and expertise as an intern or a volunteer for an event. You will learn about current Indigenous issues while helping achieve our goals.
If you have expertise in international law, website development and maintenance, public relations, graphic arts, or nonprofit marketing and fund-raising, and if you're willing to donate your services to help Indigenous Peoples, please contact Jennifer Weston at jweston[at]culturalsurvival.org.
COME TO OR VOLUNTEER AT A CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR.
Cultural Survival Bazaars are festivals where Indigenous artists, their representatives, and fair trade companies sell their work directly to the public.
TELL US ABOUT YOU.
Send us a quote, video, or photo telling us why you care about Indigenous Peoples and why you support Cultural Survival. membership[at]cs.org
MAKE US YOUR CAUSE. FUNDRAISE.
Fundraisers can be a lot of fun to coordinate or host. Harness the collective giving power of your friends, family, and co-workers, and simultaneously spreading awareness of Cultural Survival and the important work we’re doing worldwide. Whatever you’re doing—hosting an event, running a marathon, organizing a bake sale, or celebrating a birthday—you have the capacity to be an incredible fundraiser. Contact giving[at]cs.org for more ideas.
GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP.
Give a gift membership to Cultural Survival to someone you love. (Enter recipients name in comments section)
MAKE YOUR GIFT MONTHLY.
Consider making your gift automatic, monthly, and easy! “Set it and forget it.” Let Cultural Survival do more work in the field and spend less resources on fundraising. You can also authorize Cultural Survival to automatically deduct a gift from your checking account by filling out this form and mailing it to us.
MAKE YOUR DOLLARS STRETCH.
Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program and make Cultural Survival the beneficiary. To learn more contact giving[at]cs.org.
LEAVE A LEGACY.
Make Cultural Survival the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, 401(k), IRA, or put us in your will to make a lasting legacy of Indigenous cultures for future generations. To learn more contact giving[at]cs.org.
Do you have stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated, and want an end-of year tax deduction? Gift them to Cultural Survival and save on capital gains. Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has appreciated substantially in value. Please donate stock to Fidelity Account Z70-897205 in the name of Cultural Survival. Fidelity's DTC number is 0226. To learn more contact giving[at]cs.org.
We depend on donations of office equipment, furniture, current computer equipment, good quality still and video cameras, recording equipment, and other items to keep our effort running. If you can offer any of these items (or others), please contact us at culturalsurvival[at]cs.org.
DONATE YOUR OLD LAPTOPS, CARS, AND CELLPHONES.
We work with several outside organizations who give Cultural Survival a percentage of the value of your donated items. Click here for more information.