‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the season for giving and the countdown is on for this year! Holiday giving is generous and it helps bring smiles like the ones in this video.

But did you know New Year’s Eve giving is even bigger and marks the most generous day of giving for the entire year? Or that half of all nonprofits rely heavily on donations made Dec. 29-31 for a significant portion of their annual revenue? Learn more at Mobile Cause.

Our new Vice President of Development Rod Trahan is very familiar with the realities of year-end giving, as well as the year-round realities facing the reservations PWNA serves. Rod was formerly on our Board of Directors and a Program Partner of PWNA for the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. He is now leading our direct mail, planned giving, online and social giving efforts to fund our mission, drawing on extensive experience with Saint Labre Indian School, Native American Development Corporation and the Montana Indian Business Alliance for business owners.

With all his years of experience, we asked Rod what he wished donors would consider with year-end giving. This is what he shared:

“Remember the reason for the season. And if you’re thinking of giving to your favorite charity, be sure your gift is postmarked before midnight on Dec. 31 to ensure there are no issues with Uncle Sam, should you claim the donation on your tax return.”

12-27-16-tis-the-season-christmasornamentWith this in mind, we hope you will remember PWNA in your year-end giving and contribute so that we may continue our vital work with Native Americans on the 60 reservations with the highest need in the U.S.

Less than one percent of all charitable giving supports Native causes, but your gift today can help change this.

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