Welcome to Writing Coaches of Montana's Giving Season 2021!
At WCM this Giving Season, it's important to celebrate the many types of generosity that people give to public schools through our organization. Here are a few different ways to donate to our efforts:
Make a one-time financial donation during our Giving Season, kicking off with Giving Tuesday on November 30 through the end of the year. You can make a donation on this page, below.
Join Friends of WCM by making a donation below, and then clicking the "Make this a monthly donation" box on the processing page. By joining this year-long, monthly donation program, you support our mission on a regular basis and lower staff fundraising costs so that we can focus more on coaching. You can also gift a Friends of WCM subscription to a loved one as a holiday present. See directions below.
Indulge in our Sweet Charity cookie drive. Our board Vice President runs a cookie drive throughout December. Each weekend she donates to a different nonprofit, with WCM benefiting from the final weekend, December 17-19. If you're interested in amazing, homemade cookies, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up no later than December 16! (We're sorry--we only have capacity for local pick-up in Missoula. We hope to have capacity to ship cookies next year!)
Become a coach or refer a friend. Coaches are the gift that keeps on giving all year round. In one week alone during fall 2021, our volunteer coaches donated the value of $5,900 in services to students! Imagine that value multiplied throughout an entire school year! If you want to become one of these wonderfully generous people, please sign up for our next new volunteer training on Thursday, December 9. No professional writing background is required. We welcome folks from all walks of life who want to support students in public schools, and then we train you how to do so.
As a small nonprofit organization, donations of even a few dollars can be vital to our continued success. For example:
- $500 ($41.66/month) supplements the cost of coordinating 150 coaching sessions;
- $150 ($12.50/month) pays a trainer at our new coach workshop;
- $25 ($2.10/month) allows us to process a background check for a new coach.
In addition to one-time donations, our Friends of WCM program makes it easy to give in smaller monthly amounts throughout the year. If you're interested in joining Friends of WCM, simply enter the amount you would like to donate each month and when filling in your payment information, click the button that says, "Make this a monthly payment." In addition to knowing that you support regular financial support for local students, you will also be entered into local business prize raffles as a way to say thank you for your support throughout the year!
WCM also has corporate sponsorship options for businesses. In exchange for this financial support, WCM offers marketing opportunities via social media, newsletters, and Writing in the Field profiles of employees. For more details regarding corporate sponsorship, please email Executive Director Cassie Sheets at email@example.com.