What is the Pledge Drive About?
The pledge drive offers members, friends, and visitors the opportunity to think about what ERUUF means to them and to pledge their financial support accordingly. Your pledge, with others, helps define the budget for the next fiscal year, July 1-June 30. The pledge drive involves three weeks of planned stewardship activities in February-March, but pledges are welcomed anytime during the year.
How is a Pledge different from a Contribution?
A pledge is your promise to give a certain amount of money to ERUUF within the upcoming fiscal year to help sustain our growth. We build our annual budget based on pledges, so your support is vital to our fiscal health. Annual pledges can be made here.
A contribution is a payment to ERUUF (cash, check, credit card or stock transfer). Contributions can be made at any time of year via our Give Now page.
How much should I pledge?
Your pledge amount is entirely up to you. Consider what ERUUF means to you and others, and how ERUUF aligns with and supports your life's values. We encourage a pledge that is financially sustainable and that makes you proud to be doing your part in this beloved community.
There is a Giving Chart that offers some suggestions from UUA. Find a pledge that feels good and that fits within your financial means. Like ERUUF, your pledge should make a difference in your life.
What about all the other ways I contribute?
We gratefully acknowledge that your gifts of time and talent may be equal to or larger than your current financial capacity, but we do encourage your pledge participation. ERUUF is being asked to be more and do more among our members and the community. Every dollar pledged helps us meet that demand more effectively.
Pledging Action Steps
A pledge is a promise of what you will give for 2019-2020. Choose how you would like to sustain ERUUF's growth. Every gift counts. Thank you!
ERUUF has several ways that you can give your contributions for your pledge: online, text, recurring/auto-draft, check, cash. Choose the date when your recurring gifts would start.