Continuous Support Circle
The importance of regular giving to IPS
Our Continuous Support Circle (CSC) is a group of IPS contributors who agree to support IPS on a regular basis—either monthly or quarterly.
Why should you be a CSC contributor?
As an organization that teaches economic principles, we understand the beauty of efficiency. Becoming a regular donor through our CSC program is an excellent way to give with the greatest efficiency.
Efficiency & Least Overhead
Fundraising takes time. Every hour that we spend fundraising is an hour that is not devoted to writing, teaching, or promoting our message. Fundraising is a necessary and important part of the work of any non-profit organization, but our donors get more “bang for their buck” if we spend less time doing it.
Which organization would you rather give to?
- An organization that spends 50% of its time fundraising, or
- An organization that spends only 10% of its time fundraising?
The answer is obvious: we all prefer to support the organization that has the least overhead… and fundraising effort is an overhead.
This is the reason why our monthly and quarterly donors are so important to IPS. Your regular support is our lowest overhead and most efficient source of revenue. This means that your dollars accomplish more than the dollars from most other sources.
Better Planning and Budgeting
Planning and budgeting are much easier when an organization has a regular & a dependable stream of revenue. As we plan and strategize, we can do so more effectively when more of our income is predictable. Our CSC donors provide this predictable revenue to IPS.
Regular giving has benefits for our donors as well. Some people prefer to make a larger one-time annual gift–and these are wonderful. Giving out of a year-end bonus or other annual bounty is a great way to support IPS. But for most of us, monthly giving is a great option. Monthly giving can be a way to comfortably increase your annual support without feeling as much effect on the checkbook.
Whether you give monthly, quarterly or annually, your contribution supports the work of IPS. But we believe that these are some good reasons to consider becoming a CSC giver.
Institute For Principle Studies
P.O. Box 278, Modesto, CA 95353
Why give to IPS?
We must not sit on the sidelines
Our world is beset with battles over philosophy, doctrine, politics, economics, and education. If we have truth, it is wrong to withhold that truth. It is also wrong not to work diligently to communicate that truth.
The principles that IPS teaches and promotes are not just academic concerns. These principles have a substantial impact on our families and our world. Hundreds of millions of people will suffer and millions will die this year because wrong ideas about government and economics are being taught and believed. We cannot just stand and watch.
We must compete against the world for hearts and minds
Our ideological opponents are spending billions of dollars to teach and promote their philosophies. The question is this: “How much are we willing to spend to counter these efforts?”
Will we give as much as we spend at Starbucks? Will we give as much as we spend on cable TV? Will we give as much as a car payment? Or will we assume that someone else will give?
Although we ought to be willing to give sacrificially, it is actually a pleasure and a blessing to invest time and money into a great work.
IPS has the foundational truth
If you have read our publications or attended one of our classes or seminars, you know that IPS has a unique and powerful message. Who else is teaching these exciting fundamental principles? Who else is painting the big picture by weaving principled truth through government, economics, history and theology?
IPS has the opportunities
We have been blessed with ample opportunities to promote our message—in fact; we have more opportunities than resources. This is why we really need your help.
I’m convinced, what do I do?
- Decide how frequently you wish to give, either monthly or quarterly
- Decide how much you wish to give
- Decide your method of payment:
You can give by check If you write and mail your own checks, we can provide you with a supply of IPS return envelopes to make mailing your donation as easy as possible.
You can use bill pay through your bank
You can give by credit card via PayPal on our web-site
“Good government is expensive, but bad government always costs more”
Contribute to IPS
If you would prefer to mail a contribution to the Institute For Principle Studies our address is:
Institute For Principle Studies
P.O. Box 278
Modesto, CA 95353
The Institute For Principle Studies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.