Be The Spark Monthly Giving Campaign
We need your help to continue our valuable work educating, advocating, and providing services, programs, and support for Boulder County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community members. You can be the spark to ignite change across the county, and your monthly gift will help us maintain a strong base of financial support every month. In order to sign up for a monthly donation, you can follow these 5 easy steps:
1. Click here to visit Colorado Gives, our fundraising platform
2. Scroll down on the page and click "RECURRING" under "Donation Type"
3. Click "MONTHLY" under the tab which opens, called the "Recurring Donation Details"
4. Select the day when you want your monthly donation to start. This will also be the day of the month when your credit/debit card will be charged for your continuing donation. You can also choose when you'd like your monthly donation to end, or to continue your donation without an end date.
5. Select additional options for your donation, if applicable, and click "ADD TO CART" at the bottom of the page to submit your credit/debit card information
This year alone, Out Boulder County produced two Pride festivals, assisted in the addition of “transgender status” to the St. Vrain Valley School District’s nondiscrimination policies, piloted the first transgender employment program in Boulder County, added 4 new support/social groups, and last but not least, we finally opened an Out Boulder County office in Longmont, which was the culmination of decades of hard work from LGBTQ and Allied organizers in that community.
We can only continue to advance our trailblazing work in Boulder County with your continuing support, which is why I want to ask you to join us as a monthly donor. Out Boulder County started as “Boulder Pride” over 20 years ago. The passage of Amendment 2 in 1992 and the fight that ensued ignited our founders into action. Inspired by their sense of justice, the founders of Boulder Pride sparked an organization that continues to work day and night on your behalf more than twenty years later.
We have seen marriage equality, transgender visibility, and LGBTQ public accommodation protections develop from fringe considerations to the law of the land in Colorado, but the daily reality of survival for our queer youth, transgender community members, and visible gay and lesbian people can still be a climate of fear and isolation.
The problems in front of us now are complicated, and to address them, we need you to join us in that same spirit of our founders and help us spark an LGBTQ fire in Boulder County. There are still so many issues for LGBTQ people that need to be fixed, and the reality is that reliable, sustainable funding allows us to continue getting these important things accomplished.
Today we are asking that you be the spark that carries Out Boulder County into a new year of action and service. Monthly donors provide the confidence and fire we need to face the new set of challenges in front of us and continue to address our goals for growth and stability in our strategic plan.
Your ongoing support provides for these basic needs at OBC:
$15 a month ensures we are able to produce the weekly newsletter
$35 a month funds our confidential youth phone
$50 a month provides healthy food for one of our youth groups
$75 a month provides professional oversight for a support group
$100 a month keeps our offices lit and warm
To join us as a monthly donor, make sure you select "RECURRING" as your "Donation Type"
Your contribution will be the spark we need to confidently move into the future.