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How to Donate to CASAA

Discussion in 'CASAA' started by Vocalek, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
    Here is how you donate:

    1. Go to CASAA | The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association
    2. In the row of tabs, click on the one labeled Support CASAA. There is also a Support CASAA button on the left side of the page.

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    3. On the Support CASAA page, scroll down to see the form.

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    4. Fill in the blanks.
    5. Click the Continue button to go to the secure page where you enter your credit card information.
    6. Complete the process.

    FYI: Your contributions are not, unfortunately, tax dedictible. We are not seeking 501(c)3 status because of the limitations on activities that seek to influence legislation. We definitely want to influence legislation!

    Also, please show your support by signing the petition:

    E-Cigarettes Save Lives - A Petition for Policy Change


    CASAA Thanks You.
    Your fellow vapers thank you.
     
  2. Dawolf

    Dawolf Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 18, 2010
    New Jersey
    What are the "limitations" you are referring to that limit your influence on Legislation.
     
  3. laurel099

    laurel099 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2009
    Nokomis, FL
    They are referring to IRS limitations on lobbying for 501(c)3 orgs. If you want to be able to lobby and influence legislation as I think is so badly needed a 501(c)3 status is not desirable.

    IRS.GOV
     
  4. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Laurel is correct. To have tax-deductible 501(c)3 status, an organization is limited to how much of their effort & time can be spent trying to influence legislators. That even includes things like encouraging folks to write to their own legislators or CASAA addressing the New York Senators tomorrow. Since CASAA expects to be doing a lot of that kind of activity, it would make no sense to go after a tax status that would severely limit what we can do. 501(c)4 is non-profit status, yet let's us keep fighting for our "right" to vape!
     
  5. Dawolf

    Dawolf Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 18, 2010
    New Jersey
    Thank you for your responses, that makes sense to me now. So by this, I am assuming CASAA operates as a 501(c)4.
     
  6. laurel099

    laurel099 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2009
    Nokomis, FL
    According to the front page at casaa.org they are seeking 501(c)4 status so they can do the lobbying we need.
     
  7. Drewsworld

    Drewsworld Resting In Peace

    Mar 14, 2009
    New Jersey
    Bump for a good cause!!!!
     
  8. Webby

    Webby Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2009
    USA
    You can now make monthly recurring donations to CASAA! Just click on "Support CASAA" and select whether you want your donation to be one time or a recurring. You can also visit the CASAA store for T-shirts, decals, stickers and free business cards (you pay postage)

    Michal "Webby" Douglas | President - CASAA.ORG
    Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives Assoc.
    182 St Francis Street; STE 300 Mobile, AL 36602
    T: 251.285.8500 Fx: 251.445.1043 Skype: CASAAHQ
     
  9. JustJulie

    JustJulie CASAA Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 30, 2009
    Des Moines, IA
    Thanks, Webby. I really appreciate the option of making a recurring donation. I decided in January to make a contribution every month, and this makes it very easy to do so. :wub:
     
  10. Motivaper

    Motivaper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2010
    Vancouver BC
    Are fundraising efforts (for CASAA) welcomed and supported? If so, I'd like to communicate with someone about helping?
     
  11. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Yes! I'll PM you - thanks!

     
  12. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    lv
    Good stuff...will look into donating.
     
  13. KathyD26

    KathyD26 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2009
    Calif.
    Just donated and happy that CASAA is here for us!
     
  14. Kabamm

    Kabamm Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Bumpety-bump. Donated here too. Thank you for your work.
     
  15. markfm

    markfm Aussie Pup Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Received a Paypal email at 5:17 EST today that my monthly donation was suspended by CASAA.

    Problem solved -- apparently something glitched when my secondary payment method registered at PP (a credit card) expired, even though the primary method was fine, actively being used. CASAA is deleting my profile so I can re-register :)
     
  16. eric1973

    eric1973 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Dayton
    Donated and joined! Good cause.
     
  17. Tepid

    Tepid Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2010
    Somewhere
    I would really like to Donate to CASAA
    My primary way of doing this was going to be using all the gift cards I have with left over money on them that I can't use to buy vape
    stuff cause there isn't enough on them. Combined they would add up.

    Problem is, they only use PayPal, and these cards will not be validated/accepted.

    That's too bad. CASAA needs to find alternative ways to donate so people can do this,
    I am sure many would donate their left over gift card money, from where ever they got them.
    It may not seem like much,, but 2$ to 8$+ per card, and some people have many that can't really be used for anything,
    Or even change (less than a dollar that will go to waste) can really add up in the long run.

    Please do not ignore this idea. It is a good one. Make it happen, and I will do that with all my left over gift cards.
    But I will not create a PayPal account, for many reasons.
     
  18. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Tepid,

    Do you know what kind of service would allow CASAA to accept gift card balances as donations? It's a great idea, but I don't know how CASAA could do it? Credit card services probably would accept gift cards, but they are usually very expensive per transaction or have other fees. (And I think there would have to be a purchase?) It wouldn't be good if, for example, CASAA gets charged $3 for a $1 donation. Do you have any more info about this?
     
  19. Tepid

    Tepid Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2010
    Somewhere
    I see your point. I will try to do some research and see what I can find out.
     
  20. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Thanks, Tepid - we're interested in what you can find out! :)

    Just so people know, you don't have to create a PayPal account to donate. You can bypass the PayPal account and use a credit or debit card. When you click the "Donate" button on the CASAA site (on the first screen you see after that) there is a link on the lower left side (just above the credit card symbols) that says "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available). Continue." Just click the "Continue" link and you can pay without using PayPal!
     

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