Workplace giving through Community Shares of Minnesota is an easy way to support Access Press. Community Shares has been in existence for 32 years and is part of a national network of organizations that connects, funds and raises awareness for community groups fighting for fairness and equality. It’s comprised of diverse groups dedicated to providing essential services and promoting long-term change in the community.
Access Press is a longtime Community Shares member, along with several other Twin Cities nonprofit groups. Many workplaces operate charitable giving campaigns. Check to see if a Community Shares campaign is offered at your workplace. Contributing typically involves filling out a pledge form and stating how much money should be taken out of each paycheck. Donations are automatically deducted before taxes at payroll time and are disbursed to designated organizations on a regular basis.
Donating through workplace giving campaigns provides convenience for both donors and the groups receiving donations. Community Shares charges a small administrative fee to process donor pledges. Member organizations help with the campaigns every fall and help with office tasks including mailing of contributions.
Donors in a Community Shares campaign can designate all or part of their donation for Access Press.
Community Shares distributes general, undesignated contributions equally among its member organizations. Contributions can be confidential or donor information can be shared.
Contributions through Community Shares are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax professionals can provide details.
Every year Community Shares reviews the finances, management, governance, activities, and accomplishments of the previous year for each member organization. Organizations must meet specific criteria in order to maintain membership and must be involved in Community Shares committees and governance.
Community Shares is always looking for additional workplaces in which to conduct fundraising campaigns. The campaign is held every fall. Email [email protected] for details.