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Bridge the Divide

Political dialogue

Search for Common Ground

Regular price $100.00

Your gift will help pay for the development of constructive dialogues on critical issues, bringing together Democratic and Republican leaders, along with top experts from relevant fields. For instance, people representing all perspectives on health care for the uninsured come together to bridge their differences and find common ground on how to extend health care to the tens of millions of Americans who do not...


Build Alliances

One year of membership

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Regular price $50.00

Your gift will enable a civil society activist or organization based in a developing country to become a member of CIVICUS for a year. They will be able to participate in, and benefit from, a global network of civil society organizations. All members support CIVICUS' vision and mission of strengthening civil society around the world and building a community of informed, inspired and committed citizens...


Educate the World

One corruption speech

Transparency International USA

Regular price $50.00

Your gift will help TI-USA bring experts from the Transparency International network, government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI-USA speaks to diverse audiences including the private sector, the development community, government, academic organizations and international organizations.


Empower A Community

30-minute radio show

Equal Access International

Regular price $60.00

Equal Access' 30-minute radio programs, broadcast via satellite and FM/AM radio, contribute to empowerment of communities in the developing countries by providing critical information on people's rights, education, health, livelihood and social services available in an engaging format. Since these programs are produced by local staff, they are culturally informed and speak to the realities of listeners.


Empower Journalists

Loans for free media

Media Development Investment Fund

Regular price $100.00

Your gift will go into our loan pool to help independent journalists buy printing presses and broadcasting equipment. In eastern Russia, the state monopoly printing house tried to force the independent daily Yakutsk Vecherny out of business by charging inflated prices and banning issues that criticized the authorities. When it finally refused to print the newspaper at all, and with the next printing house more...


Empower the Press

Loan for a printing press

Media Development Investment Fund

Regular price $200.00

Your gift will go into our loan pool to help independent publishers buy printing presses and printing equipment. In 1996, SME was Slovakia’s only independent daily newspaper when it received MDLF’s very first loan. SME was barred from every printing house in the capital Bratislava but with MDLF financing it bought its own printing press and broke the government's control over what news the public...


Expand Radio Access

One satellite receiver

Equal Access International

Regular price $120.00

Satellite radios provide crystal clear reception across a large geographical expanse, reaching people both in urban and rural areas, and even the most remote locations, via Equal Access’ satellite network that offers engaging programs. These radios are also capable of recording broadcast programs onto audio cassettes, allowing listeners to replay these programs at convenient times and locations. As the receivers are digital, they can be...


Expand Technology

Technical hardware

The Roosevelt Institution

Regular price $50.00

Your gift will provide technical hardware for Roosevelt Institution. A donation towards Roosevelt Institution's technology expansion project will be greatly appreciated by all members.


Fight Big Box Retail

Book for a city council

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Regular price $30.00

In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement. She then shows how communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back. We've worked with dozens of communities across the country to help them protect their local resources and this book can help educate...


Fight Poverty

Strengthen local action

The Synergos Institute

Regular price $500.00

Your gift will help us strengthen philanthropy in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America (including along the US-Mexico border), providing sustainable financing for local action to overcome poverty. Strong local philanthropic organizations bridge divides between sectors of the economy, between socio-economic classes and between cultural, political, ethnic, and religious groups in ways that unite rather than divide communities. Synergos increases the capacity of these...


Fuel Debate

Independent research

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Regular price $75.00

Your gift will contribute to independent research into current issues affecting civil society organizations, including various questions around accountability and responsibility – where does responsibility for upholding justice lie? How can citizens ensure that organizations, governments or corporations are accountable for their actions? There is also urgent need for analysis of the legal climate for civil society in various countries (e.g. Venezuela and Zimbabwe). The...


Fund A Student

Internship Program

Center for Bioethics and Culture

Regular price $500.00

Financial gifts go directly to cover expenses for the student as well as building into the organization a mentorship program for future professionals entering the field of bioethics.


Help Others Do Good

Nonprofit improvement

Winrock International

Regular price $200.00

Your donation will enable a representative from a small, Arkansas nonprofit to obtain organization and management skills, learn strategies for building fiscal responsibility, identify new sources of funding, and develop the capability to attract financial support for programs and projects. The intensive training initiative gives participants the tools they need to improve their organizations and their communities.


Host Our Website

One day of hosting

ImportantGifts, Inc.

Regular price $10.00

This gift will fund ChangingThePresent.org's website hosting costs for one day.


Host Our Website

One week of hosting

ImportantGifts, Inc.

Regular price $70.00

This gift will fund ChangingThePresent.org's website hosting costs for one week.


Host Our Website

One month of hosting

ImportantGifts, Inc.

Regular price $300.00

This gift will fund ChangingThePresent.org's website hosting costs for one month.


Improve Transparency

One hour of advocacy

Transparency International USA

Regular price $75.00

Your gift will aid TI-USA as we promote the development, ratification, implementation and monitoring of laws against corruption and promoting transparency. Many governments have made commitments under international anti-corruption conventions, which are binding written agreements between countries that establish common rules and standards for fighting corruption. Anti-corruption conventions are especially important in providing an internationally agreed upon framework for addressing cross-border issues and in facilitating...


Inform Decisions

Policy events

The Roosevelt Institution

Regular price $100.00

By donating to our event funding category, you will be helping the Roosevelt Institution do what it does best: present policy proposals to the leading policy-makers in the field.


Inform Public Policy

25 Roosevelt Reviews

The Roosevelt Institution

Regular price $50.00

A donation of $50 will help the Roosevelt Institution publish 25 Roosevelt Reviews. The more funding we have for publishing will lead to more Reviews we have to distribute and spread our fellow's policy proposals.


Invite Speakers

Custom stationery

The Roosevelt Institution

Regular price $30.00

A $30 donation towards Roosevelt Institution stationery will help the Roosevelt Institution enhance its professionalism when inviting speakers to lecture at our policy expositions.