Other Ways To Help
• Planned Giving
Planned giving offers a flexible way to contribute to the conservation of orangutans. By including the Orangutan Conservancy (OC) in your will or estate plan, you can help leave a legacy that will protect the orangutan into the future. Charitable bequests in your will or revocable living trust carry out your wishes for distributing assets to the cause you have supported during your lifetime. Charitable bequests can eliminate or reduce federal estate tax. If you wish to include OC in your estate plan, please contact us.
The legal language for wills and estate plans is as follows: “The Orangutan Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, and with principal business address in Los Angeles, California.”
Fundraisers are terrific! Even if you don’t have money to donate to the Orangutan Conservancy (OC), you can use your creativity and your time, and raise a bit of money to help orangutans. How about a neighborhood yard sale? A bake sale? Or a summer car wash? Draw the attention of friends, relatives and neighbors to the orangutan’s plight and enlist their support. Maybe your local Scout troop or church group would like to be involved. OC is happy to brainstorm with you about ideas.
The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is always looking for people to help with ongoing projects. OC is comprised primarily of volunteers, so every person that steps forward is useful. OC can always use writing/editing assistance, social media experts, event representatives, fundraisers, grantwriters, etc. Click here for a list of current volunteer needs.
Please note: At this time it is not possible to volunteer at any of the projects OC supports in Indonesia or Malaysia.
• Link to the Orangutan Conservancy Website
Add an Orangutan Conservancy link to your web page, or mention us on your Facebook page or on Twitter. Our website landing page is: www.orangutan.com
Educate others by writing an article for your school paper or by doing a presentation using information from our website. Are there environmental clubs in your school? Perhaps they would like to join in a fundraiser.
Would you or your business like to donate services (t-shirt printing, advertising, products) or supplies to help the Orangutan Conservancy? Please contact us with your ideas. Do you have a matching gift program? Let your employees know in an email and they might make a donation that you can match.
• Other Ideas
If you come up with something else, the Orangutan Conservancy (OC) would love to hear from you!