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Donate: Donating the Proceeds of Sales and Events

We are honored that businesses and individuals want to donate proceeds from sales and events, as well as personal contributions, to NRDC. If you would like to donate proceeds, we ask that you follow a couple of guidelines:

Disclaimer
As we do not have the staff resources to review each business and vendor that contacts us about donations, we cannot allow any business or individual to imply a formal affiliation with NRDC. Our Board of Directors requests that you include the following disclaimer on any web page, printed material or email message that mentions "Natural Resources Defense Council" or "NRDC" as the recipient of proceeds from sales or events:

" [Insert name] is not affiliated in any manner with the Natural Resources Defense Council or any of its programs, projects or websites."

Linking to NRDC's Website
If you'd like to link to NRDC's website on any web page, printed material or email message that mentions "Natural Resources Defense Council" or "NRDC" as the recipient of proceeds from sales or events, we ask that you use the following language or something similar in addition to the disclaimer listed above:

"For more information about [environmental protection][specific issue], please go to www.nrdc.org [or specific link] and find out how to get involved."
or
"I've chosen to donate some of the proceeds from these sales to NRDC's BioGems campaign. I hope you'll take a moment to take action at http://www.savebiogems.org to protect imperiled wildlands and consider supporting them as well."

Restricted Contributions
Please note that NRDC will not seek or accept contributions from corporations in the following categories: utilities, oil industry, forest products industry, automobiles, agribusiness, chemical industry, waste industry, appliance manufacturers, mining and minerals companies, tobacco industry and the defense industry.

Notification
Let us know of your generosity by sending information about your proceeds donation to nrdcinfo@nrdc.org.

Questions
If you have any questions about the donation of proceeds or corporate contributions, please contact us at nrdcinfo@nrdc.org.

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