sensible-societySensible Society donors pledge minimum gifts at one of four levels on a monthly basis. These unrestricted funds support Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s day-to-day operations, staff, and infrastructure to ensure chapters can continue to thrive and resources to grow will be available when they are needed. Sensible Society members who join at the Sustainer level and above can choose to receive a Sensible Society t-shirt, and those who join at the Sponsor level and above receive VIP access at SSDP events. Sensible Society donors understand that consistent funding provides the stability SSDP needs to remain a dynamic, flexible, scrappy organization, and they commit themselves to helping SSDP build a more sensible society in which we value schools, not prisons.

To join the Sensible Society at the Supporter, Sustainer, Sponsor, or Superstar level, please make a selection below. For more information, or to make a monthly gift of another amount, email us or call 202-393-5280.

 

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  • Sensible Supporter
  • $25 per month or $300 annually
    Student members and alumni may join at this level with a monthly gift of any amount
  • Join now!
  • Here’s what your gift can fund:
  • Four new chapter starter kits to aid organizing and recruiting efforts
  • Travel expenses for one staffer to visit an SSDP chapter for on-campus training
  • 1 month of utilities
  • Sensible Sustainer
  • $100 per month
    or $1200 annually
  • Join now!
  • Here’s what your gift can fund:
  • Registration and travel expenses for two exhibitor tables at conferences where new members are recruited
  • One semester’s production costs of the Student Organizing Manual
  • DC office internet access
  • Sensible Sponsor
  • $250 per month
    or $3000 annually
  • Join now!
  • Here’s what your gift can fund:
  • Three Regional SSDP Conferences to train and educate students
  • Eight scholarships to our network-wide conference
  • Phonebank setup and maintenance to generate thousands of phone calls for one state-wide campaign
  • Sensible Superstar
  • $500 per month
    or $6000 annually
  • Join now!
  • Here’s what your gift can fund:
  • One intern stipend funding a campaign outreach specialist
  • Technology platforms that help us most effectively engage our growing network of supporters
  • Office supplies for one year

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the Sensible Society?

The Sensible Society is Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s monthly giving club. Sensible Society donors pledge minimum gifts at one of four levels* on a monthly or annual basis. These unrestricted funds support Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s day-to-day operations, staff, and infrastructure to ensure chapters can continue to thrive and resources to grow will be available when they are needed. Sensible Society donors understand that consistent funding provides the stability SSDP needs to remain a dynamic, flexible, scrappy organization, and they commit themselves to helping SSDP build a more sensible society in which we value schools, not prisons.

* Current students and SSDP alumni may join the Sensible Supporter level with a monthly gift of $1, $5, $10, $15 or $20.

 

Do you send me anything for joining?

Our previous membership program included gifts for joining such as stickers and bookmarks. If you would like a sticker, bookmark, or Know Your Rights card, we’ll happily send one to you, but including these items as a standard part of membership means we’re spending time and money on processing, packaging, and shipping instead of organizing and advocating, so we’ve eliminated those gifts. Sensible Society members who join at the Sustainer level and above can choose to receive a Sensible Society t-shirt, and those who join at the Sponsor level and above receive VIP access at SSDP events.  

 

How do I join the Sensible Society?

To join the Sensible Society with a monthly gift of $25, $100, $250, or $500, visit ssdp.org/sensible-society. To make a monthly gift of any other amount, please send us an email or call 202-393-5280.

 

Can I make a one-time donation to cover the annual amount instead of setting up a monthly gift?

Of course! Monthly giving isn’t the best choice for every SSDP supporter, so your gift of $300 or more annually will qualify you for Sensible Society membership. Simply visit ssdp.org/ways-to-donate/ and select the best way for you to make your gift online, offline, or to a special project or campaign. We will make sure your gift is counted toward a Sensible Society membership.

 

Is there a special option for current students or SSDP alumni?

Yes – current students and SSDP alumni may join the Sensible Supporter level with a monthly gift of $1, $5, $10, $15 or $20.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). We also accept personal checks, either mailed to our office or via electronic funds transfer (EFT). To make your contribution via EFT, please have your bank account information ready and call us at 202-393-5280. Checks may be mailed to SSDP ℅ Stacia Cosner, 1011 O Street NW #1, Washington DC 20001. For more details and options, see our Ways to Donate page.

 

Can I make a recurring donation in another amount?

Yes. Students and alumni may join the Sensible Supporter level with a monthly gift of $1, $5, $10, $15 or $20. Non-students and non-alumni who wish to make a recurring donation in another amount or frequency (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually) may do so here.

 

How am I charged each month?

Our secure payment processor, Authorize.Net, processes your donation each month on the day your recurring donation began. For example, if you sign up for the Sensible Society on March 21st, your first month’s donation will be processed on March 21, the second month’s donation will be processed on April 21, and so on. To view your donation date, please visit ssdp.nationbuilder.com/sensible_society.

 

What if I have an existing recurring donation?

At your convenience, please visit ssdp.org/sensible-society and update your payment and giving preferences. The fees we incur to process your existing membership are higher than the fees for a Sensible Society membership, so your gift will go further when restart your monthly gift through the Sensible Society. Once you have updated your preferences your existing membership and contributions will be cancelled, but in the meantime your gifts will be applied to the appropriate Sensible Society level.

 

How do I change or cancel my membership?

Please visit ssdp.nationbuilder.com/sensible_society to make changes to your membership. You can also send us an email or call 202-393-5280.

 

Are my donations tax deductible?

Absolutely! Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Our federal tax ID number is 52-2296291. When you make a one time donation or start a recurring donation, you will receive an email receipt from ssdp@ssdp.org; please check your spam filter if you dont see it. If you need additional documentation or can’t find your email receipt, please send us an email or call 202-393-5280.

 

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes, you can donate anonymously. Typically, we publish the names of donors in our annual report and on our website but you may select “Don’t publish my donation.” on the donation page and we will list your gift as “Anonymous.” For more options or if you have questions about anonymous giving, please send us an email or call 202-393-5280.

SSDP values its supporters and takes your privacy seriously. We collect and keep your name, donation history, and contact information for IRS and development purposes but never sell, rent, or share your personal information.