Ways to donate
There are many options for making your tax-deductible donation to Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Select the method that works best for you.
Make a one-time donation – can be made in any amount
Join the Sensible Society - Sensible Society donors pledge minimum gifts at one of four levels on a monthly or annual basis because they 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 education, not incarceration. Learn more and join the Sensible Society here.
PayPal is a trusted name in payment processing and many people feel most comfortable using their secure system (Note: donations through our website are also secure). If you have used PayPal in the past, your payment information will be saved so that you would not need to enter it again when making your donation to us. The processing fee that we incur is slightly higher than the processing fee for donating through our website.
Facebook Causes allows you to make one-time and recurring donations. If you have ever used Facebook Causes to make a donation before, it will allow you to use your saved credit card information to quickly donate while logged in. This is the only method that allows for anonymous donations. The processing fee that we incur is slightly higher than the processing fee for donating through our website.
Bitcoin – make an anonymous donation to SSDP with Bitcoin, everyone’s favorite crypto currency!
Donate via check – can only be received by mail. This is the only method for which we do not incur any processing fees. Make your checks payable to “Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation” and send them to our office address.
Donate via phone – donations via phone are processed using your credit card information through the same system that we use to take online donations through our website. Contact us to make a donation over the phone.
Non-cash donations – we happily accept non-cash donations, which can be mailed to our office at 1011 O Street #1, Washington DC 20001. Please include your contact information so we can send you a receipt. Examples include: gift cards, electronics, jewelry, smartphones, office supplies, etc.
Special projects and campaigns
AMPLIFY Project is a project of Students for Sensible Drug Policy that connects student activists with artists who support SSDP’s mission to reform drug policies. The project aims to create a mutually beneficial relationship between SSDP and artists where both parties help to promote each other.
Outreach, Recruitment, and Diversity Committee (ORD) is a collaborative committee comprised of board and non-board members, students, alumni, and community members dedicated to broadening Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP) base and increasing engagement with presently underrepresented perspectives.
SSDP’s Campus Campaign leverages the attention, excitement, and advocacy opportunities associated with ballot initiatives and other drug policy reforms, providing us with with unique opportunities to connect with students on campus and introduce them to the power of changemaking while substantially contributing to major policy reforms. *UPDATE 12/29/14: A committed donor from California has pledged to match every dollar given to SSDP, up to $50,000, to support the 2015-2016 Campus Campaign. Please give generously to ensure we can meet this challenge and fully fund an aggressive campaign to grow our network! Help us get there by sharing a post on Twitter or Facebook.
Other ways to donate
Donate to SSDP by shopping on Amazon
– Just click the link and shop as you normally would. As long as you get to Amazon via our link, 4-6% of your purchase will go to SSDP. The 4-6% comes from Amazon, and does not add anything to the price that you pay. You will not receive any sort of notification that your purchase counted towards SSDP. We do this through the Amazon Associates program.
eBay Giving Works – Want to sell something on eBay? List it as a giving item to SSDP, and a portion (set by you) of the proceeds from your auction will be donated to SSDP. This donation is paid for by the seller, not eBay.
Donate your airline points – Are you a frequent flyer who’d like to help SSDP by donating airline points or miles? E-mail email@example.com if you wish to sponsor SSDP staff members’ travel to conferences, trainings, and other learning opportunities. Donations of points are not always tax-deductible– ask your tax advisor.