Become a Sustaining Member
In place of paying annual dues, you may become a Sustaining Member of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota for as low as $5 per month! Sustaining members make an ongoing monthly contribution via credit card, debit card, or direct deposit from a bank account, with the Guild deducting the designated contribution from your account until you let us know to stop or change your monthly gift. Sustaining Membership is an unrestricted annual gift (it covers your dues!) that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way. Becoming a sustaining member is easy, efficient, and secure.
Here is how to do so:
Option 1: Sign up online now with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.
Option 2: Download and fill out the Print Sustainer Form to sign up with your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Print and mail it to the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.
Option 3: Contact Weavers Guild staff by phone at 612-436-0463 or stop in to the Guild and let the staff know you would like to become a sustainer – they will take it from there!
Becoming a sustainer means not having to worry about renewing your membership and provides ongoing support for the Guild’s programs. It’s also convenient, secure, and allows many members to support the Guild at a higher level.
It’s easier to give a little bit more by doing it monthly, because you don’t even notice paying a small amount, and yet for the whole year I’m contributing more. It’s so easy – it comes out of my checking account, and I can track it without any problem. At the end of the year, when I’m trying to contribute to many other organizations, I think I can’t give a lump sum to every group. But, $5, $10, or $20 per month? That’s a few trips to Starbucks. Also, organizations appreciate knowing that they have a steady income throughout the year. I give more to the Guild, because I give monthly.
Dianne Stiff, Weavers Guild of Minnesota Member and Instructor
We hope you will become a Sustaining Member today! If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Guild: 612-436-0463
Frequently Asked Questions about Sustaining Memberships
Q: Why should I give more than $5 per month?
A: While annual memberships cost $50 and the starting Sustaining Membership is $5 per month, we encourage our Members to consider giving a little more every month to support the programs they love – and a Sustaining Membership is a great way to do that.
Q: Are Sustaining Memberships tax deductible?
A: The amount given above your $50 membership is tax deductible. If you would like to make a fully tax deductible contribution to the Guild outside of your membership, please contact the Guild and we will be happy to assist. Each January, the Guild will mail a Tax Substantiation letter to any member who has contributed.