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American Political Science Association
Attn: Development
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

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Give When Renewing Your Membership

You can easily renew your annual gift to APSA when renewing your annual membership. The membership form – either online or paper – includes the option to add your donation to your preferred APSA funds.

Give Stocks or Bonds

When you give securities, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote APSA a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes. You can also name APSA as a beneficiary of your brokerage account.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact us so we know to expect your gift.
  2. Provide your name, phone number, stock name and ticker symbol, and number of shares.
  3. We'll then give you the bank details your broker needs to complete the transfer.

Include a Gift in Your Will

A gift to APSA in your will enables you to make a generous contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime. But you also have the flexibility to amend your will if your life circumstances change. In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. 

Next Steps:

  1. Contact us so we can talk about your gift intentions. 
  2. Provide our suggested gift language to your advisor: “I give to American Political Science Association, Tax ID 53-0200001, the sum of $_____ [or _____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate].”
  3. Once your gift is included in your will, let us know so we can thank you! 

Simply Designate to Donate

You can specify the individuals and charities you want to support using your retirement plan, life insurance policy, and bank and brokerage accounts. Naming APSA as a beneficiary offers built-in peace of mind because you still benefit from your assets during your lifetime and you can change your mind at any time.

Next Steps:

  1. Ask your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or broker for a change-of-beneficiary form.
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like APSA to receive and return the form to your administrator.
  3. Let us know so we can thank you!

Give Directly From Your Retirement Account

If you are over the age of 70 ½ you can give up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a charity like APSA without having to pay income taxes on the money. Your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution for year. You can also name APSA as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact us so we know to expect your gift.
  2. Tell your IRA administrator that you want to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution to APSA.
  3. Ask them to make a direct transfer to APSA or have the administrator send a check from your account to us.

Give Through Your Donor-Advised Fund

If you have a Donor-Advised Fund, you can recommend how much and how often you want to distribute money from that fund to APSA.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact us so we know to expect your gift.
  2. Ask your fund administrator to make a grant to APSA using our EIN: 53-0200001.
  3. Let us thank you once we receive it!

Donate Your Book Royalties

Book royalties in full or in part can be donated to APSA. This is a great way to support our work while promoting your book. Make a gift once you have received your royalties or ask your publisher to send your royalties directly to APSA.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact us so we know to expect your gift.
  2. Ask your publisher to send your royalty payment, along with your name, directly to APSA. 
  3. If you wish to make a gift equal to your royalty payment, tell your publisher so that your charitable support can be mentioned in the marketing of your book.  

Gifting Honoraria

Any time you are compensated with an honorarium, prize, or travel reimbursement, you have the opportunity to transform that reward into your annual gift to APSA. If you wish to direct your honorarium for a good cause and avoid the taxable income, please contact the APSA development team.

AmazonSmile Foundation

If you shop online, start at and set APSA as your designated charity. It’s the same Amazon you know, but with a donation built in. At no extra cost to you, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to APSA.

Employer-Matching Gifts

You can double the value of your gift to APSA if your employer has a matching gift program. Check with your Human Resources team. APSA is also registered to receive matching employer donations through Benevity and YourCause.

Facebook Fundraisers

You can host a fundraiser any time throughout the year to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Invite your friends to support APSA!

Next Steps:

  1. First, "like" our Facebook page.
  2. From your Facebook newsfeed, click “create” and select “Fundraiser.”
  3. Type in “American Political Science Association” and Facebook will create a fundraising event for you.
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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