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F R E E D O M ' S
by Wilson H.
nra Treasurer

F U T U R E

Phillips Jr.,

Nine Things You Might Not Know
About Fundraising At The NRA

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s a member of the nra Ring of Freedom family, you
are in a unique position to help us educate others about
many aspects of the nra-including our fundraising
efforts. Listed here are just a few facts that even our most avid
supporters might be surprised to learn.
1. The nra isn't just the nra. The nra
includes different entities with specific
programmatic purposes and different
tax statuses. Depending on your
charitable giving and goals, gifts to the
nra should be designated specifically.
These entities include:
* The National Rifle
Association-501(c)(4)
* The nra Foundation-501(c)(3)
* The nra Civil Rights Defense
Fund-501(c)(3)
* The nra Freedom Action
Foundation-501(c)(3)
* Special Contribution Fund
(nra Whittington Center)-501(c)(3)
Additionally, part of the nra 501(c)(4)
gifts can be made specifically to:
* nra Institute for Legislative
Action (nra-ila)
2. The revenue to the nra and
its affiliates is multifaceted. Our
combined financial resources come
from membership dues, private
donations, marketing partnerships,
grassroots fundraising banquets,
bequests and investments. Each of
these areas is important and provides
vital funding to strengthen the Second
Amendment and promote firearm
safety, education and training.
3. It's possible to set up a named
endowment in honor of a loved one.
A named endowment is a great way
to honor someone and leave a legacy

for subsequent generations. This can
be accomplished with a minimum
gift of $100,000. The nra, The nra
Foundation, The nra Civil Rights
Defense Fund, nra Whittington Center
and nra-ila each have established
endowment programs. The funds are
invested, and the interest that is earned
will benefit the program of the
donor's choice.
4. The nra Foundation's Friends of
nra banquets raised net proceeds
of more than $30 million in 2014.
This program held more than
1,000 banquets across the country last
year, clearly showing that the nra has
many generous supporters who put their
money where their mouths are. Half of
the money raised by Friends of nra is
used to fund local programs in the state
in which the funds were raised, while
the other half is used at the national
level for the same types of programs.
Friends of nra truly is a grassroots effort
that is well worth your involvement and
provides a way to give back to your own
community. Visit www.friendsofnra.org
for an event near you.
5. nra's Corporate Partners are
actively investing in the nra's future
through gifts, matching gift incentive
programs, and the Round-Up and
Add-A-Buck programs. These
companies provide vital resources to
help all aspects of nra activities. The
Round-Up and Add-A-Buck programs
alone are responsible for raising more

than $2 million in 2014. This is a great
way for corporate America to get
involved in a fundraising effort that is
easy to implement, effective and shows
immediate results.
6. Naming one of the nra's charitable
organizations as one of your
beneficiaries is a fantastic way to make
a clear and concise statement about
your values. These types of planned
gifts let your values, rather than the
government, direct your estate. For
more information on planned giving
strategies, call us for a free, no-obligation
consultation. We can also refer to you
nra-friendly attorneys in your area.
Visit www.nraplannedgiving.org.
7. Your firearms can be turned into a
gift to the nra or one of its charitable
affiliates. Do you have guns you no
longer use or just want to make some
room in your gun safe? Through the
nra Firearms For Freedom program,
your firearms are sold at auction and
the proceeds benefit the nra entity of
your choice. Unique or historic firearms
may also be considered for inclusion in
the collection of the National Firearms
Museum. Visit www.nrafff.com for
more information.
8. The nra Ring of Freedom is the
nra's premier donor recognition
program. Anyone making a gift of
$1,000 or more per year to the nra,
or any of its charitable affiliates, is
eligible for recognition. The nra Office
of Advancement, the nra division
dedicated to major gift fundraising,
manages this program. To learn more
or to join the nra Ring of Freedom,
visit www.nragive.com.
9. The best way to experience the nra
Annual Meetings & Exhibits is as
an nra Ring of Freedom Co-Chair.
If you are coming to the nra Annual
Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville in
May 2016, you owe it to yourself to
purchase a Co-Chair package. Annual
Meetings & Exhibits Co-Chairs get the
full vip experience with access to private
events, nra leadership and likeminded
patriots. For more information,
visit www.nrarofcochairs.com.
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