If you believe the urgency of positive social change requires novel means, ®TMark may be for you. All investments
are gladly accepted, whether they be for $5 or $50,000. You can earmark
your investment any way you like--for one project, all projects, or any set
of projects of your choosing. Plus, many investments are eligible for premiums that can pleasantly remind you again and again of your commitment to excellence.
Here are some reasons we believe you should consider investing in ®TMark:
Though most of our donors have chosen to remain anonymous (and we respect
that desire completely), you can choose not to. Being associated
with a project you consider worthwhile can bring a great deal of satisfaction--of
a type that is not available elsewhere at any price.
Your money will go a long way. Typically, anything from $1,000 to $5,000 suffices
to fund a large project. Even much smaller projects under our aegis
are practically guaranteed coverage in the media, thanks to ®TMark's name
recognition and our public relations department, which uses the very latest in corporate PR techniques.
®TMark can give you more mileage for your contribution than could a
larger organization. You can see your contribution immediately on
our projects list, and you can see the results in the news. We maintain
a thorough clipping service, and we will be happy to send you hard copies
of the articles about your project(s) when they come out; they will
also be available for all to see on our site.
While other causes (AIDS research, environmental lobbying, etc.) may be
equally valid, they are older and more widely understood than ®TMark;
they are seen as "safe investments" and their base of contributors is already
An investment in ®TMark is an investment in culture.
In all matters, when you send funds to ®TMark, you are an investor in
®TMark (with cultural dividends rather than strictly fiduciary rewards).
Just like an investor in stocks, you have control of your contribution
long after you have made it. You may move your contribution from
project to project as many times as you like.
You can specify exactly how your investment be used. (Most other organizations
only permit this when the invested sums are quite large.) You can
earmark a sum for one project, for a set of projects (the first successful
one will receive it), or for ®TMark to distribute as we see fit.
If a project you have selected goes unfulfilled for a while, and one similar
seems nearer fulfillment, we will keep you apprised and allow you the option
of moving your sum to that project. In this way, you remain vitally
involved with the ®TMark process long after you have made your investment.
investment in ®TMark is an investment in people.
Many of our projects currently awaiting donations simply cannot be accomplished
without your assistance.
Our workers do what they do because they want to, but some of them risk
their jobs, and they really need the help that we offer.
Many of our workers will use your assistance to switch careers and pursue
their dreams. For some of them, this is the only way they can do
investment in ®TMark is like an investment in art... but better.
®TMark includes the aesthetic in the political, and most of our projects
reflect this. But you will never need to donate your purchase
to a museum, because it will already be visible to the world.
By associating yourself with a project--should you choose to--you will
make known your tastes, which is in large part what collecting art
Like a patron commissioning a work of art, you will have the satisfaction
of seeing ideas you like made manifest--because of your help.
investment in ®TMark is its own ®TMark project.