Creative ways to give during the holidays

Creative ways to give during the holidays

Conservation Northwest / Nov 05, 2019 / Members

There’s more than one way to give to wildlands and wildlife this holiday season!

BY Matthew Coomer, Membership and Operations associate

With the holidays fast approaching, we all know that means gifts for family, friends and hopefully your favorite causes, too! Beyond making a year-end gift online or over the phone, there are numerous creative and easy ways to raise more funds for vital conservation work.

Your generosity during the holidays helps us maintain programs like our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Program! A creative gift will help us continue to document elusive wildlife, like wolverines.

Shopping on Amazon? Make sure you’re enrolled in AmazonSmile and select Conservation Northwest as your designated charity. A portion of select purchases will go to supporting our work. Tell your friends to do the same!

Have everything you need? Ask your friends and family to direct their holiday gifts to benefit wildlife. It’s easy to do with a gift registry like or through a Facebook Fundraiser.

You can also donate through Patagonia’s ActionWorks platform, and the company is even matching gifts from November 29 through December 31!

In the spirit of the holidays, ask your employer whether they would make a donation to protect wildlife and wildlands. If you’re making a gift of your own, make sure to see if your employer will match!

Throw a wild holiday party that benefits wildlife! Share why you support Conservation Northwest and ask others to do the same.

Have a vehicle you’re looking to sell but don’t want to deal with the hassle? Donate it through CARS. It’s easy and proceeds from the sale will go to support our programs!

Thanks so much for making Conservation Northwest a part of your holiday giving plans!

Have another creative idea we should know about for raising funds during the holidays? Let us know at DEVELOPMENT (at) CONSERVATIONNW.ORG.
Your creative gift helps us keep the Northwest wild, and allows us to make important conservation achievements, such as reintroducing fishers to the North Cascades! Photo: David Moskowitz