Rural Vermont Sustaining Membership

  • Sustainers make a budget-friendly automatic monthly contribution via our website or a direct deposit through your bank.

  • Your monthly contribution can be in any amount you choose, starting with a $5 minimum.

Sustaining Member Benefits

  • Uninterrupted Rural Vermont member status: your monthly contribution will continue until you choose to make a change.

  • The ease and convenience of automatic contributions with the flexibility of making changes at any time.

  • Entry into the Rural Vermont Sustainer Membership raffle for a $50 Johnny’s Seeds gift certificate. *Drawing will take place December 31, 2018 and will include all sustaining members, regardless of when you signed up, for the 2018 year!

In the Words of a Rural Vermont Sustainer:

“We love the sustaining member program because we want to support Rural Vermont continually, and always felt bad when we'd realized we forgot to renew or donate.  We've received so much benefit from the educational programming, community events and networking as well as the bills that have been passed into law with dedicated support from Rural Vermont.  Our monthly donation hardly begins to cover the value we receive, but we're grateful to be part of this unique and powerful organization and happy to help in any way we can.”

-Dawn Hancy & Phillip Yacovella
Sherwood Farm & Forest, Vershire

Sustaining Member FAQ

Q: I'd like to enroll in automatic bank transfers. How do I set that up?

A: This is our favorite way to receive donations from sustainers! It eliminates the monthly credit card processing fees, thereby ensuring that the full amount of your gift goes to the work you care about! There are a couple easy steps to make this happen: (1) Contact Rural Vermont to obtain our routing number and checking account number. Email coco@ruralvermont.org or call 802-223-7222. (2) Contact your bank to enroll in their automatic payment system. Need extra help figuring out how to be a monthly sustainer through your bank account? Just ask--we can help you with this process!

Q: I'd like to enroll in monthly giving using my debit/credit card. How do I set that up?

A: It's easy to become a sustaining Rural Vermont member using your debit/credit card through our online Donorbox system. Click here to donate and just remember to toggle the button at the bottom of the box to "monthly".

Q: How do I make a change to my Sustaining Membership?

A: If you give via our online giving system, Donorbox, you can update your address, email or change your monthly contribution through your Donorbox account.

When you sign up to be a monthly giver on our website, you will create a Donorbox account. To log in, visit www.donorbox.org/user_session/new.

If you give via your checking account, you will need to log into your online banking to make any changes or contact your bank.

Q: Will I receive a tax statement?

A: We will send you a tax statement each January, detailing your gifts from the previous year.

Q: What if I have a general question regarding my Sustaining Membership?

A: Please email Coco at coco@ruralvermont.org or give us a call at 802-223-7222.