Ways Of Supporting TDI
There are a great many ways of supporting TDI. Hopefully the information presented here will help you choose the way that best fits your circumstances, and helps you to implement that choice. In general, support can be provided by using the secure online forms on this website, mailing or faxing the appropriate printable form given on this website, or calling the TDI office and arranging the specific details of your support. Regardless of which way you choose, please support TDI as it continues to pursue its mission of “providing leadership in acheiving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people.”
BECOME A MEMBER
By becoming a member of TDI you help ensure equal access for deaf and hard of hearing people to telecommunications, media, and information technologies — both current and emergent. If you are an organization/agency, becoming an affiliate will also help.
Membership benefits include advocacy representation at the national level, subscription to the annual Blue Book, quarterly TDI World, and occasional electronic news (eNotes), as well as biennial conference registration discounts, and more!
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
If you are already either an Individual Member or an Affiliate Member (Business/Organization), please renew your membership if it is about to expire or has already expired.
PERSUADE A FRIEND TO BECOME A MEMBER
You can support TDI by explaining the importance of TDI to deaf and hard of hearing people and asking a friend to join our organization.
Share with your friends this link: https://tdiforaccess.org/membership-account/membership-levels/
MAKE A DONATION
Donations are always welcome – large or small, and they constitute a significant component of TDI funding. TDI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by the generosity of individual and organizational donors, including corporations and foundations. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Go to http://www.irs.gov/ for more information regarding charitable giving. Click here to make a donation to TDI.
MAKE A MEMORIAL OR HONOR GIFT
You can make memorial donations to TDI “in memory of ” loved ones, family members, friends, or anyone who has earned your gratitude during their lifetime, be that a teacher, relative, employer, or workplace associate. You can also make commemorative donations to TDI “in honor of ” a specific individual or a special event, such as a birthday, graduation, engagement, wedding, or anniversary.
GIVE THROUGH YOUR WORKPLACE
You may be able to double the amount of your donation to TDI if your employer matches charitable contributions. Contact the personnel office of your employer to see about opportunities for matching gifts.
GIVE IN-KIND DONATIONS
TDI can always use in-kind gifts of office products, computers, and communication technology. Donors may contact our office to find out what items are most needed. In addition, TDI welcomes donations of historical TDI memorabilia, such as photographs, documents, and other items worthy of historical preservation.
MAKE AN INVESTMENT GIFT
You may wish to give TDI a gift of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Gifts of publicly traded securities may provide you with significant tax advantages. For more information regarding such a gift, please talk with your financial adviser, and contact us so that we can be of assistance to you.
ARRANGE A PLANNED/ESTATE GIFT
You can become a committed partner of TDI by including us in your long-term planned giving. Planned gifts offer a variety of options for supporting TDI and may, in most cases, provide tax advantages to you and/or your heirs. Planned giving may include estate/will bequests, life income gifts (charitable gift annuities), insurance and retirement benefits, and so forth.
BECOME A CORPORATE DONOR
TDI offers corporations a variety of giving/sponsorship options that also provide corporate visibility. If you or your company is interested in becoming a corporate partner, please let us know. We greatly appreciate the support from our corporate donors and sponsors across the country.
ATTEND A TDI CONFERENCE
TDI conferences are held every two years in different cities around the country. When you attend a TDI conference your registration fee helps defray the costs of that conference.
WRITE AND SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
TDI is always happy to receive and review articles related to technology access for possible inclusion in one of its publications. TDI is always in continual need of guest writers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in publishing your articles.
Whatever form of support you choose, please realize that it is deeply appreciated by TDI and the millions of Americans who need accessible telecommunications, media and information technology.