Ways to give
Your donation to the worldwide dark sky movement supports education, outreach, advocacy, and so much more. We rely on our members, with 63% of our annual budget coming from individual contributions.
Become a member
DarkSky membership has numerous benefits, including:
- Welcome packet with goodies!
- Association and collaboration opportunities with your local chapter.
- Timely and relevant dark sky news.
- Quarterly Nightscape magazine.
- Access to educational brochures and resources.
- Discounts on merchandise in our online store.
- Opportunities to join members-only online events.
Donate or renew your membership
Monthly sustaining membership
Join the Nighthawks — you receive all member benefits, with dues recurring monthly. You’ll never have to remember to renew!
Your contribution will renew your membership today and automatically renew next year.
Make a non-recurring gift.
Join the Nighthawk Monthly Giving Club
The Nighthawks have chosen a monthly recurring membership in DarkSky, which helps us plan and budget our resources much better for the year. It also saves time and reduces headaches for members.
Your support means so much to us, and our Nighhawks really make every dollar count!
- All the regular membership benefits listed above.
- You don’t have to remember to renew each year!
Join the Constellation Circle
We are grateful to individuals or organizations who commit to making an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Contact Susan Serven for more information.
Other ways to give
Gift memberships are a thoughtful way to honor a loved one’s commitment to the night sky.
Make a one-time commemorative or memorial donation in honor of someone living or deceased.
DarkSky’s planned giving program provides the means for you to sustain the programs and projects that are critical to our success. By joining the Dark Sky Defender Society you will ensure that the dream lives on.
Pay by check
Prefer to pay by check? You can mail it to:
5049 E. Broadway Blvd #105
Tucson, AZ 85711 U.S.A.
Gift of stock
DarkSky accepts gifts of stock. For information please contact [email protected].
Gift the night to yourself or a loved one by purchasing our customized apparel, mugs, and totes.
Your current and past donations can be matched by many employers, doubling or even tripling our positive impact. Many companies offer a matching gift program, and some will even match donations by an employee’s spouse or by retirees.
Find out whether your employer participates in matching gift programs by checking your company’s intranet or asking your HR department. Ask them for a matching gift authorization form and send the filled-in form to [email protected].
We have opportunities throughout the year for our donors and corporate partners to sponsor events and activities, including the Under One Dark Sky Conference and Capture the Dark Photography Contest. For more information about how you or your company can show your support of DarkSky with recognition and visibility to a worldwide audience, please contact [email protected].
Your membership contribution is tax-deductible in the United States, as allowed by law. DarkSky is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the state of Arizona.
Our EIN is 74-2493011.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my membership be valid?
Can I contribute to DarkSky monthly?
Yes, by using the Monthly sustaining membership form.
How do I update my credit card?
To do this, log in to our Supporter portal on NationBuilder. Use the “Don’t have an account?” input to create a new NationBuilder account. Make sure to use the email address you used when you donated to DarkSky before.
How do I update my email address?
Email [email protected] with your old and new email address.
What if I don’t want to receive mail from DarkSky?
Email [email protected] and we‘ll switch you to “no physical mail.”
What if I don’t want to receive email from DarkSky?
Learn about the types of emails we send and select which emails you want.