The National Coalition for History Needs Your Support!

During this holiday giving season, the NCH Board of Directors urge you to make an end-of-the-year fully tax-deductible contribution to the National Coalition for History (ID #01-0688590 for federal income tax purposes). Your contribution will help ensure the continuation of our important education and advocacy activities that advance the interests of the historical and archival communities here in Washington.

The Coalition is supported largely by the voluntary contributions of over 50 institutional supporters. However, the reality is that the vast majority of our organizational members are non-profits themselves and they have all faced their own financial challenges during the current recession. As a result, the NCH budget has also suffered this year.

We depend on our readers for a percentage of our budget. Often, it is your contributions that determine whether we end the fiscal year in the black. Today, we appeal to you, our readers, to give something back.

Visitors to the website and subscribers to our NCH Washington Update and RSS feed have instant access to our news stories as soon as they are posted. For example, when President Obama nominated David S. Ferriero to be Archivist of the United States in July, NCH subscribers were the first in the nation to receive the news. In fact, the Washington Post cited NCH as the source for the story.

The NCH Washington Update continues deliver to you (click to subscribe) free of charge – a wrap-up of news and information about what’s going on of interest to the history and archive community on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies. We are also accessible on History News Network.

A $50 contribution is suggested though we certainly are appreciative of donations in any amount.

Historical and archival organizations that are not members of the National Coalition for History, but nevertheless benefit from the Washington Update and our other advocacy activities are urged to join the NCH by making a financial contribution.

Please donate today and send a check payable to the “National Coalition for History” and mail it to NCH, 400 A Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003.

Thank you in advance for your support and Happy Holidays!

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