The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling (WCPG) is an IRS-designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose  mission is to provide resources, public awareness and education on problem gambling and pathological gambling disorders while maintaining strict neutrality on the issue of legalized gambling. The WCPG depends on grants and donations to provide these vital services. Donations to WCPG are tax-deductible.

This policy, adopted by the volunteer WCPG Board of Directors, outlines the giving guidelines of the WCPG.

1. Memberships / contributions given to WCPG will be used for operating expenses unless otherwise designated by the donor.

2. All contributors become non-voting members of the WCPG. Membership entitles them to:

  • WCPG Membership Certificate
  • Placement on mailing list (to receive information about the WCPG workshops, trainings, conferences)
  • Listing as a contributor on the WCPG website
  • Unlimited access to the WCPG resource and referral information
  • Identification as a member on nametag at WCPG events

3. Additional benefits are provided to contributors of $500 and over, as outlined below. Donors receive all benefits from lower giving levels, plus additional services as listed. The benefits do not impact the tax-deductibility of the donation. Executive Director and the donor will negotiate how training hours will be allocated.

$500 - $999 Donors Also Receive

  • Invitation to the WCPG Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary invite to the WCPG Appreciation Dinner
  • Five percent discount on any WCPG workshops

$1,000 to $4,999 Donations

  • Ten percent discount on any WCPG workshops
  • Recognition in the WCPG Annual Conference Program Booklet

$5,000 to $14,999 Donations

  • Sponsorship recognition of one activity at the Annual Conference
  • Opportunity to provide information in the Annual Conference packets

$15,000 to $24,999 Donations

  • Fifteen hours of complimentary training in existing WCPG sessions
  • Opportunity to deliver a sponsor message at the Annual Conference
  • Thank you mention "on-hold" phone line at the WCPG
  • Press release issued by WCPG about donation

$25,000 and Over

  • Listing on the WCPG letterhead
  • Twenty hours of complimentary training in existing WCPG sessions
  • Listing on the WCPG quarterly newsletter
  • Opportunity to be presenting underwriter of specific WCPG program

4. Any in-kind contributions will be dollar-valued and appraised at current value. A receipt will be issued upon request. The WCPG reserves the right to accept or reject any contribution. Appraisal of any in-kind contributions will be subject to the review of the WCPG Board Treasurer and final approval of the Executive Director.

5. All contributors will be consulted as to their wishes about publication coverage of their donations. All requests for anonymity will be strictly honored.

ALL CONTRIBUTORS WILL BE GIVEN MEMBERSHIP AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:

Friend:             $1-$99                         Benefactor:      $5,000 to $14,999

Bronze:            $100 - $499                 Champion        $15,000 to $24,999

Silver:              $500 - $999                 All-Star             $25,000 and over

Gold:               $1,000 - $4,999