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Frequently Asked Questions

If you need assistance or have additional questions, please contact Jason Sapia or Julia Walters of the APSA Development Team at 202-349-9357 or [email protected]

Nonprofit organizations like APSA are never fully dependent on dues and registration fees to cover all their expenses. Increasing fees could lower the ability of political scientists from all fields of inquiry and regions to participate in our global community. Because of this, we supplement funding with annual fundraising activities.
Ideally, a gift amount reflects your commitment to APSA, your desire to support the profession, and your individual circumstances. Everyone is encouraged to give to the best of their ability, and we understand that means different things at different times. We simply ask you to make a gift that is meaningful to you.
We strive for 100 percent member giving rates because high participation builds community and inspires others to give. It also signals a vote of confidence – a sign that members and others invest in our future and support our mission. APSA wouldn’t be the same without gifts of time and talent from members, and charitable contributions at any amount, every year, enables APSA to continue serving the needs of political scientists around the world.
Donors choose where their money goes and there are lots of incredible causes at APSA to support. While unrestricted gifts to the APSA Annual Fund are what we need most, we are always happy to receive funds that support the specific program areas you are passionate about. For example, almost every endowed award and many programs are funded directly by the generosity of others.
Gifts to a fund of your choice are accepted at any time during the year including during membership renewal. Most donors give by December 31 to receive a tax deduction for the current year. All donations are 100 percent deductible for your tax purposes. The American Political Science Association is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under EIN 53-0200001.
APSA does not rent, sell, or trade donor contact information. Gifts made between October 1 - September 30 are recognized annually in PS: Political Science & Politics. APSA is audited each year and financial statements are available in addition to annual reports on our major accomplishments.